Moving on and the hope is still alive and will never die! A hope of an eternal life to be lived in the abode of our most high God and our darling saviour. Christianity is based on truth,love and faith in a living God.
The high council was infuriated and decided to kill the apostles, however, on the counsel of Gamaliel, a member of that same council, they changed their decision. Instead, they had the apostles flogged, ordered them never again to speak in the name of Jesus and released them. Gamaliel’s counsel to the high council contained some profound words. He said in Acts 5:38 – 39(NLT) :
”So my advice is leave these men alone. Let them go. If they are planning and doing these things merely on their own, it will soon be overthrown. But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God!”
Gamaliel also made references to men in the past who had garnered support but whose folds collapsed after their death (reference to check: Acts 5:33-42). However, Christianity cannot be destroyed because it is from God and its originator, Jesus Christ is eternal. He is God who came to dwell in human body to achieve purpose of salvation (reference to check: John 1:1,14; 3:16).Even when he died, he was lord in the grave and he came back to life and is alive forevermore! Even over 2000 years after he returned to heaven, his power remains ever potent and his followers are still all over the world!
Friends, we have assurance that we are on the right path because our Lord said in John 14:6(NLT): ”I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” What a glorious connection we have that we are following the way himself and he is our link to the heavenly father!
Don’t leave for anywhere else because Christianity (It is a life lived in complete obedience and submission to the Lord Jesus Christ) is the only living movement originated by Christ and ordained by God to lead those who practise it to eternal life! Stay with Christ, stay eternally alive!