Paul the Terrorist
Galatians 1:13-14
Coming from verse 12, where he claims to have received his gospel directly from Christ, Paul moves t...
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Coming from verse 12, where he claims to have received his gospel directly from Christ, Paul moves to his conversion testimony (which the Galatians had already heard, but Paul graciously provides again), beginning with his former life. He believed that the religion he once had, in contrast to the faith that he now has, is one of the strongest cases in favor of his apostleship. Paul was zealous in his religion, so much that he was adament about stamping out anything that seemed to be "false". The greek word "ediokon" here in 13b means to "ensue, follow (after)". He pursued the Church for the sake of his religion. His zeal gave him prominence over his equals in his own country. This is religious terrorism in it's essence. It is the pursuit of self-vindication, which proves to yourself, and those around you of the same mind, that you must be righteous. Jewish law demanded the execution of heretics, and Paul had more resolve to follow through with obedience to this law than many in his own country. Muslim terrorists today act on the same ignorance. Paul was zealous for the sake of the traditions that had been laid out before him, and that is why he advanced in the Jews' religion and why he persecuted the church of God. From the perspective of his religion at the time, his heart was in the right place. That level of zeal (though not, by any means, that manner of zeal) is to be sought after by Christians, as well. [note how Paul did these things in ignorance - 1 Tim. 1:13]
10000000008144 8144 Notes 2009-05-21 03:39:56 2009-05-22 00:09:19 Coming from verse 12, where he claims to have received his gospel directly from Christ, Paul moves to his conversion testimony (which the Galatians had already heard, but Paul graciously provides again), beginning with his former life. He believed that the religion he once had, in contrast to the faith that he now has, is one of the strongest cases in favor of his apostleship. Paul was zealous in his religion, so much that he was adament about stamping out anything that seemed to be "false". The greek word "ediokon" here in 13b means to "ensue, follow (after)". He pursued the Church for the sake of his religion. His zeal gave him prominence over his equals in his own country. This is religious terrorism in it's essence. It is the pursuit of self-vindication, which proves to yourself, and those around you of the same mind, that you must be righteous. Jewish law demanded the execution of heretics, and Paul had more resolve to follow through with obedience to this law than many in his own country. Muslim terrorists today act on the same ignorance. Paul was zealous for the sake of the traditions that had been laid out before him, and that is why he advanced in the Jews' religion and why he persecuted the church of God. From the perspective of his religion at the time, his heart was in the right place. That level of zeal (though not, by any means, that manner of zeal) is to be sought after by Christians, as well. [note how Paul did these things in ignorance - 1 Tim. 1:13] notes
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ἠκούσατε γὰρ τὴν ἐμὴν ἀναστροφήν ποτε ἐν τῷ Ἰουδαϊσμῷ,
For you have heard of my former life in Judaism,
ὅτι καθ’ ὑπερβολὴν ἐδίωκον τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐπόρθουν αὐτήν,
how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.
καὶ προέκοπτον ἐν τῷ Ἰουδαϊσμῷ ὑπὲρ πολλοὺς συνηλικιώτας ἐν τῷ γένει μου,
And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people,
περισσοτέρως ζηλωτὴς ὑπάρχων τῶν πατρικῶν μου παραδόσεων.
so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.
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10000000008144 8144 Arc 2009-05-21 03:39:56 2009-05-22 00:09:19 editing Galatians 1 13 1 14 Galatians 1:13-14 48 NT tisch esv i215697 i215693 ἠκούσατε γὰρ τὴν ἐμὴν ἀναστροφήν ποτε ἐν τῷ Ἰουδαϊσμῷ, For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, i215698 i215694 ὅτι καθ’ ὑπερβολὴν ἐδίωκον τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐπόρθουν αὐτήν, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. i215699 i215695 καὶ προέκοπτον ἐν τῷ Ἰουδαϊσμῷ ὑπὲρ πολλοὺς συνηλικιώτας ἐν τῷ γένει μου, And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, i215696 περισσοτέρως ζηλωτὴς ὑπάρχων τῶν πατρικῶν μου παραδόσεων. so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. actionpurpose 2 actionresult 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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