Acts Chapter 17 Discussion

  • Mary B on Acts 17
    But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
  • Star on Acts 17
    In Acts 10, read what the Lord told Peter when he was on the rooftop in a vision. It was not about water baptism. And we know it was not about food.

    Acts 10:17, " Now while peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate",

    V18, " And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there."

    V19, "While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee".

    V20, "Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing:for I have sent them".

    V21, "Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ya are come?"

    V22, " And they said, Cornelius the centurion, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear the words of thee."

    I do not see anywhere in the bible where the Lord was upset at Peter speaking or preaching water baptism.

    Show me.

    Also, the Lord gave Peter the keys to the kingdom in Matthew 16:19,

    "And I will give unto thee the keys to the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven". Peter preached Acts 2:38 & he was not in error doing so.
  • Alex1939 - in Reply on Acts 17
    Hi Mary gbu but lemme give ya my slant on water baptism...God wanted a New Covenant in the blood of Jesus...When Jesus had taken the cup he said this is the New COVENANT in my blood drink ye all of it...If water cd have atoned for the sins of the world then our lord shed his blood in vain and the Cross that New Covenant was just foolishness...Johns baptism was still under the old covenant...Jesus said the law and the Prophets were till John...Since that time the Kingdom of God is preached....But he that is least in the Kingdom is greater then John...Mary love ya but you are in essence saying the blood the Cross that new covenant on Calvary was not factual....Water Baptism will atone for our sins which is not true...

    ...Thats y the Lord was so upset with Peter commanding water baptism...When God Almighty had just made a new covenant in the blood of Jesus the lamb of God...3 times the Lord rebuked Peter with that sheet with all the unclean animals which is the Church that made Clean only by this new covenant in the blood of Jesus....Not by water baptism the old covenant cleasing...Its a slap in the face of God and the lamb of God when you fail to acknowledge this NEW Covenant on Calvary...We cannot mix 2 covenants...Remember this New Covenant included the very Blood of God Almighty.. Acts 20:28

    Even John who gave us water baptism tells us t behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world...Thats y John told Jesus I have need to be baptised of you... Acts 10 :12...impling the blood of the lamb that New COVENANT....But after that Peter understood the vision he says then remembered I the words of our lord..John baptised you with water but I will baptise you with the H.G n fire...That New Covenant in his blood...Thats y Paul was so reluctant to water baptise he knew it wd make the Cross the blood of no effect... 1st Cor. 1:17...We cannot mix 2 Covenant...But the church was young and there was still water baptism going on...They didnt realize th Blood.Gbu
  • Mary lyn on Acts 17
    You are the temple of God IF you are born again You must have the power of the Holy Ghost + baptism in the name of Jesus Christ. Bible says water baptism is for the remission of sins.

    Many ppl argue. Yet there is scripture. Maybe they are not sons of God yet. They can be but maybe not just yet.

    How do you know you are filled w the Holy Ghost? How do you know you have Christ dwelling in you? You do not receive the Holy Ghost when u believe. Even the devil believes. The book of Acts is where the church began. P!ease read it all. It's still happening today. Oh boy there's a lot of people that don't have the love of the truth. They are in their flesh and it will be the downfall of man.
  • One Eighty - in Reply on Acts 17
    Hi SwordBearer


    Yes, the Kingdom of God is within you. The Kingdom of God IS you. What else but you did the Creator create and what else but you is His Kingdom? The Kingdom is perfectly united and perfectly protected, and nothing will prevail against It. Amen. Only in one's wildest dreams is there a power which can usurp it. To believe so is actually a form of denial, arrogance, and lack of faith, to put it bluntly. I have faith in this: God wills us be in Heaven, and nothing can keep it from us or us from it. Our wildest misperceptions, our weird imaginings, our blackest nightmares all mean nothing; they will not prevail against the peace God wills for us.

    I have a few questions. What you said about the brain is interesting. Can you give me your opinion on how the brain and mind are related? Also, I'm not sure if you are utilizing/linking the Zodiac thing with spirituality or not. Perhaps some clarification on that would be helpful, if you don't mind.

    Peace and blessings

    God Is
  • One Eighty - in Reply on Acts 17
    Hi SwordBearer,

    I agree with much of what you've posted: God is Love, the Kingdom of God is within you, the psychological war that takes place in your mind, it all ends and begins with your mind.

    1John 4:7-8 "God is Love", "love is of God". If God is fear and hate also, then the door is open to the probability God's opposite, Satan is capable of love and hate also. I question though whether an opposite to God in truth/reality can even exist. Is there anything that can usurp the power of God, thwart His Will or separate His creations from the Love of Christ, even temporarily? To this I would say that God is not the author of fear, I am. I have chosen in my human mind to create unlike Him, and therefore have made fear for myself. I will continue to refer to James 3:11-12. The principle established here is things produce like things, i.e. Love creates Itself and nothing but Itself, Holiness Itself, Perfection Itself, Innocence Itself, Spirit Itself ( John 3:6). They have nothing in common with fear/hate, unholiness, imperfections, guilt, and flesh. To have faith in these opposites is a confused dualistic thinking mind. The water (truth) you mentioned is the same water in which one will never thirst again, John 4, and it cannot be contaminated with salt (lies), again James 3; which results in diluted truth. Yet James says that they can't flow from the same spring (mind). Thus it is obvious the impurities (salt) must be from my own mind.

