Paul 's Life Before Christ

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“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another” (Rom. 12:4-6) . As Paul writes to the Church in Rome, he explains how we, as Christians, are all part of the Body of Christ. By studying the writings of Johnny Awwad and Matthew Henry’s brilliant commentary, as well as several passages in the Bible, we take a deeper look into the life of Paul. Upon the completion of this paper, we will be able to conceptualize that Paul’s life, as well as his ministry, is a testament to how God uses people from all walks of life for the betterment of His kingdom. Furthermore, we will learn how Paul’s life was incredibly impactful to the Church. Paul’s Life before Christ Before we can understand just how monumental Paul’s impact was on the Body of Christ, we must first examine his life before he took that life-changing journey to Damascus. We must also explore what drove Paul to detest Christians as much as he did. “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today. I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons” (Acts 22:3-4). See, Paul devoted his life to rounding up and imprisoning Christians. He learned to strictly follow the laws of his fathers. How did his zeal towards the Law
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