Essay on Paul The Great Apostle

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Paul the Great Apostle Saint Paul, also known as Saul of Tarsus, is one of the greatest apostles in the entire Bible. Paul is born around 5BC and 5AD in a large town named Tarsus, which is located in present day Turkey. Although he is a very small man physically, he does everything in his life with an enormous amount of passion. Paul is born into a Jewish family that was not wealthy as the son of a Pharisee (Sanders). Since Saul learns a strong work ethic at a young age, he knows the importance of working hard for everything in life. In 1 Corinthians 4:12, he writes, “We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us” (NLT). Even from an early age, an amazing determination is apparent in a young man named Paul and one could see that God had a special plan for him. Often, people in Biblical times are thought of as “not very smart”, but Paul is a very intelligent man. He receives a superior education in Tarsus from Gamaliel, one of the most noted Rabbis in history. Some scholars believe his education would be equivalent to three doctorates today. This superior education enables Paul to become one of the most prominent Pharisees in his day. As a Pharisee, his job is to uphold the law (roughly equates to the Ten Commandments), teach the law to others, and hold them accountable for each one. Paul did all of these things; however, he also dedicates himself to destroying Christianity. In fact, Paul is…

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