    Everything that exists in reality, and that which SEEMS to be real (truth), but isn't, is from the Mind of God or from a false opposing mind (mine), respectively. The source of everything, real or false is from Mind/mind, i.e. everything comes from thought; it is an idea. The mind can make the belief in separation from God very real and very fearful, and this belief is the "devil". It is powerful, active, destructive, and clearly in opposition to God because because it literally denies His Fatherhood.

    to be continued...
  • Ronnette - in Reply on Acts 17
    Leviticus 17:11

    Ezekiel 43:18

    Joshua 22:28

    Hebrews 8:5

    Hebrews 9:19-24

    Everything is a patterns of things in heavens to prepare the world for the great work done by The Lord Jesus Christ 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

    Romans 3:25

    1 John 2:2

    2 John 4:10

    You understand the blood shed by Jesus, you will believe, have faith, and trust in Jesus blood only. You cannot save or trust yourself. He will give you a Comforter to guide you to the Kingdom of God here on earth.

    Glory to the powerful God always.
  • Roberta - in Reply on Acts 17
    Thank you!
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on Acts 17
    The altar is the only place where our sacrifice will be excepted! It is the place of holiness, consecrated by an ordained and called servent of God!

    The difference between the old Testement, and the altar we have now, is , the priest we have now, is in the man, Christ Jesus.

    You can hear His words outside the temple, as He says there shall not be left one stone upon another.

    This temple that He speaks of, enthralls the alter, an alter of the old covenant. A covenant that would soon be revealed!

    An alter that exsists in the sight of a decieved people, a people who worship themselves, the creature, and not the creator!

    This temple built by man, this alter, shall not last!

    You can count the days, these the prophets and apostles have spoke of.

    This new alter has been established for everyone. An alter given unto all men, not just the few, and the proud.

    This alter has the permanent blood sacrifice, the permanent odor of sacrifice! This is the new altar the only place that God the Father recognizes your and mine sacrifice! The ultimate sacrifice of His only begotton Son!

    Repent and be Baptized
  • SwordBearer - in Reply on Acts 17
    Something you possibly have never heard before.

    The Kingdom of God is within you, you are the Temple of the living God.

    In your brain is a part called the Fornix, which is tied to the Zodiac Sign Fornax. Fornix is the root of fornicate.

    Define Fornix; fornix (n.)

    from 1680s in reference to various arched formations (especially in anatomy), from Latin fornix "arch, vaulted chamber, cellar, vaulted opening," probably an extension, based on appearance, from a source akin to fornus "brick oven of arched or domed shape" (from PIE root *gwher- "to heat, warm").


    Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to heat, warm."

    It forms all or part of: brand; brandish; brandy; brimstone; brindled; forceps; Fornax; fornicate; fornication; fornix; furnace; hypothermia; thermal; thermo-; Thermopylae; Thermos.

    It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit gharmah "heat;" Old Persian Garmapada-, name of the fourth month, corresponding to June/July, from garma- "heat;" Hittite war- "to burn;" Armenian jerm "warm;" Greek thermos "warm;" Latin formus "warm," fornax "oven;" Old Irish fogeir "heated;" Old English brnan "to kindle."

    Fornax (n.)

    goddess of ovens in ancient Rome, from Latin fornax "furnace, oven, kiln" (from PIE root *gwher- "to heat, warm"). The dim constellation (representing a chemical furnace) was created by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de La Caille in 1752.

    So, as you may be pondering all the scriptures that relate... Set FIRE on the Earth, Luke 12:49

    50But I have a baptism to be baptized with;

    There are 5 stages of Consciousness to the elevation of the Human Mind. Earth, the whole Body, Water a symbol of Truth in you. Air, advanced stage of profound meditation where our thoughts are replaced by God's thought, where we rise to meet Jesus in the Air. Then comes the Spirit and we are Transformed wholly by the renewing of the Mind, to the Final 5th stage

    Heaven is brought to Earth.

    It starts by proper prayer. Matt 6:6-
  • Roberta on Acts 17
    What are the significances of "the altar" of the Old and New Testaments?
  • God Sees The Unborn Children - in Reply on Acts 17
    The Unborn & God

    Psalms 139:13

    For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

    Luke 1:31

    And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

    Job 31:15

    Did not HE that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

    Galatians 1:15

    But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

    Psalms 22:10

    I was cast upon Thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

    Psalms 22:9

    But thou art HE that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

    Psalms 127:3

    Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is HIS reward.

    Exodus 13:2

    Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: IT IS MINE.

    Ecclesiastes 11:5

    As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

    Jeremiah 1:5

    BEFORE I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a PROPHET unto the nations.

