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Who is the unknown god in Acts 17:23?


Acts 17:23

ESV - 23 For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To the unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In Acts 17, Paul arrives in Athens, the citadel of the many Greek gods. In that city was the Areopagus, or Mars Hill, where a council of civic leaders met. This council, also called the Areopagus, ...

December 12 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Leon Penny Minister, Retired medical practioner. Special interest in
The unknown god is an idol god or a just in case god. In Acts 17.22-27 we find Paul recognizing people as persons of faith and he then turns to a symbol that is contradictory to faith. His discourse on God's sovereignty and man's relationship to God emphasize that God is all man needs. He includes the uselessness of idol gods. He closed the teaching with the theme at the beginning of the discourse: idolatry.

July 29 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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