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February 22, 2020

Question: In a single page briefly discuss how Paul understood his mission. In a couple of pages, outline Paul’s understanding of eschatology.

Even though Paul was not a follower of Jesus before his death Paul understood his mission in life.  After his conversion, he believed that his well-defined mission was given to him directly by God (Marrow, 1986). 

It was Paul’s mission, in conjunction with the Spirit, to speak forth, convince and convert people to the ways of the Lord.  Paul took this mission to heart. Paul’s teachings, which were part of his mission, taught the ways of the lord and that in order to truly believe them you must live them out in your daily life.  This could only be done with the help of the Spirit.  Unlike others who were preaching for personal gain Paul [...]

 
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February 22, 2020

The world that Paul lived in and his conversion had drastic influences on his mission and ministry throughout this life.  Prior to Paul’s conversion, he sought out and persecuted those that followed Christ’s teachings because of his zealous and strong Jewish faith, which he admits in the New Testament through his letters (Witherup, 2008).  Without his conversion his mission and ministry throughout his life would have been of a completely different cause. 

            Paul’s mission and ministry are what helped shape the Catholic Church to what it is today.  It was through his [...]

 
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February 22, 2020

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The text’s retail strategic planning and operations management model starts with the organization’s mission statement. The mission statement states the fundamental nature, rationale, and direction of the organization. Next the goals and objectives of the organization are laid out. These goals are the end results that are intended by executing the strategic plan. Next is the basic marketing analysis of SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats). This allows the organization to know their strong points, where they can improve, what opportunities are out there to take advantage of, and who else is out there that they are competing against. The next step [...]

 
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February 22, 2020

The Apostle Paul, with his letters and role in the Acts of the Apostles, has a huge influence in the bible and plays a significant role in the Christian faith. This is due to the writings in the New Testament about Paul. However, because these writings take on autobiographical natures there are...

The first and foremost issue that arises is the factual nature of those letters written by Paul himself.  It is human nature to try and portray ones self in the best light and there is no guarantee that Paul did not do this.  Paul admits to a violent past and that he did not know Jesus while he was alive, only in his resurrected state.  Here the question of how he knew so much about Jesus’ mission arises, since those Apostles that were with Jesus throughout his life are not portrayed as knowledgeable.  Other than the letters from Paul and his depiction in the Acts of the Apostles, there is little known information about Paul’s life prior to his [...]

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