Friday, October 30, 2009

What A Change We Have In Jesus

For twenty-five years the Apostle Paul endured hardship, deprivation and finally death by beheading in AD64. For twenty-five years Paul gave up everything of earthly value. Why? Why did Paul turn suddenly from a killer of Christians and persecuter of the Christian Church to one of Christianities most effective missionaries? Because Jesus the Christ rose from the dead and confronted Paul as he was on his way to lay waste to yet another congregation.

Because Christ rose from the dead, people by the billions have had their lives changed for the better.

7 comments:

The Atheist Missionary said...

"For twenty-five years Paul gave up everything of earthly value. Why? Easy ... he was deluded.

Makarios said...

Right. Because wealth and fame and power are so very important to our well-being? In the atheist's world, of course.

JD Curtis said...

There is a big difference between the early apostles and the 9/11 hijackers. The apostles were witnesses to that which happened and were willing to endure all manner of horrific suffering and horrible deaths rather than deny and lie about something that they saw with their own eyes. The 9/11 hijackers hoped that what they were doing was right. Yes TAM the hijackers in this case were deluded. The apostles were witnesses and couldnt lie about what they saw... The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Gorth Satana said...

Where is the evidence that Paul was beheaded?

JD Curtis said...

Something tells me if I plopped an old severed human head onto Gorth's lap, he would.....

A. vaguely enjoy it, and

B. proceed to tell me "but, this doesnt look like Paul..."

Gorth Satana said...

I'm not aware of any good evidence that Paul was beheaded at all.
It may be a medieval invention like a lot of the stories of the apostles martyrdom.

Hugo said...

JD: "The apostles were witnesses and couldnt lie about what they saw"

Couldn't lie? Why not?
You say they were witnesses because they said they were...