Apostate Paul not only rejects everything Christ taught, but also taught everything contrary to the apostles of Jesus Christ.
Mark 5:37 And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James.
Luke 9:28 Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
Peter, James and John are not only from the 12 disciples of Jesus but also from the closest inner circle of Jesus. These are the same disciples who witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus. Here we will explore Paul’s lies and the responses from these three apostles of Jesus Christ.
|Paul’s Lies||Apostles’ Responses|
|Saved by grace through faith
Eph 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
|Saved by not sinning and doing the word
Jas 1:21-22 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
|Justification by faith
Rom 4:2-5 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness
|Justification by works
Jas 2:21-24 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
|Adopted by God, no seed of God
Eph 1:5-6 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
|Born of God, His seed in us
1 John 3:9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
1 Pet 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
|Faith without works justifies
Rom 4:4-5 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness
|Only works justifies, not faith
Jas 2:14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? … (17) Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. … (24) You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
Eph 1:13-14 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
|No Eternal Security
2 Pet 2:20-21 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
Jude 1:5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
|Liberty is being free from the law
Gal 5:1-3 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.
|Law of liberty is from sins and doing the work
2 Pet 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
Jas 1:21-22 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. … (25) But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
Jas 2:10-12 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.
|Transformation is Spirit’s responsibility
2Cor 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
|Transformation is our responsibility
1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
1Pet 1:22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
|I serve God in mind but sin in flesh
Rom 7:14-17 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. … (25) I thank God–through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
|Believers who don’t keep His word are liars
1 John 2:3-4 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
|God loved us while we were still sinners
Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
|Even believers who are friends of this world is an enemy of God
Jas 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
1John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
This is a false juxtaposition. A gross mistake.
And it is obvious from your very first demonstration: the writer of the Epistle of James isn’t the same person in the three-member inner circle Apostles of the Lord. Apostle James, brother of John, was long murdered by Herod. The Epistle of James was written by James the Lord’s half-brother, who wasn’t a believer until the Lord resurrected.
Furthermore, this whole article is altogether a lie. You have completely insulted and misrepresented the great Apostle Paul.
The author of the epistle of James is being contested for the past 2 millenia with atleast four possibilities. Irrespective of it, the juxtaposition speaks for itself that the books of Peter, James and John contradict the letters of Paul.
There only SEEM to be contradictions between Paul’s epistles and the other epistles you quoted. Peter endorses Paul and also says that he (Paul) is sometimes hard to understand (please read 2 Peter 3:15-16)
I am well willing to expand on how you have misunderstood Paul, let me know if you want that.
I think the Lord direct me here for several reasons.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
Did you look into the post ‘Quick Reference for Paul’s Contrary Teachings’? Not a single teaching or doctrine or parable of Jesus is found in any of Paul’s letters. If the Lord directed you here, it can only be to follow Him and obey His words, not Paul or any man’s words. The book of 2nd Peter was not written by Apostle Simon Peter but pseudepigraphical and written by Simeon Peter (2 Pet 1:1) as the opening verse itself says – just like anonymous author of Hebrews. Irrespective of it, Peter is not authoritative over Christ or His teachings (Matt 10:24). Hence, Peter cannot approve something that goes against what Christ taught. If Peter goes against what Christ spoke, then Peter is Satan (Matt 16:23).
You are right, Peter or Paul are not above Jesus.
The Problem here is that you think Paul goes against the teachings of the Lord when he doesn’t, Paul is often misunderstood as I wrote earlier.
Faith and works for example: many people will side with either one of these and declare it essential in our salvation while neglecting the other. In that case, there are arguments for both.
But they actually work together: by faith we believe Jesus’ work on the cross and His subsequent resurrection and reach out with a repentive heart for the forgiveness offered to us by this. We become born again and thus are a new creation, created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24), created in Christ Jesus UNTO GOOD WORKS, which God has ordained beforehand that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). Only works done in/through God are good (John 3:21) Our own works are filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6).
That is also what James was about; if there are no works, how can you say that you have been saved, as one major thing we are saved from is sin.
We get saved first, THEN follow the works.
