Creator's plans are highly integrated
with His purpose for man:.1Corinthians
2:9; Hebrews 2:5-8; 1:5.
Our Creator has chosen to utilize humans to do spiritual
uses angels to assist man in growing spiritually.
Paul after his conversion.(Acts
be alone to be taught by Emmanuel
the Christ, after Emmanuel's resurrection:.Galatians
1:15-18 "But when it pleased God who separated me from my mother's
womb and called me by his grace
to reveal his Son in me that I might preach him among the heathen.(original
for 'heathen' is 'be wont' or lacking, that is, they lacked the history
of being a physical people chosen by the Creator, but it didn't matter
because beyond the physical realm all mankind
is sustained by the Creator and being in the
family of the Creator was always open to those of good heart),
immediately I conferred
not with flesh and blood, neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which
were apostles before me. But I went into Arabia and returned again unto
Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter and
abode with him fifteen days."
Paul's meditative state
is talked about as being in a trance.
Paul received many revelations from the Creator while in his trances:.2Corinthians
12:7; Acts 16:9; 22:17-21.
In these times Paul was with
great oversoul we call Christ:.Acts
Paul also is pretty sure
that he had an out of body experience:.2Corinthians
Paul's detailed life is recorded
in this book.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby.(ppquimby.com).was
one who 'traveled' and could be in two places at once. He was a doctor
who couldn't back then in the 1800's get to those who needed him in the
dead of winter, so he would sit in his living room and show up in the house
where he was needed.
A group called
'Ekankar' believes in 'soul' travel; actually it's the travel of you, your
spirit by means of the
Soul. The group knows there is no
distance in the invisible structure
that is thought.
called himself the."chief
7:14-25; 1Timothy 1:15),
yet knew he would receive a great reward because of the righteousness
of Christ in him thanks to the
grace of God. Paul knew about his sins
no longer counting with his Creator and he had apparently
done a lot more sinning than most of us do:.Acts
if a person still sins?
was not immediately impressive: 2Corinthians
10:1. And he apparently did not see all too well either:.Galatians
6:11. This may have been his."thorn
in the flesh":.2Corinthians
12:8. Tradition has it that he was bald.
Paul was divorced or widowed
at this time. He was earlier, before his conversion
and from many indications, a high ranking member of the Jewish Sanhedrin
and one of great authority, authority of such that he was regarded by the
high priest as duly
dedicated to carry out and protect all aspects
of the ancient law. At this point in Paul's
life, he was absolutely sure that he was correct in what he was doing based
on what he had learned, but he was woefully
14:12. What was his thinking
that was so wrong?
If Paul was a member of
this high ranking body, perhaps Paul was just under the high priest in
authority and/or certainly he would have been a ranking member of the council,
because of his supreme learning ability which led to his impeccable
Paul refers to himself as
an extraordinary Pharisee, an extremely legalistic
with strict adherence
Testament practices which they
thought they understood.
Paul was a Pharisee of the
3:4-6; Galatians 1:14; Acts
Paul changed, once he came
to understand the real God:.Acts
His being a member of the
ruling body is interpolated
from what he said in the above verses and comparing it with Acts
Paul was one wholehearted
sincere, dedicated man, all his life in all he did:.2Corinthians
11:22; 1Timothy 1:13.
history), free download with
the also Online Bible program). For more
on Paul's life see.The
Life and Epistles of Paul, W. J. Conybeare and J. S. Howson, complete
The Creator took Paul out
of all this by striking him down and making him blind:.Acts
Paul was so sure that he
was right and that Christians were wrong when it came to religion, that
he would even travel to different cities to haul Christians away to be
put to death; again Acts 9:1,2;
As a member of the Sanhedrin,
a requirement was that one have a female partner.(be
what is today called 'married').(see
also the great historian Josephus).
With the same fervor with
which he was in error and persecuted Christians.(1Corinthians
15:9; again, Acts 9:2; 22:4;
Paul now served God.(2Corinthians
kept at it in
spite of an
affliction that he had.
Paul became either divorced
or widowed and went on to serve God
being now single.