James Stalker

Kicking Against The Goad

It was the persecutor’s hope utterly to exterminate Christianity. But little did he understand its genius. It thrives on persecution. Prosperity has often been [nearly] fatal to it, persecution never. "They that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word" (Acts 8:4). Hitherto the Church had been confined within the walls of Jerusalem; but now all over Judea and Samaria, and in distant Phoenicia and Syria, the beacon of the gospel began in many a town...

A Trophy of Grace

For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am; and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me (1 Cor. 15:9,10). Christianity obtained in Paul an incomparable type of Christian character. His conversion proved the power of Christianity to overcome the strongest prejudic...
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