Paul is telling us who he had become “by the will of God.” God, through Jesus Christ, had called him to be an apostle. Which is a messenger who brings the Good News in Christ. But Paul did not always have faith in Jesus as his Messiah.
Every believers life is divided into two parts, which are, life without faith in Jesus as their Messiah and their life committed to Jesus Christ by faith. Paul is no exception.
Who Was Paul Before Christ
Saul of Tarsus —> 3. Early character. Saul’s life previous to his conversion was distinguished on account of great wickedness. He declared that he was,
a. a persecutor (1 Corinthians 15:9);
b. a blasphemer;
c. an injurer;
d. an unbeliever;
e. the chief of sinners (1 Timothy 1:12-15)
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