History Literature / ActsOfTheApostles

16th Feb '18 1:51:51 PM VicGeorge2011
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* LiquidAssets: In the early chapters of this book, Peter could heal people just by having his shadow pass over people as he walked on by. Later on, Paul had handkerchiefs and aprons that he touched pass on healing to others.
23rd Jan '18 12:50:42 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Paul's attitude to the Jews in Macedonia who blasphemed him and Silas in Chapter 18:

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Paul's attitude to the Jews in Macedonia who blasphemed him and Silas in Chapter 18:18 when he was presenting the Gospel to them:
23rd Jan '18 12:48:02 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Paul's attitude to the Jews in Macedonia who blasphemed him and Silas in Chapter 18:
-->''But when they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be upon your heads. I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”'' (Acts 18:6)
8th Jan '18 6:23:25 AM VicGeorge2011
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* AWolfInSheepsClothing: Paul's warning to a group of believers in Acts 20:29-31:
-->''"For I know that after my departure, dreadful wolves will enter among you, not sparing the flock. Even from among you men will arise speaking perverse things, to draw the disciples away after them. Therefore watch, remembering that for three years night and day I did not cease to warn everyone with tears."''
26th Sep '17 5:09:52 AM VicGeorge2011
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* EunuchsAreEvil: Inverted by the Ethiopian eunuch.

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* EunuchsAreEvil: Inverted by the Ethiopian eunuch.eunuch, who was brought to the saving faith of Jesus Christ by Philip explaining the portion of the book of Isaiah he was reading.
26th Sep '17 5:08:28 AM VicGeorge2011
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* HeroicSacrifice: Stephen, the first martyr.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Stephen, the first martyr.martyr, who was stoned by the council for his truthful testimony of Jesus.
18th Jul '17 10:31:43 AM DragonRanger
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* BlasphemousPraise: When Herod gives a speech, the admiring crowd says, "The voice of a god and not a man!" Herod promptly gets struck down by God for refusing to deny it.

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* BlasphemousPraise: BlasphemousPraise:
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When Herod gives a speech, the admiring crowd says, "The voice of a god and not a man!" Herod promptly gets struck down by God for refusing to deny it.it.
** The people of one Greek city begin worshipping Paul and Barnabas as Zeus and Hermes. They're horrified to find this out and try to put a stop to it as soon as possible.


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* SuddenlyBilingual: It happens at Pentecost and a few other incidents, where the Holy Spirit grants the ability to preach in other languages.
13th Apr '17 9:32:30 AM DustSnitch
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* UnwantedFalseFaith: Paul and Barnabas get mistaken as gods when they work miracles; when they dissuade the locals from sacrificing to them, their enemies come in to sow seeds of discord and they're kicked out as a result.

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* UnwantedFalseFaith: Acts 14, Paul of Tarsus and Barnabas get mistaken as gods when Barnabus are witnessing in one Greek city and performing some miracles while they work miracles; when were at it. The citizens of the city were convinced that they dissuade were the locals from Gods, Hermes and Zeus respectively and set up a whole procession to sacrificing to them, their enemies come them as such. The apostles had to go to considerable lengths trying to make them to stop. This, in turn, made it easier for troublemakers to sow seeds of discord convince the very same citizens to attempt stoning Paul and they're kicked out as a result.Barnabus to death.
8th Feb '17 5:44:13 PM Specialist290
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Immediately after the Ascension, the disciples draw lots to choose a replacement apostle for Judas Iscariot. The winner is a man named Matthias, who is never mentioned or heard from again.
8th Feb '17 5:39:15 PM Specialist290
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* KangarooCourt: The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries Jesus. Not only do the judges violate every single Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates had the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Even trials of Roman citizens often went this way, as the magistrate was free to admit or ignore any evidence they pleased. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, was given a trial, but the outcome was never in doubt. The only real privilege they had was that citizens could not be crucified. Thus in Acts Paul is beheaded, while Peter gets crucified (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).

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* KangarooCourt: The Sanhedrin (high court of ancient Judea) that tries Jesus. Not only do the judges violate every single Jewish law governing trials, but they put on clearly perjured witnesses to convict him. The conduct of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who approves his death sentence (the Romans required it) also counts, as even he acknowledges that no Roman (or Jewish) laws were broken by Jesus. Roman magistrates had the power to have non-Romans crucified at will, however, making the whole Roman "justice" system essentially this for them. Even trials of Roman citizens often went this way, as the magistrate was free to admit or ignore any evidence they pleased. Later on Paul, a Roman citizen, was given a trial, but the outcome was never in doubt. The only real privilege they had was that citizens could not be crucified. Thus in Acts Christian tradition Paul is beheaded, while Peter gets crucified (upside down, as he doesn't want it to resemble Jesus' death).
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