Puritan Board Professor
Do you think Luke would have called it a "great persecution" if it resulted in scattering only the six remaining table servants (the only ordained persons outside the Apostles)?
Given the severity of what Saul was doing, do you think only the six were scattered?
Do you think that out of the 9,120 men that were added to the church before Acts 8 that maybe The Apostles ordained other pastors that might have been scattered with the laity? Also among those that were added may have included some, if not many, of those ordained before Pentecost and if so could they not be "fast tracked" into service?