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If Paul was raised at the feet of Gamaliel, why did he persecute the church?

Because Saul [Paul] was a liar. The book of Acts is attributed to Luke, in this book it seems like Luke is trying to tell us that Paul is not being honest without calling him a liar outright which ...
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Did Acts 20:7 take place on Sunday midnight or Monday midnight?

Did Acts 20:7 take place on Sunday midnight or Monday midnight? By Roman reckoning, that's somewhat ambiguous, as midnight is the dividing line between the two days. By Hebrew reckoning, Acts 20:7 is ...
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Which manuscripts contain 'It is hard for you to kick against the goads' in Acts 9:5?

The Greek text of Acts 9:5 is εἶπεν δέ Τίς εἶ, Κύριε; ὁ δέ Ἐγώ εἰμι Ἰησοῦς ὃν σὺ διώκεις· = And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. This ...
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Did Acts 20:7 take place on Sunday midnight or Monday midnight?

Acts 20:7 Sabbath was over at dusk on Saturday and first Sabbath(Jewish time) or first day of the week, started Saturday evening. Paul was leaving on Sunday morning. It is important to remember that ...
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What was the purpose of Peter's shadow?

Every believer in some ways obscures the light of Jesus (John 8:12), hence casting a shadow of ourselves. Yet this shadow indicates that we are indeed walking in the light of Christ, (1 John 1:7) and ...
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The reading of the Ethiopian eunuch conversion story without Acts 8:37

Bruce Metzger was on the committee for the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament. He wrote this commentary to explain their decisions. I condensed his article, but what is left out is the ...
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The reading of the Ethiopian eunuch conversion story without Acts 8:37

It is for very good reason that Acts 8:37 is omitted from almost all edited editions of the GNT except the Textus Receptus for the following reasons: it was absent from all GNT MSS until its addition ...
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Acts 3:2, 10 What is the Beautiful Gate?

Jesus is ultimately that temple and gate. John 2:19 the temple is "naos" Strongs G3485 and not "hieron" G2411. The temple Jesus referred to was His bodily resurrection and His ...
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Acts 13:43 and the grace of God

This question is explicitly answered in Titus 2:11 - For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men The phrase "grace of God" is almost a technical phrase signifying the ...
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Acts 13:43 and the grace of God

Based on what Paul states is the requirement for "conversion", I would say yes, these individuals have believed the gospel of God's grace and are now "Christians": Acts 16:29-31 ...
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“Pangs of death” in Acts 2:24

The Pains of Death is likened to a woman giving birth like a person trapped in a painful body. It's agony (hurt, suffering, torment, and depression. Until release. Death and the fear of death is a ...
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Translating & interpreting the text of Acts 2:41

In a comment, the OP clarifies the question by asking: I take this to mean that there were more that gladly received the word and were baptized than those which were added. Does this verse support ...
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Translating & interpreting the text of Acts 2:41

The key word was "About" Secondly "Baptism (Water Immersion) never confirms anyone's placement in the body of Christ. They Received His Word. Romans 10:9; Acts 4:12 has no secondary ...
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Does the YHWH reference in Acts 2:34 refer to the Trinity or to the Father?

None of this could apply to David is further evidenced by another quotation from Scripture. David did not ascend into the heavens as Jesus did, but he prophesied that exaltation of Jesus in Psalm 110:...
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Does the YHWH reference in Acts 2:34 refer to the Trinity or to the Father?

Answer If logically followed, we can see that Peter had God the Father in view in Acts 2:34 when he refers to the YHWH of Psalms 110:1. Explanation Peter is often specific when he mentions God. The ...
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Does the YHWH reference in Acts 2:34 refer to the Trinity or to the Father?

Consider the alternate and unreasonable reading of Acts 2:34-35 if the second lord of Psalm 110:1 is Adonai, does the reading "God made this Jesus whom you crucified, both YHWH and messiah" ...
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Does the YHWH reference in Acts 2:34 refer to the Trinity or to the Father?

In Acts 2:23, 25 Peter is accurately quoting Ps 110 which has three persons involved as follows: David, who authored the psalm is reporting a conversation between two others, namely, the LORD/YHWH ...
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