For all the Athenians and the foreigners who were there spent their time in

     nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing.

                                      (Acts 17:21)

 

The Athenians can be viewed in two ways: as intellectuals or pseudo-intellectuals. They desired to know the “newest news.” This was their attempt to come up with something newer than what was new. Yet, no news is newer than 200 years of church history and systematic theology. According to Ecclesiastes 1:9, “nothing is new under the sun.” Jesus Christ is the fulfillment—the final revelation of God forever. So, their request for something new would be fulfilled with something old, yet still relevant and new.