Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Preaching the Truth

Paul the Apostle stood in the city of Athens, and he was so disturbed to see such a place that had given themselves over to the worshipping of so called gods. The Bible calls this idolatry,
now Paul remembered the Words of God, and he knew where it was written in Exodus 23v13, “And make no mention of the names of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth,” and he was also very conscious of the Word of God where it is written, “Enquire not after their gods, saying how did these nations serve their gods?” {Deuteronomy 12 v 30}.

Yes, he would preach Jesus and the resurrection from the dead to them only, he was wise enough through his knowledge of the scriptures not to be drawn into detailed idolatrous gossip. He said to them for I was walking through your city and I happened to see you worshipping, and I saw a place where there was “an inscription TO THE UNKNOWN GOD, whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him I declare unto you,”

Now what wisdom Paul showed he did not get into great detail with them.
What a privilege to know the truth, that there is only one God and one Saviour our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ. May we continue to proclaim the truth of the gospel as the saints did before us and being very conscious of God’s Word like Paul was and not to be drawn into the worlds idolatrous conversations as we seek to witness for Christ. God bless you always.
Readings taken from Acts 17.

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