In this topic, I want to explore the Book Of Acts and all that the book says and ideas and beliefs which the book may imply.
Originally I meant this topic to be a Great Debate between jar and myself, but it appears that jar, though able to make 22855 posts, has no interest in discussing this topic with me.(Though he loves explaining what the books of the Bible actually say, he doesnt want to participate in what he calls a "biased propaganda" book.
And what I keep trying to point out is that the various books that got voted into the Bible are different individual works, each with its own purpose.
In other words, if it doesn't agree with his particular theology, he wants nothing to do with discussing it.
The Theology of Acts is agreeable with me, however, so im opening this debate up to Christian Believers who can accept the Bible has an important source for our faith.
Hello, all. To start with, I wanted to explore the story of the stoning of Stephen.
Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen. But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”
All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
So who or what is this Spirit that Stephen has? Why do people hate him so much? Does it appear he was right or wrong?