Eternity in Their Hearts - Part I: A World Prepared for the Gospel, The Melchizedek Factor; Chapter 1: Peoples of the Vague God, pp. 9-23 Summary & Analysis

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Part I: A World Prepared for the Gospel, The Melchizedek Factor; Chapter 1: Peoples of the Vague God, pp. 9-23 Summary

Several hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ, a plague is destroying the city-state of Athens. A town elder summons Epimenides, who builds altars to an unknown god, stopping the plague. This unknown god may be Jesus Christ.

All over Athens, people are dying from the plague, and begging their gods for help, but nothing seems to be working. Nicias, one of the town elders, announces that the Pythian oracle says that they need to send for Epimenides, from Crete. Epimenides comes to Athens and is amazed how many idols he sees there; he thinks that perhaps the city has too many gods. He tells the...

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