The apostle Paul intended to go to Jerusalem, but first went in the opposite direction to Greece. This was because he collected offerings for the Christians in Jerusalem who were suffering economic hardship for their faith. But before he left Ephesus, a riot broke out because of the victories over Satan in that city. Conversion of the Holy Spirit caused so many people to abandon idolatry that the idol fabricating industries suffered loss of profits. This caused an outcry by a man named Demetrius, which in turn led to an uproar in the city. Their protests became very confused and large enough to draw concern. It all pictures the world’s way of thinking about the Gospel as a misguided ball of confusion.
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