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Opposition to the Gospel at Thessalonica

The Jews who opposed the Gospel (Acts 17:5) were probably the synagogue rulers, for Paul says that he preached the Gospel there through much contention (1Thessalonians 2:2). Since the opposition he endured came from the Jews (Acts 17:5) and not from gentiles, as was the case in Philippi (1Thessalonians 2:2), no doubt he was opposed from the very beginning when he shared Christ with the Thessalonians on three Sabbath days (Acts 17:3-4). Moreover, in view of the fact that the majority of the Jews did not receive the Gospel, it becomes even more persuasive that the synagogue rulers or leaders openly opposed Paul’s arguments (Acts 17:5) in the synagogue. Had the leaders received the Gospel, most Jews in Thessalonica would no doubt have gone along with their leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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