The Apostle Paul : The Gospel Of Christianity Essay

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The Apostle Paul is considered to be one of the most important people in the early times of Christianity, next to Jesus, Paul is the most important figure to Christianity after Jesus. He changed his name from Saul to Paul once he converted to Christianity. It has also been claimed that Paul had written about half of the New Testament books, thirteen of twenty-seven of these claim to be written by Paul. Though no specific claim is made in this book Christians also believe that Paul wrote the Epistle to the Hebrews, which was then accepted into the canon after the belief that Paul was the author. We also see in the Acts of the Apostles, the early history of Christianity with Paul being the “principle character” (A Brief Introduction pg. 181). Before Paul was shown the light if you will that God had raised Jesus from the dead he was an extremely religious Pharisee who persecuted Christians. He then had a visionary experience showing him that God did indeed raise Jesus from the dead. His belief in the resurrection of Jesus changed his view of Jesus, now seeing Jesus as the way to salvation. He also saw that everyone was seen as equal before God based on their relationship and not what religion they followed, being Jewish or Gentile were both seen as equal before God. According to our book, Paul self appointed himself the apostle of the Gentiles. Paul was a major figure amongst the Gentiles; he insisted that they did not need to convert to Judaism in order to follow…

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