St. Paul, the Apostle

Story of the Life of St. Paul, the Apostle CHAPTER I A year had scarcely passed after the death of Christ, when a young man of honourable birth and great learning; visited the city of Jerusalem at the time of the religious festivals, and there discovered that people of every rank were being attracted to a new faith – the

CHAPTER II The city of Antioch, in Syria , was full of fugitives from other countries. Many had come from Jerusalem, many also from the adjacent island of Cyprus, others again from Cyrene; and when the truth was preached to them, a great multitude turned to God. Tidings of this went to Jerusalem, and St. Barnabas was appointed to go

CHAPTER III For some years the Apostles remained labouring amongst the people of Antioch, but at length a trouble arose, through the disputing of the Christian Jews. It was very difficult to them to divest themselves of the idea that in the exact observance of the Mosaic Law lay the one way of justification and salvation. It was very difficult,

Chapter IV In the Acts of the Apostles we have the address which St. Paul delivered with eloquent tongue and flashing eye to the astonished audience: He told them that in their capital he had seen one nameless altar - an altar “ to the unknown God ” - an altar which they had erected, lest there might, in some

CHAPTER V The time was approaching when St. Paul was to leave Corinth – not sailing thence to Jerusalem as he had planned, but returning by the way he had come, because he found that some of the unbelieving Jews had formed a scheme to destroy him while upon his journey. For the space of a week the Apostle remained

CHAPTER VI During that night the enemies of God’s servant were not forgetful of him, and forty men bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor drink until they had succeeded in killing him. They accordingly made request to the council that Lysias might have St. Paul tried once more, purposing in their hearts to lie in wait as

CHAPTER VII On arriving at Puteoli (Pozzuoli) St. Paul received a welcome from the Church already formed there, and at last, in the year 63, the eighth of the reign of Nero, he entered the city of Rome, surrounded by the Christians who had gone out to meet him in his chains. Julius the centurion now gave up his charge