There is not much that is known about Simon the Canaanite also referred to as Simon the Zealot. He was called by Jesus. We need to understand that the kingdom of Jesus Christ is eternal and that Jesus Christ go beyond any political causes.
Matthew 10:4; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15
Simon the Canaanite was also called Simon the Zealot and was called to be one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. He was only mentioned three times in the Bible. There is not much that is known about him.
Luke 6:15 identifies Simon as the Zelotes, which describes the Jewish sect of the Zealots. His name there would Simon of the sect of the Zealots.
Acts 1:13 tells us that Simon the Canaanite was present with the apostles in the upper room of Jerusalem after Christ had ascended to heaven.
What Can This Story Teach Us?
Jesus Christ go beyond political causes, governments, and all earthly turmoil. We need to understand that the kingdom of Jesus Christ is eternal. Following Jesus leads to salvation and the possibility of everlasting life.
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:15-17)
“These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:1-3).
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:23).
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Holstein, Joanne “Simon the Canaanite; Simon the Zealot:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Oct 2014.< https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=1750,>.
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Holstein, Joanne (2014, October) “Simon the Canaanite; Simon the Zealot:.” Becker Bible Studies Library. Retrieved from https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=1750,.
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Holstein, Joanne (2014) “Simon the Canaanite; Simon the Zealot:.” Becker Bible Studies Library (October), https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=1750, (accessed).