Confident Christianity

Posted: January 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

The following verse is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. It absolutely speaks for itself so I don’t need to add much to it.

“When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel (that was Paul’s mentor) a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while. And he said to them, ‘Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men. For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. After him, Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered. So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of men, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to over throw them. You might even be found opposing God!’

So they took his advice, and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ”

I love that verse and here’s why: Jesus was a teacher who brought many people away from the typical beliefs of the time. For this he was killed. He, unlike Theudas and Judas the Galilean rose from the dead. And, adding to that astonishing fact, his message and influence continues on till this day. It is of God and wont be stopped- confident Christianity.

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