“15and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,16as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.” – 2 Peter 3:15,16
Apostle Paul’s letters to the heads of churches are the God inspired scriptures that makes up a large part of the New Testament. He is seldom depicted accurately even though the bible is “very specific” about his appearance. He was a pharisee who persecuted – who the Antioch’s called – Christians before he had an experience with Christ. His writings are for the well learned and as a result many abuse the “grace” Apostle Paul described in his letters.
“Acts 21:38 38Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days made an uproar, and led out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers? Paul being called an Egyptian because his physical characteristics resembled the African Egyptians who by all proofs known to modern man was of the Black race. We must refer to the Holy Bible to see if the latter is so. First let’s refer to the Babylonian Talmud translated, by Rabbi Dr. I Epstein. ” For when the AFRICANS came to plead the Jews before Alexander of Macedonia, they said ‘ CANAAN belongs to us, as it is written, the land of Canaan was the ancestors of these people (ourselves).”- Sanhedrin, Vol.II, pp. 608-609. The latter is of great importance because according to the Holy Bible the Canaanites who were black could not be distinguished from the Hebrews themselves. ” So Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up ALL the servants of PHAROAH, the elders of his house, and ALL the elders of the land of EGYPT……And when the inhabitants of the land, THE CANAANITES, saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, THEY said ” This is a deep mourning of the EGYPTIANS”- GENESIS, 50:7-11. Clearly here the Caananites could not tell the difference between the AFRICAN EGYPTIANS and the HEBREWS. Further scrutiny of the Holy Scripture one will see that there was a man named CUSH a Benjamite. Now Cush was an original name for Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a two compound Greek word. The first Greek word is ” Ethios ” meaning burnt ” the second ” OPS” meaning faces put it together you will have “burnt faces”. The latter name was given to the original inhabitants of that land. Thus “Ethiopia” means: Land of the burnt faces. Please refer to PSALMS 7, ( A meditation of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of CUSH the BENJAMITE). The original name for Egypt was ” KEMET” which translate ” Land of the black people”. Also refer to the Table of Nations located in Genesis chapter 10:6-12. Which speaks about the descendants of HAM. The four sons of HAM was Cush(Ethiopia) , Mizraim(Egypt, a.k.a Kemet), Put(Libya), Canaan(Palestine).” – by Annafilramma
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.- Acts 13:1
Saul in this passage is the Apostle Paul pronounced Saulos (sow -los) his Hebrew name Strong’s concordance 4569.
Niger in Acts 13:1 which means: dark in color and Christian, Strong’s Concordance 3526
The Apostle Paul was what we now would call a Black Man.