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Acts 17 [Text]


Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

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ACTS 17 videos-





.The philosophers
.Mars Hill
.Jesus is the Christ
.General revelation
.3 cities
.3 Sabbath days
.Simple church planting
.Epicureans and Stoics
.Altar to the unknown God
.Your own poets said it!

I taught this chapter before and will add that below.
On the video I quoted- taught some of the poets- and quotes Paul himself used at his famous Mars hill sermon.
And mentioned the only 2 schools of philosophy actually mentioned by name in the bible-
So I’ll just add some of that info here-
Acts 17:18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
The Epicureans followed the school of thought founded by Epicurus [342- 270 BC]
Zeno [340-265 BC] was the founder of stoicism.

Acts 17:19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?
Areopagus- where Paul preached the famous message was named after the Greek god Ares- the god of thunder and war. The Roman equivalent of the god Mars- that’s where we get ‘Mars hill’.

Acts 17:28 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.
The Cretan poet Epimenides [600 BC] said the first part [live and move..]
And the Cilician poet Aratus said the last part [we are his offspring].
It is interesting to note that Aratus [315-240 BC] was referring to the god Zeus- yet Paul still uses it to argue for the true God. [Some sites see here  https://ccoutreach87.webstarts.com/blog/post/acts-17-4 ]

PAST POSTS- [Past teaching I did that relates to today’s post- ACTS 17- verses below]


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