Monday, December 8, 2014

MEMO: Stephen re the Apostle Paul's Death


MEMORANDUM: Stephen re the Apostle Paul's Death
Date: December 8, 2014


What happened? 

Saul watched re henchmen stoned to death Stephen, the Martyr. Stephen before, during said his attackers knew not God power. "You have no idea what you are doing. When God finds out he'll be angry."

Later, as Saul was on his way home...Jesus appear before him and said, "Why have you killed me?" Paul was blinded, waited for help which came in form of alt disciple.

Theology: 

Likely both the Holy Spirit and God appeared to Saul, sent Jesus finally.

Stephen died because he spoke truth to power.

Why did God allow Stephen to be stoned to death?

Did God love Stephen?

Inherent Paradox: 

Assumption: This was written long ago.
Proof: God stoned Stephen. God loves Stephen.

Resolve the Paradox: 

Notions of Human free will…… #tedious

Stephen's faith was such that it seemed he didn't even mind being stoned. #Miracle

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