A Discussion Between Pope Innocent II and Thomas Aquinas (Acts 3:6)

There is a legend that has circulated for years about a discussion between Pope Innocent II and Thomas Aquinas. While counting a large sum of money, the Pope said, “You see, Thomas, the church can no longer say, ‘Silver and gold have I none.’” Thomas answered, “That is true, Holy Father, but neither can she still say, ‘Arise and walk.’”

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

Acts 3:6-8 KJV




One response to “A Discussion Between Pope Innocent II and Thomas Aquinas (Acts 3:6)”

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    Alvin Lynn Gary

    I had never heard this. So good, and so true. The church can never substitute prosperity and size for the power of God through the power of the resurrected Christ.

    Al Gary


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