徒 Acts 6:11-15
11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
We are especially taught by this example how dangerous a pretext good zeal may be if it is not controlled by God’s Spirit, for it always breaks out into furious frenzy and acts as an amazing disguise for all kinds of wrongdoing.
We should never be surprised today that the godly, correct, and useful things we teach are perversely corrupted by our attackers, for Satan, the father of lies, always gives himself to this business. We must take care to deny outright to the ungodly the opportunity they are seeking.