History Literature / ActsOfTheApostles

27th Apr '16 7:54:01 AM dotchan
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* MistakenForJunkie: The gift of tongues on the Pentecost is dismissed by some of those who witness it as nothing but [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy drunken rambling]], but Peter preaches a sermon that proves otherwise. Peter starts off the sermon with something like, "Seriously, guys. It's only nine o'clock in the morning."

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* MistakenForJunkie: The gift of tongues on the Pentecost is dismissed by some of those who witness it as nothing but [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy drunken rambling]], but Peter preaches a sermon that proves otherwise. Peter starts off the sermon with something like, "Seriously, guys. It's only nine o'clock in the morning.morning[[note]]this is especially significant because the previous day was a Sabbath[[/note]]."
18th Jan '16 12:03:37 PM dotchan
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* CantStopTheMessage: A recurring theme of Acts. Even the Pharisees are advised by a fellow Phraisee to stop persecuting the new faith on the grounds that no man-made movement lasts very long, but just in case God really is behind all of this, they don't want to be God's enemies.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Ends with Paul under house arrest in Rome, his fate uncertain.
18th Jan '16 12:01:12 PM dotchan
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* CantStopTheMessage: A recurring theme of Acts. Even the Pharisees are advised by a fellow Phraisee to stop persecuting the new faith on the grounds that no man-made movement lasts very long, but just in case God really is behind all of this, they don't want to be God's enemies.
28th Dec '15 6:34:07 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Paul (Saul) of Tarsus, complete starting as an antagonist and getting more development then many of the 12 Apostles.

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** Paul (Saul) of Tarsus, complete starting as an antagonist and getting more development then than many of the 12 Apostles.
26th Dec '15 2:30:33 PM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Commune}}: Verses indicate that members of the early Christian church lived in communes. Acts 2:44-45 says of the early Christians: "And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need." Acts 4:32-37 goes into further detail, describing how all possessions were held in common, and the rich believers who owned houses and land sold the proceeds and gave them to the apostles. The first ten verses of Acts 5 describe Ananias and Sapphira, two believers who sold their land but kept some of the proceeds for themselves, then lied about how much they gave. After Peter confronts them about the lie (which was what upset him more than holding back on the giving), they fall over dead.

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* {{Commune}}: Verses indicate that members of the early Christian church lived in communes. Acts 2:44-45 says of the early Christians: "And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need." Acts 4:32-37 goes into further detail, describing how all possessions were held in common, and the rich believers who owned houses and land sold the proceeds and gave them to the apostles. The first ten verses of Acts 5 describe Ananias and Sapphira, two believers who sold their land but kept some of the proceeds for themselves, then lied about how much they gave. After Peter confronts them about the lie (which was what upset him more than holding back on the giving), they fall over dead.
26th Dec '15 2:22:54 PM VicGeorge2011
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* NamesTheSame: In-universe, the Ananias that restored Paul's sight when he as Saul was blinded in Acts chapter 9 is a different person from the Ananias in chapter 5 who died along with his wife Sapphira for deceit.
12th Sep '15 6:46:05 AM gallium
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* NoEnding: Ends rather abruptly, with Paul under house arrest in Rome, awaiting trial.
12th Sep '15 6:40:36 AM gallium
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* TheCameo: Jesus! He appears to Saul on the road to Damascus.
24th Jul '15 3:56:24 PM mkmckoy
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* * AGodAmI: Herod refuses to deny this when people deify him for his oratory. [[{{God}} The real one]] doesn't take very kindly to that.

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* * AGodAmI: Herod refuses to deny this when people deify him for his oratory. [[{{God}} The real one]] doesn't take very kindly to that.
11th May '15 2:14:09 PM Bassball_Batman
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* HeelFaceTurn/HeelFaithTurn: Saul of Tarsus, the approving coat-bearer at the stoning of early martyr Saint Stephen, becomes the chief KnightTemplar on "witch hunts" to destroy all Christians until he encounters Jesus on the way to Damascus. Saul becomes known as [[MeaningfulRename Paul]] after he has (quite literally) seen the light.

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* HeelFaceTurn/HeelFaithTurn: HeelFaceTurn and HeelFaithTurn: Saul of Tarsus, the approving coat-bearer at the stoning of early martyr Saint Stephen, becomes the chief KnightTemplar on "witch hunts" to destroy all Christians until he encounters Jesus on the way to Damascus. Saul becomes known as [[MeaningfulRename Paul]] after he has (quite literally) seen the light.
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