gamaliel's counsel, covenant, israelites, mohammedanism, st. paul
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
According to Acts 5:38, 39, Gamaliel advised the Sanhedrin not to take hasty action with reference to the testimony of the apostles and the "Christian movement" but to exercise prudence and to wait. His reason for giving this advice he set forth in the following words: "For if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to naught; but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it, lest haply ye be found to fight against God.'' We ask: "Is the reason given by Gamaliel correct? Does it accord with known facts?"
History of Christianity
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Acts 5:38-39; Matthew 15:13; 1 Corinthians 3:13; Acts 4:7; Acts 22:3; Luke 2:34; Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:12; Matthew 25:31-32; John 11:24;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Burhop, W. C.
"Was Gamaliel's Counsel to the Sanhedrin Based on Sound Reasoning?,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 10, Article 69.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol10/iss1/69