Friday, July 3, 2009
Areopagus in Athens, Greece (Mars Hill)
Acts 17:16-34 tells of Paul at the Areopagus in Athens. This site is very close to the Parthenon and we were blessed to be able to see both.
"Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: 'Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: To An Unknown God. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.'" (Acts 17:22-26)