The Crucible Act 8 Analysis

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I chose Acts 8: 7-8 which says: 7 For in the case of many who had unclean spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed.8 So there was much rejoicing in that city. After I carefully read through these verses, I understood that the apostles were casting demons out of the people. Demon possession is when an evil spirit inhabits a hapless victim. The possibility of being possessed by a demon is a common belief among religions. One can become possessed by opening the door to satanic activity. There is not really a list you can make when searching for the sign of a demon possession. Christians are not given indicating factors on demon possession and what to look for so they…show more content…
Peter then told him that he could not obtain the gift of the spirit through bribery. He tells Simon that he should repent of his sins and hope that the Lord will forgive him. In verse 23 it says, “gall of bitterness” which means to be bold in your anger and disappointment. This suggests that Simon was being immoral and showing resentment openly to all those who were around to hear. After Peter told him to repent Simon then asked Peter to pray for him so that nothing evil would happen to him. I can apply this verse to my life by repenting when I sin, because ultimately I am wicked and need to ask for forgiveness for the Lord and it will be granted to me. Although, I do disagree with Simon and I think that one should pray to the Lord for my their own forgiveness and no one else needs to do it for them. In verse twenty two, the phrase “if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you” stood out to me. This line is not saying that one repents are they are automatically forgiven, it says if possible meaning, if it pleases the…show more content…
Herod was eaten by worms and THEN died. When reading this phrase one would automatically assume that Herod died and the worms ate his carcass, but again, that is not how the text describes it. He was alive while his body was being devoured by worms. BUT the word of the Lord continued to be displayed, God did not let Herod stop the spreading of the Bible. The gospel was “spread and flourished.” When one hears the word “spread” you would assume it was just in that area, but the actual definition is: to be extended in a large and increasing area. Even after Herod’s death, the word continued to be spread into other cities. The definition of flourish is to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. this means that the cities were welcoming with the word of the
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