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   As America readies itself to celebrate “freedom,” we note a curious moment in the Bible where religious freedom is threatened: It’s found in the book of Acts in the Bible.

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   Turn to Acts chapter 22 and then…

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   Just above “Acts 22” note the comma that ends ch. 21. Doesn’t that seem strange? We thought so. But if you look closely, the comma separates 2 parts of a serious story:

   (1)  The Apostle Paul was about to be beaten in the city of Jerusalem. But he cleverly argues his way into being allowed to speak to the mob that’s after him. Then comes the comma¹.

   (2)  And then comes his speech. It’s a brief biography about what’s gotten him into trouble. But it just makes the mob get madder².

   And that’s where his trouble really begins. For that you’ll have to go to Ch. 23 and see for yourself.

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  ¹ The comma, as it appears in our English translation.

  ² Telling lies can get a person in trouble; but telling the Truth can sometimes get a person in even more serious trouble! The Christian life often isn’t easy!