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Did Saul really changed his name?

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    Ukariobeneposted 7 years ago

    Did Saul really changed his name?

    Is tithing a christian practice?

  2. micadeolu profile image49
    micadeoluposted 7 years ago

    I think his name changed automatically when he became a Roman citizen, Saul when he was a Jew and Paul when he bacame a Roman citizen. Just as Ibraheem in arabic changes to Abraham in Hebrew.

  3. Shadow Of Elisha profile image59
    Shadow Of Elishaposted 7 years ago

    I agree with micadeolu; I believe that his name was changed when in Rome. The Hebrew meaning of the name "Saul" means "desired", which raises the question, "Was his name predestined before his birth?" I believe so. In other words, God desired Saul/Paul to be the leader of the Gentile nations concerning salvation in Yeshua/Jesus Christ.

    As far as tithing being a "Christian" practice? No.

    It was a Jewish OLD TESTAMENT practice. It was used as a type and shadow of the new covenant. Jesus Christ is our first fruit (tithe) now!

  4. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    Yes He did. Jesus suggested the name Paul for Saul even as he suggested Peter for Simon.