Acts Chapter 4 Discussion

  • Peter Spence on Acts 4
    So my question would be;Why doesn't the majority of Christians use this saving name in Baptism?Colossians 3 clearly states that everything we do should be done in the name of Jesus,so why not Baptism?
  • Heidi - in Reply on Acts 4
    Wow! What a great thought! And what a reminder to all of us!
  • MELVIN on Acts 4
    I'm a born again christain but I desire to start a successful business. I read the word everyday but I find myself thinking about how to start a business constantly. Is this wrong? Am I trying to servrve two masters? I want to put CHRIST on the throne of my life. But I also want to be successful in this one. Is this wrong?
  • Adam - in Reply on Acts 4
    Dear Melvin,

    That's great that you want to please God and put Him first.

    I don't think of work as serving a master, but just fulfilling responsibility. You are responsible to take care of yourself and if you have a family. Jesus worked as a carpenter. Work can certainly take over one's life and become a master, an idol, or false god, just as a relationship can, eating, sleeping, movies, addictions, vices, etc. We must keep ourselves in check and balance, but to love ourselves and love others we do have responsibilities to provide food, shelter, clothing to ourselves and if you have a family. You can find Biblical support for that. It's helpful to set time limits as boundaries to ensure something like work doesn't become #1. God bless.
  • Daniel on Acts 4
    This is the best part ever
  • L Anthony on Acts 4
    In Acts 4:6 I saw something I had not previously seen and that was the names John and Alexander. It was written like these men were commonly known at the time, and I was wondering what I had 'missed' all these years in reading Acts every year. Thank you.
  • BSP on Acts 4
    Verse 1-Holy spirit was poured out on the first century Christians and they needed it because they would face intense persecution. Jehovah God makes sure that his people are fortified to face various trials.
  • Herald Crier on Acts 4:12
    So this is censored? We'll see how "free" your discussion really is for allowing us to "continue in (his) word", to become his know the truth...and truly be free!
  • Herald Crier on Acts 4:12
    Yashua is his actual name in original Greek, Yahushua Hebrew.
  • Kevin Kelly - in Reply on Acts 4:12
    These kinds of questions are what Paul (Shaul) was speaking of when he said to abstain from talk that will cause disputes, dissensions as he wrote to Timothy. Studying the word you'll find out that the scriptures when translated from Greek to Latin to English lost its original content in the process. Words are not the same in middle eastern nations as Israel and Great Britain or American. Whether Jesus is your preference or Yahshua, the Lord God Almighty will hold each an every one to their just belief, as Matt. 12:36-37 says, "But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof in the day of judgement. V 37- FOR BY YOUR WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED, AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED ". Focus on drawing nearer to Messiah to live holy and don't be so quick to judge rashly an hastily on matters your not qualified in nor understand. MANY BLESSINGS IN YAHSHUA
  • D Robbins on Acts 4:12
    John 1:1, 1:14, and John 3:16

    summed up, Jesus is the Word, the Word is God, so Jesus is my Lord & my God, the Lord, God incarnate, died for me, because I believe in Him, I am saved!!! Praise the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come!!! I look forward to the Blessed Hope & Appearing of Jesus Christ!!!

    Titus 2:13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, and I Thessolonians 4:13-18

    I invited Jesus Christ into my heart in 1984, and love him more today than ever, he's my 1st love!!!
  • King PK - in Reply on Acts 4:12
    I will never leave you or forsake you, the Lord is faithful to the end. Blessed be His Name forever!!!
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 4:12
    That was a wonderful strong testimony you shared, D. Robbins. My heart rejoiced to read it & for your single-mindedness to stay true & faithful to the Lord. And His Love for you is your blessed assurance & joy also - stay close to Him & keep short accounts with Him. Every blessing.
  • Sully Grand-Jean on Acts 4:12
    The Lord Jesus Christ is indeed the true and unique way of Heaven!
  • Bill on Acts 4
    What is the difference between Trinity and the Godhead
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Acts 4
    Trinity is not a Bible word, but Godhead is

    Are the body, soul and spirit are the same thing

    questions for a oneness or watchtower (Jehovah's witless) devotee

    1 Thess 5:23 - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Paul says spirit and soul and body)

    Isaiah 10:18 - And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth. (Body and Soul different)

    Matthew 10:28 - Jesus said: And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. ..........destroy both soul and body in hell.

