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New Testament Conversions: The Conversion of the Philippian Jailor (Acts 16)

The Philippian jailer is a most interesting tale of conversion. The scene is set and the characters are introduced in verses 22 – 24. The magistrates, in response to allegations made against Paul and

It is interesting to note that neither the beating nor the imprisonment shook the faith of Paul nor Silas. In fact at midnight the scriptures say that they were praying and singing hymns to God. This activity is an example of what Peter tells us in 1 Peter 4:16 “Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.” It was a testimony of their faith in God, to both the prisoners and the jailer. Maybe this is the reason that no one left when the earthquake opened all the doors and loosed everyone’s chains. Continue reading » New Testament Conversions: The Conversion of the Philippian Jailor (Acts 16)