List various views of apostle Paul's life

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Apostle Paul's letters about Jesus' life were written around 50-52 BCE and serve as a record of his views. We know that Paul traveled with Luke as a companion, and had also known Peter, John, and James. One view Paul shared during his travels was his belief that Jesus' teachings...

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Apostle Paul's letters about Jesus' life were written around 50-52 BCE and serve as a record of his views. We know that Paul traveled with Luke as a companion, and had also known Peter, John, and James. One view Paul shared during his travels was his belief that Jesus' teachings were meant for all people, not only the Jewish people. One of the ways he saw to spread the teachings was through the city, a place he was familiar with. For instance, one of the first places he visited was Corinth, a popular trade center populated with merchants, artisans, and common people. One of his famous teachings during this time was from 1 Cor 12:31: "I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily (KJV)." It was meant to show Paul's faith in God and Jesus, but also that he had symbolically "died" to the influences of the material world, like riches, that would steal his attention from his path.

Paul's other main view and teaching centered around the belief that through Jesus all people could be forgiven of their sins without exception. In Romans 5:18, KJV, he wrote: "Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." In short, through even one act of "righteousness" or goodness, anyone, no matter their station or "unholy" path, could find redemption.

Paul's views directly supported Jesus' message and teaching of unconditional love for all people.

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