"Then I heard a voice: 'Go to it, Peter - kill and eat.'
I said, 'Oh, no, Master. I've never so much as tasted food that wasn't kosher.'
The voice spoke again: 'If God says it's okay, it's okay.'
This happened three times, and then the blanket was pulled back up into the sky.
"Just then three men showed up at the house where I was staying, sent from Caesarea to get me.
The Spirit told me to go with them, no questions asked. So I went with them, I and six friends, to the man who had sent for me.
He told us how he had seen an angel right in his own house, real as his next-door neighbor, saying, 'Send to Joppa and get Simon, the one they call Peter.
He'll tell you something that will save your life - in fact, you and everyone you care for.'
"So I started in, talking. Before I'd spoken half a dozen sentences, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he did on us the first time.
I remembered Jesus' words: 'John baptized with water; you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'
So I ask you: If God gave the same exact gift to them as to us when we believed in the Master Jesus Christ, how could I object to God?"