ACTS 26 [Plus JFK and Descartes] Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. JFK and Descartes- https://youtu.be/AqxR7aeaPUI https://ccoutreach87.com/10-28-17-jfk-and-descartes/
Acts 26- .Paul makes his case- again . ‘’I was just like them’’ .Then came the Damascus road .He became a witness of the resurrection .He was being persecuted- for the same hope they were all waiting for! .They just didn’t see it yet .Justified by faith .Alice recall [local stuff]
NEW- I figured I would talk some on the recent release of the long awaited JFK files. It actually serves as a good example of media narrative- and how things are framed. I’ll copy the most important section below- some of the things that actually went along with the claims of the ‘conspiracy theorists ‘as the media have marked them.
In short- the documents show a man speaking about the surgeon generals report [autopsy] and it clearly states that the president was indeed shot from the front- as well as the back [This was disclosed by POTITO- and was in the government documents] I have seen various documentaries over the years- some that claimed to have real photos of the president- and these photos showed Kennedy with the back of his head ‘blown off’ then later they showed photos where they might have doctored the image. I never knew if these photos were real-
One of the so called conspiracies were witnesses who said there was more than one shooter. Others who have said Oswald could not have carried it out alone. And the autopsy [according to the document]- at the start- said the same thing.
I also was not aware [like others who have researched this for years] that congress did another investigation later on- when new evidence of a police officers recording of that day came to light- the cop had his mic keyed- and unknowingly recorded the sounds of gun shots on the day Kennedy was killed.
Congress actually said at that time- there probably was more than one shooter. That was their official conclusion- just from the audio.
Later they tried to debunk the audio. To me- the most explosive evidence was the fact that the document said Mr. Kennedy was shot from the front- and a bullet entered from the front- which is proof of more than one shooter.
You would think this would have been what the media focused on- but they did not. Ok- I also did a brief review of Rene Descartes- hopefully will teach him on the next philosophy post- I always intended to finish that study- but never had the chance. I added the text of the paragraph below- as well as the links [at the end of this post]
I realize that it’s possible that the man who said this- could of course be wrong- but when added together with the other questions- it is somewhat of a ‘smoking gun’- The main point I tried to make on the video- was how the media can shape narrative- if they want. If you simply say ‘nothing here’- even if the documents show something- most people will never read them all-
And they are left with the narrative ‘nothing here’ even if there is ‘something there’- That’s my main point.
VERSES- Acts 26:1 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself: Acts 26:2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews: Acts 26:3 Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently. Acts 26:4 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; Acts 26:5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. Acts 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, unto our fathers: Acts 26:7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope’s sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. Acts 26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? Acts 26:9 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Acts 26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. Acts 26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. Acts 26:12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, Acts 26:13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. Acts 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Acts 26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Acts 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: Acts 26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. Acts 26:21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. Acts 26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. Acts 26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. Acts 26:26 For the king 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. Acts 26:27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Acts 26:29 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. Acts 26:30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: Acts 26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. Acts 26:32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.
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