Since becoming a Christian a few years ago, I’ve read through the entire Bible twice.
While you’re reading, the Holy Spirit will give you nuggets of insight that will sometimes make me go ‘Oh wow!’ The epistles written by Paul was one of those nuggets.
There are twenty-seven books in the New Testament. Of those, thirteen are written by Paul. That’s nearly half of the New Testament!
I will say, though, that there is some doubt as to the exact authorship of some of these books but we can confirm that at least seven of them were authored by Paul. For now, we will assume that he authored all thirteen (I did check a few sources, including Wikipedia and bible.org).
You might wonder how Paul could have so much to say that would fill thirteen books of the Bible but he did. Seven of these are written to the seven Churches they include Romans, First and Second Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and First and Second Thessalonians.
Each of these letters to the seven churches had a specific purpose in mind. There were things happening in these churches that disturbed him and he needed to emphasize that Jesus was the cornerstone of everything they should believe and everything they should be teaching.
What I hope to do over the coming days and weeks is to have separate posts on each of these letters to the seven churches and how they tie into what we are seeing today in the church and in society overall, taken from a biblical worldview.
I hope you look forward to reading them as much as I’m looking forward to writing them!