Re:Verse passage – I Corinthians 15:3-20, 35-44, 50-57 (day seven)
Paul was the worst. No Christian wanted to see him coming because he aimed to destroy you and had the full backing of the government to do so.
After Stephen is stoned to death Scripture continues: Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. –Acts 8:1-2
Then the next chapter goes further: Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. –Acts 9:1-2
That murderous heart continued until Paul met Jesus, when he met the resurrected Jesus his life flipped forever: For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. –1 Corinthians 15:9
If there is any proof of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the first century surely it was the transformation of Saul to Paul. Many couldn’t believe that story of redemption, but Paul kept telling it.