Unequal distribution of food to Greek-speaking widows has the potential to divide the Jerusalem church. The problem is solved by appointing seven to help in the distribution.
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This is from April 30, 2019. The subject matter is related to our previous series on Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christ. Dr. Netland is one of my instructors and one of the readers putting me through my doctoral project. (Not sure why, but it doesn’t seem to want to start at the beginning.)
26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.
Paul was speaking in Athens to the philosophers on Mars Hill. What he evidently knew back then was not particularly controversial to his Greek audience at the time. For some reason this no longer seems obvious today, but turns out Paul was right. This is one of the points we tried to emphasize in the recent series Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christ.
Check out this post appearing today from Peter G. Prontzos of Scientific American.
Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christ
Part 14 of 14
The Bible ends with a movie-trailer glimpse of eternity. We get only enough information to make us want to experience it for ourselves.