So I’m saved now.
Saved? From what?
Your sins. Right. How’d this happen then?
My friend Marcus told me about a new Saviour.
And how did Marcus know about a new Saviour?
Gaius told him.
His neighbour Livia told him.
And where’d she hear it?
She said she was told it by a travelling preacher.
Well, travelling preachers are always reliable, so sure.
Paûlos I think she said he was called. Anyway, Livia heard him talking about the new Saviour in the forum and she told Gaius, Gaius told Marcus and he told me.
Right. So what did this Paûlos say?
That he’d had a vision or something and had seen this new Saviour in his vision. I think he said he was called Iesous. Something like that.
So a Jewish Saviour then. I take it this Paûlos was Jewish?
I don’t think Livia said.
So what’s a Jewish Saviour to you? Or Livia and Gaius and Marcus for that matter?
Well, that’s the great thing. Marcus said that Gaius said that Livia said that Paûlos said that this particular Jewish Saviour is for everyone, not just Jews.
And Paûlos worked this out from his vision, did he?
Yes. Iesous told him all about it.
In his vision.
Yeah. He told Paûlos that anyone who wanted to could ask him to save them from their sins. So Livia did, and then when she told Gaius, he did too, and then Marcus.
So, Paûlos. He ever meet this Iesous? In the flesh, I mean.
Oh, I don’t think so. Paûlos didn’t need to, you see. Iesous talked to him from Heaven. He didn’t need to meet him.
He say whether he’d met anyone who had actually met him?
No. He knew of some fellas who’d seen Iesous same as him, in marvellous visions, but he said he didn’t need to meet them either. Like I said, Iesous the Saviour spoke to Paûlos direct. You don’t need any more than that. I’m hoping he’ll speak direct to me before long.
So, how’d you know this Iesous existed if nobody knows anyone who’s seen him in the flesh?
I told you, Paûlos saw him right there in his head and Iesous told him all he needed to know. The Saviour said that when he comes down from the sky, which he will real soon, those of us he’s saved will live with him forever, right here on Earth.
Live forever, you say?
Sure. And there’s free wine while we wait.
Free wine? Why didn’t you say? Where do I sign up?