First a timeline...
AD 5 - Paul is born
AD 32 - Present at Stephens stoning
AD 34 - Conversion on the road to Damascas
AD 34 - Journey's to Arabia (Galatians 1:17)
AD 37-47 - Itineraries from Tarsus to Jerusalem
AD 47-49 - First missionary journey in Antioch and (what is now) southern Turkey.
AD 50-53 - Second missionary journey to Greece - Book of Galatians written
AD 53-57- Third missionary journey to Greece and Macedonia
AD 57 - Returns to Jerusalem to an angry mob
AD 57-62 - Imprisoned and sent to Rome
AD 62-66 - Further missionary work - Letters to Timothy and Titus
AD 66 - Imprisonment and Martyred by Nero at age of about 61
The book of Galatians is written just as Paul was setting out for ministry to Greece and Macedonia. Before setting out apparently Paul and Peter had a little run in before Paul set out on his second missionary journey, which would be his first trip to Greece. The scene seems to be in a conference type atmosphere where Paul met with the Apostles in Jerusalem...
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. - Galatians 2:9-10
It was then that Paul returned to Antioch with Barnabas where they were preparing Paul's second missionary journey.
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. - Acts 13:1-4
But before Paul and Barnabas departed, they had a run in with the Apostle Peter...
But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. - Galatians 2:11-16
It was then that Paul proposed in his heart to get away from it all as not to build his work on the works of any other man, including Peter...
Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: - Romans 15:19-21
So Peter and Paul basically part the ways. And I do not find any more encounters. However, as the persecution of Nero would claim both men's lives, I find one last word from Peter at the end of 2 Peter, probably written around 65 AD and that concerning of Paul...
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
So apparently, there were people coming to Peter complaining of the harsh line laid down by the Apostle Paul. Peter acknowledged that the words were indeed hard to understand, but justifies Paul at the end.
Edited by rockytopva, 30 October 2013 - 05:32 PM.