St Paul's Contribution To Religion

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Paul The Apostle
Nearly two thousand years ago saint paul savagely persecuted the newly upcoming Christian faith, then passionately embraced it. Some say because of him Christianity became a big conquest of the Roman empire or he is best known as the “second founder”(Barnett,19). of Christ. Without him and his sacrifices Christianity might have never become a world religion it is today.
Saint Paul or originally known as Saul, was born in 4 bc. His birthplace was called Tarsus, a city east in Cilicia, which is now known as modern-day Turkey. When Paul was a child he grew up being a Jewish follower. He grew up in Jerusalem and was raised by Gamaliel, a leading authority in the Jewish religion. In his early daily life, he learned how to “work with his own hands” (1 Corinthians 4:12). He used this saying for his work of trade and tent making each day. During this time Paul was a Pharisee, a group of Jewish people who administered the law. Stories told he used “ to go from Christian house to Christian house and dragged out men, women and, children to force them to prison.” ( Acts
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He was captured by hostile Jews, and he was then arrested. As a prisoner, he was sent by ship to Rome. With paul's charge he was almost put to death under Jewish law, but since he was a Roman citizen he demanded an equal trial as his rightful citizenship allows. He proclaims this before his time in court, “ If I am a wrongdoer, I do not seek to escape death, but if there is nothing in their charges against me. no one can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar.” (Acts 25:11). Heading to Rome the bible states of a shipwreck but Paul still managed to make it to Rome fine, he waited for his trial still teaching the way of Christ and his personal events with this religion. It is not clear if he was put to death after his trial. He was believed to share his faith till the day he died in Rome 64
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