1 Cor 9:20-21 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 the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
Did Paul also become a liar to win liars and hypocrites to win hypocrites? Below are the teachings of Paul which are contrary to his own. Therefore, follow Christ and obey His teachings, not Paul.
|Paul’s first tongue||Paul’s second tongue|
| Salvation by works
Rom 2:5-7 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality
|Salvation by faith confession
Rom 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
|Righteousness required for Salvation
1 Cor 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
|Righteousness not required for Salvation
Titus 3:4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit
|No one is justified by the law
Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Gal 3:11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”
|Doers of the law will be justified
Rom 2:13 for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified;
|Boasting only in the cross of Christ
Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
|Boasting as not a burden to anyone
2Cor 11:9-10 And when I was present with you, and in need, I was a burden to no one, for what I lacked the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself. As the truth of Christ is in me, no one shall stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
|Least of the apostles
1Cor 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
| Not inferior to eminent apostles
2 Cor 11:5 For I consider that I am not at all inferior to the most eminent apostles.
|Bear one another’s burdens
Gal 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
| Bear your own burden
Gal 6:5 For each one shall bear his own load.
Eph 2:14-15 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace
Rom 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
|I am chief of sinners
1 Tim 1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
| I am like Christ
1 Cor 11:1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
|My words are commandments of the Lord
1Cor 14:37 If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.
| I speak not according to the Lord
2Cor 11:17 What I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as it were, foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.
|Law is of faith
Rom 10:6-8 But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “ ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):
(quoting Deu 30:12-14 from the law)
|Law is not of faith
Gal 3:12 Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
|Sin is not known without the law
Rom 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.”
|Sin was in this world even before the law
Rom 5:12-23 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned– For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.