The fourth kingdom is Rome, which is again pictured as a cruel and fierce iron monster. See, for example, Deuteronomy 18:15, 18 and Psalms 45 and 110, which predicted JesusRead more
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hand, and answered for himself: I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall. Acts.38,40 " And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. Perish the thought that they might recognize the whole saga is a work of pious fiction. The Judaizers, a sect of early Jewish believers, wanted Gentiles to be circumcised and to follow the Law of Moses. One man, Saul, got so angry that he even killed Christians. I am not anxious to cast doubt on Luke's account in Acts, but I do understand this critcism (and I do trust Paul's personal comments if/when he disagrees/conflicts with Luke. I am not going to back down, but neither am I going to lead the intensity of the discussion. When he became proud he became a wicked king. But when Saul was walking along the road to Damascus something totally unexpected happened. .
The opening words of this chapter Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lords disciples paints a graphic picture of what Christians thought of Saul. Conversion of the Apostle Paul, in his own words, Paul says "I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it" (Galatians 1:13). "Murderous Jews" of Damascus How likely is Paul's " escape by basket " from the city of Damascus (Acts.25)? Paul says that he "becomes all things to all men"."to the Jew, I become like a Jew etc. I have also been working on James Tabor's work, "Paul and Jesus." Tabor argues that Paul changed the simple message of Jesus this is not a new argument. Sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Would he not have been an enthusiastic witness to JC's blasphemy before the. Barnabas took him to the apostles and spoke on Saul s behalf. They attack my faith as "less than." Obviously, I strongly disagree with this view and I think they are completely misreading the NT texts. Biblical scholars are only too familiar with the conundrum that chunks of Paul's own story, gleaned from the epistles, are incompatible with the tale recorded in Acts but live with the "divine mystery" of it all.
He studied under the best Jewish teachers including the well-respected teacher, Gamaliel (. And disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him. Luke gives us an overview in Acts that shows Paul and his companions being opposed in almost every city, many times being attacked and chased out. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him and said, "You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.". And just who was Paul escaping from?