Galatians: Polycarp's Letter To The Galaticians

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Galatians is quoted in 1 Peter, Barnabas, Polycarp’s letter to the Philippians. Paul was born in Tarsus in Cilicia. Cilicia is part of what is now Turkey. Most people in the Roman empire in those days were slaves. His father had somehow become a Roman citizen. Perhaps he paid money for this, which would have been very expensive. As a result, Paul was born as a Roman citizen. Not many people were born as Roman citizens. When men arrested Paul in Jerusalem, people talked about this.

Paul strongly opposed christians, Paul had authority to put Christians in prison. The Bible says that he wanted to murder Christians. These are some verses about how Paul felt about christians and what he did to them: Acts
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Paul saw Christ in all his glory. It was so bright that Paul was blind for three days. Then he realized what he had done, he had attacked Christ. Acts 9:4-5 said, He fell to the ground and heard a voice. It said to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you attack me?’ ‘Who are you, Lord?’ Saul asked. ‘I am Jesus, whom you are attacking’, he replied. Paul realized what he had been doing, that he had done a terrible thing his whole life. He said that he was the least of the apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles. I do not even deserve that you should call me an apostle. I attacked the church of God. A person must know he has sin, and if he or she doesn't know that they do than they cannot become a Christian. Paul had known that he had sinned greatly, and God forgave him. God forgave Paul because of what Jesus did on the cross. Romans 8:1-2 said, Therefore, there is now no blame for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of life freed me from the law of sin and death. When God blinded Paul he kept him that way for three days because he gave Paul time to think about his sin during that time. Paul wrote about this, about all of the sin he has done. He wrote: Psalm 51:1-4 Pardon me, God, because of your love that has no end. Because you care for me so much, take away my sins. Take away all the wickedness that is in me. Make my life new and good. Because I know every wrong thing that I have done. I think about my sin all the time. Against you, you only, have I done wrong. I have done what you know is evil. What you say is right. You are always right when you judge

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