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Grace Bible Chapel of Springfield, Illinois
|DECEMBER 2 2018
|DECEMBER 9 , 2018
|DECEMBER 16, 2018
|DECEMBER 23, 2018
|DECEMBER 30 2018
“He…preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.” (Gal. 1:23)
After Saul of Tarsus was converted, the churches of Judea heard that this arch-persecutor of the Christian faith
had become an ardent preacher and defender of the faith. It was a remarkable reversal.
In more recent times, there have been spectacular incidents where men have done a similar about-face.
Lord Littleton and Gilbert West decided jointly that they would overthrow the faith of those who defended the Bible.
Littleton would disprove the records of the conversion of Saul, while West would prove conclusively that the
resurrection of Christ was a myth. “They both had to acknowledge that they were rusty about the Bible records,
but they decided, ‘If we are to be honest, we ought at least to study the evidence. They conferred often during their
work on the subjects in hand. In one of these conferences Littleton opened his heart to his friend and confessed
that he was beginning to feel that there was something in it’. The other man replied that he himself had been a bit
shaken by the results of his study. Finally, when the books were finished, the two authors met and found that each
of them, instead of writing against, had produced books in favor of the subjects they had set out to ridicule. They
agreed that after going into all the evidence as legal experts, they could honestly do nothing else but accept what
the Bible records state as true regarding both subjects” (Frederick P. Wood). Lord Littleton’s book was The
Conversion of St. Paul. West’s book was titled The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The infidel, Robert C. Ingersoll
challenged an agnostic, Lew Wallace, to write a book showing the falsity of the record concerning Jesus Christ.
Wallace spent years in researching the subject, much to the sorrow of his Methodist wife. Then he began to write.
When he had finished nearly four chapters, he realized that the records concerning Christ were true. He fell on his
knees in repentance and trusted Christ as Lord and Savior. Then he wrote the book Ben Hur, presenting Christ as
the divine Son of God.
Frank Morison wanted to write a story concerning Christ, but since he didn’t believe in the miraculous, he decided
to limit himself to the seven days leading up to the crucifixion. However, as he studied the biblical records, he
extended the subject to the resurrection. Convinced now that Christ had truly risen, he received Him as his Savior
and wrote the book Who Moved the Stone? The first chapter is titled The Book that Refused to be Written.
The Bible is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. It is its own best proof. Those who attack
and ridicule it should face the possibility of one day believing it and becoming its devoted champions.
Below is a meditation written, by Mr. William MacDonald. 1917-2007
FLOYD PIERCE will be our speaker at our 11
a.m. Family Bible Hour on Sunday, December
16, 2018. Along with his wife Helen he served
as a missionary in Brazil for 35 years. The
Helen Leticia Pierce Christian Schools may be
seen at www.escolacrista.com/nova Floyd
serves as an elder and Sunday School teacher
in the adult class that currently studies the
Gospel of John. They have three grown
children and many foster children in Brazil.
They are grandparents to nine grandchildren
and eight great grand children. They offer free
Bible correspondence courses in English and
Portuguese at this site. Click here