Demetrius who made materials for shrines of goddess Diana at Ephesus insinuated uproar against God’s evangelists; the Ephesians supported Demetrius to defend their idols.
They chanted songs of praise to their idol goddess Diana in protest or fight against God’s evangelists and their gospel message.
The scripture reported,
“When they found out that he (Alexander – one of the evangelist) was a Jew, all with one voice cried out for about two hours, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!” (Acts 19:34).
Lesson on Services to a Real God
How amazing is it to realize that human beings can go to any length to defend their religions? People fight and kill others in the name of religion.
Meanwhile, common sense tells us that we do not need to fight for any deity.
A deity should be strong enough to defend himself or itself. Whether god of Iron, Wood, Water, Buddha, Hindi, Islam, Sikh, or Christianity. Let any god who feels that he is strong enough defend himself.
As for Christians, we believe that the living God of heaven is the real God. Our mission is not to force other people to believe our religion.
Our mission is to say the truth and preach the gospel to the world. We are to make people aware of the salvation offer that God gives through his Son Jesus Christ.
The rest of the job is left for God to complete. God will convince people and save their souls by his mercy and grace.
Prayer on God Authenticity
I believe that the living God who lives in heaven and reigns in the affairs of men is the real God.
I also believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I understand that my faith in Jesus Christ will rescue me from the wrath of God that is coming upon the earth.
I strongly believe that there is no other God except the living God and no one can get to the presence of God without first believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. This is my declaration, and this is my testimony. Amen.
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