“And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. For certain man,” you’re very familiar with this if you read the book of Acts. I don’t want you to put the mindset; I want you to put the glasses on, that you’re looking at what Paul had to overcome in Gospelizing this paganistic world.

“A certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for,” and please: I’m going to everywhere it says “Diana” it should read ‘Artemis,’ and the King James put them as one and the same. The Greek text, my Greek Bible separates the two.

Come on over here for a minute, just so the folks can read, those that read Greek; I’ve put them in pink Artemedos. Everywhere there’s no “Diana” to be found in the Greek. Diana was an Italian goddess. Artemedos. You see it again here; it’s throughout the whole. Artemis, all right? So if I, if you hear me saying ‘Artemis,’ you’re not reading wrong; I’m reading from my Greek, I’ve made the corrections in my Bible, just for the sake of being correct.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that for a certain named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Artemis, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; Whom he called together with the workmen of the like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we make our living this is how we make our money, making these little trinkets of Artemis that we sell in the temple. “Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost all throughout Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away much people, saying that there be no gods, which are made with hands: So that not only this our craft is in danger,” our livelihood’s in danger, “but also the temple of the great goddess Artemis should be despised,” and it should be; I’m going to show you a picture in a minute, “her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.”

Listen to this mindset! From this man’s vantage point, every single person in the world worships Diana, or Artemis can’t get out of the box. “And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.

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