2019: Pentecost

Happy Pentecost to all my brothers and sisters.

Today I was musing on the connection between the Tower of Babel and the gift of tongues as presented in Acts 2. They are, in a sense, opposites. In the first, God confuses the singular language of mankind into many so as to scatter mankind, and in the second, God dissolves the barrier of language to gather mankind into the new covenant. Yet, in both stories this change in language precedes a spreading. In the first, mankind is spread throughout the earth, and in the second, the Gospel is spread throughout all the world.

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