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  1. Salty

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    Acts 2:41 tells us that 3,000 were saved. Was that 3,000 men-not counting women and children. Remember at the feeding of the 5,000 we are told that number does not count the better half and rug rats.

    What say you?:1_grouphug:
     
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    Act 2:41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.

    It doesn't sound like it is limited to only men.
     
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    The King James in Acts 2:41 reads, "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized, and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." Where does it say they were all men?
     
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    Matt 5:21 does state that is was 5,000 not counting women and children.
    What I'm suggesting is it possible that in Acts it was assumed that the 3,000 counted were only men?
    Mind you I am not trying to make a doctrine out of this, but would you say it is proable, posssible, or remotely that women and children were not counted?
    Just something to ponder.

    Salty
    Pastor of First not counting women and childen Baptist Church
     
  5. Steven2006

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    It doesn't say that. I think his question was since with the feeding of the 5000 they counted only the men, is that some sort of precedent for how they might have counted large groups back then.

    I already answered that based on the wording of the passage, I don't believe it indicates it was limited to only men.
     
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    I was typing while you were answering. Sorry, didn't mean to answer for you.
     
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    I believe in Matt 5:21 5,000 was mentioned as the number of men fed plus women and children because they only counted the men. They were feeding the flesh and they counted only men.

    In Acts 2:41 the 3,000 was men, women and children (if applicable). Here the number of souls were added was about 3,000 and all souls are counted for none is more important than the other.
    I am not saying that men are more important in the flesh but that in that day that is the way people counted people.
     
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    I see no reason to believe it was just men since it does not make a distinction as it does at the feeding of the 5000.
     
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    I can see it being either way. In that culture women and children didn't count, had no rights. So, if it was a count of only people who counted it would have been all men. But it doesn't say and we really do not know for sure.
     
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    Why doesn't someone check the Greek to see if a masculine stem is placed on the terms used to indicate the number saved?

    2:41 οἱ μὲν οὖν ἀποδεξάμενοι τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ ἐβαπτίσθησαν καὶ προσετέθησαν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ψυχαὶ ὡσεὶ τρισχίλιαι

    In 2:37, Peter addressed the crowd in the masculine, "Men and brethren..."

    But in 5:14, it says that "multitudes were added daily, men and women..."

    The count was probably in the tradition of the day -- men only -- but the crowd almost certainly contained men and women, plus their children.
     
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    Matt. 5:21 is talking about killing and says nothing about 5,000.
     
  12. Salty

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    Would you believe Matt 14:21, Mark 6:44, Luke 9:14, John 6:16

    Boy that was a whooper-:BangHead: Thanks John:thumbsup:
     
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    WOW I just followed your lead. LOL
     

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