Dr. Bill Creasy of Logos Bible Study uses a literary, historical approach to examine and enliven the bible for modern listeners. Dr. Creasy draws on his studies, travels, and personal anecdotes to vividly depict the works of scripture. He speaks in a pleasant, friendly voice but with authority, frequently incorporating contemporary references. The programs are a lively combination of a sermon and college lecture.
In this episode, Dr. Creasy discusses The Birth of the Church.
St. Paul dominates in the New Testament. Thirteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament are attributed to him, and during three missionary journeys, he managed to evangelize all of Asia Minor and a major part of Europe.
Today, St. Paul is viewed as the apostle who worked tirelessly to spread the gospel in the ancient world. Yet, Paul began as the great persecutor of the Church. After the stoning of Stephen, it was Paul who stood at the head of the crowd “giving approval to his death,” and it was Paul who received letters from the high priest granting him authority to go to Damascus, round up believers and have them put to death.
How Paul moves from the great persecutor of the Church to become one of its greatest saints is a tremendous story, and no one can tell it better than Dr. Creasy!