PAULINE LETTERS The Books in the New Testament from

PAULINE
LETTERS

The
Books in the New Testament from the Letter to the Romans up to the Letter to
the Philemon comprises the thirteen letter of St.Paul and is termed as Pauline
letters. Paul was among the most significant of the early Christian
missionaries who was not a direct disciple of Jesus Christ. His conversion from
Saul of Tarsus to Paul, his work, travel and living has been elaborated in the
Acts of the Apostle. It was in this period of time he wrote the Letters also
called as epistles to people of differed communities of early Christians. These
scriptures are the long-standing among Christian writings in existence. The
epistles 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 constructed
over a similar structure template in which Paul addresses and greets the
receiver of each letter proceeded by prayer and thanksgiving. Paul is often found
to motivate and encourage exemplary Christians who excelled in their Christian virtues
and 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.

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Acts-
Recounts The Story Of The Early Church From The Time Of Jesus’ Ascension To Paul’s
Arrival As A Prisoner In Rome.

The
acts of the apostle depicts the mission of Jesus, that is being entrusted upon
the Apostles, the conversion of masses of population to Christianity, the
Journey of the Missionaries and the life of the apostles after the Ascension of
Jesus Christ. The first twelve chapters narrate the apostle’s witness in
Samaria, Jerusalem and Judea. On Pentecostal day the Holy Ghost descends upon
the apostles who were gathered in Mother Mary’s headship who experienced the
gift of “tongues” were misinterpreted by some spectator as babble drunken talk.
The incident where Peter is seized at the Temple’s Beautiful Gate on declaring
true salvation occurs during the miracle of curing a lame man. As this
continues Jews begin to strongly oppose this revolution resulting in martyrdom
of Stephen, the very first martyr in Christianity. The commencement of the
Gentile world’s mission is marked by the conversion of Paul and Peter’s vision.

The
latter half of the Acts of the apostle describes several of Paul’s journeys which
he undergoes to proclaim the gospel and its salvation. Paul along with Barnabas
succeeded in establishing the Christian community in various cities (Parts of Asia,
Antioch, Cyprus) amongst all odds and oppositions. He even was believed to be
God after a miracle of curing a lame man. It was at this period that the Christian
tradition started diversifying from the orthodox Jewish practices on of which
is circumcision. Paul embarks on his mission in Greece and Asia Minor. He was
captured for a while for driving away evil spirits from a girl in Philippi. Paul
is targeted by the Roman Empire for his intentions once he returns to Jerusalem
where he was imprisoned. He continued his mission whilst waiting for his
judgment in Rome.

Acts 1:6-8 – Jesus
commissions the apostles

Acts 2:1-42 – Arrival
of the Holy Spirit

Acts 9:1-19 – Paul’s
conversion

Acts 15:1-21 – Conference
in Jerusalem

Acts 28:11-31 – Paul in
Rome

Romans-
A Long Letter In Which Paul Presents The Gospel As The Power Of God For
Salvation, Stressing The Universality Of Sin And God’s Gracious Act Of
Redemption For All, Jew And Greek.

Letter
to Romans was sent by Paul to the Christians at Rome. Paul kept in touch with
the Christian community of Rome which he had either established or visited, he
connected with them through the gospel and desired to one day meet them before
leaving for Spain on a mission.