Compare the teachings of Jesus with those of Paul. Why do you think some people consider Paul the second founder (or even the true founder) of Christianity?
Paul's life has a great impact on all Christianity after him through his letters, and if I can state, he was like a prophet for gentiles, bringing the Jesus the Messiah to them. Paul's passion for Jesus that happened after he met him on the way to Damascus, made him having a strong assurance that the message of the Jesus is true and is offered for everyone. His calling was to be spread the good news of salvation through Jesus, the Messiah first to the Jews then to gentiles. In Acts, 13-28 are recorded three of Paul's trips, started to the Antioch and concluded with the trip to Rome called to stand for his trial. Due to his faith-based on the life, death and resurrections of Jesus Christ, he experienced much suffering and persecution. His
Writings of the Apostle Paul populate the canon of the New Testament. The rawness and earnestness found within spring from the pages igniting a wonder in the reader of who Paul the Apostle was. Paul went to great lengths to spread the name of Jesus and one cheers anxiously from the sideline waiting to see if he ever gets the upper hand. Attacked, insulted, beaten, discredited, and victimized are just a few adjectives that could describe daily life for Paul. He becomes a model of devotion and fervor to continue the cause. Today, the same occurs in a less physical form. An abundance of scholarship of Paul exists at the tip of any pupil’s hand. However, seemly, many authors do Paul a disservice by misinterpreting his teachings or marketing a
Paul was the most effective missionary of the early church. A missionary is a person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country. The Damascus road experience was both a conversion and a call to advance the life of the new movement. Paul preached the gospel of Christ, beginning at Jerusalem and continuing his journey to Rome. He preached is local synagogues, city markets, outdoor arenas, private homes and public halls.
The statement that “Jesus came preaching the Kingdom of God, but all Paul left us was the church” is very accurate. Through the letters of Paul, it is shown that he was a devout follower and disciple of Jesus, and he worked very enthusiastically to spread the word of Jesus. His letters are proof that he was showing the newly developing churches on how to correctly follow the teachings of Jesus. Paul has referred to himself as “the servant of Jesus” in a few of his letters. From my perspective I believe that the 3 most prominent teachings of Jesus were helping the poor, loving your neighbor, and loving of God. On the other hand, I believe the three most notable teachings of Paul are the household codes, justification by faith, and unity. Throughout Paul’s letter, it is seen that he preserves the message of Jesus and does his best to carry it out.
Jesus is the center of Christianity, but without Paul, Christianity would never exist. Paul organized Jesus’s disciples after Jesus’s death. Paul introduced Christianity to Non-Jewish people. He was extremely talented at converting others. The New Testament is largely based off Paul’s teachings. Paul also shaped the way Christianity thinks, he was the man who took a small cult and shaped it so that it would become a world religion; Paul was the most important figure to the growth of Christianity, even more than Jesus of Nazareth.
As long as Paul could remember he had his giant glasses on and was told he couldn’t see without them. But even though Paul can see fine without them. Paul, unfortunately, deals with this on a day to day basis. We discover who Paul is and how significant events changed him. Paul also experiences switching schools. We see how Paul sees the world and his perspective on certain events.
The key event that made Paul different is when Paul started to stand up to people like Eric. This event changed the rest of the story, and let Paul rejuvenate himself into a new person. This event also let Paul believe himself and change the physical, and emotional appearance of him. This event triggered a new part of Paul, a part that is tough, prideful, courageous, and turn from the non-confidant person he was, to a new self confident human
I agree that Paul had a very diverse beliefs. I think this helped him connect within the community and shared the Gospel easily to people like him (converts). I understand that it's hard to accept how he changed his belief quickly from wanting to destroy Christianity to giving his life to preserve it. He didn't tell the readers how it happened so it's very hard to perceive such thing could happen. But I believe that it's possible because Paul showed how much he loved his converts and even considered them his children. I think the reason why Paul didn't include his story was because he didn't want the readers to divert their attention and focus from Jesus. But don't you think that his actions and relationship towards the religion and the converts
Paul Gillespie was your average high school sophomore. He stood 5' 9" and grew out his hair to look taller. He thought he was the next Michael Jordan. He spent too much money on basketball shoes and he could always be found messing around with Roger, Ben, and Jay.
Paul taught Timothy that Jesus came to earth to save sinners and that no sin is to great for Him to forgive. Because He paid the ultimate price for our sins by dying on the cross. Paul also taught Timothy what was pleasing to God, and how to be a true follower of Christ. Paul was assigned by God to Timothy. Paul poured into Timothy's life, teaching him the ways of a godly man.
Prior to this class I viewed Paul as the iconic missionary. He acted with bold faith and truly relied on the Holy Spirit to work on his behalf. This faith is a rarity in the world or it is faith that I do not see among my peers at least. He acted with fearlessness, boldness, and acted with selflessness to elevate the Gospel. He cared more for the cause than himself and his comfort.
It seems strange that so little is known biographically about one of the most important figures in Christian history, but this only serves to add to the mystery and grandeur surrounding the Apostle Paul of Tarsus. Much, however, is known of the time after his conversion to Christ and what he did to contribute to Christianity in this period, and it is this that leaves a greater legacy than the simple facts of his life. The contributions that he made towards the cause of Christ and the spreading and formation of Christianity are what he is perennially remembered for.
In this passage of the second letter to the Corinthians, Paul addresses several concerns. He is addressing the situation of a man who has sinned not only against himself, but against the Corinthian Church as well. He explains why he wrote a letter rather than bringing sorrow upon them. Paul is sensitive to the Lord’s leading, and in love, writes to the church encouraging them to discipline this man in love for the purpose of restoring him. He urges the Corinthians to be obedient and love the man through forgiving and encouraging him. Paul shares with them his trust in the Lord for the outcome of this matter and how burdened he was for restoration to take place. He warns them of the need to not allow Satan a foothold through this
Beginning as a direct rebuttal of Corinth beliefs regarding resurrection and eventually evolving into a explicit and according to Paul irritable account of the events that lead to resurrection of the dead. The passage showcases Paul’s authority on followers of Christ and just how seriously his understanding and beliefs regarding Christ were taken. Again as 1 Corinthians is in part a direct address to his intentions in helping the church and part response to Corinth inquiries.The Resurrection of the Dead passage Paul structures his response in a way that makes no room for his commentary to be misinterpreted or ignored. Verses 12-19 are a clear formulation of taking Corinthian rebuttals to resurrection and using their own phrasing to admonish their disbelief.These verses are structured as a continuous unfolding of Paul's response. It begins in verse 12 with an acknowledgement that some in Corinth do not believe in resurrection of the dead and then continues on verse after verse appealing to that disbelief. The structure is a very much a “this, then this, then this argument, mounting the consequences of not believing in resurrection of the dead on top of one another until he reaches a conclusion that should cause all disbelief to vanish; if Corinthians do not believe in resurrection then they cannot believe that Christ was resurrected and if they do not believe that then their faith must be in vain.