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WHY IS SAINT PAUL HATED?

WHY IS SAINT PAUL HATED?

(Would it be respectful to sing this to “Popeye the Sailor Man”? That is up to you. Numbered footnotes revealed at poem’s end.)

Why do other religions hate Paul…
Educationally, he was able to connect all
Old Testament prophesy
With Christ’s ministry
And how we should respond to His call!

Paul was a member of Benjamin’s tribe, (1.)
Strict Pharisee, no falsehood imbibed…
Zealous to a fault
Until he was caught
On the road to Damascus by surprise.(2.)

When he next preached he baffled the Jews,
Proving from Old Testament, Good News…
He knew what to quote
Choking opponents’ throats,
He blew them away with his views. (3.)

An intellectual like Paul understood
The connection between righteousness and Blood…
To the Jew first,
Then when jealousy did its worst
Gentiles were helped from the mud. (4.)

—Jonathan Caswell
NOTES:
1. Philippians 3:3-9
2. Acts 9:3-18
3. Acts 9:20-22
4. Acts 17:1-5, 10,15; 1st Corinthians 15