“Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.” 1 Tim 1:5-7 Paul was faced with the monumental task of spreading the good news of grace in a culture that was mostly steeped in the Jewish Law and legalism. The message, as it often is today, was not always met with open arms. Much to the contrary. In most places where Paul went the message was met with outright rejection.

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