5923 public opinion
The concepts and views held by the majority of the population. Scripture urges personal, independent thinking, based on God’s word, rather than adherence to popular beliefs.
God’s people should not be concerned about public opinion
Examples of the impact of public opinion
1Sa 14:45 Public opinion saved Jonathan’s life; 1Sa 15:24 Public opinion led to Saul losing his kingdom; Mt 27:15-26 Public opinion led to Jesus Christ being crucified; Ac 12:3 Public opinion led to Peter being imprisoned.
Public opinion is often contrary to divine standards
Public opinion is sometimes in accord with divine standards
Public opinion of Jesus Christ was divided
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