quick question... on Paul

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  1. tinytim

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    Where is it in the NT where Paul is first treated like a God and then later treated badly by the same people?

    I think I remember it happening, but my mind is not working right now...:laugh:
     
  2. Zenas

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    Treated like a god: Acts 19:11-12 (in Ephesus).
    Treated badly by the same people: Acts 19:23-41 (revolt of the Ephesian silversmiths).
     
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    I don't see where they treated him like a god in verses 11 and 12...
    I see him doing God's will... but nothing about how they treated him.
     
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    found it...
    Acts 14:8-20
    (8) In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.
    (9) He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed
    (10) and called out, "Stand up on your feet!" At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.
    (11) When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in human form!"
    (12) Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
    (13) The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.
    (14) But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
    (15) "Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.
    (16) In the past, he let all nations go their own way.
    (17) Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."
    (18) Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.
    (19) Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.
    (20) But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe.
    The Return to Antioch in Syria

     
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    Act 14:11 Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!"
    Act 14:12 And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
    Act 14:13 Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.


    Sorry Tim, I guess we were posting at the same time. :)
     
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    Sounds like my deacon board.

    "He's like god"

    "Stone him"

    :saint:
     
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    :laugh: :applause:

    peace to you:praying:
     

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