Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Called Straight

Today is the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul.

As early as AD 36, there were enough Christians at Damascus, and they were sufficiently active, for the High Priest at Jerusalem to have dispatched Saul of Tarsus to stamp them out.

Thus was he on the road to Damascus. It is still there, although you would struggle to make the journey now.

The street called Straight is still there, too, in Damascus itself.

As are the Christians who baptised and ordained the greatest theologian and missionary in Christian history, the author of much of the New Testament.

Already there in Syria in AD 36, they are there in Syria to this day.

They have seen off every High Priest, every Roman Emperor, and every real Caliph.

The current pretended Caliph holds no terrors whatever for them.

Nor does any President of the United States who will not let them into his country without "extreme vetting".

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