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Old 04-18-2008, 07:55 AM
 
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I guess why do you believe "have faith" in Paul's writings? Is it because he said he was divinely inspired?
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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What are you wanting to not believe in?
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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Because I believe the Bible is God's Word.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:33 PM
 
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IMHO why do i have faith at all and why do others have none? i do feel inspired by the writings of paul. because for me it worked. i tend to hold on to stuff that works. when it does not work i get rid of it. for me i dont get mad at other people or go on a mission to convince others they are full of it when it does not work for me. a big waste of time and energy. i got more fun things to do.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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Paul's authority is what was given to him by the holy spirit. Of course, Paul shouldn't be on the same level of Jesus, but his words are spirit inspired.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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Also I think that Paul's authority as an apostle were presented in the signs. deeds. and wonders that were characteristic of an apostle. (2 Corin. 12) His writings are included in the canon of inspired scriptures. God bless.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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I know a lot of people and a couple congregations who come very close to worshipping Paul..Everything is Paul said this or that..Not much is preached from the four gospels which contain the "good news" that Jesus taught..I think there is a lot of misunderstanding today when people try to apply Pauls instructions to the early churches in Corinth and Ephesus to us today..That is as always just my opinion.

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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I am just wondering, blue, how would someone see the good news presented in the four gospels that Jesus taught as different from the good news that Paul taught? Jesus taught Paul too and the basic message is the same. But I know that some believe that the writings of Paul are geared more for the Gentile Christians. I don't believe that anyone should worship Paul or any of the apostles. God bless.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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I have faith in Paul's writings because they are part of the Bible. I believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that the men who wrote it composed and recorded without error God's revelation to man. I don't have an issue with the fact that men wrote it down and men "decided" what to include in the cannon at the council of Trent. God is all powerful. I have no problem believing that if He wanted something included or excluded, He could have managed it.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:41 PM
 
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I am just wondering, blue, how would someone see the good news presented in the four gospels that Jesus taught as different from the good news that Paul taught? Jesus taught Paul too and the basic message is the same. But I know that some believe that the writings of Paul are geared more for the Gentile Christians. I don't believe that anyone should worship Paul or any of the apostles. God bless.
I think you may have misread my post..I did not say that Paul did not preach the "Good news" He did.Paul never met or sat or learned at the feet of Jesus while he was alive. Paul was a pharisee bent on destroying the early church and murdered christians, until he says he had an encounter on the road to Damascus in Acts 22 when Jesus appeared in a vision..What I was referring to in my post is plainly about the church at Corinth and Ephesus, which I am sure you are familiar these two cities were steeped into worshipping Athena and others and had temples to them..They had never heard the "good news " until Paul taught it..The problem I refer to are his instructions to the churches he was trying to establish there. He had to give them some rules because of their lifestyles which were quite different now 2000 years in the future..We have the bible and 2000 years of teaching behind us that the Corinthians and Ephesians didn't..God Bless..
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