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And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
The next day, he came across two of them fighting and tried to pacify them. He said to them, 'You are brothers. Why should you injure each other?'
He led them out of the jail and said to them, "Gentlemen, what must I do to be saved?"
"Gentlemen," he said, "I see that this voyage is likely to end in disaster and heavy loss, not only to ship and cargo but to our own lives also."
When Peter saw this, he said to the people. "Men of Israel, why are you so surprised at this? Why do you stare so at us, as though it were some power or some piety of ours that had made him able to walk?
and the people shouted in applause, "It is a god's voice, not a man's!"
Whoever speaks simply for himself is looking for honor for himself, but whoever looks for honor for the person who has sent him shows his sincerity; there is no dishonesty about him.
Elijah was a man like us, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and for three years and six months there was no rain in the land.
I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must not do that. I am only a fellow-slave of yours and of your brothers who have accepted the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is what inspires prophecy."
While Paul waited for them at Athens, he was exasperated to see how idolatrous the city was.
I will save you from your people and from the heathen, to whom I will send you
for, though they knew God, they have not honored him as God or given thanks to him, but they have indulged in futile speculations, until their stupid minds have become dark.
1 Corinthians 8:4
As to eating things, then, that have been offered to idols, we all know that no idol has any real existence, and that there is no God but one.
So what I mean and insist upon in the Lord's name is this: You must no longer live like the heathen, with their frivolity of mind and darkened understanding.
Was it not my hand that made it all?'