CHARACTER STUDY: PAUL 101

KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 27:10 “And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives”.

Apostle Paul was ultimately set up to sail to Rome to stand before Emperor Caesar to be judged. On the course of the journey apostle Paul came to the centurion and said to him, please I perceive that this journey would be of great hurt or danger to every one of them. The bible gave the following response from the centurion. Acts 27:11 “Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul”. The centurion’s reaction shows that as Paul said to him the voyage would be of great danger, the captain of the ship also said, he should not mind the things Paul was saying. The centurion just ignored what Paul said.

Many people today would rather listen to human reason than to listen to the voice of God. A literal consideration of Paul’s case should make it very normal for one who does not know the background of an individual to ignore what he says. Putting this literal interpretation aside most people give no value to spiritual matters. Men easily reject the gospel because they trivialise the whole thing. They contemplate, how can the death of a man save them. Some even argue, how can a GOD of love put people in hell to suffer forever. Many more still claim there is no God and every happening is simply a natural occurrence. Dear reader do not be deceived life is spiritual.

Please just consider what the scripture says: 1Corinth 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”. Many people who recovered from a near death experience reported about very horrific scenes of hell and the dark regions. Many of such people were complete atheist who had no religious background. All these people after they have recovered from that condition accept Jesus as their Lord. The question is, what is the fate of all those who never recovered back to life but died? The centurion did not believe Paul yet what Paul told him happened perfectly. Acts 27:14 “But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon”. What the bible says about hell is true.

Dear reader, if you have not made Jesus Lord over your life, then do not delay any further. It may be too late tomorrow. Accept Jesus as your Lord and personal savior TODAY.

You may pray the following prayer

PRAYER

Lord Jesus I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. I make you Lord of my life. Come into my life today as I surrender my life to you. Thank you, Jesus, for saving my soul.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 11:25. “At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes”.

1Corinth 1:21. “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe”.

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