PAULINELETTERSTheBooks in the New Testament from the Letter to the Romans up to the Letter tothe Philemon comprises the thirteen letter of St.Paul and is termed as Paulineletters.
Paul was among the most significant of the early Christianmissionaries who was not a direct disciple of Jesus Christ. His conversion fromSaul of Tarsus to Paul, his work, travel and living has been elaborated in theActs of the Apostle. It was in this period of time he wrote the Letters alsocalled as epistles to people of differed communities of early Christians. Thesescriptures are the long-standing among Christian writings in existence.
Theepistles are as follows: Letter to the Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians,Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians,1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon. The Epistles are found to be constructedover a similar structure template in which Paul addresses and greets thereceiver of each letter proceeded by prayer and thanksgiving. Paul is often foundto motivate and encourage exemplary Christians who excelled in their Christian virtuesand he provides advice and insights to issue faced by the respective community.In spite of Paul’s association with letters to the Ephesians, 2 Thessalonians Colossians,1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus it is been questioned about the authorship.Acts-Recounts The Story Of The Early Church From The Time Of Jesus’ Ascension To Paul’sArrival As A Prisoner In Rome.
Theacts of the apostle depicts the mission of Jesus, that is being entrusted uponthe Apostles, the conversion of masses of population to Christianity, theJourney of the Missionaries and the life of the apostles after the Ascension ofJesus Christ. The first twelve chapters narrate the apostle’s witness inSamaria, Jerusalem and Judea. On Pentecostal day the Holy Ghost descends uponthe apostles who were gathered in Mother Mary’s headship who experienced thegift of “tongues” were misinterpreted by some spectator as babble drunken talk.
The incident where Peter is seized at the Temple’s Beautiful Gate on declaringtrue salvation occurs during the miracle of curing a lame man. As thiscontinues Jews begin to strongly oppose this revolution resulting in martyrdomof Stephen, the very first martyr in Christianity. The commencement of theGentile world’s mission is marked by the conversion of Paul and Peter’s vision.Thelatter half of the Acts of the apostle describes several of Paul’s journeys whichhe undergoes to proclaim the gospel and its salvation. Paul along with Barnabassucceeded in establishing the Christian community in various cities (Parts of Asia,Antioch, Cyprus) amongst all odds and oppositions.
He even was believed to beGod after a miracle of curing a lame man. It was at this period that the Christiantradition started diversifying from the orthodox Jewish practices on of whichis circumcision. Paul embarks on his mission in Greece and Asia Minor. He wascaptured for a while for driving away evil spirits from a girl in Philippi. Paulis targeted by the Roman Empire for his intentions once he returns to Jerusalemwhere he was imprisoned.
He continued his mission whilst waiting for hisjudgment in Rome.Acts 1:6-8 – Jesuscommissions the apostles Acts 2:1-42 – Arrivalof the Holy Spirit Acts 9:1-19 – Paul’sconversion Acts 15:1-21 – Conferencein JerusalemActs 28:11-31 – Paul inRomeRomans-A Long Letter In Which Paul Presents The Gospel As The Power Of God ForSalvation, Stressing The Universality Of Sin And God’s Gracious Act OfRedemption For All, Jew And Greek.Letterto Romans was sent by Paul to the Christians at Rome. Paul kept in touch withthe Christian community of Rome which he had either established or visited, heconnected with them through the gospel and desired to one day meet them beforeleaving for Spain on a mission.