The determining factor for continuing on there will be my own heart...
Here is a real sign of maturity. Too often as Christians we try to change other people's hearts and minds, neglecting to work on our own. Be responsible for what we have the power to change and pray that God will change what we don't.
Post by kangaroojack on Nov 19, 2010 20:03:43 GMT -5
When Paul went to various cities, he went first to the synagogues and there was where he delivered the gospel to Jews and Greeks alike. Yet the Greeks weren't there because they followed Judaism per se.
Just a piece of historical information here. The Greeks who went into the synagogues were Jews themselves. They were Grecian-Jews. So they did indeed follow Judaism. Non Jewish Greeks were not permitted to enter into the synagogue.
Grecianism, Grecians (See Acts 6:1). The Jews of the Western dispersion unavoidably came under the influence of Greek culture, language and philosophy, which they assimilated to some degree into their understanding and practice of Judaism. The most positive products of Hellenism were the translation of the OT into Greek and the preparation of the Greek speaking world for the preaching of the gospel.
Dictionary of Theological Terms, Alan Cairns, page 207
Note that 'Greeks' who went into the synagogue were Jews of the Western dispersion. They gave us the Greek translation of the OT.
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2010 20:04:10 GMT -5 by kangaroojack
Post by preteristaynrand on Dec 16, 2010 16:56:26 GMT -5
Remember in the movie, THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, Jesus went to the Jewish teaching meeting place and had rebuked the teacher/ teaching. When is the last time you saw someone do that in a modern day church meeting? Forget about it! Does not happen. It is their way or the highway.....
We are told not to throw pearls to the swine so that they trample on them.