Metaphysical meaning of Cretans (mbd)
Cretans (A.V., Cretes, and Cretians), cre'-tans (Gk.)--cut off; carnal; fleshly.
In Acts 2:11, however, we see these Cretans hearing in their own tongue, from the Spirit-filled apostles, of the mighty works of God. There must therefore be something in the apparently carnal nature of man that can comprehend the Christ Truth, and so be raised to spiritual understanding and expression.