Christian Initiation

By Merritt Robinson

 

"These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also (Act 17:6 NRS). 

The above statement from the book of Acts speaks of the actions of those who had turned to Jesus Christ and believed Him to be both Lord and Savior.  Throughout the book of Acts, the writer seems to relate how God’s messengers/followers preached, taught and instructed non-believers concerning the life of Christ.  Subsequently as people believed, there was a supernatural growth in the number of followers who claimed Christ to be their Lord and Savior.  The growth was so substantial that unbelievers stated these people have been turned the world upside down.  

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