Religious division is evidence against all who reject the facts and truths of the Bible. What is written is written for our learning. The book of Acts, if believed and obeyed, would turn all believers away from all religious error.
Why are these facts written? "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; ..."
A belief of what is written in the book of Acts would turn all people away from every faith of men. Faiths of men cannot save a soul. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. "For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe." 1 Corinthians 1:21.
The religious actions of many are proof that they do not believe what God's Word teaches. "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Romans 10:17.
In Acts chapter 2, the guilt of the people was established. Acts 2:36. They then asked, "What shall we do?" Why don't religious people ask this same question today? Why do religious people fail to believe God's answer to the question?" All of these truths in the book of Acts will judge all men. John 12:48.
"Faith only" for salvation rejects the things taught in the book of Acts. "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 2:38. "Save yourselves ..." calls for action on man's part. Verse 41 tells what actions took place.
They did not attend the church of their choice. They did not join. The Lord added them to the church. Acts 2:47. 1600 27th St., Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg, WV 26102.
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