The world in which we live today is full of people. These people belong to different countries, different race, culture and different religion. In a religion there remain different conceptions. Similarly, in Christianity, there are different conceptions. St. Paul can be regarded as the nub of the Christianity. The aim and purpose of this paper is also to discuss three themes that are prevalent in Paul Epistles. The following part of the paper presents discussion about the three themes that are prevalent in Paul Epistles with respect to the importance of these three themes in our personal life. The three themes that are selected to undertake discussion in this paper are as follows:
Righteousness and salvation
Hope and joy
The Christian community and the body Christ
The first theme that this paper focuses is of righteousness and salvation.
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:11-12)
“Subsequently, righteousness becomes the standard and practice of the saved person” (Isaiah 44:21-22, Romans 10:8-10).
The above quotation shows the importance of conducting oneself in a righteous way. Righteousness and salvation is related to personal life in a way that if we conduct ourselves and do the deeds that are right then we ultimately would be rewarded with salvation. There is a common believe that God help those who help themselves. We can only help ourselves by staying on the right way and right path. One can understand the reason why God did not remove these thorns in the flesh from the life of Paul. For us grace is sufficient enough as well as the concept of tribulation is also normal for Christians. We all are ...