Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Paul VS Nero


"After Paul becomes a believer and the great apostle, he is arrested in A.D. 68 and is being led to the Mamertine prison in Rome.  He would have walked beneath the palace of Nero on the way to the prison.  Late at night, picture the scene: the palace of Nero, the parties going on, the bright lights, the music, and Paul - shuffling down the street in chains on his way to the prison and his execution.  No one would have ever imagined that the day would come when men would name their dogs Nero and their sons Paul."

- Dr Bill Creasy 
[paraphrasing F.F. Bruce in "Paul: From Sinner to Saint"]