Politicians need to know church history 

New Testament: Acts 7.17–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 7.1–19 on June 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Stephen reminded the Jewish leaders of their history, and that it was a history of rejecting the people whom God had sent to them. 

Sometimes politicians also forget the blessings that God had poured out on their nation because of the presence of Christians in the nation. 

This happened during the time that Israel was in Egypt, that although Joseph had blessed the nation greatly, a later pharaoh had no knowledge of him, as Stephen pointed out to the Jewish leaders: 

“But when the time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt till another king arose who did not know Joseph.”

– Acts 7.17–18 

As you know, this proved tragic for the children of Israel. Was there anything that the children of Israel could have done to keep alive the memory of their people, especially Joseph? I do not know, but, knowing what happened in Egypt, we do well to keep alive the history of Christians in our various nations. 


  • What can we do to make sure that our nations remember how believers have blessed our nations? 
  • Are you familiar with church history from the first century until now? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com

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