“So, I [Paul] stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen—that the Christ would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to his own people and to the Gentiles.” At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.” “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” ” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable.” (Acts 26:22–25, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone be believed by the masses.” (Plato). We, as Christians, are “saying nothing beyond what” Jesus proclaimed, as recorded in the Scriptures. But today, these truths are being obscured by the “shadows and lies of [our] culture,” making it hard to “be understood, let alone be believed by the masses.”
My Advice – “What [we are] saying is true and reasonable.” (Acts 26:25, NIV 1984). Therefore, “[we are] not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last.” (Romans 1:16–17, NIV 1984). Whether it is “believed by the masses or not.” We might be called “insane,” but let’s keep on proclaiming.