Acts 5:26-32 26
Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.
27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man's blood upon us.” 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Shawn suggests these false teachers once believed the true living gospel; discussions on belief and the Holy Ghost followed. Also Shawn notes the false teachers were like brute beasts living for the moment; they will reap, ‘the rewards of unrighteousness’ due to their lifestyle, which we gain further knowledge from the Greek.
Balaam, the son of Boser (Number 22, 23) was explored partially – more on this next week – and the sect calling themselves, ‘Nicolaitans.’