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Speech of Apostle Paul, from Acts Chapter 17:

But Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.

For passing by and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the Unknown God. What therefore you worship without knowing it, that I preach to you:
God, who made the world and all things therein, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.*
Neither is he served with men's hands, as though he needed any thing: seeing it is he who giveth to all life and breath and all things:
And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times and the limits of their habitation.
That they should seek God, if haply they may feel after him or find him, although he be not far from every one of us.
For in him we live and move and are: as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring.
Being therefore the offspring of God, we must not suppose the divinity to be like unto gold or silver or stone, the graving of art and device of man.
And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, now declareth unto men that all should every where do penance.
Because he hath appointed a day wherein he will judge the world in equity, by the man whom he hath appointed: giving faith to all, by raising him up from the dead.

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