Paul of Tarsus, A False Apostle?

Was Paul of Tarsus, who claimed to be an apostle of Jesus, one of the first false prophets?

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“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12

Paul, who was known as Saul early on, was dedicated to the persecution of the early disciples of Jesus in the area of Jerusalem.

Fourteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament have been attributed to Paul. Some were written by his followers, using Paul’s letters.

Paul is a Pharisee by his own admission, Acts 23:6, 26:5, Philippians 3:5.  He was taught by Gamaliel, Acts 22:3.  (Gamaliel was the grandson of Hillel, a founding father of the Pharisees, who rejected the Torah in favor of the oral Talmud). The Pharisees were scribes, Kenites, the sons of Cain. Jesus warned of the Pharisees and their leaven, and referred to them as vipers, Matthew 12:24, 34, Mark 8:15, Luke 12:1.***

Paul claimed Jesus visited him on the road to Damascus after His ascension.


This is the first evidence. Jesus’ own words of his return.

Revelation 1:7, “BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him.”

Matthew 24:23-26, “At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. So if anyone tells you, ‘There He is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here He is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.  For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”

Nowhere does Jesus mention, or even hint, that He would give ‘new’ revelations to someone after His Ascension.  One has to question why Jesus would spend 3 ½ years- in the flesh- teaching the chosen apostles that …”‘till heaven and earth pass, not one jot or tittle will pass from the law.” Matthew 5:18; and then, after His resurrection, give new revelations to a Pharisee (Saul/Paul) that make the Law void by His resurrection.  Furthermore, ask yourself why would Jesus bypass the apostles with this ‘new’ revelation; choosing instead to reveal it to a Pharisee, the sect He called ‘vipers’, Matthew 12:34, and sons of the devil, John 8:44?

We have three different accounts of Paul’s unsupported claim of conversion.  First account in  Acts 9:1-18,  “And the men, who went with him to the city, stood there in amazement, because they heard the voice only, however they did not see anyone.”

In the second account, Paul himself says, in Acts 22:1-15“And the people that were with me saw the light, however they did not hear the voice of the One who spoke to me.” This has been translated to “understand”. In Ancient Aramaic (Jesus’ spoken word) it is HEAR. http://biblehub.com/aramaic-plain-english/acts/22.htm

Then we have Paul’s third account of what happened. All three are different. Acts 26:10-19.  In the first two stories, Paul specifically asked the Lord what he should do and the Lord told him to go to Damascus where he would be told all things.  In the third story, however, Paul received full revelation on the spot.

In Galatians 1:16-17 Paul tells us that after his revelation he conferred not with flesh and blood, nor went up to Jerusalem to the apostles, but instead went to Arabia (for an unspecified amount of time) and then back to Damascus. Three years later he spent fifteen days with Peter in Jerusalem, and then moved on to Syria and Cilicia (Tarsus and Antioch) for fourteen years.

Gal 1:16-24 “I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus. Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days. But I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord’s brother. (Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.) Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea which were in Christ; but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.” And they were glorifying God because of me.”

However, Acts 9:20 contradicts this.  It says that after his revelation, Paul was certain days with the disciples in Damascus, and preached straightway in Damascus.  Then Barnabas took him to the apostles in Jerusalem (Paul assayed to join himself to the disciples; as yet making no claim of apostleship). Then Paul was sent forth to Tarsus! He assures us, before God, he is not lying. But, he is!

Gal 11:11, “For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.” 



What does the Bible say about God’s Law?

It is love (John 15:10, 12-14), light and lamp (Proverbs 6:23; Psalm 119:105; Isaiah 8:20; Revelation 21:23, 22:5); life (Deuteronomy 4:1, 32:46-47; Proverbs 1:17, 8:33-36; Matthew19:16,17); seed (Matthew 13:18-23), instructions (Isaiah 1:10; Exodus 16:4 24:12; Jeremiah 35:13; Job 22:22, 36:10; Psalm 78:1; Zephaniah 3:1-7; Malachi 2:1-9, Proverbs 1:2,3,7,8 4:1,2); law (Jeremiah 6:18-19; Zechariah 7:12; Deut 5:5 17:11, 27:1-3, 26, 30:10,14, 32:46,47; John 15:25); commands, judgments, teachings & ways(Isaiah 2:3; Proverbs 5:12 7:28:10 1:8 4:2 3:1 6:20-23; Jeremiah 32:33; Deuteronomy 4:1; Matthew 4:237:28,29 9:35 13:54 15:9 28:20; Acts 2:42); wisdom, and truth (Psalm 119:43,44,142 138:2; Proverbs 23:23; Malachi 2:6; 1 Kings 2:3-4; John 17:17, 18:37-38, 8:31-32; James 1:18, 21-23,25).  It is the straight paths for our feet and a light to our way. (This list is taken from WholeBible.com.)

“Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.” Ps112:1-3

Paul has a very different view of the Commandments given by God.

2 Corinthians 3:6, “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

Galatians 3:25, “So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.”

Colossians 2:14…”having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.”

Galatians 3:13 “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law…” misquotes Deuteronomy.

 THE CURSE OF THE LAW?

Deut 21:22, “IF a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God)”.  JESUS NEVER COMMITTED A SIN LEADING TO DEATH.

Gal 3:13 “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us– for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE.”   That’s not what the Scripture says! IF! IF a man commits a sin leading to death…This is BLASPHEMY!

Only in Paul’s letters will you read that Christ became a curse or became sin.

Paul claims in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Blasphemy!

I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.” God speaking through Isaiah 43:25 in the Old Testament.

Take away, wipe out. Never become sin. Never could the kind, gentle Jesus ever become sin or a curse.  Waldarrama-5858-God-Love-GOD-LOVE-Encyclical-Letter-Pope-Benedict-XVI-Part-1-Question-god-is-love-ppt-powerpoint-180_135

Paul, a self-proclaimed “learned Pharisee” also altered this:

As it is written,” he says in Rom. 2:24, quoting from Isaiah, “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of    YOU!      

Paul’s audience is commandment keeping Jews. Isaiah 52:5 reads as follows:

“Now, therefore, what do I do here, said the Lord, Seeing that My people has been taken away for nought. They who rule over them howl, said the Lord, And My name is continually blasphemed all the day.” 

All of Isaiah Chapter 52, including this verse, recognizes the necessity and promise of restoring Israel to a position of glory. 

Speaking in God’s name, Isaiah said that the very enslavement of God’s people by the heathen Gentiles had become a desecration of His name.

Not the Jews themselves!

This is malicious, with no scriptural support.

Read by millions who believe this lie and have acted on it.

“As it is written”? No, none of the above, as claimed.

Paul misquotes Jesus when he summarizes this conversation. Romans, 13:8-10 “”Owe no man anything, but to love one another, for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” “Thou shalt not kill,” “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not bear false witness,” “Thou shalt not covet,” and if there be any other commandment, all are briefly comprehended in this saying, namely: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.””

He did not add the first words of the conversation Jesus had with the Rich Man regarding the commandments. Matthew 9:17 “And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.” (The Holy Law.)

Paul even goes as far as to say this, ” But when one does not work, yet believes in the one who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness.”

Proverbs 17:15 this is what God says regarding justifing the ungodly, “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.”

Exodus 23:7, “Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Paul’s words oppose God’s Word and Christ’s ministry. The end result is that his followers believe they do not have to follow the Commandments of God. They are null and void according to Paul.

“They have put out their eyes and darkened their hearts lest they shall see with their eyes and understand in their hearts and should be converted and I would heal them.” John12:40

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What does God say? What does Jesus say? What do His TRUE apostles say?

WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

What does James say?

James 2:8 “Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well. But if you show favoritism, (to your neighbor) you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the entire law, yet fails in one point, is guilty of breaking it all. For He who said, Do not commit adultery, l also said, Do not murder. So if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you are a lawbreaker.

Speak and act as those who will be judged by the law of freedom. For judgment is without mercy to the one who hasn’t shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” Mercy, if shown to others.

This is written after Jesus’ Ascension. The Commandments are still in force. They have an additional command given by Jesus to love but this does not negate the Ten Commandments as Paul will have you believe. James goes on to say,

“You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.’

What does God say?

Jeremiah 11:4 “…the terms I COMMANDED your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the iron-smelting furnace.’ I said, ‘Obey me and do everything I COMMAND you, and you will be my people, and I will be your God.

Leviticus 26:3 “You shall KEEP MY SABBATH and reverence My sanctuary; I am the LORD. ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out, then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.…’

Genesis 26:4-5 “I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham OBEYED my voice and kept my charge, MY COMMANDMENTS, my statutes, and MY LAWS.” 

♦♦♦♦Please note this last scripture from Genesis. The Law has been in place since the beginning. Abraham was given the promise because he OBEYED and KEPT God’s Commandments, statues and Laws.

