Gospel Vindication

Acts 28:11-29

Jewish unbelief is a recurring theme throughout the book of Acts. In the penultimate scene in the final narrative of this book, Luke seeks to resolve the problem by recording Paul’s assessment of this persistent unbelief. After showing that problem was not in Paul or in external circumstances which might prejudice them against the gospel, Luke records Paul’s analysis: the heart of this people has become dull. For Paul, the Holy Spirit speaking in Scripture accounted for this unbelief and simply put it was a problem with the heart.