May 6, 2018

All The Apostles of God

Way back in 1907, two scholars, a British scholar named William Mitchell Ramsay and a German scholar named Gustav Adolph Deissmann, got on a couple of trains and then a couple of boats and finally two horses and went around visiting sites of the early church in the northern Mediterranean – places where the apostle Paul had planted an early form of Christianity, and they saw some ancient stone inscriptions on monuments in those towns that said that Caesar Augustus was divine.  They saw inscriptions that showed that he was called the son of god, and lord, and redeemer, and savior of the world and they said, “Hmm?  Those are familiar titles.”  They saw all that and they said, as it were: “Oh, my God! So that’s what these titles in the Bible are all about!”