Philosophers Invite Paul to Speak on Mars Hill
Paul accepted the invitation to speak on Mars Hill, but he had little response. Intellectualism is surely a dead end. Either God gives a person the spirit of repentance, or He does not. If God does not strike through the mental blindness of an intellectual, all of our reasonings and explanations will be to no avail. Repentance is a gift of God. It is an anointing that softens a hardened heart and changes the clouded mind. Unless this anointing touches a person, and unless His divine light shines into a darkened soul we could labor in vain for months. The Athenians had an appetite to hear some new idea or theory, but very few wanted to hear the true message— the message of true wisdom.
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