And then John’s letters talk negatively indirectly of Paul’s doctrine, especially where Paul in 2 passages says that Jesus only appeared to be a man, etc. Again, that supports even as of the early 300s that Paul was still not attached to the Bible. History of Jesus' Words Only Canon Movements. Paul’s letters to the early church also emphasize the need for Christians to follow Jesus’ teachings and apply them to their lives—just as his disciples did. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. To determine if someone is truly following Jesus, we must use biblical guidelines. 5). For. A human being. Please elaborate. To Israel, Jesus is the King of Israel, the King of the Jews. All the rest above simply prepares us to open our minds to listen to our Savior. 3. Here no such context is inferable. The surviving Bibles from that era also confirm a lesser view of Paul. A Lot of people accept the epistles of Paul, but why don't you? The Ephesians are also commended by Jesus for recognizing not to listen to the one who says it is ok to eat meat sacrificed to idols. FOLLOW JESUS NOT PAUL There is only ONE Savior who gives. This was the case even though for the first 300 years, the Ebionite Hebrew version of Matthew was repeatedly quoted as a 5th Gospel. Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular. (That’s Paul’s view. The word “Scripture” chosen as the English translation now implies it, but in Greek, graphe had no such significance unless the context clearly implied otherwise. I  don’t see any danger doing so. See also, In the 300s, attention returned to Paul because his anti-Sabbath and anti-Law position was desirable to Emperor Constantine. Follow Jesus or Paul? It calls Paul a “brother,” not an apostle. Many do accept Paul’s writings at this time. Tertullian and the entire early church were battling a Paul-only movement started in 144 AD brought by Marcion. So opinions recently varied as well, from major figures. This is what my book Jesus' Words Only focuses upon. Galatians 2:9. 5). Why not take 2 minutes and watch it? In that same 300s era, 34% of the time Paul appears apart from any gospel, but connected to Acts and other epistles. Long after Peter's death appears 2 Peter 3:17-18. 12:7 that he will leave Paul subject to control of a demon ("angel of Satan"), rather than release Paul from its control, with Paul's Jesus explaining supposedly why -- Jesus' favor so far to Paul has been enough, and this Angel of Satan will keep Paul humble. However, there is no extant complete Bible of any type prior to the 300s. I urge we do so. On this later point, Paul subsequently said an angel told him that "not one of you will be lost." See Matthew 7:21-23 (“call me Lord,” but work “anomia” – negation of Law given Moses – NOMOS in Greek); Matthew 10:8 (do not take wages for preaching v Paul who says is ok in 2 Cor 11:8, 1 Tim 5:7-18); Matt 23:28 (Pharisees behave outwardly to appear Law-compliant but inwardly filled with ‘lawlessness’ v Paul 1 Cor. It is a grave mistake to follow after anybody else but Jesus. In the Reformation, Carlstadt, the joint-founder of the reformation with Luther, agreed with me that Paul is not on par with Jesus, and he relegated Paul to writings inferior to Jesus and Moses. carrying on the idea expressed in 1Corinthians 3:3. Paul had no inspired independent authority, and this is why Paul sought the approval from the 12 apostles on the issue of circumcision in Acts 15; (4.) 5:8). - When? Or if we think Paul is always inspired, then we must realize that is false, because Paul's first words of prediction in Acts 27:10 failed. Paul states that if we do not take care of our own families, we are worse than unbelievers and have denied the faith (1 Tim. 1 Corinthians 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. In the 300s, attention returned to Paul because his anti-Sabbath and anti-Law position was desirable to Emperor Constantine. i am searching the truth, but as of now I confuse about the teaching of Paul, because seems like it contradict to the teaching of Jesus. Members of the Church, the body of Christ are heirs of God and joint-heirs of Christ (Romans 8.17), not subjects. For when one of you says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men? As to Paul’s presence in the canon -- a reading list that was continually changing, the next assessment of Paul’s writings came in 207 AD by Tertullian. Follow Him. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God. 9:20-21 where Paul advises he acts law-compliant around those who believe the Law continues, but he knows he is not under the Law / Nomos inwardly). Following Jesus – Can I be a disciple? It says Paul spoke by “wisdom,” not inspiration. Meaning, the NT has no writings of Paul 27% of the time, and Paul appears in a separate booklet of just his letters. Why is Paul given a pass then? Constantine was a Sun-Worshipper. I read Tertullian thoroughly, and found a passage only one other modern commentator (i.e., Edwin Johnson in, The other 40% of the time in the 300s, Paul does appear with other NT writings, including the Gospels. To truly follow Christ means we do not follow anything else. I trust this has answered your questions. The Emperor fought Jewish customs and particularly the Sabbath. Engaging in certain religious