Paul taught nothing from what Jesus Christ taught. We cannot find a single parable or teaching or doctrine of Jesus in any of Paul’s letters. Everything Paul wrote contradicts Christ. We also discussed how Paul manipulates and misquotes Scripture to reject the teachings of Jesus Christ. If Paul is not preaching the teachings of Jesus Christ, which God is Paul referring to? You will be surprised to learn how Paul repeatedly refers and quotes in praise of Zeus, and even acknowledges that he is a child of Zeus.
Paul: I heard the voice of son of Zeus
Acts 26:14 “And when we all had fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
Better to yield him prayer and sacrifice than kick against the pricks, since Dionysus Is God, and thou but mortal.” Dionysus, Bacchae (from Euripides)
The first quote is a well known reference where Paul is attributing Dionysus’s words from Bacchae to his own Jesus who he claims to appear to him (similar to Mohammed’s encounter in a cave). But, what is little known about the context is, Dionysus’s father is Zeus and he is saying that it is better to sacrifice with woman’s blood rather that kick against the pricks.
Do you really think Jesus while speaking to Paul in Hebrew is quoting an Olympian god Dionysus from ‘The Bacchae’ written by Euripides?
Paul: Cretans are liars for denying immortality of Zeus
Titus 1:12-13 One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons. This testimony is true. …
They fashioned a tomb for thee, O holy and high one
The Cretans, always liars, evil beasts, idle bellies!
But thou art not dead: thou livest and abidest forever,
For in thee we live and move and have our being. Epimenides, Cretica
O Zeus, some say that thou wert born on the hills of Ida;
Others, O Zeus, say in Arcadia;
Did these or those, O Father lie? — “Cretans are ever liars.”
Yea, a tomb, O Lord, for thee the Cretans builded;
But thou didst not die, for thou art for ever. Callimachus, Hymn I to Zeus
Epimenides was a 6th-century BC philosopher and religious prophet who, against the general sentiment of Crete, proposed that Zeus was immortal, as in the following poem: Denying the immortality of Zeus, then, was the lie of the Cretans. The phrase “Cretans, always liars” was quoted by the poet Callimachus in his Hymn to Zeus, with the same theological intent as Epimenides. In summary, Cretans are liars because they denied the immortality of Zeus.
Is Paul agreeing with Greek poets that Zeus is immortal by standing with them and accusing all Cretans?
Paul: I am a child of Zeus
Acts 17:22-29 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.
Let us begin with Zeus, whom we mortals never leave unspoken.
For every street, every market-place is full of Zeus.
Even the sea and the harbour are full of this deity.
Everywhere everyone is indebted to Zeus.
For we are indeed his offspring … Phenomena 1–5
When Paul was preaching to the men of Athens, which of their poet was Paul referring who said that all are offspring of god? And, which “god” was that? It’s Aratus, a Greek poet and the god he is referring to is Zeus. Paul, by quoting he too was an offspring of the same “god” referred by their poet, he undoubtedly acknowledges that he is a child of Zeus, worshiping Zeus not in idols.
Why do many Christians use Christ’s name to follow Paul and worship Zeus?