Jesus And The Christian Movement

880 Words Nov 7th, 2014 4 Pages
Jesus affected those who knew of him; whether it was a favorable or displeasing impact, people’s lives transformed. Scholars believe that Jesus was born around six to four B.C. E. in Bethlehem to Mary and Joseph, Jesus’ birth story is found in the Gospels for further understanding. Furthermore, at a young age, Jesus sought to learn more about God. Although his works are more prevalent in his thirties, Jesus may have begun performing his works during his unknown life period (ages 12-30). Several people consider Jesus to the founder of Christianity due to his focus on sharing the Gospel of God to those around him. However, another person had a strong part in the early Christian movement. Paul, formerly known as Saul, was a Pharisee who persecuted Christians. The high priest entrusted Saul with the mission to travel to Damascus to persecute Christian men and women. On his road to Damascus, Saul encountered Jesus as a vision, where he went from a persecutor to a believer, and from Saul to Paul. This paper will focus on noting the differences between the Gospel of Jesus in Mark, and undisputed Paul. I will accomplish this by arguing that Paul’s gospel is similar to current Christianity in the sense that it focused more in the heavenly salvation, rather than earthly salvation. To do this, I will emphasize on Paul’s belief of justification through faith; his belief that he was appointment by God to preach the gospel, concluding on his view of Jesus’ crucifixion.
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