Acts 8:2 Devout Men

Acts 8:2 (KJV)
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial and made great lamentation over him.

Devout men carried Stephen to his burial. 

Slain by an angry mob under the consent of Saul, there would have been a considerable risk to associate in any way with Stephen.
Their devotion was not to Stephen
Although I am sure, given the lamentation, that they did care for him.

Their devotion would not have been merely cultural
Or else they would not have had to be devout. Businesses have been established to take care of the dead. 

Their devotion was in the cause of Christ
The message Stephen preached caused his death and motivated these believers.

Their lamentation was the same. But, though they wept over the loss of this man of God, their love and passion would have been for the message he preached and the Saviour he loved.

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Acts 8:2 Devout Men

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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