Acts 17:5-9

But other Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason’s house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.[a] But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some other believers before the city officials, shouting: “These men who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.” When they heard this, the crowd and the city officials were thrown into turmoil. Then they made Jason and the others post bond and let them go.

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One response to “Acts 17:5-9

  1. These “religious” people realized that truth was prevailing and that they were losing their control of people through their religion, so they turned to the secular government and used them to harass and punish these Christians.

    The issue here is not the legalism and wrong actions of these misguided religious leaders. The point is that God will use any method, authority, or situation for His purpose and to advance His cause. This turmoil brought attention to the Way and caused people to seek out this truth that was changing their city.

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