The Berean Expositor
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itself a conviction that some notion held regarding the message of the Acts is
fundamentally wrong. So long as the tradition of man is held that the church began at
Pentecost, so long will its adherents make void the Word of God in bowing to their
traditions. If there is anything certain arising out of this consideration it is that the
question concerning the restoration of the kingdom to Israel was an enlightened one, and
one arising out of the fact that they "understood" the "opened Scriptures". The answer of
the Lord also points in the same direction. He does not rebuke them for their ignorance
or their bias, He simply deals with one part of their question which had to do with the
time of Israel's restoration, telling them that these times and seasons were not the subject
of revelation.