Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:55 AM

A Deadly Family

Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:55 AM
Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:55 AM

Acts25.22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” said he, “you will hear him.”

In the Book of Acts we read of Agrippa wanting to hear the Apostle Paul’s defense. Then in this next verse Acts25.23 So on the next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and they entered the audience hall with the military tribunes and the prominent men of the city.

We see Agrippa and his wife not having learned anything from previous actions of his family members. This family had been especially harsh and a tool for Satan against all things Christ. The same pride and pomp that caused his previous relatives to fail continued in Agrippa.

Here is a history of his family as it committed great acts of cruelty against the Babies in Bethlehem, John the Baptist, and James the Elder. I wonder if these ever crossed Agrippa’s mind. “Did Agrippa think of his great–grandfather Herod and the massacre of the innocents, of his great–uncle Antipas and the murder of John the Baptist, or of his father Agrippa I and the execution of James the Elder?” [1]

[1] Farrar, F. W. (1879-80). Vol. 2: The Life and Work of St. Paul. (354). London; New York [etc.: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & co.

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