Trivia:

Acts: Intolerance

  1. Peter blames the Jews for the death of Jesus. 3:14-15
  2. Peter claims that Dt 18:18-19 refers to Jesus, saying that those who refuse to follow him (all non-Christians) must be killed. 3:23
  3. God will torture forever those who don't know the password to heaven. 4:12
  4. Once again, Peter accuses the Jews of murdering Jesus. 5:30
  5. Stephen, filled with the Holy Ghost, delivers a long, boring, anti-Semitic speech in a synagogue. 7:2-53
  6. Stephen blames the Jews for persecuting the prophets and murdering Jesus. 7:51-52
  7. After Saul "increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews," the "Jews took counsel to kill him." 9:22-23
  8. The Jews are again blamed for the death of Jesus. 10:39
  9. Herod kills James the brother of John and imprisons Peter "because he saw it pleased the Jews." 12:1-3
  10. Herod killed James the brother of John and imprisoned Peter "because he saw it pleased the Jews." (Jews just love to see Christians killed with the sword.) 12:1-3
  11. Paul and the Holy Ghost conspire together to make Elymas (the sorcerer) blind. 13:8-11
  12. The Jews of Antioch, after seeing Paul's success in preaching, were envious and blasphemed God. Paul then declares them to be "unworthy of everlasting life." 13:45-46
  13. Once again "the Jews stirred up" trouble and "raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts." 13:50
  14. "The unbelieving Jews" stir up trouble again for Paul and incite the people to try to stone him to death. 14:2-5
  15. In Thessalonica, "the Jews which believed not, moved with envy" stir up trouble for Paul and his friends. 17:5
  16. "The Jews of Thessalonica ... stirred up the people." 17:13
  17. "And when they [the Jews of Corinth] opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he [Paul] shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads." (Have a nice day?) 18:6
  18. "The Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat." 18:12
  19. The first Christian book burning occurs when Paul's converts at Ephesus burn 50,000 silver pieces' worth of books. (A silver piece was worth about a day's wage.) 19:19
  20. Poor Paul complains, once again, of being mistreated by "the Jews." 20:19
  21. The Jews, once again, incite the people to kill poor old Paul. But he escapes and delivers another long, boring speech. 21:27-40
  22. The Jews form a grand conspiracy to kill Paul. They vow not to eat or drink until the job is done. (The first hunger strike?) 23:12-15
  23. Claudius saves Paul from being killed by the Jews. 23:27
  24. Those pesky Jews caught Paul and and tried to kill him. But he got away. Darn! 26:21