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Mark focused this week’s class on what motivated Paul. He had a higher calling to talk to high Roman rulers about Jesus as the Messiah. Paul spoke to the epicureans, who were materialists and believed truth came only from reasoning. They also claimed no afterlife. Happiness was life's goal, to be free from pain and fear. Paul also spoke to the stoics, who believed in one God without shape. Their philosophy was God doesn't care about us and is non emotional, and so their ideology was to avoid emotions. The epicurean and stoics believed the purpose of life was achieving happiness through moderate expectations. Listen to Mark teach about how Paul professed a higher calling than being happy

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Speaker: W. Mark Lanier

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