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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by TCGreek, Aug 27, 2007.
According to Acts 23:1-5, did Paul sin on this occasion?
Short answer IMHO. No.
But I do know of many commentators who point out that Paul had been disobedient to a direct order of the Holy Spirit: do not go to Jerusalem.
Paul said he did not recognize the high priest, which could have been because Ananias was not dressed in his priestly robes and high priests were changed fairly frequently in those days and Paul had'nt been around for a while. It also seems to me this Sanhedren was really good at conducting illegal trials and hearings.I think I lean toward Paul.I don't think Paul sinned.:godisgood:
Was insulting the high priest sin?
Really? When was that?
Paul corrected himself and even quoted Scripture to that effect: "And Paul said, "I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it is written, 'You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.' " Acts 23:5 (ESV)
When was what ?
When did the Holy Spirit tell him not to go to Jerusalem?
1. We read in Acts 21: "And having sought out the disciples, we stayed there for seven days. And through the Spirit they were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem" (v.4, emphasis mine).
2. Unless we say that it was not really the Spirit who informed them, we are forced to conclude that Paul disobeyed the Holy Spirit's warning through these messengers.
Thanks, I've never noticed that before, very interesting...