Acts 26:24, And as Paul spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself: much learning doth make thee mad. (crazy, insane). But Paul said, I am not mad, most noble ( excellent ) Festus: but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. For Agrippa knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner. King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, almost thou persuade me to be a CHRISTIAN (a child of God). And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds. And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth NOTHING (not one thing) worthy of death or of bonds. What was Paul trying to get Festus and Agrippa to do? BECOME CHRISTIANS! Did they become Christians? Then who is really the one gone Mad ( gone crazy) ? A lot of people today need to do exactly what the apostles were preaching and become Christians (a child of God).
Acts 2:38 Repent and be baptized EVERYONE OF YOU in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and then you will be added to the church and be Christians (a child of God). On the day of Pentecost there were 3,000 souls that were baptized, and became Christians. Two hundred thousand were not baptized and did become Christians. (children of God). Now who were the wise and who were the not so wise.
Acts 13:39, 46 and by Jesus Christ all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, it was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you, but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. Now who are Mad and Insane, the Jew that went back to the Law of Moses or the ones that believed in Jesus Christ unto eternal life. The ones that turned back to the Law of Moses could never be saved and go to Heaven.
Matthew 25:36—I was naked and ye clothed me, I was sick and ye visited me. When ye did it to the least of the brethren, ye did it to me. So ye will go into life eternal (HEAVEN). IF ye did not do it ye will go into everlasting FIRE, prepared for the Devil and his angels. Now who are the mad and insane and who is the wise? Is MATTHEW insane because he told some people they were going to HELL? Then we are not today.
Matthew 7:13,14 ENTER ye in at the strait (narrow) gate, for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction (hell), and MANY there be which go in there at. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? So, the Mad and Insane people of today reject the Bible and believe false teachers.
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