Acts Chapter 18 Discussion



 
  • Benon on Acts 18
    Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

    I have got a question, am not asking out of carnality,but to be edified.

    QN: The bible says in the famous scripture of John 3:16 that Jesus is the only begotten son of God.It is repeated also in John 1:18 and 1 John 4:9.I agree that Jesus is the begotten son of God,but at the same time even us who have believed in Him we have been begotten of God and we are sons (John 1:12).So, is Jesus the only begotten son of God?

    Will be grateful to hear from you.

    Again, I am not challenging the gospel, I am just a believer who needs to be edified.

    Benon.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Acts 18
    Brother Benton, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    I BELIEVE we are being conformed (created) into the exactness and perfection of Christ. We are being made Sons of God as he is; but we will NEVER have the GLORY of the FIRST BEGOTTEN.

    1 Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another of the moon, and another of the stars: for one star differeth from another in glory.

    I BELIEVE this is true of the natural creation; but also represents the FATHER, the BEGOTTEN SON and those SONS created in Christ.
  • Fred scanlan - in Reply on Acts 18
    What does only begotten mean to you? In your heart of hearts, what does it mean? What does sons of God mean to you? What does the glory of God mean to you? Jesus Christ is in the Father. "I and my Father are one. If you have seen the Father ,you have seen the Son"! "My kingdom is not of this world".
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 18
    Benon,

    Even though we become sons and daughters through spiritual re-birth, we are not called the begotten of God. Jesus Christ is the only begotten of the Father. The word begotten in the Greek text means unique. Jesus Christ is the only unique one from the Father.

    John 1:18 is quite a statement. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, and again the word begotten means unique. The only one who is in human form that represents God, the only begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

    It is the relationship of the Word to the representative of God to man. First of all, nobody has ever seen God at any time. Nobody! The only one, the only unique one who has come from God, who is in the Father's bosom, another word of equality, He and the Father are one which He says John 10:31.

    He, that is Jesus Christ, He has declared God. The word for declared is EXEGESITO. That is where we get our word exegesis from. An exegete is somebody who takes something apart and declares in detail the facts about a subject.

    So there are the three principles concerning Jesus Christ: in existence, in equality, and in essence.

    The only begotten Son (Existed) in the bosom of the Father.

    (Equality) - bosom of the Father means that He is one with him.

    And thirdly, (Essence) - God in human form.

    In other words, if anybody wants to know about God, they go to Jesus Christ. He is not just a prophet. He's not just a rabbi. In the Christian faith and Biblical Christianity, He is God in the flesh, 100% God, 100% man!
  • Bella on Acts 18
    I love the kjv it is just like the book that I

    Love Bella
  • Alfreda on Acts 18
    yes, good evening. Can you explain why or who is to say, that the bibles books that were taken out, was information needed to make the whole bible work in another demention, then how its used today.
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Acts 18
    Alfreda,

    These books that you are referring to are called Apocrypha books, written in the four centuries between the Old and New Testaments. They were not regarded as inspired by the Jewish people, nor did the Apostles and early church fathers.

    St Jerome was persuaded, against his original intention, to include the Apocrypha in his Vulgate Latin translation of the Scriptures, completed about 405 AD.

    They were never considered canonical by any church body until the Roman Catholic Church officially recognized the Apocrypha at the Council of Trent in the mid 1500s, as a reaction to The Protestant Reformation.

    They can be informative and helpful, but are not considered to be God-Breathed Scripture; not EVER part of The Canon.
  • Resa white on Acts 18
    How did aquilla and priscilla help paul?
  • Ruthann Swenton on Acts 18:9
    We are learn about this in church on Wednesday New Life Apostolic Church in West you can watch it on Facebook sometimes I Wednesday but we definitely on Sundays bible study in the
  • Carl Vernon on Acts 18
    John 2:19-22 Matthew 28 : 1-6 John 19:31

    Was Jesus crucified on Wednesday or Friday?

    Was Jesus risen in the 1st day of the week or on the Sabbath?
  • Scientists working on this - in Reply on Acts 18
    Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday April 3 A.D.

    The latest investigation, reported in the journal International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion:

    "And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open."

    To analyze earthquake activity in the region, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences studied three cores from the beach of the Ein Gedi Spa adjacent to the Dead Sea.

