In the times of the early church, Paul made a gigantic ruckus. He turned an entire region of the world upside down, and in so doing made many enemies. But what was his message? Was he just an instigator? Was he a fire-breathing evangelist, pitting his religion against the other religions?
Paul offered something different. Something true. You had Greeks worshiping gods like Artemis and Jews denying the resurrection. Paul did not bring yet another god to appease, or perform for, or to hide from.