View Full Version : The 6th Epistle and the 6th century (missionary in bonds)

01-20-2018, 05:22 PM
In the 6th century Gregory, a missionary, who unwillingly was named to be pope was presented slaves called Angelos. He wanted to evangelize the British while many opposed him.

Augustine, whom Gregory sent to evangelize to the Brits questioned him whether is was worth it. He replied whether he lived after the evangelization or died, it would be to the glory of God (according to the link above) just as Philippians says.


The Lombard king was amazed that Gregory came to him without fear, all by himself. And this seems to correlate with the 6th Epistle:

Philippians 1:21-30 (KJV)

21 For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain.

22 But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is] more needful for you.

27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear [to be] in me.

So Augustine was well received by the Brits: