Here is something I read on Facebook.
Belief and behavior
What’s the use of all the doctrines we understand if we are losing our tempers while we argue with others about doctrines? What does it matter if the insulting, the mocking laughing emojis, the condescending remarks, and the cowardly passive aggressive attacks go on as they did before those doctrines began lodging in our heads? Read the rest of this entry
The twelfth chapter of Acts begins with Herod’s persecution of the church.
About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.
(This was neither the Herod who tried to kill Jesus when he was born or the one responsible for the death of John the Baptist. The fact that the Bible tells of three kings named Herod can be confusing to people who are just beginning to study the Bible. All three Herods did have one thing in common; all were enemies of Jesus and his followers.) Read the rest of this entry