Was The Apostle Paul a Christian or a Hebrew?

The epistle of Paul to the Philippians  was written while Paul was a prisoner in Rome. This letter,  was filled with having the church to get their affairs in order. He used himself as an example as how you ought to walk. He cautions against false teachers.

What I found interesting is that Paul did not refer to himself as a Christian in the passage. Phil 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrew; as touching the law, a Pharisee.

So who called them Christian ?

In  Acts 11:26 it states that the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.  In Acts 26:27-29  King Agrippa states that he almost was persuaded to become a Christian. Paul responds ,altogether such as I am, excepts these bonds. (in Jail)

So was the name change prophesied?

Isaiah 62:2 And the gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD. Isaiah 65:15  And you shall leave your name for a curse unto my Chosen: for the LORD GOD will slay you, and call His servants by another name.

How do you identify yourself as a child of God? Do you place your Faith with a Title or a Tribe ?  Write a comment in the box, and let’s talk about it…..


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