Acts 17:24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
Paul knew the true God as the Creator and sustainer of the universe and everything in it and as Lord of all heaven and earth. As a disciple Paul knew Jesus as Lord personally. John Phillips said “The temple of Mars stood nearby as he spoke, and the Parthenon of Minerva faced him. On the rocky ledges to the south were countless idols. Everywhere he looked Paul saw the work of genius.
Paul dismissed it all as worthless as a sanctuary for true faith. “However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands;” A God is independent of sacrifices, sanctuaries, and service alike. It is not the work of men’s hands God wants’, it is the worship of men’s hearts. It is impossible either to corner God in a temple or to conceptualize Him with an idol.” B
Indirectly Paul demolished the so called wisdom and genius of the Greeks. Today the academics and elites have replaced worship of the true and only God with worship of naturalism and evolution. Dr. Lovtrup said “I believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science. When this happens, many people will pose the question, ‘How did this ever happen?’ C
Notice that Paul made a statement of fact and moved on without engaging in debate on this point.
Notes: A- Paul quoted from Stephen at his trial Acts 7:48; B- “Exploring Acts-Volume Two” by John Phillips pp.122-123. C- from One2Won for Women p.17 (Darwinism: Refutation of a Myth, p. 30, Dr. Soren Lovtrup, Professor of Zoo-physiology at the University of Umea in Sweden.)
Henry Luke 1/17/2018
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