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1 The former treatise haue I made, O Theophilus, of al that Iesus began both to doe and teach,

2 Untill the day in which hee was taken vp, after that he through the holy Ghost had giuen commaundements vnto the Apostles, whom he had chosen.

3 To whom also he shewed himselfe aliue after his passion, by many infallible proofes, being seene of them fourty dayes, and speaking of the things perteining to the kingdome of God:

4 And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Hierusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye haue heard of me.

5 For Iohn truely baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the holy Ghost, not many dayes hence.

6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore againe the kingdome to Israel?

7 And he said vnto them, It is not for you to knowe the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his owne power.

8 But ye shall receiue power after that the holy Ghost is come vpon you, and ye shall be witnesses vnto me, both in Hierusalem, and in all Iudea, and in Samaria, and vnto the vttermost part of the earth.

9 And when hee had spoken these things, while they beheld, hee was taken vp, and a cloud receiued him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heauen, as he went vp, behold, two men stood by them in white apparell,

11 Which also said, Yee men of Galililee, why stand yee gazing vp into heauen? This same Iesus, which is taken vp from you into heauen, shall so come, in like maner as yee haue seene him goe into heauen.

12 Then returned they vnto Hierusalem, from the mount called Oliuet, which is from Hierusalem a Sabbath dayes iourney.

13 And when they were come in, they went vp into an vpper roome, where abode both Peter & Iames, & Iohn, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Iudas the brother of Iames.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Iesus, and with his brethen.

15 And in those dayes Peter stood vp in the mids of the disciples, and said, (The number of names together were about an hundred and twentie)

16 Men and brethren, This Scripture must needs haue beene fulfilled, which the holy Ghost by the mouth of Dauid spake before concerning Iudas, which was guide to them þt took Iesus.

17 For hee was numbred with vs, and had obtained part of this ministerie.

18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity, and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the mids, and all his bowels gushed out.

19 And it was knowen vnto all the dwellers at Hierusalem, insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

20 For it is written in the booke of Psalmes, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: And his Bishopricke let another take.

21 Wherefore of these men which haue companied with vs all the time that the Lord Iesus went in and out among vs,

22 Beginning from the baptisme of Iohn, vnto that same day that he was taken vp from vs, must one be ordained to be a witnesse with vs of his resurrection.

23 And they appointed two, Ioseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Iustus, and Matthias.

24 And they prayed, and said, Thou Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

25 That hee may take part of this ministerie and Apostleship, from which Iudas by transgression fell, that hee might goe to his owne place.

26 And they gaue foorth their lots, and the lot fell vpon Matthias, and hee was numbred with the eleuen Apostles.


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1stof7's Acts Chapter 1 comment on 12/12/2014, 4:22am...

Hello everyone, I believe this was a somewhat hasty decision by the apostles and even though it is said the Holy Spirit was involved in the decision it is unclear whether or not this decision should have been made or whether the Holy Spirit was saying Mathias was an apostle or simply a replacement for Judas for now. 1. What distinguishes a disciple of Christ from an Apostle is one thing that I am aware of and that is they are called directly by Christ himself. 2. Saul soon to be Paul is the only other person known to have been called directly by Jesus himself. 3. Mathias was chosen by the Apostles not by Christ and this being said if he were indeed a true Apostle there would be after Paul 13 which just doesn 't seem like something God would do. It surprises me this is not discussed more or I haven 't heard it come up more if someone has something the contrary or agrees I would love to hear what you have to say. Peace brothers and sisters in Christ. Blessed be his Holy Name. 7


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Acts Chapter 1 comment on 11/25/2014, 2:41am...

Hello Jacob In addition to my 2 part response, the promise is for everyone, not just for the Jews. This is why God had it written that the first Gentiles to receive this promise were Cornelius house in Acts 10 44 thru 48. Paul is the Gentiles Apostle. 2 Timothy 1 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. He baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. The point is that they all called on the name of the Lord. They did not use any of his titles. Acts 4 12 Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved .


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Acts Chapter 1 comment on 11/24/2014, 7:16pm...

Part 2 of 2 Colossians 3 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him . Baptism is a deed. It is an act in which you do. Therefore, even though it may not be written, because they are the Apostles I am very sure, through faith, that they did it. Another point to make is that there is nowhere in the Bible where a preacher baptized anyone calling the words Father, Son, and Holy Ghost over them. Not even when John the Baptist was baptizing. This is why I always say, Jesus stated it, Peter clarified it, and the Apostles carried it out. I was baptized with the preacher calling the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. I know the word is truth. I know that Acts 2 38 is the correct way for salvation.


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Acts Chapter 1 comment on 11/24/2014, 7:15pm...

Part 1 of 2 Hello Jacob I have pointed out at various different times the different people who followed Acts 2 38. I have never stated that you could not receive the Holy Ghost prior to baptism. I have even quoted Acts 10 44 thru 48 where Cornelius house was filled and then they were baptized. The point about the baptism is that it is necessary to have. You have to have the correct one. If you want to point out something it does not say in Acts 42 that they called out a name at all, but one would assume since Peter had just given the instructions on baptism then it was done the way he stated it. Also when Paul became a Christian, he baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus, Acts 19 1 thru 7.


Jacob's Acts Chapter 1 comment on 11/24/2014, 3:39pm...

Acts 2 38 will send you to hell faster than a greased bullet. No one is saved that way again in the book of Acts. Jesus Christ was said in Acts 2 38, the Lord Jesus in Acts 8 16, in the name of the Lord in Acts 10 48, in Acts 19 5 baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Do you say Jesus name,or the Lord Jesus or the name of the Lord or what when you baptize? They received the Spirit at different times too. Some before baptism, some when hands were laid on them. This is a transitional time before the N.T. Scriptures were completed to CONFIRM THE WORD see Mk 16 20.See SIGNS for JEWS who require a SIGN see 1Cor 1 22. Tongue are for a SIGN 1 Cor 14 22 and Jews were always present when they were spoken. We don 't need SIGNS today, we walk by FAITH NOT BY SIGHT or SIGNS.


Evangelist Chatauna Robinson's Acts Chapter 1 comment on 11/21/2014, 8:08am...

Hello James In order to be in the body of Jesus Christ you have to follow Acts 2 38. You have to be born of water and of spirit in order to get into heaven. You cannot even see the kingdom of God with being born again through water baptism and the Holy Ghost which is the spirit of God, John 3 1 thru 8.


James's Acts Chapter 1 comment on 11/20/2014, 9:13pm...

For one sewth a seed and another worketh the field and still another reapest the harvest. All work as one member being the body of Christ.


Insight 777's Acts Chapter 1 comment on 11/13/2014, 10:47am...

Verse 26.. they wanted to chose a man that had been with Jesus and the other apostles, one that had the greatest knowledge of his teachings. There must have been a discussion during their selection of the person most qualified to teach the words of God. That person would also be witness to the resurrection, a key qualification for selection. Casting lots is not gambling, it is like casting a vote. The vote was given after the qualifications, the experiences and spiritual understanding, of the men were taken into consideration. To even be considered, both were honorable men. Since their role of an apostle depended on the person having good outgoing personality, one that could easily strike up a conversation with a stranger, perhaps this was taken into consideration also. To teach the word one can not be shy.


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