"Then Peter said unto them, 'Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call'" (Acts 2:38-39).
Coming from a strong Pentecostal background, I have always felt there was more to life than what I was being taught. I have spoken in tongues (an evidence of the Holy Ghost) but I've come to feel that speaking in tongues occurs when in deep meditation, like our soul is speaking a language that we knew from a previous life we've lived. Acts 2:38 (and 39) is the Pentecostal/Apostolic foundation of their beliefs and I was wondering what is the metaphysical translation for these two particular verses?
There is always more to life, I think—more Truth to realize and experience as we continue on our spiritual paths. Peter and the other disciples have just been forcibly 'called to action' by the Pentecostal tongues of fire that have propelled them from the room in which they've been hiding into the city streets to share the news that the man who had just been crucified was—and is—the Christ in full manifestation. The word 'repent' means 'to rethink,' and it is indeed necessary that we see ourselves from a new perspective. We are no long 'sinners' living lives of limitation and lack. We are beings of infinite Spirit. And once we have awakened to that Truth and accepted it for ourselves, it is our purpose and privilege to share awakening with others.