14 October 19

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Those of us who are learned find that if we tell the truth we are shunned. The politic man bends with the fashions of the ruler. The worldly wise retreat, but the Godly remind the rulers that the decisions being discussed were made publicly.

Christ’s death did not occur secretly. Nor did his resurrection.

Acts 26:24-29

24 And as he was saying these things in his defence, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words. 26 For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this has not been done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 And Agrippa said to Paul, “In a short time would you persuade me to be a Christian?” 29 And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—except for these chains.”

And it is in that resurrection that we place our hope. For if he rose, he calls us to follow him, and in the life to come to be atoned by his sacrifice and again be children of God.