The life and christian missionary work of paul of tarsus

The first journey, [Acts 13—14] led initially by Barnabas, [55] took Paul from Antioch to Cyprus then into southern Asia Minor Anatoliaand finally returning to Antioch.

By the 1st century, many pagans found Greek mythology lacking in intellectual and moral content, and replacing it with the Hebrew Bible was therefore not especially difficult. Moreover, he had to spend much, possibly most, of his time working to support himself.

Saul later ravaged the church, entering the homes of believers and committing them to prison. Later on, there is some reconciliation — Paul mentions that John Mark is in prison with him, and tells the church in Colossae to welcome him if he comes to them Colossians 4: The three months when navigation was considered most dangerous were spent there, where Paul healed the father of the Roman Governor Publius from fever and other people who were sick.

Christ did not immediately return, and the idea that believers would have to remain in the ground until he came was troubling. He declared in 1 Corinthians 8: The consequence has been that, in some forms of Christianity, the only ground for divorce is adultery by the other partner.

Paul the Apostle

He then traveled north to Antioch, where he stayed for some time Greek: There is, however, another possibility. Paul continued from Athens to Corinth. He seems not to have defined the person of Jesus metaphysically for example, that he was half human and half divine.

According to Acts These missionary journeys are considered the defining actions of Paul. Interval in Corinth Around 50—52, Paul spent 18 months in Corinth. His letters, however, continue to reassure Christian believers that eventually the Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the forces of evil will be defeated.

The young Paul certainly would have rejected the view that Jesus had been raised after his death—not because he doubted resurrection as such but because he would not have believed that God chose to favour Jesus by raising him before the time of the Judgment of the world.

Some argue that it was he who first truly made Christianity a new religion, rather than a sect of Judaism. Travels and letters During the first two centuries of the Roman Empiretravel was safer than it would be again until the suppression of pirates in the 19th century.

One tradition holds attested as early as in 1 Clement 5: Disobedient members of synagogues were punished by some form of ostracism or by light flogging, which Paul himself later suffered at least five times 2 Corinthians Third missionary journey The Preaching of Saint Paul at Ephesus by Eustache Le Sueur According to Acts, Paul began his third missionary journey by travelling all around the region of Galatia and Phrygia to strengthen, teach and rebuke the believers.

If the one true God is the God of Israel, should not one obey all the commandments in the Bible, such as those regarding the Sabbathcircumcision, and diet?

St. Paul, the Apostle

According to Romans The Apostle Paul’s Birth & Educationc. A.D. 6 Born a Roman citizen to Jewish parents in Tarsus (in modern eastern Turkey)c. 20–30 Studies Torah in Jerusalem with Gamaliel; becomes a Pharisee.

Paul of Tarsus

Saul of Tarsus became the apostle Paul, an ardent missionary to an unbelieving world and a fine example of faithful service in the face of fierce persecution.

Paul of Tarsus, in Cilicia, in what is now Turkey, was also known by the Jewish name of Saul. Paul, a name he may have had thanks to his Roman citizenship, was born early in the first century A.D.

or late in the last century B.C. in a Greek-speaking area of the Roman Empire. In Paul's writings, he provides the first written account of what it is to be a Christian and thus a description of Christian spirituality.

His letters have been characterized as being the most influential books of the New Testament after the Gospels of Matthew and John. St. Paul, the Apostle: Saint Paul, the Apostle, one of the early Christian leaders, often considered to be the most important person after Jesus in the history of Christianity.

Of the 27 books of the New Testament, 13 are traditionally attributed to St. Paul, though several may have been written by. Missionary work You need to explain why his missionary work contributed to the development of Christianity Answer: Paul’s missionary work contributes to Christianity through the spreading of the ‘Good News’ to places beyond Jerusalem and Antioch.

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