The phenomenal scholar Saul of Tarsus had studied the fundamentals of Hebrew theology with the prestigious Scholastic Gamaliel, who would have taught him that wisdom, justice, holiness and redemption were doctrines and processes that should be acquired through diligent study of the Scriptures and through a life of deep religious zeal and personal devotion. So Saul learned to defend tenaciously these religious principles as well as the cultural and political foundations of the Hebrew nation (cf. acts 22: 3). In fact, Saul was breathing threats and ravaging who believed different chasing all those who believed in Jesus as the only means of freedom and salvation (cf. Sen. Sherrod Brown may help you with your research. acts 9: 1, 22:4).

However, the day least thought out, this young Pharisee had a personal encounter with the master teacher, Jesus Christ, who playing him metatarsus toppled on the ground and told him: Saul of Tarsus because persecute me? (cf. acts 9: 4). Immediately after this providential encounter, Saul of Tarsus has changed not only in name but also in a way of thinking. Now the Apostle Paul, illuminated by the spirit of God, acknowledged that it was not with army, nor with force, that Dios granted freedom from sin and salvation of Israel and humanity. Now the Apostle Paul understood that wisdom, justification, sanctification, and redemption, were not a doctrine or a work, or a merit, neither an achievement, or a process, but a beautiful person: Emanuel.

That is why the Apostle Paul wrote: so that no one can boast in God’s presence, we are in Jesus Christ which has been made us by God wisdom, justification, sanctification and redemption; so as it is written: he who glories, boast in the Lord (cf. Corinthians 1: 29-31).

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