Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
Conjugal infidelity. An adulterer was a man who had illicit “intercourse with a married or a betrothed woman, and such a” woman was an adulteress. Intercourse between a married man and an unmarried woman was fornication. Adultery was regarded as a “great social wrong, as well as a great sin.” “The Mosaic law (Num. 5:11-31) prescribed that the suspected wife “should be tried by the ordeal of the “water of jealousy.” There” “is, however, no recorded instance of the application of this” law. In subsequent times the Rabbis made various regulations “with the view of discovering the guilty party, and of bringing” about a divorce. It has been inferred from John 8:1-11 that this sin became very common during the age preceding the destruction of Jerusalem. “Idolatry, covetousness, and apostasy are spoken of as adultery “spiritually (Jer. 3:6, 8, 9; Ezek. 16:32; Hos. 1:2:3; Rev.” 2:22). An apostate church is an adulteress (Isa. 1:21; Ezek. “23:4, 7, 37), and the Jews are styled “an adulterous generation” (Matt. 12:39). (Comp. Rev. 12.)
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