New Testament Survey: Biography Of Paul

Written By: Steve Shirley



(2 Cor 12:1-10) describes how Paul was caught up into paradise and heard words no man may utter. (Many scholars believe this occurred when Paul was stoned and left for dead in (Acts 14:19-20). (2 Cor 12:7) says that because of the abundance of revelation given to him, he was given a "thorn in the flesh" to keep him from being proud. (2 Cor 12:8) says that Paul asked for it to be removed 3 times and God refused saying His grace was sufficient. People disagree as to what this "thorn" was, but whatever it was, it appeared to be very debilitating. (It appears to have been a disease of the eyes as we will discuss in another Survey.)