Paul says Law was not in effect at that time. Gal 3:17, “What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God,”

He states Abraham received the seed promise by faith and righteousness, when God states that is clearly not the case!

James also says Abraham was given the seed promise by works! James 2:21, “Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was perfected. So the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, and he was called God’s friend. You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.”

Genesis 22:5 Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,16 and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son 17 blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

What does John say?

“If you love Me, keep the commandments—namely, My commandments…. The one who has My commandments and is keeping them, that is the one who loves Me; and the one who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him…. If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. The one who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word that you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s, Who sent Me.” John 14:15, 21, 23-24.

Christ “fulfilled” the law (Matt. 5:17, 18). To“fulfill” means “to fill to the full” or “to make complete.” That is quite the opposite of abolishing the law. Indeed, Jesus “fulfilled” the law by revealing its spiritual meaning and application in human behavior—in how humans relate to one another and to God the Father and Jesus Christ. The scribes and Pharisees thought they were quite adept at keeping the letter of the law – but in their corrupt hypocrisy they completely missed the spirit and intent of the law. Though they were religious, they did not have the “eyes to see” or the “ears to hear” in order to understand the spirit of the law.2b9bb3bb0ef21d822f0babe624932017






images (2)Matt 5:17,18,  Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”

“I and the Father are one.” John 10:30



“Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.” Psalm 119:142

“You are near, O God, And all Your commandments are truth.” Psalm 119:151

“Let my tongue sing of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness.” Psalm 119:172

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Eccl 12:13,


THE TRUE APOSTLES FOLLOWED CHRIST AND LEARNED FROM HIM FOR OVER THREE YEARS.

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“But from those who seemed to be something – whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no man- for those who seemed to be something added nothing to me.” 

“But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)– well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.”

(Paul is saying the actual Apostles who FOLLOWED CHRIST for three and a half years ADDED NOTHING TO HIM, they “SEEMED” TO BE SOMETHING!?!?)*

He goes on to say,  “…and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars…” Seemed to be?**

He is speaking of his impression of apostles at the first Jerusalem council meeting covered in Acts 15. The question of Moses’ Law regarding circumcision arises. Acts 15:1 “However, some people came down from Judea and taught the brethren, “They that are not circumcised according to the Law, they cannot attain eternal life.”

Peter, addressing the Pharisees, says, ” 10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear? 11 No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”

Now, people just take this and run with it… but James goes on to say this…

19 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. 20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. 2For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.” 

The converted Gentiles were being taught at the synagogues! They know the commandments!

**Even Jesus called their idea of the Law a burden. He said:

“For they bind heavy burdens hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.”  Matthew 23:2-4   

He knew what their idea of the Law was… with all its added oral traditions… a burden!  Jesus kept the whole Law as found in Moses, and yet said these words.

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Matt.11:30  

The true unadulterated Law of Moses is not unbearable. But Peter and James did not want the Pharisees dictating to the Gentiles their idea of the Law with all its traditions, additions and amendments.

This is what Peter was referring to when he called the Law an unbearable yoke.

But what did Paul relay to the Galatians regarding this meeting?

Gal 2:10 “Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.” That is NOT what was said to Paul.**

He also states this in 1Corinthians, “10 You understand that it’s all right to eat anything, so you can eat even in an idol’s temple. But someone who has doubts might see you eating there, and this might encourage them to eat meat sacrificed to idols too. But they really think it is wrong. 11 So this weak brother or sister—someone Christ died for—is lost because of your better understanding.”

Paul says, regardless of the explicit instruction by the Council of Jerusalem, that you can eat whatever you want, even if it is meat sacrificed to idols.

After the council meeting it is revealed that Barnabas and Mark, true disciples of Christ, did not want to travel with Paul!

Acts 15:36 “Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left…”


Paul writes to the Galatians how he had determined Peter was a hypocrite, and how he had put him down before the entire church of Antioch.

Gal 2:11 “When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.

When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?”

Go back to Paul’s version of this argument and it says it all. Paul speaking, “For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision.…”

This is because Peter witnessed the Jerusalem council give Paul explicit instructions to regarding diet for Gentiles. Peter thought it was right to sit and eat with them but AFTER the men from James advised him that Paul was preaching, “eat anything you want”, (1Cor 8), Peter withdrew himself from the table and separated himself and Barnabas followed suit. They were now unsure that the Gentiles would abstain from offering them unclean food. He was not fearing the party of the circumcision. The Council had already determined Gentiles did not need to be circumcised!

