Sunday, June 8, 2014

Today-The Anniversary of the Christian Olympics

The very first Olympic Game,known as the Ancient Olympics,began about 776 B.C. in Olympia, Greece.The Olympic Games were held every four years which is known as an Olympiad.The Games continued until it ended about 393 A.D.You can find many references of the these games in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.But did you know that there are references to these games in the Old Testament as well.
The Modern Olympic Games began in the summer of 1896 in Athens,Greece.And the Winter Olympics were added in 1924.In 1994 the Summer and Winter Olympics were no longer held in the same year,they were separated so that they could be two years apart.
A flame of fire was always lit when the Games began,but the Torch Relay was something that was added to the Modern Olympics.
Today, June 8,2014, is the Anniversary of the Christian Olympics. The Christian Olympics began with the fire that symbolized the Holy Spirit's coming. which started in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago on the Day of Pentecost(Acts 2).
And just as the athletes in the Olympics come from all over the world to one location for the Olympic Games, there was another large  gathering on the Day of Pentecost.Men out of every nation under heaven were gathered together in one place for the Opening Ceremony of the Christian Olympics.

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