Bible verses about "pagans" | Williams

Matthew 5:47

47 And if you say 'Good morning' to your brothers only, what more than others are you doing?

Acts 17:16-23

16 While Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred to its depths to see the city completely steeped in idolatry. 17 So he kept up his discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and the pagans who were worshiping there, and also day by day in the public square with any who chanced to be there. 18 Some of the Epicurean and the Stoic philosophers began to debate with him; and some said, "What is this scraps-of-truth-picker trying to say?" Others said, "He seems to be a preacher of foreign deities." They said so because he was telling the good news of Jesus and the resurrection. 19 So they took him and brought him to the city auditorium and said, "May we know what this new teaching of yours is? 20 For some of the things you bring sound startling to us; so we want to know just what they mean." 21 (Now all the Athenians and foreign visitors in Athens used to spend their time in nothing else than telling or listening to the latest new thing out.) 22 So Paul stood up in the center of the auditorium and said: "Men of Athens, at every turn I make I see that you are very religious. 23 For as I was going here and there and looking at the things you worship, I even found an altar with this inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' So it is about the Being whom you are in ignorance already worshiping that I am telling you.

2 Thessalonians 2:9

9 that is, the representative of lawlessness, whose coming is in accordance with the working of Satan, with his plenitude of power and pretended signs and wonders,

Acts 8:9-13

9 There was a man named Simon in the city, who had kept the Samaritan people thrilled by practicing magic there and by claiming to be a great man. 10 Everybody, high and low, kept running after him, saying, "He is certainly what is known as the Great Power of God!" 11 They kept running after him, because for a long time he had thrilled them with his magical performances. 12 But when the people came to believe the good news proclaimed by Philip about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were constantly baptized. 13 So Simon himself came to believe too, and after he was baptized he continued to be devoted to Philip, and he was always thrilled at seeing such great signs and wonder-works continuously performed.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Do you not know that wrongdoers will not have a share in the kingdom of God? Stop being misled; people who are sexually immoral or idolaters or adulterers or sensual or guilty of unnatural sexual vice 10 or thieves or greedy graspers for more or drunkards or slanderers or swindlers will not have a share in the kingdom of God. 11 And these are just the characters some of you used to be. But now you have washed yourselves clean, you have been consecrated, you are now in right standing with God, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God.

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