Earlier, in Galatians 1:8,9, Paul commanded his followers to consider “accursed” anyone who preaches a different gospel than his. There is little doubt that Paul wanted the Galatians to think this way toward Peter, if not James, and John as well. It is obvious to anyone reading the book of Galatians that Paul was demanding the Galatian church follow no one but him, not even the original apostles back in Jerusalem.

Paul himself was the ultimate hypocrite for condemning Peter for “accommodating Gentiles when he was around Gentiles and acting like a Jew around Jews”. Peter was not doing this. He assumed Paul was following Council decree. Here is what Paul claimed to do, and commanded the Corinthians to do as well.   

“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without the law as without law… that I might win those who are without law; to the weak, I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” 1Corinthians 9:19-22

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”   1Corinthians 10:31-33

“…just as I also imitate Christ.”? Can anyone imagine Christ saying anything like “I have become all things to all men.” or  “I please all men in all things.”? NO! 



Crossing out Lies and writing Truth on a blackboard.In 2 Corinthians 11:23-28 Paul sets himself on high over the actual apostles. He says he worked harder, was beaten harder, endured much more. “ I don’t think that those “super apostles” are any better than I am.” What!? Please read this again in 2 Corinthians 11:5. Animosity? 

The apostles knew he was leading the people the wrong way.

Paul was summoned to appear before the Council. Paul states in Acts 20:22, “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.” That is an interesting way to describe a summons.

Paul’s Arrival at Jerusalem
Acts 21:19…”After he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. And when they heard it they began glorifying God; and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed, and they are all zealous for the Law; and they have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.

This is the second time Paul is in Jerusalem in front of the council. The first time, the apostles sent a letter and two disciples home with Paul, to maintain the truth to the Gentiles. He claimed to receive private, secret approval (Gal 2:2) for his “message”, but it was a false message as opposed to his true teachings or “my gospel” as Paul refers to it in Romans 16:25,26, “Now to him that is of power to establish you according to “my gospel

This time, it was a formal summons. After they “greeted them”, Luke and Paul began to tell of the good things that were happening with Gentile conversion. The apostles gave God glory for this (Gentile conversion), and in the same breath, got straight down to business concerning Paul.

Acts 21:22 “What shall we do? They (Jews of Asia) will certainly hear that you have come, so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law.  As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

The letter is brought up! They sent another letter! Now, this is after Peter visited in Antioch and realized Paul was not teaching  the dietary rules determined in the letter. During this time, in Acts 18, Paul is accused again at Corinth. “While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him into court. “This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.”

Paul obliges. He does not proclaim the message we can now read in his letters.

Acts continues,The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them.”

Paul is still arrested! The Jews from Asia come to kill him. (Asia, The same churches Jesus wrote letters to in Revelation.)

Acts 21:27, “When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.”

The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul, they dragged him from the temple, and immediately the gates were shut.”

Where are the apostles? Did anyone make a stand for Paul? NO!

After this arrest, Paul is crying to his brothers while on trial for preaching against the Law! Acts 23:6, “But perceiving that one group were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, Paul began crying out in the Council, “Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!”

He never says anything regarding Christ in this narrative and this is far into his ministry.  Instead, he appeals to those John the Baptist and Christ called a brood of Vipers. His brothers!

Paul’s story continues and he is on his own.

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“1 John says this: 18, “Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.


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**Now, look at what was said to the church by JESUS in Revelation that we know Paul had been involved in… Ephesus. Among the things that Jesus commended the Ephesian church for doing right, is this quote:

“I know your works, your labor, and your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars.” Rev. 2:2 

Jesus was referring to Paul and his companions, and that his claim of apostleship, as well as his doctrine, were false!

We have record of Paul claiming to be an apostle to the Ephesians.**

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus, by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus,”  Ephesians 1:1 

It is a most interesting quote from Paul’s own pen that finally seals the fate of his supposed apostleship.

It comes from his second letter to Timothy, written during the same Neronian persecution in which John was given the Revelation. This letter is believed by many scholars to contain the last recorded words of Paul. Here he makes a short statement of lament that seems to have gone unnoticed… the implications of which are devastating to Paul if one is able to hear everything that is being said. Paul makes this statement to Timothy.

“This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me.”   2Timothy 1:15

Asia!  All of them!  Rejecting Paul! 

