Acts 19:23-27

23About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. 24A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in no little business for the craftsmen. 25He called them together, along with the workmen in related trades, and said: “Men, you know we receive a good income from this business. 26And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that man-made gods are no gods at all. 27There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.”

One response to “Acts 19:23-27

  1. Men who serve themselves and the profit that they make are offended by the truth of the Gospel and by the effect that it could have on their wealth.

    Paul’s message was taking people away from these craftsmen and dampening their sales.

    Our message will take people from their lifestyles and will affect the lives of non believers and friends and families of those that believe. We should not share our message to stir up controversy but we have to guard ourselves and realize that the truth will make people angry.

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