Did Paul found the Roman Church?

What was Paul’s relationship to the church in Rome?

Indeed, Paul had no relationship to the Roman community prior to the drafting of his epistle. He neither established the church at Rome, nor, in fact, had he ever visited the illustrious city. The letter concerns not specific issues within the Roman church per se, but rather Paul’s articulation of his own gospel.

Why did Paul wrote to the church in Rome?

Paul understood the situation and wrote the letter to both the Jewish and the Gentile Christians in Rome in order to persuade them to build up a peaceful and close relationship between their house churches. … their effort to preserve their Jewish identity.

Was Paul a Roman citizen?

Paul acquired his Roman citizenship at birth, having been born the son of a Jewish Roman citizen of Tarsus. When Lysias was informed by Paul that the latter was a Roman citizen, his immediate reaction was to tell Paul that he himself had had to pay a great sum for that privilege.

Did Paul ever preach in Rome?

John Chrysostom indicated that Paul preached in Spain: “For after he had been in Rome, he returned to Spain, but whether he came thence again into these parts, we know not”.

Visits to Jerusalem in Acts and the epistles.

Acts Epistles
Fourth visit to Jerusalem to “greet the church” Apparently unmentioned.
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