Paul First Goes to the Synagogue
Paul, as his custom was, first entered into a Jewish synagogue and presented Christ to them. The narrative does not record whether Paul had any favorable acceptance from the Jews in the synagogue. The city as a whole does not appear to give any significant response to the Lord. In most cities Luke records that “many turned to the Lord” or that “a multitude of Greeks” believed and consorted with Paul. It was not so in Athens. Athens was the city where the human mind was exalted, but the human mind is at enmity with God (Rom. 8:7). Natural man and his mind will not receive the things of the Spirit for they are foolishness unto him.
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