19And Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there, who, having
persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, they drew him out of the city, supposing
him to have died.
20But the disciples surrounding him, he rose up and came
into the city. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
- Paul was stoned and left for dead and the disciples gathered around him and he
arose. This sounds like a raising from the dead, if you suppose that Paul was
just seriously wounded, scripture says, "the next day he left with Barnabas for
Derbe". Therefore, some form of healing had to be done!
- After reading of all that Paul endured,
shipwrecks, beatings, stoning, having to flee cities, prisons, even having
people following him, so they could further persecute him. How can anyone
believe that Paul's thorn in the flesh was anything other than all the trials
and persecutions he had to endure.
- FYI - This was during Paul's first missionary journey, with