7 Interesting Facts About Saint Paul of Tarsus

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  • Apostle Paul was probably two to six years younger than Jesus Christ.
  • St. Paul’s special position helped him to preach the Jews and Romans in the same time. Himself being a Roman and Jewish man in the same time made people to accept him as one of their own. He was able to get in areas with the gospel, which might have been impossible for other disciples.
7 Interesting Facts About Saint Paul of Tarsus
  • Today there is a street named ‘’Straight’’ in Damascus, Syria. This is the place where Paul was called by the Lord and turned into an apostle. Headquarters of the Church of Antioch is located on this street today. This event is mentioned in Holy Bible, Acts 9:4.
  • Apostle Paul had several tragedies in his life. He was beaten, imprisoned, stoned, shipwrecked, and the worst of all he was betrayed by his fellow man. There were countless incidents where he was left without food, shelter or sleep.
  • Apostle Paul knew how to work with his own hands. He learned how to build and sell tents from the time he was a child and into his Youth. He still went on building tents even after becoming a Christian.
  • It is commonly believed that Roman Emperor Nero, the one who famously set the city Rome on fire, ordered beheading of the Apostle Paul.
  • As it is mentioned in 2 Corinthians 10:10, he was physically weak or at least it was what he had thought about himself.

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