The Apostle Paul was a passionate Pharisee. It was his passion that led him murder unfaithful Jews. Paul killed in the name of god, similar to modern-day terrorists. Why did Paul kill? It wasn’t because he saw religion as a private, personal matter. It also wasn’t because he understood the afterlife (i.e. heaven) differently. No one kills purely on those grounds. Paul persecuted and killed because he believed his god wanted him to make the world a better place. When Paul met Jesus, Jesus didn’t change Paul’s mission to make the world a better place. He simply changed Paul’s understanding of what a better world looked like; he changed how Paul went about making this difference.