    Isaiah 26:9 - With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. (Soul and Spirit are different)

    Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    .... dividing asunder of soul and spirit, (the word of God divides the soul and spirit)

    so the Bible ALONE teaches man has a body and a soul and a spirit = 3 parts = 1 man

    Genesis 1:26 - And God said, Let US make man in our image, after OUR likeness

    Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    Genesis 9:6 - Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

    So IF one man is Body, Soul and Spirit which is 3 parts and God made man in HIS IMAGE

    How many parts is God? 3? a Godhead? or trinity?
  • Vanessa on Acts 4
    the Word became flesh, He walked amongst us and taught us the Word, He still lives, the Word still goes on throughout the world, We believe in Him, if we understand what this means, The Word is powerful, it gives you hope and peace when we trust in Him and not the world
  • Bonita R Kenney on Acts 4
    I have asked myself how do I increase in love and the power. So I am not lacking or diminishing in God's word. God's power does not work in you, if you don't work the word to get the love of Christ, and the power is in his word to manifest the power to work by believing and walking in faith. I have faith in the works because of the word of God.
  • Barbara on Acts 4
    KJ version is only translation that uses the phrase Acts 4:30 By the Name of Jesus not through the Name of Jesus. This gives two different meanings to me. Am I missing something here or am I misunderstanding
  • Joe - in Reply on Acts 4
    I understand the meaning to be 'the power of Jesus' so whether the word 'through' or 'by' is used does not change the meaning to me.
  • BSP on Acts 4
    Verse 13~They were outspoken because they had the holy spirit which gave them the boldness to be fearlessly outspoken.
  • Lilian on Acts 4
    There are no other name given under the heaven its only Jesus Its only Jesus died on the cross and shed his blood for us so that you and me will be saved the stone has turn away and this is symbolises that Jesus resurrection and was raised from the dead thanks to your blood Lord Jesus my Jehova Shalom
  • BSP on Acts 4
    Verse 12- there is no salvation in anyone else but Jesus and their is no other true path to follow.
  • BSP on Acts 4
    Verse 3~Persecution arose soon after holy spirit was poured out. Satan uses his earthly agents to try and stop the progress of the true Christian congregation.
  • Freddieo on Acts 4
    I remember my baptism at 20 years old. It truly was an unforgettable experience. The p0wer of the holy ghost can truly have an immediate impact upon you. I like to compare it to hitting a home run. I pray that same power would continue with me forever, and the Love of Jesus and the power of the holy ghost. Peter, like me, started out good, he did deny Christ. This is the journey that is ahead.
  • Vicki on Acts 4
    A disciple, everyone is guilty of Christ’s death for,He specifically came to atone for our sins. This idea of placing blame on a particular group is nonsense. It was the Father’s will that He come to shed His blood,for and take our sins upon Himself.....For God so loved the world.....see John 3:16.
  • Ray321 on Acts 4
    Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. All of the disciples were sleeping or somewhere else, but Mary and Mary was there with Jesus. Matthew 27:61 Was Peter waiting for Jesus, did he forget the resurrection.
  • A disciple on Acts 4
    Ray; don't you know that Peter was the first chosen Apostle, and of the Twelve? None of them understood before His resurrection, except Mary of Bethany and maybe a few others. Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and preaches to the Jews WHAT THEY NEED TO HEAR! that they were guilty of betraying the Lord Jesus Christ, and let Him be put to death without a cause. They were guilty, and still are!
  • Ray321 on Acts 4
    Acts 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. Here we go again, Peter is letting the Jews know how they crucified Jesus. Remember Peter did not believe that Jesus was going to be raised from dead, he wasn't there to see.
  • Peter A. Okebukola on Acts 4
    The Holy Spirit has emboldened the Apostles. They are now on fire for Christ and endued with healing power. They shared and lived communally. What a glorious beginning in was with the Apostles! Today, we should strive to have the Holy Spirit with us permanently so we can be so empowered and overcome sin and the devil.

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