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 Faith Strengthened Chapter 76  Part 2  

Acts 28:3-5. Paul being bitten by a viper, felt no harm from the effects of the poisonous bite, and was, therefore, held by the barbarians surrounding him, to be a God.

The ease with which a human being was deified in those days, accounts for the astonishing superstitious belief; that Jesus was at the same time mortal and a God.