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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
3:6 Then said Peter, Silver and gold have I none - How unlike his supposed successor! Can the bishop of Rome either say or do the same?
Ac 3:6 Silver and gold have I none. Though the early church had poured out its gifts abundantly, Peter had not enriched himself, and was a poor man (Ac 2:45), presenting a great contrast to the popes who claim to be his successors. It is related that Thomas Aquinas came to Rome and visited Innocent IV. He looked somewhat amazedly upon the mass of plate and treasure which he saw there. "So", said the pope, "you see, Thomas, we cannot say as did St. Peter of old, 'Silver and gold have I none.'" "No", said Aquinas, "neither can you command, as did he, the lame man to arise and walk". Peter had that which the popes have not. In the name of Jesus Christ. Christ worked his miracles in no one's name. The power was his own, but with the apostles all things were done in Christ's name, and the power ascribed to him.
Gregory Couch's comment on 2012-08-17 13:24:35:
GREED has crept into the Church and deception has invaded God's people, which is the Church, not four walls or a puppet on stage. So sickening what is happening today but as long as the people allow it the same will continue. Just stay dumb and be sure to pay your tithes and offerings and by the way you must follow all of the law and not just one or two verses.
Ben Weaver's comment on 2011-01-05 21:01:19:
Peter explained this miracle in V.16 by saying "The faith which is by Him (Jesus) has given this perfect soundness. Even the faith which they spoke was from Jesus. Jude says, "Earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all entrusted to the Saints. Jesus said those who believe in Him would also do the works that He did. 1 Cor. 12:9 says faith is a spiritual gift & Eph.6:11 & 16 tell us to take it and put it on. Beyond our human faith, the faith of Jesus is entrusted to us to use for His glory. Let's press for prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.(Phil. 3:14)
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