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Paul The Apostle Essay

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Christianity is one of the major religions of this world. Its foundations are centered on the belief that Jesus Christ was sent by God as a Messiah, and that he gave his life for the sins of humans. It is through the belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ that one can obtain salvation and go on to an eternal life. Paul was an apostle who preached the gospel. Through his letter, 1 Corinthians, Paul conveys the essence of Christianity; he emphasizes on important beliefs and Jesus Christ so that people may go on to living an eternal life.
Before understanding the message of Paul, it is quite necessary to understand who Paul was. At first, Paul was a Jew and was on his way to persecute Christians. On his way, he had a vision of Jesus after resurrection. This completely changed Paul and he put his faith in Jesus Christ. His motive now was to spread the message of Christ and preach these beliefs. After knowing the circumstances under which Paul was brought to believe in Jesus Christ, it is easier to understand the incredible amount of faith he had in what he was preaching.
In the first chapter, Paul discusses God and claims that God is faithful. (1:9) He tries to explain that people are dividing themselves because of whom they follow whether it is Paul, Apollos, Cephas, or Christ. Yet, people don’t understand that it was only Christ who was crucified for them and they are all supposed to be following Christ. The others that they claim to follow are just like them, followers of Christ. Also, it is only because of God that everyone is able to be part of Christ. (1:30) This is also discussed in the third chapter. Paul discusses how God is the reason for everything. It is because of God that everything in this world grows. He believes that you are God’s creation. So the teachings of Paul are just meant to work with God to make a person grow. Without God, even Paul’s preaching wouldn’t affect you.
One of the biggest beliefs of Paul is that Christ was definitely raised from the dead. If one doesn’t believe that he was raised from the dead, then he doesn’t truly believe in Jesus. If Christ was not resurrected, then that makes the faith of the people and the teachings of Paul useless. (15:14) Along with this also comes the idea that along with a physical body, there is also a spiritual body that can be raised. “It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”(15:44)
Paul emphasized a lot on how one should and should not believe in God. Paul was totally against worshipping idols and sacrificing food. His message was basically that idols are nothing and that there...

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