This is a great post by Eric Chabot over at Think Apologetics.
- Paul was educated
- Paul as an active persecutor
- Paul’s Antagonism Towards the Early Messianic Movement
- Paul’s Encounter with the Risen Messiah
- Paul’s Letters: Primary and Secondary Sources
- Paul’s use of oral tradition terminology
- Why do Paul’s Letters Matter?
I think everyone is going to look at 4 and 6 and immediately think of the early creed in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8. So I’m going to pick out #2, which mentioned in Galatians, since I was just reading that and making notes.
Here’s what Eric says:
2. Paul as an active persecutor
The language Paul uses in his pre-revelatory encounter with the risen Lord shows how antagonistic he was towards the messianic movement. In Gal. 1:13-15, Paul uses terms such as “persecute” and “destroy” to describe his efforts to put and end to the spread of the early…
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