Paul The Apostle

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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
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Pauls new life leads us to missions, travels, and letters. Paul begins to preach the faith of Jesus to the jews of Damascus who were well aware of his past as someone who had extreme hateful authority for this religion that he mysteriously worships now. With angry misguided Jews, Paul returns to Jerusalem only a few days later with a completely different perspective and attitude. He quickly moved away from Jerusalem in his words he says “ I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. 17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.” (Galatians 1:16-17). In Paul's time Arabia was a very powerful kingdom, but never really mentioned his stay in his letters. When he reached Damascus he was waited by the king where he was supposed to be captured but managed to secretly squeeze through by being passed down a basket over the wall. After all this Paul went back to his birthplace confirmed by his letters. When Paul started his preachings of Jesus he spoke of a universal scene who accepted all humanity. In his own letters, paul warned his followers about worshipping pagan gods. Commanding them to keep their loyal faith with the almighty God of Jerusalem and his son Jesus. He did all this because he lived in a multicultural…show more content…
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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