“Sirs what must I do to be saved?”

It was around midnight in the prison cell and Paul and Silas were singing hymns to God and all the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open and everybody’s chains came loose. Everyone was awake including the jailor who decided to fall on his sword to escape the ignominy and death penalty for allowing the prisoners to escape. In any normal situation like this prisoners would try to escape, however, in these circumstances everyone remained in the prison. This was no ordinary situation but one that God Himself sent to get a man saved. God will go to great lengths to save a soul from eternal hell and the lake of fire. In this case it was a Roman jailor, a rough uneducated man by the standards of his time.

Just as he was about to fall on his sword Paul cried out to him and told him not to kill himself as all of the prisoners were still there, none had attempted to escape. The jailor was so overwhelmed with the whole situation that he was visibly shaken and fell down before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out of the prison cell and asked them “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”…

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