Answers – To Difficult Questions (Book Of Acts) Please Select A Study: Acts 1:13-14 – Why are the lists of disciples different? Acts 1:15-26 – Does this passage support papal succession? Acts 1:16-20 – Doesn’t this passage imply fatalism? Acts 1:16-19 – How did Judas die, by hanging or falling down? Acts 1:18 – How did Judas die? Acts 1:18 – Who bought the Potter’s Field, Judas or the Jews? Acts 1:26 – Should we cast lots? Acts 2:1-4 – Does this passage support the Pentecostal doctrine of the second blessing? Acts 2:16–21—Did Peter make a mistake in quoting Joel? Acts 2:25-28 – Why does Peter cite Psalm 16:10 to demonstrate the resurrection of Jesus? Acts 2:34 – Is David in heaven or not? Acts 2:38 – Did Peter declare that baptism was necessary for salvation? Acts 2:38 – Is baptism necessary for salvation? Acts 2:38 – Are we saved by faith or by baptism? Acts 2:44–45 – Did early Christians practice communism? Acts 2:44-45 – Were the early Christians the first communist? Acts 3:21 – Will all things be restored to God or just some things? Acts 3:21 – Does this passage imply universalism? Acts 4:12 – Is Christ the only way of salvation? Acts 4:12 – Does this verse teach that people need to hear Jesus’ name to be saved? Acts 5:15-16 How could Peter’s shadow heal people? Acts 5:29 – Shall we obey God’s Law or human law? Acts 5:36–37 – Does Luke make a mistake concerning Theudas and Judas? Acts 5:36-37 – Did Luke make a mistake in citing Theudas and Judas? Acts 7:2 – Has anyone seen God or not? Acts 7:14—Why does this text say “seventy-five people” when Exodus 1:5 says there were “seventy persons”? Acts 7:14 – Does Stephen misquote the OT text? Acts 8:14-15 – Why did Peter and John need to come down to preach in Samaria? Acts 8:20-24 – Did Simon lose his salvation? Acts 8:30-31 – Does this support the idea that we need an interpretive society to understand the Bible, as the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim? Acts 9:3-4 – When Paul saw the light, did all fall to the ground or not? Acts 9:7 – Did the men with Paul hear the voice or not? Acts 10:36 – Did Jesus come to bring peace or not? Acts 13:39 – Can you be forgiven of all sins or not? Acts 13:41 – Why does Paul cite Habakkuk 1:5? Acts 13:48 – Does this passage teach that only some are appointed for eternal life? Acts 14:22-23 – Should believers fast? Acts 15:1 – Is this passage referring to the Council of Jerusalem or is it something else? Acts 15:16-17 – Why does James cite Amos 9? Acts 15:20 – Does this passage indicate that it is a sin to receive a blood transfusion? Acts 16:1–3 – Why did Paul have Timothy circumcised when he himself spoke so strongly against it? Acts 16:3 – Why does Paul circumcise Timothy? Acts 16:6 – Why did the Holy Spirit forbid Paul to preach in Asia when Jesus said to go into all the world? Acts 19:11-12 – Healing handkerchiefs? Acts 20:9–10—How could Eutycus be dead if he had life in him? Acts 21:4, 11 – Was Paul contradicting the Spirit when he went to Jerusalem? Acts 21:26 – Did Paul make a mistake in bringing a sacrifice to the Temple to appease Jewish believers? Acts 22:16 – Are we saved by faith or by baptism? Acts 23:2-5 – Was it wrong for Paul to revile the high priest? Also how did he not know who he was? Acts 23:5 – Did Paul lie when he said he didn’t know the high priest? Acts 26:13-14 – When Paul saw the light, did all fall to the ground or not?