Essay about Acts chapter 7

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Acts Chapter 17 and how it is Relevant in today’s World
Paul and Silas visit Thessalonica, and immediately upon arrival they rush to the synagogue to start arguing that Jesus is the Messiah. Of course some Jews and Gentiles are persuaded, but another group of Jewish naysayers is not having it. They form a mob and hunt down Paul and Silas, as usual. The naysayers are claiming that Paul and company are preaching against the Roman Emperor. After all, they are saying that Jesus is King. Much like the world today, a lot of people do not want to believe in God or Jesus. They have taken the word of God out of the schools, and it is rare to hear the words God bless America. Paul and Silas leave town and head to Beroea. The Jews and Gentiles are way warmer and friendlier there, and they enjoy listening to Paul's preaching. The Jews from Thessalonica find out that Paul is in Beroea though, and they head on over to get some trouble brewing. The Christians in town send Paul to Athens, where he'll be (a little) safer. When he arrives, Paul is pretty sad to see that the whole city is covered in idols. As is today’s world people might not have idols such as statues, but people tend to put everything before God and in my eyes those things are or can be considered Idols. Naturally, Paul moves to the synagogue to start arguing with everyone about Jesus. Paul is consistent and does not back down on his beliefs. He moves on to the marketplace and starts to engage some of the non-Jewish Greeks in the crowd. He gives a sermon that's one part biblical and one part Greek philosophy. Paul tells the citizens of Athens that they are obviously very religious (they have all those idols hanging around, after all), but God is the one who created the whole world and who should actually be worshiped. The Athenians are intrigued and tell him that they would like to hear more. Some even become