And when he says, “This you know”, it sounds like this must have been relatively common knowledge at that time.  Asia!  The very place that Jesus told John to write, in Revelation,  where HIS seven churches were!  And they were alive, and obviously had been established for some time. Paul did not say that Asia had rejected Jesus. Obviously they hadn’t rejected Jesus if there were thriving churches there that Jesus wanted to address through John. Instead Paul said that all Asia had rejected him personally! This is also corroborated in the book of Acts where men from Asia accuse Paul of teaching against the Law..  

“As they appealed and they were saying, “Men, sons of Israel, help! This is the man who opposes our people, teaching in every place against the law and against this place,”

Try to grasp the profound significance of all this. Here we have in the book of Revelation the words of Jesus commending the Ephesian church for rejecting someone who claimed to be his apostle, while Paul is the only person other than the twelve original apostles to have claimed to be an apostle… and we know he has made this very claim to this same Ephesian church. At the same time, Paul laments himself of the fact that he has been rejected by them!  How could it NOT be Paul and his associates  that Jesus had commended the Ephesian church for rejecting?

Paul to the Ephesians: “I am an apostle of Jesus.”

The Ephesians to Paul: “No, you’re not.”

Jesus to the Ephesians: “Well done!” 

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”** Revelation 2:2

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1John 3:4, “Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law, for sin is the transgression of the law.”


apostles-of-jesusWHO ARE THE TWELVE APOSTLES?

1. Simon whom Jesus re-named Peter (v.16)

2. James son of Zebedee (v.17)

3. His brother John (v.17) (They both are the “Sons of Thunder”)

4. Andrew (v.18)

5. Philip (v.18)

6. Bartholomew (v.18)

7. Matthew (v.18)

8. Thomas (v.18)

9. James son of Alphaeus (v.18)

10. Thaddaeus (v.18)

11. Simon the Zealot (v.18)

12. Judas Iscariot (v.19) – He was eventually replaced by Matthias (Acts 1:26)

Paul is not listed. Revelation 21:14, “And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”  He says twelve three times!

This is the description of a true apostle of Christ. Acts 1:21-26, “Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.”

Twelve. Not thirteen. Twelve.




1Corinthians 4:14-15 “For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.”

BLASPHEMY!

Jesus said in Matt 23:9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.”


***The Bible reads: “The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. (Psalms 19:7) But what does Paul say?

In many places, Paul says lust/concupiscence is stirred up by the Law (Romans 7:5; 1 Cor. 15:56) and without the Law stirring his lust, Paul would not have known to covet/lust. (Romans 7:7.) The Law by its prohibitions supposedly thereby made sin even more “exceedingly sinful.” (Romans 7:13.)

Paul says that “by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20). He reiterates this later in the same epistle. In Romans 7:7, Paul says:  “I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.” Hence, God’s commands are entirely to blame, as Paul depicts the situation, for sin. Where is his repentance?? He blames the Law for his sin.***

Paul’s “double speak” is evident throughout Romans. He states, “But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness.” BLAMES SIN / COMMANDMENT.

Paul says,”Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.” BLAMES COMMANDMENT

“I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died.”  BLAMES COMMANDMENT

“The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me.” Ok, now it’s the commandment again.

(Paul is speaking of the Ten Commandments, specifically, “You shalt not covet.”)

“Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.” BLAMES SIN

WHERE IS HIS REPENTANCE?

It is a dance around the Law. He doesn’t want you to follow the law so he calls it a curse and blames law for his own sin! Then he turns right around and says, “So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.” ??

When “2 Peter” (copied from Jude’s letters, not written by Peter) says, “His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.” 2 Peter 3:15,16 Sounds like Paul to me!!  Well, no wonder! Paul criticizes the Law, then calls it holy, then says you don’t have to walk by it, but it needs to be in your mind but it’s ok if its separate from your flesh.

The end result is practiced by billions. Commandments are not observed.

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matt 7:13

This narrow path will not accommodate billions.

In the end of the letter to Titus, Paul condemns people following law…”not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.” He is speaking of followers that are circumcised and turning from his gospel and following Law as shown here as well….”For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.” Must be silenced, eh? 

Peter’s words to the Gentiles in Acts is the Truth. “Now, when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit…REPENT.

Paul’s warped message is clear…

Romans 10:13, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice law-less-ness!’ (The word used here is the Greek word anomia. It means “negators of the Law”) Matthew 7:21-23




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WHAT ABOUT 1 PETER, 2 PETER?**

“Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.” 2 Peter 3:15,16

Peter calls this scripture. But did Peter truly write these? No!

