Therefore come out from among “THEM” and be ye separated says the LORD.
Touch no unclean thing and I will receive you.
(2 Cor 6:17)
QUESTION: Who are the “THEM” that the LORD is referring to?
And when they were escaped then they knew the island was called:
(an island between Sicily and Africa/Phoenician/Canaanite territory)
And the barbarous people (savage cruel) showed us great kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain and because of the cold.
And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, there came a viper snake out of the heat and fastened itself to Paul’s hand.
And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hanging onto his hand, they said among themselves, no dount this man is a murderer, that thought that he escaped the sea, yet vengeance caused him not to live.
And Paul shook off the viperous snake into the fire, and felt NO HARM. (Hallelujah!)
And they looked at him where he should have been swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly from the venom, but after some time passed, and saw NO HARM had come to Paul, they changed their minds about him being a murderer, and said that Paul was a god.
And in that same quarters (area) were possessions of the chief man of the island whose name was Publius (a chief barbarian) who received us and lodged us for three days courteously. And it came to pass that the father of the chief barbarian lay sick with fever and with a bloody flux (intestinal hemmorages and diarreha) to whom Paul ENTERED in and PRAYED, and LAID HANDS on him and HEALED him.
(Something which is rarely done anymore due to the lack of faith in Living WORD and it’s POWER and the act of Adultery with the World’s Rudiments)
So when this was done , others also which had diseases in the island, came to Paul and were healed.
And the barbarians honored us with many honors. And when we departed, the barbarians loaded us up with such things as necessary for the voyage.
AND into whichever City or Town you enter, ASK who in the City is WORTHY to hear the LIVING WORD, and stay there until it’s time to depart.
And when you come into that home, give respect and polite recognition. And IF the house be Worthy, let your peace come on it. But if it be NOT Worthy, let your peace return to you.
And WHOEVER does NOT recieve YOU nor hear your Words (as a representative of the Most High)
when you leave out of that house, City or Town, shake the dust off your feet.
Verily I say to you , It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of JUDGEMENT, than for that CITY.
I will punish the World for their EVIL and the Wicked (Edomites – Malachi 1:4) for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to ease and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.