"The Bible is an Eastern Book"

 
"The Bible is an Eastern Book"
 
Bishop KC Pillai
 
The customs and language found in the Bible are from the ancient world. The Teachings of Bishop K.C. Pillai, have brought to the West informative and spiritual explanations of Bible passages. The lessons learned by Bishop Pillai apply Eastern thought and ways of life to familiar parables and records, and bring a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's Word to the Christian. The example below is just one of many unfolded by The Bishop Pillai.
 
 
 

 
"Kicking Against the Pricks"
 
(Acts 26:14)

 

"It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks."

The plowman in the Bible Lands carries in his hand a long pole or goad, with a sharp metal point or prick on one end of the pole and at the other there is a flat piece of iron which is used to clean the plowshare. Quite often the young ox, probably not well broken in, will kick, because he does not like his work. The plowman then holds the pole or goad in such a position that when the ox kicks again, he will kick against that prick or sharp point, and thus the animal will learn it doesn't pay.

Paul, kicking against the plan of God, learned his mistake. "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks."
 
 
 
 
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