Monday, July 20, 2009

Let the Madness Begin

Acts 26:24-25 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

The great apostle had just finished preaching the christian gospel, the good news of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) to the noble Festus. And was thus rebuked...with the fateful words...Thou art mad!

How often have I felt as Paul must have felt at that moment..."I'm not crazy! It's the truth! The truth of God! The truth of His words!" Yet so often it seems as though thier ears are shut, their minds closed...or worse, their understanding is clouded by some religious darkness, whether it be theistic or atheistic which causes their understanding to be darkened, their hearts hardened to the simple truths of the words of God.

Though my posts here may be heart and mind are willing, but my flesh is weak, I think you will either be intrigued...or will likely shout..."Surely this man is quite mad!"

So...I suppose it is time...Let the madness begin.....

Unless otherwise stated, all scripture passages will be from the King James Version of the English Bible.


  1. Great to see you blogging Dad! Can't wait to see all the things you post!

  2. I love that "conversation" between Paul and Festus. I think of Festus as ragingly angry, spitting out his mouth as he yelled at Paul, and Paul just calmly but boldly replying.