The “learned men” of Athens were famous for the institution of debate of philosophy, superstition, and religion. Day by day, Paul went to the synagogue and the marketplace to reason with people. When he preached the good news about Jesus and the resurrection, he was called a “babbler” and accused of advocating foreign gods.
At one meeting, Paul stood up and said: "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. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” (Acts 17:24-27)
Paul went on to say that God commands people to repent, “For he has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising Him from the dead." (v. 31) Some of the philosophers sneered at Paul’s words, but a few believed.
The question mark placed in every human’s soul asks, “Is God who He says He is, or not?” In addition to Paul’s teachings, Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection was recorded in all four gospels of the New Testament by four different men who knew the Lord personally.
Each of us will have eternal life, either in heaven, or in hell. The Gospel is good news for all who are willing to receive it. If we turn to the Lord, He will show us the truth. Do you know Jesus Christ well enough to say in your heart and mind, “I trust Him”?
Choate Baptist Church is located at 6355 State Hwy 239, just 8 miles southeast of Kenedy. We welcome you to join us on Sundays for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship at 11 a.m., and Evening Worship at 7 p.m., and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Brother Odom’s message can also be heard on Radio KAML 990 AM each Sunday morning at 8:30.