Monday, August 6, 2012

Mars Hill

After strolling through the Agora and the Stoa we headed up towards the Areopagus. It was quite amazing once again to know that we were standing were the apostle Paul once stood.

   On our hike up towards Mars Hill we stopped and listen to this man dressed in traditional clothing.

 This is Acts 17 in the Greek.

These are the steps leading up.........

On the top of the hill where we listened 
to the account of Acts 17
read by Chris who is from the India. 

Acts 17:22-31
So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'To the unknown god'. What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, being served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward Him and find Him. Yet He is actually not far from each one of us, for " 'In Him we live and move and have our being';as even some of your own poets have said, " 'For we are indeed His offspring.' Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom He has appointed; and of this He has given assurance to all by raising Him from the dead."

1 comment:

Melissa Ruth said...

that was for sure a highlight of the trip for me!!