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Why is it important that Paul saw the risen Christ?

  1. Had Paul, intent on persecuting believers, not seen the risen Christ, he would not have been converted. (Acts 9:5; Acts 22:8; Acts 26:15; 1 Corinthians 15:8)

  2. It makes Paul’s witness independent of the other apostles who had been with Jesus during his ministry. (Galatians 1:1; Galatians 1:11,12).

  3. Paul – a Pharisee - was ordained by Jesus as ‘the apostle to the gentiles’ (Acts 9:15; Acts 22:21)

  4. Much of what Paul wrote are commandments given directly to him by Jesus. (1 Corinthians 14:37;
    1 Thessalonians 4:2)

  5. The Gospel preached by Paul agrees with the the other New Testament writers to make a unified whole
    (1 Corinthians 15:9-11;) And adds force to his words in Galatians 1:8.

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