Saturday, November 7, 2015

In the Foorsteps of Paul



Antioch of Pisididia, soldier's entrance

Lots of legion memorabilia

sitting in the gate that Paul must have gone through
 picture from the internet may help visualise the gate
This city gate was paid for by the family of Sergius Paulus
The apostle Paul's first convert
Acts 13: Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man,
sent for Barnabas and Saul because
he wanted to hear the word of God
Next a giant temple complex

you can see the holes where the second story was supported
, another picture from the internet

underneath the temple in the middle was a Mithraeum
 Mithra was worshipped by soldiers

Later we went for a long hike
a sign of the bull in the house (Mithra)
a steady climb up, we hiked about 18km that day

at the top we came to a Mithraeum
Mithra was a mystery religion but very popular
they found hundreds of Mithraeums in Rome alone
the weird thing is that it had things in common with Christianity
the enemy is clever, he is "almost right "

we needed our flashlights on the way down
Rien and I had been Dan this day, Dan is the tribe that
always traveled in the rear. Together with John, Nancy and Randy
was a good experience

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