Acts 19 – Paul’s Work in Ephesus & The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind 

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It’s so odd to me that the Romans, as powerful as they were, they feared a god they didn’t know so they had the statute of the UNKNOWN GOD which they worshiped, along with others.

The Romans were evil, but not as evil as Google.  I love Google, or let me say, their products.  Google makes Obama look like a saint, but that’s only because he’s not very intelligent. 

Now Hillary is a different story, she’s smart and even though she’s old and wretched looking perversion has consumed the entire world, especially America.  Hillary is probably in Jezebel’s bloodline.

Anyway, Google has another frightening device, so tomorrow we’ll look at…

Acts 19
Paul’s Work in Ephesus

2 Apollos
Apollos is a 1st century Alexandrian Jewish Christian mentioned several times in the New Testament. A contemporary of Paul the Apostle, he played an important role in the churches of Ephesus and Corinth.

1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

7 And all the men were about twelve.

8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

3 Ephesus
Ephesus Turkey had a population of 250,000 in the 1st century A.D. and St. Paul himself was said to have traveled to the capital of Asia Minor with the Virgin Mary. From the top of the hill, the ancient roadway sweeps you down amongst towering pillars to the crowning jewel of the site, the Celsus Library.

11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

“Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?” – that would be scary, to have a demon attack you.  But that is what happens to those that try and use God.  It probably doesn’t happen like it happened here (v. 16), but worse and slowly.

4 Ephesus School of Tyrannus
Ephesus – School of Tyrannus
Ephesus is a city on the west coast of present day Turkey. Although no more than abandoned ruins today, during the Roman era, Ephesus was one of the principal cities in the empire.

16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.

22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

5 Sceva
Sceva was a Jew called a “chief priest”, although this is disputed by some.
Although there was no high priest in Jerusalem by this name, some scholars note that it is not uncommon for some members of the Zadokite clan to take on an unofficial high-priestly role, which may explain this moniker.

“Erastus” – an important figure in Corinth, “the chamberlain” at one time.  He is located later at Corinth also.  Just now he returns to Corinth by way of Macedonia with Timothy.

23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.

24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

“Diana” – the Greek name for the Roman goddess Diana is Artemis, however was very different from the Greco-Roman goddess.  She had taken on the characteristics of Cybele, the mother goddess of fertility worshiped in Asia Minor and served by many prostitute priestesses.

A meteorite may be the basis of the many-breasted image of heavenly workmanship claimed for Artemis.  Some have identified the objects that cover the torso of the image as ostrich eggs.

Reproductions of the original image from the time of the emperor Domitian (81-96 A.D.) have been found in Ephesus.

25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

6 The history of the Macedonian
The history of the Macedonian people began in approximately 2200 B.C. The Ancient Macedonian Empire reached its pinnacle with the conquests of King Philip of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great.

Greek propagandists insist that the ancient Macedonians were Greek and therefore, Greece has the right to the name, Macedonia. Worldwide scholarly opinion accepts that the ancient Macedonians were a distinct people from the Greeks and that the name Macedonia belongs to the Macedonians.

26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defense unto the people.

34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

7 Achaia
Achaia; Greek Odeum of Patras; situated close to the site of the ancient agora, the odeum was built in the 2nd century AD and destroyed a hundred years later.

35 And when the town clerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

38 Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.

39 But if ye enquire anything concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

40 For we are in danger to be called in question for this day’s uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.

41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.

The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind 

8 Catacombs
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa Alexandria Egypt
9 Hagia Sophia Istanbul Turkey
Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

10 Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa  or the Tower of Pisa (Torre di Pisa) is the freestanding bell tower or campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa, in Italy, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side.

11 Porcelain Tower of Nanjing China
Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, China

The Porcelain Tower or Porcelain Pagoda of Nanjing  also known as Bao’ensi meaning “Temple of Repaid Gratitude”.

This pagoda constructed in the 15th century during the Ming Dynasty, but was mostly destroyed in the 19th century during the Taiping Rebellion course.

Wang Jianlin , a wealthy Chinese businessman, donated one billion yuan or  US$156 million , this is the largest single personal donation made  to Nanjing City in China,  for its reconstruction of the pagoda, in 2010.

12 Stonehenge
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, some writers wrote about lists with names such as Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages.

However it is unlikely that these lists originated in the Middle Ages because the word medieval was not invented until the Age of Enlightenment, and the concept of a Middle Age did not become popular until the 16th century.

Many of the structures on these lists were built in ancient times or later than the Medieval Ages, but were well known.

These are the lists of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, some are still existing but most of these are ruins of today:

Stonehenge Wiltshire, England,

  • Colosseum in Rome,
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa in Alexandria, Egypt,
  • Great Wall of China in Beijing,
  • Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, China,
  • Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, and
  • The Leaning of Tower of Pisa in Italy.

Other sites sometimes include:

  • The Taj Mahal in India, Cairo
  • Citadel in Cairo, Egypt,
  • Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, England and
  • The Cluny Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in  Cluny, Saone-et-Loire, France.


13 Cairo Citadel in 2010
Cairo Citadel, in 2010
14 Ely Cathedral Cathedral
Ely Cathedral Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity

…the edible “authentication microchip” along with an electronic tattoo that can read your mind.

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