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Paul the Apostle He was initially known as Saul of tarsus He was born a Jew in a family of Pharisees ACTS 236 of the tribe of Benjamin in Tarsus of Ciicilia He was a tent maker by profession Paul was an oppressor of the Church He breathed threats and murder against the disciples of the lord and being exceedingly mad against them I persecuted them even unto strange citiesActs 2610-11 He was on his way to Damascus that the spirit hit Paul and heard Jesus Christs voice instructing him as minister and witness to the gentiles Paul visited Corinth during his second missionary journey Probably in AD 50 Having been in some peril in Macedonia he fled by ship to Athens ACTS17 5-15 He then journeyed a short distance to Corinth where he stayed with Priscilla and Aquila He preached and upset the Jews They hauled him before the new governor gallio hoping to silence him but the case was thrown out of court for having no merit After 18 months this was Pauls longest stay anywhere except for Ephesus He left for Syria to continue his missionary Work Paul was a very important person and wrote many books of the New Testament He also emphasized on the fact that salvation was not meant only for Jews but for gentiles as well Two events sparked the writing of first Corinthians some 3 or 4 years later First he heard there was a divisive spirit in the church 1corinthians 111 Secondly he received a letter in which questions where asked on marriage and other matters In addition a delegation came from Corinth and filled in his knowledge on the problem Being unable to visit them he decided to deal with the problem through Letters The Lords Supper Bookchart 17 He gives instructions and tells them he is not praising them 18 Rebukes them for their opposing groups in meetings
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