What Blogs Do

They resemble what Paul did in Jerusalem.

Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.” And when he had said this, a dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all. Then a great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party stood up and contended sharply, “We find nothing wrong in this man. What if a spirit or an angel spoke to him?” And when the dissension became violent, the tribune, afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him away from among them by force and bring him into the barracks. (Acts 23:6-10 ESV)

They wind people up.

23 thoughts on “What Blogs Do

  1. “Sean they called Zeus, and Andrew they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. 13The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.”


  2. Muddy,

    I guess that makes you Luke, author of scripture?

    no..I am your father??

    Thank you for yours and DGH’s labor in Christ’s church, especially as GA winds down tomorrow. Good work out there, I’m root root rooting for the home team back here in cali.

    Next 😆


  3. Kent,

    Was Paul being a bit smart-alecky here?

    At the danger of risking sacrilege here, I’d say it was a bit more than that, Paul knew that it was useful at times to be a contentious ass – in the holiest way possible of course.


  4. Thanks Jed.

    His demand for judgment by Caesar seemed rash, he got what he asked for.

    Saying that he wished one of his judges to be the same as himself, except for these chains, kind of strikes me as being an attempt at humour.


  5. Paul not preaching in church to the church, not telling people to be sure because of water and Supper Paul saying David did not go to heaven. Paul saying that the empire-state cannot raise the dead. Paul saying that Jesus is God. Paul saying that God is the one who raised Jesus from the dead.

    Acts 13: 27 For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him. 28 Though they found no grounds for the death penalty, they asked Pilate to have Him killed. 29 When they had fulfilled all that had been written about Him, they took Him down from the tree and put Him in a tomb. 30 But God raised Him from the dead, 31 and He appeared for many days to those who came with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now His witnesses to the people. 32 And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our ancestors. 33 God has fulfilled this promise for us, their children, by raising up Jesus,

    as it is written in the second Psalm: You are My Son;
    today I have become Your Father.

    34 Since God raised Him from the dead, never to return to death, God has spoken in this way, I will grant you the faithful covenant blessings made to David

    35 God says in another passage, You will not allow Your Holy One to see decay.[l 36 For David, after serving his own generation in God’s plan, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and decayed. 37 But the One God raised up did not decay.


  6. The trick is finding the happy medium between provoking thought and having to install a more robust home security system.

    I’ve heard stories.


  7. They resemble what Paul did in Jerusalem…. or-

    they reasoned together from the Scriptures in the market place every day with those who happened to be present, explaining and giving evidence and trying to persuade about the kingdom of God…and then all were noble-minded receiving the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

    is smart-alecky a problem?

    don’t know. Is the Spirit ever thought of as a smart-aleck. Jesus may have been perceived that way by some, don’t know, but if you say wwJd and decide ‘be a smart-aleck’ not sure that’s from Him; anyway, if one were to boast about being one, it might be another flag to the heart, though each one has his own conscience I guess.


  8. a.,

    no scripture references? I’m dissapointed.

    Here’s from mine today:

    Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.
    (1 Corinthians 3:18-23 ESV)


  9. Oh, I see. You quoted scipture but didn’t blockquote or provide a ref.

    God’s the author of scripture, a.

    You don’t want to be confused for God, do you? (emoticon, with a winky eye)


  10. If blogs winds one up, and booze winds one down, well, I guess we should all stop looking at blogs, no?

    Next comment please.


  11. I think it’s fine to wind people up, D.G. Hart. Glad to be of service. 😉

    Love the KJV on this verse.:

    24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:


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