    Varves, which are annual layers of deposition in the sediments, reveal that at least two major earthquakes affected the core: a widespread earthquake in 31 B.C. and an early first century seismic event that happened sometime between 26 A.D. and 36 A.D.

    The latter period occurred during "the years when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and when the earthquake of the Gospel of Matthew is historically constrained," Williams said.

    "The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a fair degree of precision," he said. But the year has been in question.

    In terms of textual clues to the date of the crucifixion, Williams quoted a Nature paper authored by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington. Williams summarized their work as follows:

    * All four gospels and Tacitus in Annals (XV,44) agree that the crucifixion occurred when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea from 26-36 AD.

    * All four gospels say the crucifixion occurred on a Friday.

    * All four gospels agree that Jesus died a few hours before the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath (nightfall on a Friday).

    [this is all I could fit in 2000 spaces]
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Acts 18
    God bless you in Christ

    Thank you for taking the time to type that out. I really enjoyed reading that.

    A pity for only having 2000 characters. :-D

    Yours in Christ
  • Nicholas on Acts 18:17
    So, I take it that this is an endorsement of violence towards non believer's? Someone please advise, thank you.
  • Naomia - in Reply on Acts 18:17
    In 1 Corin 1:1 Paul calls Sosthenes a brother (in christ). So if this is the same person in Acts 18:17.He was a Christisn and beaten probably because he allowed Paul to teach.
  • Caroline on Acts 18
    One must pray for Spiritual Faith to continue speaking the truth and reality of Christ Jesus.
  • Ren on Acts 18
    @ Irene123 Serpent in the dictionary is a large snake. Genesis 49:17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
    Never seen a frog bite a horse before LOL
  • Ray321 on Acts 18
    John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. We must read his Word in Spirit. Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
  • Lilian on Acts 18
    God is giving as his own faith to us as a GIFT TO UNDERSTAND AND OBEY HIS MESSAGE HE NEVER GIVES US ANY RISKS GOD'S GRACE AND HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER. FAITH COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORDS OF GOD. LET'S PRAISE AND THANKS JESUS FOR THE BLOOD
  • Dewey J on Acts 18
    Irene123, I agree that Aquila and Priscilla expounded the Scriptures more perfectly from the OT to Apollos. The couple had recently spent much time with the apostle Paul and were no doubt were very familiar with Jesus Christ his crucifixion, death, and resurrection which proved Christ is the messiah which Apollos debated and convinced the uJews publicly
    v28. Glory be to God!
  • Irene123 on Acts 18
    Crocs, lizards, toads, frogs, these are 'just' MY opinion; I know they don't crawl on their belly, but their bellies DO touch the ground. The Bible does not say - snake.
  • Bud on Acts 18
    Irene123: The other day you made a remark that serpent was not a snake for the are many creatures that crawl on their bellies. Would you let me know what other creature crawls on his belly. Thank you.
  • Irene123 on Acts 18
    I never saw this before, the connection between this and 1 Cor.1:1 - Sosthenes. In Acts 17:18 which happened before Cor. 1:1, he was a priest in a Jewish synagogue. I guess, after being beaten - he became a Christian or he was a new Christian trying to reach his fellow Jews before being kicked out ..... ?
  • Irene123 on Acts 18
    To Andrew, v. 24 '15 - Apollos did know the O.T. all TRUE Jews did but there may have been a few N.T. scriptures circulating at his time but the N.T. wasn't even begun in writing until at least 15 yrs. after the start of the N.T. church in Acts ch. 2. Aquila Priscilla expounded the scriptures more perfectly all this could very well have been from just the O.T.
  • Irene123 on Acts 18
    Some people seem to find that 'faith' is a risk; Strange - as God's word itself says that "..... without faith it is impossible to please Him." God would not give us something that was a - risk.
  • Lavain Williams on Acts 18
    God love me so must and he said time dontworrding my son you be in better place in heaven with me
    Acts18;13
  • Suzie on Acts 18
    I love God
    He has done plenty of things for us
    I just love him so much
  • Irene123 on Acts 18
    v. 8 - I love Crispus; the chief ruler of the synagogue. Caiaphus crucified Jesus; he was a Jew too. and they both lived at the same time. amazing.....
  • Jesse on Acts 18
    From this chapter I've learned that if we walk with God and be in obedience He will be with us through any storm or trail in our life as He did with Paul,,Love His word.


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