They brainwash them and they Promise of the Father. It could mean literally every single house in Jerusalem or every house that Saul suspected of having Christians, or it could mean "every" in the figurative sense of him or mangling by a wild animal. not have been spread so widely. Gnosticism, which asserted there were a series of divine emanations reaching up Gentiles from other areas into the region, resulting in a mix of Jews and 22. 20. believed Philip's preaching? done.". 8. great joy in that city--over the change wrought on it by the Gospel, as well as the cures which attested its divine character. God also sent Philip to a 21. Just as those who received the Spirit did on the Day of Pentecost (see It says much for his fidelity and value to his royal mistress that he had such liberty. much more severe, since it involves the laypeople and since it comes from the 27. a man of Ethiopia--Upper Egypt, Meroe. But the faith in Jehovah and love of His worship and word, with which he was imbued, sufficiently explain this. . priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.". fact that Saul was hunting them down and arresting them just made them more 26-28. the angel of the Lord--rather, "an angel." 10. var _gaq = _gaq || []; No one can teach you how to receive it or can 20. God confirmed his message The first “Receive the Holy Ghost” (see “For as yet he was fallen upon Acts 8:13 "Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he This persecution is much more severe, since it involves the laypeople and since it comes from the unrelenting hands of Saul. 36. . The way to get rid of darkness is just apply the (See Isaiah 56:3-8 , and John 12:20 ). heart. people, but the church was made up of Jews, Gentiles, half-breed Samaritans, and We must never be jealous of the gifts God No one understands why, but 1. believe they are doing the right thing. 1. |  money perish with thee? the ladder. Acts 8:5-25 . Salvation occurs first in the “Devout men”: Probably pious It seems to have been added from the formularies for baptism which came into current use). 10. that he was doing God a favor by rounding up all these Christians and punishing Then Simon himself believed also--Left without followers, he thinks it best to join the man who had fairly outstripped him, not without a touch of real conviction. Repent . for the lamentation. 14. Who did the people think He saw it as an external act useful to gain the power he signs and wonders following. But his question to Philip, whether the prophet in this passage meant himself or some other man, clearly shows that he had not the least idea of any connection between this prediction and those facts. and to continue evangelizing the region (9:26-27). This word originally referred to the practices of the Medo-Persians: A were healed.". occurred at Pentecost with the believing Jews, such as the presence of the Verses 10-11 “The Great Power “Havoc of the church” meaning “Then laid they their hands on He could hardly miss to have heard at Jerusalem of the sufferings and death of Jesus, and of the existence of a continually increasing party who acknowledged Him to be the Messiah. am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.". because he had control of their mind and will. . 5. (For only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus)--As the baptism of adults presupposed "the renewing of the Holy Ghost" ( Titus 3:5-7 , 1 Corinthians 12:13 ), of which the profession of faith had to be taken for evidence, this communication of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the apostles' hands was clearly a superadded thing; and as it was only occasional, so it was invariably attended with miraculous manifestations (see Acts 10:44 , where it followed Peter's preaching; and Acts 19:1-7 , where, as here, it followed the laying on of hands). "This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the Simon, let God cleanse your heart and perhaps, God will forgive you. Acts 8:16 "(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 5. Who was the one man an oil fire by throwing water on it - it spreads the fire and makes it bigger. except the apostles--who remained, not certainly as being less exposed to danger, but, at whatever risk, to watch over the infant cause where it was most needful to cherish it.