Has Paul Been Found?

by Bryant Evans on June 29, 2009

The Roman Catholic church announced Sunday evening that scientific tests have confirmed that remains buried in a catholic church near Rome have confirmed the tradition that the remains belong to the apostle Paul.

Church leader Benedict XVI announced that tests confirm the remains to date to a period between the first and second century. Paul likley died around 67 AD while imprisoned in Rome. Church headquaters have known for about a year that results were favorable. He did not release additional details.

So?

Paul would be the first to tell you not to worship or honor his remains for he is but a man. Paul viewed himself as sinner saved by Jesus Christ. He was his servant. No doubt there will be great profit for some over this announcement.

We suggest you be very careful in reading anything into this. The catholics have for years placed extreme value on the remains, or relics, of ancient Christians and catholics. Faith should not be predicated on such a discovery for it may never be truly proven to be that of Paul.

Christians are further reminded that there is but one tomb that we are interested in and it is empty!

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{ 7 comments }

Ramel Price Brown June 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm

What is so funny about history is, digging up the past..Very interesting story of Paul in the news today..

Kaylene Peters June 29, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Wow, I wonder what happened to the revived Jesus? A wife of the cousin of Jesus of Nazareth, says he appears sometimes, but it's like ?

Jeff Hammack June 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Gosh, I wonder if finding the remains of Alexander Campbell are next?

Bryant Evans June 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Could really care less. Campbell holds no special place in the churches of Christ other than as a scholar.

Jeff Hammack June 29, 2009 at 10:28 pm

If you could care less, why don't you? πŸ™‚

Bryant Evans June 30, 2009 at 5:35 am

Just a cheap cliche that never really made sense..I think I should have said that I couldn't care less.

Ed July 4, 2009 at 10:49 am

First: Who really cares besides the Catholics?

Second: I know for sure where Paul is and that’s all that matters. But I only need to know where the Lord is also. Bones are bones.

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