Paul was baptized - Acts 9:18; 1 Cor. 11:1
Paul baptized the Philippian Jailer - Acts 16:23
We are to follow Stephanas' household - 1 Cor. 16:15 (cp) 1 Cor. 1:14-15.
People were baptized under Pauls authority - Acts 18:8 & Acts 19:1-5
Paul persecuted it before he got saved - 1 Cor. 15:9; Gal. 1:13; Phil. 3:6.
Paul's kinfolk were in Christ before him - Rom. 16:7.
The apostles were in Christ before Paul - Gal. 1:22-24.
God added to the church daily before Paul was saved - Acts 2:47.
When did the body of Christ start???
Christ purchased the church (singular) with His blood - Acts 20:28.
If the church did not start until Acts 28, then Paul was not in the body for nearly 30 years.
If the church did not start until Acts 18, then Paul was not in the body for nearly 20 years.
If the church did not start until Acts 13, then Paul was not in the body for nearly 10 years.
The Hyper-Dip viewpoint is that there are two bodies: Acts 2-9 & Acts 9-28.
We are in ONE body through Christ - Gal. 3:14; Rom. 12:4-5.
The body started in Christ (not Paul). Note: Col. 1:18.
Christ is the head and only one body started with His head.
AT THE CROSS: AT THE CROSS:
WHERE I FIRST SAW THE LIGHT!