When Jesus Went to Syria…

Dr Taylor Marshall writes:

Syria is in the news. It’s good to remember that Jesus spent some of His ministry in Syria…

Now the New Testament mentions “Syria” eight times.

Matt 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria, and they presented to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and such as were possessed by devils, and lunatics, and those that had the palsy, and he cured them:
Luke 2:2 This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria.
Acts 15:23 Writing by their hands: The apostles and ancients, brethren, to the brethren of the Gentiles that are at Antioch and in Syria and Cilicia, greeting.
Acts 15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches, commanding them to keep the precepts of the apostles and the ancients.
Acts 18:18 But Paul, when he had stayed yet many days, taking his leave of the brethren, sailed thence into Syria (and with him Priscilla and Aquila), having shorn his head in Cenchrae. For he had a vow.
Acts 20:3 Where, when he had spent three months, the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria. So he took a resolution to return through Macedonia.
Acts 21:3 And when we had discovered Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we sailed into Syria, and came to Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.
Gal 1:21 Afterwards, I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Christ traveled in Syria. Christ appointed Peter as Pope in Syria. Saint Paul converted there. Early Christian lived there. Pray for Syria…

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One thought on “When Jesus Went to Syria…

  1. And sadly just like the Churches of Asia Minor (Rev. 2-3), which are simply gone now, so Syria is now in our day is overrun with Islam and the Muslims, and the Christians in the whole region are feeling more and more persecution. And indeed what do we see with the Churches in Europe today too, but again Islam and Muslims more and more, and Christianity in retreat. The French are feeling this more so, but even in just about every place in the European culture! The great issue as I see it myself (and others), is the great Gentile Apostasy in Christianity, and this in one way or another. From both modernity & postmodernity, to surely the loss of doctrinal and dogmatic Christianity! Again, I note such Texts like Matt. 25: 1-13 / Luke 18: 7-8.

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