Acts 17:24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.”
Now we see Paul begin his gospel presentation. Immediately we can see that Paul knew who he was talking to and more importantly he knew what they believed. This will be seen throughout his message.
The Epicureans believed God is far away and that is exactly why he started his message with God the Creator of the universe. No one can limit him or contain him in some building. He is far and beyond. So the Epicureans are sitting up listening to Paul because he has built the bridge for them to come to him to hear more. “We like this Paul, this is a message we can listen to.”
It makes you wonder why the Church is so desperate to point out the differences between them and the world. Surely it makes more sense to build a bridge?