Theological Reflection: Missions In The New Testament

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Reflection: Missions in the New Testament The Apostle Paul is considered the greatest missionary of all time; he is called the Apostle to the Gentiles since he was mainly responsible for the spread of Christianity into the Gentile world. The Church owes much to Paul for its growth; he pioneered its early expansion through his mission labors and his theological reflection. There is much we can learn from the life of the Apostle Paul. Far from ordinary, Paul was given the opportunity to do extraordinary things for the kingdom of God. The story of Paul is a story of redemption in Jesus Christ and a testimony that no one is beyond the saving grace of the Lord. However, to gain the full measure of the man, we must examine his dark side and what he symbolized before becoming “the Apostle of Grace.” Paul’s early life was marked by religious zeal, brutal violence, and the relentless persecution of the early church. Fortunately, the later years of Paul’s life show a marked difference as he lived his life for Christ and the advancement of His kingdom. God can save anyone The story of Paul clearly teaches us that God can save anyone, this remarkable story of Paul repeats itself every day as sinful, broken people all over the world are transformed by God’s saving grace in Jesus Christ. Some of these people have done despicable things to other human beings, while some just try to live a moral life thinking that God will smile upon them on the Day of Judgment. When we read the story of

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