What apostle was a gentile?

What apostle was a gentile?

Although in his own view Paul was the true and authoritative apostle to the Gentiles, chosen for the task from his mother’s womb (Galatians 1:15–16; 2:7–8; Romans 11:13–14), he was only one of several missionaries spawned by the early Christian movement.

Who first preached to the Gentiles?

Acts of the Apostles makes it quite clear that Paul was not involved in any decision-making and that Peter first proposed preaching to Gentiles, after converting a Gentile centurion, Cornelius, and an angelic revelation (Acts 10).

Who is the only Gentile writer of books in the Bible?

In going with tradition, Luke, who was a physician, was the only Gentile writer in the New Testament, and he wrote the Gospel of Luke and also Acts. However, there are those who will dispute that. For me, the bottom line is that the Bible is ALL the inspired Word of God, regardless of who God used to pen the specific words.

Why was it important that Luke was a gentile?

It may not seem important whether or not Luke was a Gentile, but when you think about the magnitude of his work, the issue becomes truly significant. By counting the pages written by Luke in both his Gospel and Acts, it is clear that Luke wrote more pages of the New Testament than any other writer, including Paul and John.

Who was Luke in the Gospel of Luke?

Today, many refer to him as Saint Luke and mistakenly believe he was one of the 12 Apostles. Luke was a gentile, probably a Greek, as implied in Colossians 4:11.  He may have been converted to Christianity by Paul. He probably studied to be a physician in Antioch, in Syria.

Why was Paul a Jew and not a gentile?

The main advantage that Paul recognizes in the Jewish people was that when God gave revelation to the human race, He gave it to and through the Jews. He did not utilize the Gentile people for this purpose. This was the rule: that Jews were the vehicle for revelation.