• The Word becoming flesh is based on Jesus' dwelling among us. Paul as a chief speaker was supposed to be Hermes. The former Pagans of the group would have also been subtly influenced by their decades of long worship of Greek and Roman gods. Paul says of the crowd, "You know that when you were Pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak." (1 Corinthians 12:2)

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