    There are many more scriptures that prove God has knowledge of PRE-born children. He had a perfect will for their lives. I'm not going to judge. Gods Will can still happen if the child is adopted after birth.
  • Free - in Reply on Acts 17
    Dear Donna in peace. We know we are not going to kill. And people who are already dead in their bodies can kill. Here we must look at what is dead and what is alive. No one outside the Spiritual Life with God will go and kill. And the spiritual birth that we receive in the Holy Spirit, we can not kill. But if we try and turn the Spirit off. It will be a Spiritual death. Which I personally think would be the biggest mistake a human being can make. (So take care all pastors as well who are good at closing meetings when the Holy Spirit appears in meetings). Our dear Paul writes about and not extinguish the Spirit in

    1 Thesssalonians 5 19

    Always remember that it is a Spiritual life and a carnal life. These two oppose each other for better or worse. Galatians 5:16-18 It is a safe place to be in the Spirit so we not kill both flesh and Spirit!

    God bless u and yours, love u in Christ.
  • Donna on Acts 17
    Is this the verse that's referred to people; it's a sin to kill the unborn for all is a child of God?
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Acts 17:11
    Amen, Brother Daniel.
  • Daniel on Acts 17:11
    I especially like verses 27-28 "that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from everyone of us, for in him we live and move and have our being, as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring"

    In reality, people looking for God is a little like a fish in a river looking for water, we are literally immersed in and made of God (being his offspring). The notion that we, or anything, is separate from God is an illusion, a little like a wave on the ocean believing it is separate from the ocean. A wave can not be separate from the ocean except in the mind of a person, in the world of words and thinking. Neither can we be separated from God, except in our minds. Let go and let God. When were were born into this world, we felt (knew) we were connected to everything in our world, we felt (knew) the Truth of "in him we live and move and have our being". As we have aged, our perceptions and world experience have changed and allowed us to believe that we (and others) are somehow separate from God. This is an illusion and why Jesus taught that unless we "be converted and become as little children, we shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven". Being converted here simply means a change (conversion) of consciousness, we must see and experience the world as we did when we were children, when we realized that we were not separate from the world, or anything in it, in order to enter "the kingdom of heaven"
  • Wenmar on Acts 17:21
    This sounds like our entire world today...constantly craving and consuming the "news" with no discernment. Making idols out of the social media influencers and trend setters who also become yesterdays news in an instant. All the while rejecting and mocking the timeless truths of the Good News....let us be as the Bereans!!!
  • BSP on Acts 17
    Verses 25 and 28-We can't even take a single breath, make a single move, or even exist without Jehovah God allowing us to.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Acts 17
    Maybe if you reword your question, we can answer.

    Acts is about the first days of Jesus's Church.

    We're all just people in here. We love studying the Bible and sharing what we've learned from it. I'm an older street evangelist. :D. Full of stories.

    Come back today. I'll be looking for you.
  • Mya Rena on Acts 17
    what bible story is this because it dosen't say.
  • Millie - in Reply on Acts 17:6
    Ahh, this verse coorelates with every verse in that chapter. You see, this was Gideon's army, which was very small. However, they had the 3 camps, round about, so, whdn they all blowed their trumpets, lit their lamps, etc, this made Gideon's army seem yo be much larger than the enemy anticipated. The enemy became scared and fled.

    Hope this helps.
  • BSP on Acts 17
    Verse 28-The ability to move and use our bodies was a gift given to us by God.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Acts 17
    Hi Andy and friends, I understand the message but I do not understand the delivers of the message.

    Thank you. Carleton the goat (for now).
  • Andy G van den Berg - in Reply on Acts 17

    Our message remains the same: Ye must repent and turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God ( Acts 26:18).

    Seek, and ye shall find ( Matthew 7:7).
  • Carleton - in Reply on Acts 17
    Ok Andy and friends. I for now am happy to be your goat.

  • Andy G van den Berg - in Reply on Acts 17

    It is referred to as self-righteousness ( Romans 10:3) and the unbelievers are referred to as 'goats' ( Matthew 25:32).
  • Carleton - in Reply on Acts 17
    Hello again Andy and friends, The Lord just now has reminded me that my brethren near and far are lambs and that I should be more like them.

    Sincerely, Carleton
  • Andy G van den Berg - in Reply on Acts 17

    The believers do not entangle themselves in the affairs of this life ( 2 Timothy 2:4). This current world is Satan' kingdom ( Matthew 12:26; Luke 4:6; 11:18; John 12:31; 14:30; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2:2; 6:12; 1 John 3:8). In fact, for whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world, and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith ( 1John 5:4).

    Seek, and ye shall find (Mathew 7:7).

    Only through 'True Repentance' will God be able to reveal Himself, and adopt you as His sons and daughters ( Rom. 8:15,23; 2 Cor.6:18; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; Hebr. 12:5; 1 John 3:1).

    The word 'Repent' means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God ( Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived ( Rev. 12:9), and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive ( John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you ( Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), It is only by revelation of God that you will come to know Christ ( Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1). It is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it ( Matthew 7:14).
  • Carleton - in Reply on Acts 17
    Hi, Saul was very, very good at keeping the law and so was he at holding the coats.

  • Sharelle Stubbs-Morgan on Acts 17

    Please give me information about Paul keeping the law. People feel that they don't have to obey the law do to his writing.


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