As you can see in my citations of Ephesians, Paul wasn’t against works, he was against seeking our own righteousness through works of the mosaic law. To gain righteousness through it (mosaic law), you need to keep ALL of its commands, which none but Jesus ever did (that’s how the law was fullfilled, and one of the reasons He said at the cross “It is finished”). Paul (and every other true believer) wants the righteousness imparted to us by faith in Jesus Christ, the salvation that occurs is not of our own doing, that we may not boast. The righteous shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4).
If you ditch the Book of Acts (which endorses Paul as legitimate Apostle) which Luke wrote, you have to ditch his gospel account aswell.
Where do we get by this kind of thinking?
No one is saved yet. Jesus Christ clearly said salvation is when He comes the second time (Matt 25:31-46). Only our names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20) when we are worthy (Luke 20:35). But if we become unworthy, Christ will blot our names from the book of life (Rev 3:4-5). Jesus never said anynwhere we are saved first and works follow but rather, we must be worthy to attain next age (Luke 20:35).
Who told to you that our works are filthy rags? Isaiah is praying about the righteousness of Israel’s idolatry (Isaiah 64:6). If your righteousness is like filthy rags, your name may be blotted from the book of life (Rev 3:4-5). Never exhalt a man’s prayer or praise above the words of God and Christ. (Refer: Don’t quote Scripture like Satan).
Christ did not come to redeem Gentiles from any curse of the law (as Paul lied in Gal 3:13) who were never given the law, nor they were under it anytime. Christ did not teach the law but His commandments. Christ also did not come to establish the kingdom of Israel but kingdom of God (John 18:36; Acts 1:7).
Finally, it is because of Luke’s excellent writings, we can confidently declare Paul as a liar. Paul wasn’t even qualified to be an apostle yet lied repeatedly as an apostle (Acts 1:21-22). Paul’s own conversion testimony contradicts each other showing it never happened (Acts 9:7; Acts 22:9; Acts 26:14). Luke also reveals the ‘strange jesus’ quoting Dionysus, an Olympian god who speaks Greek proverbs in Hebrew showing it is not the true Jesus who lived and walked on earth. (Acts 26:14 ). We need to thank Luke for his excellent work of recording exactly what Paul said so that we can confidently declare Paul as a liar (Refer: Paul acknowledges being a child of Zeus – based on book of Acts).
A matter is established by 2 or 3 witnesses as Jesus said (Matt 18:16). We have synoptic (i.e, eye-witness) gospels, to compare and verify the events – not based on who wrote it or by any blind faith. e.g, Matthew 2 chapter (Refer: Matthew 2 is wrong about birth of Jesus Christ).
Hello Felix Immanuel, I’m sorry for delaying so long to answer your last message.
Salvation is a past, present and future experience; we get sealed for salvation from the day we believed/are born again, we get continuously sanctified/saved (the greek word for saved equates more or less to be made whole or healed) through the Holy Spirit and will, if we persist unto the end, be saved from this mortal flesh, receiving our new, glorified bodies in the resurrection.
The point here is MY righteousness is filthy rags, I’m not talking about the righteousness imparted to me by believing in Jesus Christ.
Concerning what Paul says in Galatians 3:13, if you would go back a few verses (Galatians 3:10) where Paul quotes Deuteronomy 27:26 “Cursed be he that confirmes not ALL the words of this law to do them” you would understand Galatians 3:13.The mosaic law is a curse to us because it curses everybody of us, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). I say not that the mosaic law is a curse, I say it is a curse to us, Paul says in Galatians 3:13 “the curse of the law”, not “the cursed law”, he is concerned here with the effects of the law on us, namely that it condemns us, not the law itself.
In the epistle of James we read in chapter 2:10 “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.”
Please read Romans 7 for more clarity on the law and its purpose.
And yes, all of this does apply to the gentiles Paul is addressing inasmuch as some jews where tyring to bring these new gentile converts under the yoke of the mosaic law, that’s more or less the issue of the whole letter.
You are in serious error for denouncing the Apostle Paul a false one, I hope you come to recognise this.
May God bless you in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ.
I addressed all you mentioned specifically from what Jesus taught in my earlier comment. Think again – Why are you saying everything contrary to what He taught using Paul’s letters? Isn’t Paul using law as a strawman argument to justify his false message – when was the last time a gentile was under the law for Christ to redeem him from any curse of it? The law doesn’t even promise anything to gentiles (Isa 56:6). Everyone who follows Jesus Christ will never be in error, for He is the Way, Truth and Life.