徒 Acts 4:11-12
11 Jesus is “‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
This happens daily whenever church leaders reject Christ today. Master-builders or architects who rule the church are reminded of their role by their name.
God honored Christ even though he was rejected by the builders, and this should comfort us when we see even the pastors of the church, or at least those who are held in high esteem, rebel and reject Christ. Even though their conspiracies seem so strong, we can be certain that Christ’s honor remains safe and sound. The result of this is that we can fearlessly maintain Christ’s kingdom, which God invincibly defends.
We must guard against two dangers: we must not flatter people by remaining silent, as this betrays the truth; and we must not become angry, as this can take over our thinking. So we must be serious, openly accusing but not losing our temper. People who follow this will not only have Peter as their example, but God’s Spirit as well.