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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

6:13 false witnesses. Just as in the trial of Jesus, Stephen’s accusers had to rely on false witnesses for their case. Stephen undoubtedly preached in the same vein as Jesus had, perhaps even referring to the church itself as a spiritual temple—as Jesus had referred to His body as a temple—and the accusers distorted this teaching into a threat against the physical temple. All through history, including today, the enemies who attempt to undermine the Christian faith have resorted to distortions of one kind or another, as well as ad hominem attacks against its teachers. They cannot use actual facts, as all true facts of Scripture, science and history support Biblical Christianity.

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