Paul believed that the Jews had first claim to the Gospel, for Jesus was first and foremost their Messiah. He had been born a Jew and had come to fulfill the Jewish Scriptures. So, no matter how bitterly Paul might be persecuted by the unbelieving Jews
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The obstacle he had to overcome, in the case of the Corinthians may well have been the distrust they had for those who went about making profit from their message.
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