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On a later trip, at Miletus, Paul called for the elders of
the Church at Ephesus. Saying his farewell to them Paul said,
"And now, behold, 1 know that ye all, among whom 1 have gone
preaching the kingdom of God,
shall see my face no more"
(Acts 20:25).
At Rome, "there carne many to him [Paul] into his lodging;
to whom
he expounded and testified the kingdom of God .
Again at Rome, "Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired
house, and received all that carne in unto him,
preaching the king–
dom of God .
(Acts 28:30).
Did Paul preach any
other gospel?
To the Galatians he wrote,
"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gos–
pel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him
be accursed. As we said before, so say 1 now again, lf any man
preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let
him be accursed" (Gal. l :8-9).
But verses 6 and 7 showed that the Galatians had, already,
turned to another gospel.
Jesus spoke of His message - the Kingdom of God - as the
"word" that He spoke. The apostles, as you'll read all through the
book of Acts, went everywhere preaching "the word" - meaning
the Kingdom of God.
The Vast Comprehensiveness of a Full Understanding
1must call the reader's attention again at this point to the fact that
a full and
understanding of the message sent by God to
all mankind, by His Divine Messenger Jesus Christ, involves a vast
comprehension of God's great purpose, and of events prehistoric,
historie, present and future.
1 might say it means an overall understanding of
Once understood, it will seem that the supposedly stupendous
fund of knowledge disseminated in the great universities, is, in
fact, infantile!
will seem as if man knows, now, almost nothing!
For the missing dimension in knowledge is the all-important
So 1 ask the reader to expect
to be revealed in
this and coming chapters.