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PARADISE WITHOUT RESURRECTION: AN “ACTUAL HERESY”

2021-03-22T15:38:39+00:00

Further Insight n. 17 (from Acts 17). PARADISE WITHOUT RESURRECTION: AN "ACTUAL HERESY" 1) Introduction. The resurrection is a common thread that permeates and connects the whole book of Acts: it begins with the risen and therefore living Jesus (1:1-3), with the apostles’ preaching that focuses on Jesus’ resurrection and the final resurrection of the dead (1:22; 2:24,31;3:15;4:2,10,33;5:30; 9:3-5; 10:39-40; 13:28-37;17:3,18,31; 22:6-8; 23:6; 24:15-16,21; 26:6-8,23). Significantly, the word "Paradise" is entirely missing from the Book of Acts, while today’s Christianity makes it the centre of its hope, mostly neglecting the resurrection, so much so as to sometimes even be confused between [...]

PARADISE WITHOUT RESURRECTION: AN “ACTUAL HERESY”2021-03-22T15:38:39+00:00

ACTS 2. PENTECOST

2021-03-22T15:39:51+00:00

ACTS 2 PENTECOST THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK OF THE APOSTLES   [2:1]. «When the day of Pentecost arrived». Every Jewish male had the obligation to present himself in Jerusalem «before YHWH» during three particular feasts (Ex 23:14-17; Deu 16; Lev 23): at Easter or the Feast of Unleavened Bread (around April), 50 days later at Pentecost or Harvest (end of May), finally at the Feast of Booths or Collection (mid-October). For those who lived near Jerusalem it was easier to observe these rules, while it was in fact impossible for a "synagogue Judaism" now spread from the Persian Gulf to the entire [...]

ACTS 2. PENTECOST2021-03-22T15:39:51+00:00
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