Sharing About Jesus in the East

This past month, in reading Acts 17 I noticed something different. I saw that just before the sermon on Mars Hill, the scripture says that Paul was conversing in the marketplace with the Stoics and Epicureans. Curious, I looked up the belief systems of the two groups mentioned.

  1. Epicureans' goal was a happy and content life, here and now. They rejected superstitious fear of the gods, and notions of an afterlife. [1]
  2. Stoics believed that nature was controlled by divine reason, and that wise men…
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