PAUL (Epistles)

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PAUL (Epistles of St. Paul) – Of all the New Testament holy authors, Apostle Paul – having written some 14 Epistles – stands out as being the most prolific in expounding instructions on Christian living. Because of the significance of their contents, they are rightfully regarded as the “second Gospel,” attracting attention from both thinkers-philosophers and the ordinary faithful. The Apostles themselves did not ignore the works of their “beloved brother,” who was last to convert to Christ, yet equal to them in spirit and sanctified gifts (2 Pet. 3:15-16).  On the basis of credible witnesses, the common voice of the Church attributes fourteen Epistles to Apostle Paul’s authorship, which appear in the Bible in the following order: Epistle to the Romans, First Epistle to the Corinthians, Second Epistle to the  Corinthians, Epistle to the Galatians, Epistle to the Ephesians, Epistle to the Philippians, Epistle to the Colossians, First Epistle to the Thessalonians, Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, First Epistle to Timothy, Second Epistle to Timothy, Epistle to Titus, Epistle to Philemon, and the Epistle to the Hebrews.