Jesus’s resurrection featured prominently in Paul’s preaching in Thessalonica (Acts 17:3), Athens (17:31), and evidently in Corinth.
The New Testament accounts. Paul’s conversion experience is discussed in both the Pauline epistles and in the Acts of the Apostles. According to both sources, Paul was not a follower of Jesus and did not know him before his crucifixion. Paul’s conversion occurred after Jesus’s crucifixion.
In Philippians 2:6–11 Paul states that Christ Jesus was preexistent and came to earth: he “emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.” This sounds as if Jesus was a heavenly being who only appeared to be human.
In his writings, Paul used the persecutions he endured to avow proximity and union with Jesus and as a validation of his teaching. Paul’s narrative in Galatians states that 14 years after his conversion he went again to Jerusalem.
Biblical accounts The biblical narrative in Chapter 1 of the Acts of the Apostles takes place 40 days after the Resurrection . Acts 1 describes a meal at which Jesus commands the disciples to await the coming of the Holy Spirit.
He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” He said, “Who are You, Lord?” The Lord said, “I am Jesus , whom you are persecuting.”
His claim before Agrippa II is vin- dicated by this view of ” Arabia ” and of Paul’s three years there: “Where- upon, O King Agrippa, I was not dis- obedient unto the heavenly vision.” For three years of reflection in the Arabian desert would have been rank disobedience to the commission received from the risen Lord on
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus’ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years . They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.
Basic message He preached the death, resurrection, and lordship of Jesus Christ, and he proclaimed that faith in Jesus guarantees a share in his life.
The earliest Christians maintained that Jesus was a human being who was made God – a god – a divine being. Later they ended up saying that Jesus was born to the union of God and a mortal because the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and that’s how she conceived Jesus , so Jesus literally had God as his father.
In this New Testament narrative, Jesus not only accepts the titles Christ and Son of God , but declares the proclamation a divine revelation by stating that his Father in Heaven had revealed it to Peter , unequivocally declaring himself to be both Christ and the Son of God .
An Introduction to the Gospels. Written over the course of almost a century after Jesus’ death, the four gospels of the New Testament, though they tell the same story, reflect very different ideas and concerns. A period of forty years separates the death of Jesus from the writing of the first gospel.
Simply put, because Paul was not saved on the road to Damascus. One is saved only after he has put on Christ through baptism (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26-28). Charles Isenberg is minister of the Orangeburg Church of Christ.
|Pope Saint Apostle Peter|
|Born||c. AD 1 Bethsaida, Gaulanitis, Syria, Roman Empire|
|Died||between AD 64 and 68 (aged 62–67) Rome, Roman Empire|
|Parents||John (or Jonah; Jona)|