Hi to all and many believers say that the Body of Christ began at Pentecost .
I say that it began with the Apostle Paul in Acts 9:6 , where PAUL was saved by the Grace of God .
I will just begin with ONE proof .
In Rom 1:1 , we read , a literal translation ; PAUL , a slave of Christ Jesus , a called apostle having been SEPARATED for God's gospel .
#1 , the Greek word for SEPARATED is APHORIZO .
Aphorizo can be translated by the word BOUNDRIES !
Aphorizo can be translated by the word LIMITED !!
Aphorizo can be translated by the word SEPARATED !!
This means that PAUL was LIMITED to only preach the Gospel of God which another word for the Gospel of the Grace of God , Acts 20:24 or Gal 1:11-12 .
#2 , Anyone can check and see the APHORIZO is in the Greek Perfect Tense .
The perfect tense means , Past Action with Continuing Results .
Here is an example of the Perfect Tense , where Christ on the cross said " it is finished " that is also in the Perfect Tense and that means that Christ death is the Past Tense and since coming down just keeps on SAVING People without having to go back on the cross and die AGAIN and the Perfect Tense lets us know Christ will never be put back on a CROSS . JOHN 19:30 .
#3 , it is also in the Passive Voice , because it is Christ doing the Action to PAUL IN Rom 1:1 .
#4 , It is also in the Indicative Mood , which means , it is a FACT .
#5 , It also means that PAUL will never go back and be Pharisee and practice the Law again .
#6 , Then , PAUL can only preach the Gospel of God !!
#7 , From this point on , PAUL will only preach the Gospel of the Grace of God , Acts 20:24 .
#8 , Paul , never preached what Jesus or the 12 apostles preached !!!