The enlightened Apostle Paul and his cohorts had a marvelous conversation with Elymas the sorcerer back in the first century A.D.. It is said that Elymas “withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.”
I’m so very glad that the Author of the Book saw fit to include references to one of our ancestors.
You have to giggle at Paul’s rhetorical question to Elymas:
…”O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?”
Ha, ha! That one makes my belly ache from laughing so hard! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
If I had been Elymas, I would have handed Paul one of our introductory flyers: