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Unformatted text preview: Paul 07/10/2008 13:44:00 Paul is easily 2 nd most important person in NT after Jesus himself. Jesus had preached the message of the Kingdom of God: great change coming to the world. Might not have been a message uniquely his (John the Baptizers message was similar), but he preached it most famously, and he preached it from a conviction that he had a particular messianic role in ushering in the new age, whether he really expected that it would lead to death on the cross or divine intervention, we cant know. But we see that he expected something to happen. The gospels suggests he sees something is about to happen very soon. Not only a prophet, but an apocalyptic prophet: o showing what is about to come to the world Paul is 1 st Christian we know by name who is teaching, not just the message of...
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