Thursday, May 14, 2009

Paul As . . . Missionary to Non-Jews

To understand Paul, you have to understand his overriding sense of mission to non-Jews (Gentiles). Based on his visionary experiences, Paul believed that God had called him to be a minister of Christ to the Gentiles. It appears that Paul also believed that when he was able to bring Gentile believers to faith in Christ that his would lead his own faith-community, Judaism, to become believers.

Primary Evidence:
Romans 15:14-19
Romans 1:5, 13-15
Galatians 1:15-16; 2:1-3
Romans 11:11-12, 25-27

Secondary Evidence:
Acts 9:15; 26:16-18

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