Let’s meet Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, head of the history department at the Virginia Military Institute and all-around theological windbag.
Recently The Associated Press reported that Col. Rose Mary Sheldon, the head of the history department at the Virginia Military Institute, co-authored the recently released book Operation Messiah: St. Paul, Roman Intelligence and the Birth of Christianity. The book suggests that the Apostle Paul could have been a Roman spy who faked his conversion in order to infiltrate the early Christian church.
Talk about a bum rap! Here’s a dude who was physically blinded by an angel of God solely for the Lord to get his attention, and now that was hype and a rouse so he could tap John, Peter and whosoever will’s phone line?! Lady, what tree banked on the River Jordan are you smoking?!
Let me get this right Rosey:
- He wrote 2/3 of the New Testament, and STILL hasn’t made it on Oprah’s book of the month club
- He has a testimony that involves murdering Christians… for kicks!
- His conversion to Christianity was so renowned that his face was posted inside Roman post offices everywhere
- He is often considered one of the first martyrs for Jesus. That means he did much more than roll out of bed on Sundays and make it to church 15 minutes late
- He is considered the faith’s first pastor, only without the bling, megachurch and Bentley
- His ministry was the birth of man’s search for justification, redemption and reconciliation
All of that, and so much more, flushed down the toilet to sell Amway products and play a quick game of espionage. Yeah, that’s a great foundation. Go with that and enjoy all those book sales.