Paul, Our Father of Grace on Earth
By Tammy Lacock
“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” (1 Cor. 11:1, KJV)
Why does Paul state a variation of the above verse 11 times in his epistles? He knew the importance of the Final Gospel that was entrusted solely to Him by Christ, Himself. This final gospel, the great mystery of Christ in the believer, was then given to us by Paul in his letters. He knew that by following him and hearing this message, we would be led into grace and to our Father’s house in Heaven; and with the teaching of the Holy Spirit, we would be brought to know Christ as our life.
Indeed, it is only through Paul’s epistles that we are led to know the Fatherhood of God and our identity as His children. The one who has made us who we are in Christ is our Heavenly Father by putting the seed of His Son in us the moment we believe.