Early Church History - The History of Christianity
Biblical answers to frequently asked questions about early Church history.
Acts of the Apostles
The Apostle Paul
- Apparently, "to kick against the goads" was a common expression found in both Greek and Latin literature—a rural image, which rose from the practice of farmers goading their oxen in the fields. Though unfamiliar to us, everyone in that day understood its meaning.
- In Hebrews 12:1–2, the author of Hebrews compares living the spiritual live to running a race. Now imagine running a race with barbells on your shoulders or wearing scuba diving equipment. While that sounds ridiculous, it’s essentially what many Christians try to do when they hold onto sin in their lives!