Saturday, April 14, 2007

Acts 17:26-28

Just for reference, this is the full verse. Why do so many people only see fit to quote up until the word "earth"?

Acts 17:26-27 (English Standard Version)

26And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,

28 for

"'In him we live and move and have our being';[a]

as even some of your own poets have said,

"'For we are indeed his offspring.'[b]

4 comments:

Scarborough Fayre said...

Always a favorite passage Laurel. It always amazes me when neo-Christians try to say that somehow Pentecost has eliminated borders and boundaries between people. Here Paul roots human boundaries squarely in God's divine sovereignty. A humble reminder for everyone.

Laurel1861 said...

Indeed, Scarborough Fayre, a good reminder for all of us. In Him we live and move and have our being!

GRITS(GirlRaisedInTheSouth) said...

"your own poets" - sounds almost like Ross Perot's, and lately Imus' "you people."

Anonymous said...

What do you say to a Fundamentalist Baptist who cites this verse to illustrate there is only one race...the human race? This misguided fellow says this particular scripture tells us we are all from one blood, therefore we are all the same race, some of us are just a bit lighter skinned than others.
What is your interpretation?