The Gamaliel Principle

The Gamaliel Principle

And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it–lest you even be found to fight against God. (Acts 5:38-39) The council was furious. Peter […]

God Rather Than Men

God Rather Than Men

But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29) This was the second time that Peter stood before this council and gave such a bold answer. The previous time was recorded in Acts 4:19-20 when Peter and John said, Whether it is right in the […]

Bringing Blood Upon

Bringing Blood Upon

And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” (Acts 5:27-28) The religious leaders who […]