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Acts 5:34-36, "Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, and said unto the Jews, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men; for if this council, or this work, be of men, it will come to nought:" (verse 39) "but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest, haply (perhaps) ye be found even to fight against God."

The subject is cited here for the purpose of following the order of the passages which claim a refutation. We have already noticed that the duration of a sect does not constitute a proof of the veracity of their tenets, otherwise, the Mahommedan faith would be entitled to nearly the same belief as that of the Christians.