Nor is it greatly to be wondered at if these things are done towards men, since for the same cause the people who were placed in hope,
"It is hard to kick against the pricks; "
But again, we allege the same against those who do not recognise Paul as an apostle: that they should either reject the other words of the Gospel which we have come to know through Luke alone, and not make use of them; or else, if they do receive all these, they must necessarily admit also that testimony concerning Paul, when he (Luke) tells us that the Lord spoke at first to him from heaven: "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me? I am Jesus Christ, whom thou persecutest; "
"Wherefore, then, I send thee to the Gentiles," it is said, "to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God; that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith which is in Me."
in which we were tarrying perishing with thirst (that is, deprived of the divine word), drinking, "by the faith which is on Him,"
In like manner, before Agrippa also, he says that he was advancing "none other things than those which the prophets had announced."
For says [Paul], "If Christ should become passible, and should be the first to rise again from the dead."
If he was in heaven, when would he not see what was doing in Italy? For the Italian land is "not in a corner."
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