[Rom 1:1 KJV] Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
Did this verse just say that Paul is an apostle? How could that be, there are already 12 apostles set up. Even after Judas was done as an Apostle he was replaced soon after to make 12 again. 12 Apostles makes sense with the way Israel is set up with 12 tribes. How does Paul fit in as number 13? Some people say he wasn't an apostle because Israel already had the 12. If we are going to believe the scripture it says Paul is an apostle. We will see where this leads and why Paul was called to be an apostle.
[Rom 1:2 KJV] (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
[Rom 1:3 KJV] Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
[Rom 1:4 KJV] And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
[Rom 1:5 KJV] By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
[Rom 1:6 KJV] Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
[Rom 1:7 KJV] To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
That about wraps up the introduction.