Saturday, January 06, 2018

Jesus and Paul

Jesus tells us (in Luke 24) that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name.  Luke's gospel tells us about Christ's death and resurrection.  Luke's sequel [Acts] tells us about the preaching part.  

As we read through Acts, we see many similarities in stories between Jesus and Paul.  They were both opposed by the Jews.  They both did miracles.  They both traveled around, preaching and forgiving sin, beginning in the synagogue.  They were both arrested when innocent.  But Paul does not die.  (Well, yes, he died.  Eventually.  But that's not recorded in Acts.)


And that's because only Christ's death counts for our salvation.




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