Mysticism .docx - Sarah Soto The writings of Paul becoming a missionary stem from his encounter with God Paul was a roman born Jewish man who had strong

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Sarah Soto The writings of Paul becoming a missionary stem from his encounter with God. Paul was a roman born, Jewish man who had strong beliefs in the Jewish religion. He was also a part of a religious group known as the Pharasees who would persecute non-Jewish believers, mainly targeting followers of Christ. Paul was sent on a mission to Damascus to retrieve letter from a synagogue. He was also asked to bring back any followers of Christ to receive punishment. On the journey to Damascus, Paul was greeted by a blinding light, which was God calling for him. Paul was blinded by God, as a form of punishment, for persecuting those who followed Jesus. Following this, Jesus came to a man named Ananias, who was filled with the holy spirit and restored the vision of Paul that was placed on him as a punishment. Soon after, Paul began to preach the word of Jesus Christ as the true messiah and son of God. The definition of mysticism states to be “the practice of religious ecstasies (religious
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