By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
JESUS said: "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. If therefore shall make you free, ye shall be FREE indeed." (John 8: 32,36)
St. Paul declared without any hesitation that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! (Heb. 13: 8) How did he know that?He met Jesus Christ on the Damascus Road on his way to apprehend Believers in Messiah Jesus, take them to Jerusalem in chains and compel them to renounce Christ and have them stoned to death, if they would not do so!
The murderous fanatic Saul of Tarsus - the proud Jewish Pharisee - was changed by the Almighty power of Jesus Christ Who is the Creator, Saviour, Redeemer of the world and Liberator of the human race! (Acts 9: 1-23; 22: 1-21;26: 1-32)
Saul changed his name to Paul which means the 'little one' and he spent his entire life persuading men and women to repent of their sins of unbelief and high treason against the Almighty. (2 Cor. 5: 17-21)
His message was one of reconciliation to God by receiving mercy and pardon through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the incarnated Son of God and Pascal Lamb that was slain for our sins and raised again for our justification. (Romans 4:24, 25)
St. Paul was a learned man and when his blinded eyes were opened, he saw clearly both physically and spiritually the great truth of Jesus Christ was and received Him as his Lord and Saviour according to the Holy Scriptures!
Seven hundred years before His birh in Bethlehem, the prophet Isaiah and others prophesied His virgin birth, His sacrificial death on the cross and his glorious resurrection from the dead and His Lordship of this world. (Isaiah 53)
Dear Friend, receive Him as your Saviour today. He waits for your cry for mercy and forgiveness! (Acts 2: 21; Rev. 3: 20). Amen.