An Analysis Of Paul's Persecution Of Christians

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Paul’s advise to the slaves totally aligns with the way he lived out his life. He was a zealous man and who gave 100% of himself in all that he did, including the persecution of Christians prior to his conversion. Even during his ministry, he continued his profession as a tentmaker so he wouldn’t burden the church financially. In his own words, he described the effort he put into his ministry, “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:29 NIV) and “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14 NIV). Paul lived his life in total submission to Christ, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians
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