During his sermon to the Athenians, Paul quoted a saying by a Greek poet. What was the saying and who was the poet that first said it?
#106852. Asked by david1975. (Jul 05 09 4:32 PM)
Paul proclaimed the nearness of God: "...for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we are his offspring" (V.28).
Paul offers this as another reason why we should easily find Him -- "for we are His offspring." Here Paul apparently quotes from a Greek poet, Aratus thus showing his knowledge of Greek writers. Others had said the same thing Aratus had written. On two other occasions Paul quoted from such sources: 1 Cor. 15:33 and Titus 1:12.
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