“The Apostle Paul was, at this time, being conducted to Rome under arrest to be judged before Caesar as was his right as a Roman Citizen. Amongst the other prisoners was the physician St. Luke who recorded the account of that eventful journey.”
I believe I threw my Bible down when I read of Paul’s ESCAPE FROM JUSTICE – authored by his shipwrecked companion. How convenient! This is the birth of CNN – and the Spin Doctors! Paul will not know Justice administered by James, the brother of Jesus, and Justice by the verdict of Caesar – who would never hear Paul, have Paul in his presence: for this is the Maltese Fairytale that rips the Virgin Mary out of her Grotto, and installs The Paul, the castrated eunic. And who performed this magic trick? Paul’s scribe, Luke, a Greco-Roman historian, who was more then likely PAID by Paul to put Satan-Paul on the throne of God, and then the crown of thorns upon his head. That Paul ends up in Malta, tells me this may have been an important place for the first Nazarite church, where True Christianity was born before John and Jesus appear when in their thirties. Were the Levite Teachers here, of Dan, who fled during the Babylonian Captivity?
The shipwreck of St. Paul in 60 AD is recorded in some detail in the Acts of the Apostles, and a Pauline tradition of long standing supported by archeological excavations carried out at San Pawl Milqghi prove beyond doubt that his arrival in Malta is a historical fact and it is also a fact that during his three-month stay on the Island he sowed the first seeds of the Christian Religion to which Maltese people overwhelmingly belong, but inevitably, a number of legends have grown up over the centuries, some verging on the impossible, but others not without a grain of truth.
The Apostle Paul was, at this time, being conducted to Rome under arrest to be judged before Caesar as was his right as a Roman Citizen. Amongst the other prisoners was the physician St. Luke who recorded the account of that eventful journey.
The nearest habitation to the place of shipwreck was the villa of Publius, the Chief Man of the Island. All those who had been shipwrecked spent three days there and after they had regained their strength they moved on to Melita the chief town of rile island. In the city Paul cured Publius’ father of a fever after which the Chief Man of the Island was converted to Christianity and later ordained Bishop by St. Paul. St. Publius was the first bishop of Malta. After three months, by which time, the sea was again reckoned to be safe for navigation, and loaded with gifts from his Maltese friends, Saint Paul sailed away to Rome and to his subsequent martyrdom. When the Roman Emperor Constantine embraced Christianity and made it the official religion of the Empire it may be assumed that Christian worship was better organized and that a number of places of assembly were built in various places in the islands. Tradition has it that one such church was built on the site of the palace of Publius, where St. Paul had cured the father of the Chief Man of the Island. Many times rebuilt, the site is now occupied by the Cathedral Church dedicated to Saint Paul at Mdina.