Paul quotes freely from Pagan writings

[By: Tlallen]

 Euripides :   kicks against the pricks   came from  Bacchae  (about DIONYSUS which means divine son of Zeus no less)  and  they don't realize THAT is why Festus said  ...much learning doth make thee mad
 Aratus : (About Zeus)    ...for we are indeed his offspring.    (Phenomenae 1-5)

 Epimenides : (About Zeus)    ...for in thee we live and move and have our being.    AND  ...the Cretians, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies... (Cretica was A poem scolding the Cretians for making a tomb to Zeus because Epimenides believed him to be eternal.)

   Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being as ertain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  

  Titus 1:12 One of themselves, [even] a prophet of their own said, The cretians [are] always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies...
Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply that they may be sound in the faith.
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to  Jewish Fables  and commandments of men, that turn from the truth

 Menander of Athens ... Greek Dramatist and poet 342 BC:    Bad company corrupts good character  

  1Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived, evil communications corrupt good manners 

 BUDDHA:  Work out your own salvation  . Do not depend on others. (Mahaparini Buddhist scripture)

  Phl 2:12 out your own salvation with fear and trembling.   

 Publius Terentius Afer (Terence) 190 BC:   But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home    (Andria Act IV)

  1 Tim 5:4  But if any widow have children or nephews let them learn first to show piety at home...  

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