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Acts 17:11

Acts 17:11

It is noble and wise to diligently search the scriptures day by day and to carefully examine all that you are being taught by teachers and preachers, to ensure that you are not been fed a distorted doctrine, a twisted truth or “another Jesus'.

The Christians at Thessalonica were commended for this noble-minded trait in their character for the more you gaze at the mirror of God's truth the greater will be your ability to read more...

Acts 17:25

Acts 17:25

It was during his second missionary journey, while staying in the city of Athens, that Paul taught certain Epicurean and Stoic philosophers about the gospel of God and His great salvation – which is through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

On his arrival at Athens, Paul’s spirit was provoked, within his breast, when he saw that the city had been given over to the worship of idols and false deities. Some of the read more...

Acts 17:28

Acts 17:28

Paul was opposing two ideologies when he challenged the men of Athens to consider their philosophy. Some were atheistic, who hotly pursued the pleasures of life through sensual experience, whilst others favored personal discipline and self-control, desiring to search out the truth - but all had their roots in pagan thought and all were dead in their sins. The former enjoyed life without reference to God while the latter endured life estranged from God - but both read more...

Acts 17:30

Acts 17:30

The Bible tells us that man was made in the image of God. However down through the centuries and across cultures we discover that man chooses to make gods for themselves, through the imagination of their own hearts. The biblical worldview is that man was created by God, but since Adam's fall.. when sin entered into the world and twisted man's thinking.. it was man who started to create gods in their own image and to fashion idols of silver and gold, wood and read more...

Acts 17:31

Acts 17:31

There is an urgency in the message that Paul delivered to the unbelieving pagans in the gentile city of Athens, for some followed after the hedonistic philosophies which pursued pleasure rather then knowledge.. while others were stoics pantheists, who considered that wisdom lay in the total restraint of human emotions. Either way, the teaching that Paul gave in this city was unpalatable to these paganistic idolaters.

One of the read more...