1st Peter uses the word Christian which is a big red flag that it was written by Paul or by Silas, Paul’s buddy.  Peter would never use the word “Christian” which is a sect founded only by Paul. Acts 11:26  “And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.”

Most critical scholars are skeptical that the apostle Simon Peter, the fisherman on the Sea of Galilee, actually wrote the epistle, because of the urbane cultured style of the Greek and the lack of any personal detail suggesting contact with the historical Jesus of Nazareth. The letter contains about thirty-five references to the Hebrew Bible, all of which, however, come from the Septuagint translation, an unlikely source for historical Peter the apostle, but appropriate for a Hellenized audience; thus the use of the Septuagint helps define the audience. The Septuagint was a Greek translation that had been created at Alexandria for the use of those Jews who could not easily read the Hebrew and Aramaic of the Tanakh and for proselytes. A historical Jew in Galilee would not have heard Scripture in this form, it is argued. (Wikipedia)

2nd Peter was written to only “puff up” Paul, to deceive the reader that Paul is credible, Paul is not credible!  There is NO 13th apostle.

The book also shares a number of passages with the Epistle of Jude, 1:5 with Jude 3; 1:12 with Jude 5; 2:1 with Jude 4; 2:4 with Jude 6; 2:5 with Jude 5; 2:6 with Jude 7;2:10–11 with Jude 8–9; 2:12 with Jude 10; 2:13–17 with Jude 11–13; 2:18 with Jude 16; 3:2 with Jude 17; 3:3 with Jude 18; 3:14 with Jude 24; and 3:18 with Jude 25. Because the Epistle of Jude is much shorter than 2 Peter, and due to various stylistic details, the scholarly consensus is that Jude was the source for the similar passages of 2 Peter. (Thanks Wikipedia.)

Please see my blog regarding 2 Peter 3:16 and the binding of his testimony.

Rev 10:9, “And he said to me, ” ‘Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.’ I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.…”

The little book is The Truth.



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1 John 2:1, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

 pro·pi·ti·ate: to make (someone) pleased or less angry by giving or saying something desired.

Here is another example of Jesus’ words twisted. This results in the  Eucharist .

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Mark 14:22-25 Matthew 26:26-29 Luke 22:14-20
In vv 17-22 Paul criticises abuses of the Lord’s Supper prevalent in Corinth, he continues: For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. In the preceding verses the evangelist makes it clear that the setting is a Passover meal. While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, ‘Take; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.’ In the preceding verses the evangelist makes it clear that the setting is a Passover meal. While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.’ In the preceding verses the evangelist makes it clear that the setting is a Passover meal. When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, ‘Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.’ Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

Matthew follows Mark’s account. Luke’s version differs at so many points from the Markan that some scholars believe it stems from another source. (Not my words, Thanks, Wikipedia!) John, although he does not include an “Institution Narrative”, includes an account of a supper on the night Jesus was betrayed, including a footwashing scene. Chapters 13-17 of the Gospel of John attribute to Jesus a series of teachings and prayers at his Last Supper, but does not mention any meal rituals.

Mark, John and Matt did not address this. John spends chapters relaying all the beautiful things Christ said, at The Last Supper. There is no mention of setting up any new tradition. They are celebrating the Passover!

Paul says “Proclaim the Lord’s death”!? NO! Those who love Him say, “HE IS RISEN!”

 “‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

Paul says the cup is the covenant and establishes the Eucharist. God addresses this in Revelation.

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“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden CUP in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:” Rev 17:4 


The New Testament that was delivered to us by Constantine, a pagan until “conversion” on his deathbed, organized this Bible that you read today. The “doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture” held by the Catholic Church, as expressed by the Second Vatican Council, is that “the books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching solidly, faithfully and without error that truth which God wanted put into sacred writings for the sake of salvation.”

Biblical inerrancy, as formulated in the “Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy”, is the doctrine that the Bible “is without error or fault in all its teaching”; or, at least, that “Scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is contrary to fact”.

imageAs God says through Jeremiah 23:19, “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you”, declares the LORD.

Jesus also said the same in Matt 7:7, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.…”

“And many false prophets will arise,
and will mislead many.
 And because of the great abomination,
the love of many will be blown away.
Whoever maintains hope until the end, shall Live.
And this hope of the Kingdom
shall be preached in all the universe,
As testimony for all nations,
and then the end shall come.” Matt 24:11

“Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:19-20

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” Rev 22:14,15

Rev. 18:4-5, “I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.…”

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** this specifically marked text from words of Nelson, S.

***this specifically marked text from Jesus Words Only.