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Reflections on the New Testament: The Book of Acts
“…Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them, who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless, He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness,” Acts 14:15-17, NKJV.
It is a little acknowledged fact that God allows the nations to walk in their own way. In so doing, God removes His divine government from them, leaving the nations in a state of spiritual anarchy and moral disintegration. Outside of God, there is but one spiritual force that retains power over the sons of man: namely, evil. If God then removes His government, the government of Satan is all that is left (as long as God’s hand is upon a nation…
Reflections on the New Testament: John and Acts
“Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known me…?’” John 14:9, NKJV

Alas, this is the story of many modern-day Christians! It is remarkable how long the Holy Spirit may dwell within a person, and yet be utterly neglected—even suppressed—while the person professes a form of mere outward Christianity, a simple belief, but pursues no firm conviction or depth of knowledge. The Lord wishes His servants to know Him! By the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we may know Him in truth. If we quench that Spirit, He is yet with us, but we know Him not.
On the Book of Acts

The book of Acts provides Christians of all time periods with direct and powerful insight into the carrying out of the Christian ministry. In the sermons of Peter, Steven, and, later, Paul, we see the repeated and heavy use of Scripture as the chief premise for all arguments; we see marked humility and glorification of God and the Holy Spirit; in shor…