WEST BANK—A recently discovered fragment of the book of Acts has confirmed that the Apostle Peter’s sermon at Pentecost was aided by a guitarist quietly picking a riff as Peter called for belief and repentance.
The document, which suggests that the use of emotional guitar riffs to enhance an altar call is a biblical practice, was confirmed to be genuine by Bible scholars early this week.
According to the historical piece, as Peter began his famous sermon, an “anointed guitarist” who apparently followed him everywhere produced an acoustic guitar and quietly began to pick the melody to “Softly and Tenderly” as he walked around the crowd.
“This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it,” Peter intoned as the mysterious musician transitioned into a moody minor key-based tune, according to the document.
“Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified!” Peter then finished as the guitarist let a powerful G chord ring out to the crowd, causing thousands of people to come forward and accept Jesus as their savior.
At publishing time, scholars had confirmed the document also recorded that the 3,000 new believers came forward over a period of several hours, as the Apostle Peter stood before the crowd saying that he was waiting for “just one more person” to come forward.