Did Paul Die and Come Back?


nmpauxI have been reading the book of Acts. When I came to chapter 14 suddenly for the first time something occurred to me. On checking my thoughts on the Net, it seems I wasn’t the only one!

In Lystra, where Paul and the others has gone to escape the persecution in Antioch, Paul was stoned by some of the Jewish elders of Antioch who had travelled there on purpose to harass him.

My thought was this: when Paul was stoned by the Jews and left for dead, did he actually die? And was THIS the time he later referred to as his visit to heaven: Continue reading

Deliverance From Sin


temptation-appleDo you want to be freed from the enticing and sometimes overwhelming power of sin?

I’m asking Christians, who have already received a free pardon for their activities in the flesh, and a new life in Jesus Christ – although there’s nothing wrong with others benefiting from this message, too.

If all Christians became [in a practical earthly sense] perfect at the moment of new birth, and never thereafter sinned, I would not have to ask this question, but we all know that is not the case.

Being forgiven, and being delivered from the power of sin are two different things. Rather, two sides of the same coin. Continue reading