Sergius Paulus


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Sergius Paulus

(sûr`jəs), in the New Testament, proconsul in Cyprus, friendly to Paul.
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Around 45AD Barnabas, Paul and Mark sailed to Cyprus and travelled across the island from Salamis to Paphos, where they converted the Roman Proconsul, Sergius Paulus, to Christianity.
In the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 13, we find a very powerful and fiery speech of Paul in which he condemns a certain Bar-Jesus, also called Elymas, a magician, who was standing in the way of the Proconsul Sergius Paulus, who wanted to hear the Word of God and turn towards the faith which was being proclaimed by Paul.
At the beginning of Paul's first missionary journey, Sergius Paulus, a proconsul, converts (Acts 13:4-12), a portent of the future: If Sergius Paulus believes, why not the emperor?