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General Introduction – New Testament Epistles
Epistles are letters or messages that were sent to others in a written or verbal format.
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Roman 15:4)
The Epistles were on one accord in representing one Christ, one faith, one Baptism, one Salvation, one Comforter, and one Church to all believers.
It can be said that Jesus Christ, his divinity, humanity and redemption through his blood, is the center of these epistles.
Formed by 2 groups:
The Jews always opposed the new faith while the Gentiles embraced it, hence there were more Christian Gentiles than Jews.
Paul - gospel to the Gentiles