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Sunday, 17 January 2010
Book of the Week: Paul was not a Christian...
Ryan Library: 225.92 P 32e
Posted By Ryan Library at 9:53 AM in Category: Book of the Week
6 Mar 2010
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"
Quotes apart, whether Paul was or was not Christian is merely a speculative debate on a story with little substantiated proof. Not meaning to anger bible followers, in the larger secular and cosmopolitan nature of the state, Paul could have been anyone. It's his character and values that are key and Christianity may have little to do with them.
18 Feb 2010
Learn Guitar Chords
I wonder if the title is just to occupy an otherwise unoccupied niche on the bookshelf.
9 Feb 2010
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6 Feb 2010
I have been at my desk for the last 20 minutes ruminating about everything I've ever read in my bible and for the life of me, I cannot think of anything that could support the idea that Paul was not a Christian. Paul was a Christian.
2 Feb 2010
21 Jan 2010
To be a Christian means to believe that Jesus is a divine Person. St. Paul believed this, so he was a Christian. However, he saw Jesus as the fulfillment of the Jewish promise, which is correct, of course.
21 Jan 2010
Paul F Davis
I have studied the Bible and theology extensively, having also traveled where the apostle Paul walked and ministered.
You are the first person on the planet (and I have traveled to 57 countries and 6 continents) I have ever heard say the apostle Paul was not a Christian.
Any reason why you feel and believe this way?
18 Jan 2010
This is an interesting subject. I however tried to find your original article to read it but could not find it. I however decided to post what I know of Paul. What makes a person a Christian is their total submission to follow Christ's way of life without reservation and accepting Christ as the only way to approach God. Paul fulfilled both exceedingly as the following scriptural testimonies show. Please read on: As Paul neared Damascus, Christ Jesus revealed himself to Paul in a flashing light and commissioned him to be an attendant and a witness of the things he had seen and would yet see. Whereas those with Paul also fell to the ground because of this manifestation and heard the sound of someone speaking, Paul alone understood the words and was blinded, necessitating his being led by the hand to Damascus. (Ac 9:3-8; 22:6-11; 26:12-18) For three days he neither ate nor drank. Then, while praying in the house of a certain Judas at Damascus, Paul, in vision, saw Christ’s disciple Ananias come in and restore his sight. When the vision became reality, Paul was baptized, received holy spirit, partook of food, and gained strength.—Ac 9:9-19.
The record at Acts 9:20-25 describes Paul’s spending time with the disciples in Damascus and “immediately” beginning to preach in the synagogues there. It describes his preaching activity up until the time he was forced to leave Damascus because of a plot against his life. On the other hand, Paul’s letter to the Galatians speaks of his going off into Arabia after his conversion and then of his returning to Damascus. (Ga 1:15-17)
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