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The Paul and Barnabas dispute

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In Acts 15:36-41 Paul and Barnabas had a dispute as to whether or not Mark should accompany them. 

 

Was Paul wrong for forbidding Mark to go along with them, or was Barnabas wrong for insisting otherwise?

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Barnabas was wrong, Mark was unreliable. Whatever reasoning Barnabas had for bringing Mark doesn't seem like it was for the right priories.

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Looks like we have a picture of 3 Godly men with slightly different view points. Gee i wonder if there could be a lesson in that ? 

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God is always in control, and I believe Paul had a closer walk with God. Mark was immature and could not be trusted to be reliable.  Barnabas as  it turned out eventually taught and brought Mark to where Paul would call him to his side.

 

All this was in Gods timing and His master plan. For me this shows how God has a plan, even when we can't understand how anything good could ver come out of a situation.

 

Was Paul under the control of the Holy Spirit, yes he was. Was Barnabas wrong, or was Barnabas being used by God to bring Mark back to being useful to Paul? I think it takes looking at the final results.

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The Bible doesn't say who was right and who was wrong so I don't think we should.  One result of the dispute was that two teams rather than one were sent out.  Perhaps God allowed the disagreement to bring about this result.

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On 5/12/2018 at 7:42 PM, Becky said:

Looks like we have a picture of 3 Godly men with slightly different view points. Gee i wonder if there could be a lesson in that ? 

What do you mean?

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Paul , Barnabas,& Mark three men who love of the Lord. Each had slightly different views. 

One lesson, we who love the Lord do not always view things exactly the same

Another lesson grown men who walked and talked in Bible days needed guidance just as we do today.

A lesson on why church leadership is important .

God's will will not be thworted  by man. 

I bet there are a few more lessons there :classic_smile:

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20 minutes ago, Becky said:

Paul , Barnabas,& Mark three men who love of the Lord. Each had slightly different views. 

One lesson, we who love the Lord do not always view things exactly the same

Another lesson grown men who walked and talked in Bible days needed guidance just as we do today.

A lesson on why church leadership is important .

God's will will not be thworted  by man. 

I bet there are a few more lessons there :classic_smile:

We clearly see how God is in total control and His will is done. These three men were used just as God intended,

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