Gospel of Christ Disturbs Social Authority

Acts 4:1-12

  • Speaking About the Resurrection is Against Social Policy.
  • Interrogated About What Authority they were Acting On.
  • Holy Spirit Glorifies Jesus Christ.

Speaking About the Resurrection is Against Social Policy.
Why does the teaching about the resurrection of Jesus Christ go against the grain of today’s society? Because belief in the resurrection influences thoughts, emotions, and behaviors against the thing that has the power to form thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. To get people to conform to the inner presence of the mark of the beast is to eliminate anything that interferes with its inner influence. The Gospel of Christ is put in chains.

If a person lives for the immortality of eternal life, then it goes against the mortal fleshy benefits that are promised through the mark of the beast. The fleshy benefits include healings, youthfulness, uncanny knowledge, heightened intuition, extraordinary skill and talent, pleasant emotions, sexual sensations, authority, etc. The fleshy benefits come in exchange for discarding Jesus Christ and trampling on the Holy Spirit. The teaching of the resurrection through Jesus Christ is very disturbing to the authorities of this age. They are greatly disturbed because we Christians teach the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. In fact, that is the very reason there aren’t any preachers at the US/Mexico border winning thousands of souls to Jesus Christ. So far in 2022, 166,000 migrants have reached the border every month, which is a massive evangelical opportunity.

Peter, by the power of the Holy Spirit, had just healed a crippled man who began to praise God and to walk in the name of Jesus Christ. With the fiery tongue of the Holy Spirit, he began to preach the Gospel, which includes the forgiveness of sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The authorities were very disturbed because the people were exposed to teachings that the authorities condemned. The Sadducees vehemently opposed any teaching of the resurrection and cooperated with the authority of the Roman government. Even then, the number of Believers increased from 3,000 to 5,000 after the Holy Spirit acted through Peter.

“The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees 
came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 
They were greatly disturbed because the Apostles were teaching the people,
proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 
They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening,
they put them in jail until the next day. 
But many who heard the message believed;
so, the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.”
Acts 4:1-4

Interrogated About What Authority they were Acting On.
The issue of the healing of the crippled man wasn’t the problem, it was the idea of him walking in the name of Jesus Christ, and the massive following that occurred. Just like today, healings happen all the time by the thing that has power over physiology, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being put down. They don’t care about healings and miracles happening, as long as no one is turning to Jesus Christ and as long as they retain influence over the people. Those who govern by the mark of the beast are vigilant in guarding their influence over the people, they scrutinize by asking, “By what power or what name did you do this?”

“The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. 
Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander
and others of the high priest’s family. 
They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them:
“By what power or what name did you do this?”
Acts 4:5-7

Holy Spirit Glorifies Jesus Christ.
When the Holy Spirit infills a person, every situation will be used to glorify Jesus Christ, to spread the Gospel Message. Peter is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and is once again quoting Scripture to proclaim Salvation through Jesus Christ. Peter tells the authorities that they are wasting time trying to build a Jewish foundation because, ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’” The authorities were trying to save themselves and work with the Roman government to prevent the Jewish community from being exterminated. A short time later, Nero would savagely murder Christians anyway. Jesus Christ is the only Savior, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

In today’s world, government leaders are trying to build a “global democracy” and makes it their purpose to discard Jesus Christ, trample on the Holy Spirit, and to set itself up as God. They govern by the mark of the beast. They have rejected the cornerstone, which is Jesus Christ. Routinely, government leaders stand in front of the TV cameras boasting about great things that they are doing and portray themselves as being the Christ and savior of the world. Salvation is only found in the name of Jesus Christ, there is no other name given to humanity by which to be saved. Joe, Kamala, Chuck, Justin, AMLO, Nancy, Alexandria etc. as “down-home,” kind, and friendly as those names sound, they cannot save from sin. They reject the goodness that comes in the name of Jesus Christ because it interferes with their self-righteousness. By their worldly standard of kindness, goodness, and righteousness they entomb the Gospel.

“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 
If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame 
and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel:
It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, 
whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, 
that this man stands before you healed. 
Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind
by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:8-12


“….to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets,
‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’”
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
Revelation 2:24-25
, 3:11

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