activities is not equivalent to following Jesus. Let that sink in for a moment. SERMON POINTS . I thus contend our Lord means Paul was a sincere dupe of the voice and light Jesus outside Damascus. I, the first-person pronoun. I discuss this thoroughly at Second Peter Reference to Paul. SHOW ME SOME GOOD PROOF OF YOUR CONCEPTS. The other 40% of the time in the 300s, Paul does appear with other NT writings, including the Gospels. First, I examine the issue of Paul’s canonicity by the Bible’s standards. His letters were never connected to the Bible / other Bible works. But it shows Paul’s intentions.). And does Paul seduce us from following the law given Moses – principally the Ten Commandments — the criteria the Bible uses to assess a false prophet despite true prophecy and true signs and wonders. Perhaps because many assume Paul was accepted into canon by a legitimate source. I discuss this thoroughly at, Many do accept Paul’s writings at this time. Well, I’m not so sure it’s either right or wrong. The scholarly consensus even among Christian scholars (e.g., Renan) is that after Paul died, Apostle John took over his churches when John was released from Patmos into Ephesus. No, not. But, if our commitment to family is greater than our commitment to Jesus Christ and His kingdom, we’ve got it wrong. I read Tertullian thoroughly, and found a passage only one other modern commentator (i.e., Edwin Johnson in Antiqua Mater in 1887) underscored before – where Tertullian says. Strike two. Strike three. I pray you will examine these issues, asking yourself what does Jesus say … not what do I say. Acts 27:22-24. Second,  ignoring that fact, scholars agree that subsequently no “official” canon was ever determined until the Council of Trent in the 1500s – by the Roman Catholic church. Next, in Acts, Paul is called by a voice and sees an appearance of someone in light who says “I am Jesus” in the wilderness. However, it is contrary to the Holy Spirit’s direction in Acts 10 on Cornelius to Peter, and then Acts 15 where Peter affirmed the Holy Spirit chose Peter "long ago" to be the Apostle to the Gentiles. Tertullian and the entire early church were battling a Paul-only movement started in 144 AD brought by Marcion. It says Paul spoke by “wisdom,” not inspiration. Protestantism has never held a general council to determine canon. But I always listen to anyone who can cite something Jesus says that mandates I listen to Paul. First, I examine the issue of Paul’s canonicity by the Bible’s standards. Paul did not teach people to offer animal sacrifices in their backyards. As the disciples demonstrated, no one can follow Christ by the strength of his own willpower. From Benjamin’s tribe will arise one at the same time that a prince of peace arises from the tribe of Judah. When this passage also says many twist Paul as other “graphe,” the word graphe means nothing more than the word ‘writing.’ It did not signify nor imply Paul was inspired. Of uncertain affinity; other or different. See JWO Appendix on Canon. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason. Consistent with P46, no collection of Paul’s writings are ever found joined with any other NT writing prior to the 300s. See, Hence, when the Bible was assembled under Constantine’s orders, Paul’s letters for the first time appeared immediately after the gospels, instead of at the end, as they had last been often positioned, or not at all connected to them or any NT writing. Hence, when the Bible was assembled under Constantine’s orders, Paul’s letters for the first time appeared immediately after the gospels, instead of at the end, as they had last been often positioned, or not at all connected to them or any NT writing. None of Paul’s followers had any role any further. In Revelation chapter 2, Jesus compliments the Ephesians for determining someone who said he was an apostle was in fact not truthful about being his apostle. This requires, at the point Saul obtained citizenship at birth as a Roman, that his parents had to give him a Latin name besides the Hebrew name of Saul. No one has ever tried because nothing Jesus ever said teaches us to accept as truth anything Paul said independent of Paul quoting Jesus. • Jesus Says The Law Continues, But Paul Says No. Yes. The New Testament gives us a choice; either we follow Jesus Christ, or the anti-Christ Paul of Tarsus: Each one demands his followers to accept his teachings: PAUL said :Be ye followers of me… that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered [them] to you. This voice supposedly tells Ananias separately that Paul will be a “witness” (martus in Greek). This overlaps into the 300s somewhat. Tertullian calls Paul the “apostle of the heretics.”. 1C iC 1Cor i cor icor) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. However,  I believe it was truth inspired from our Lord Jesus. Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular. Although these activities are generally practiced by Christians, not everyone who does them is a Christian. 12:16. See Were There 12 or 13 Apostles? FOLLOW PAUL NOT JESUS THE HIDDEN BAPTIST AGENDA "HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AND I HOPE THIS PAGE HELPS YOU TO GAIN YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM THE FALSE COUNTERFEIT CHURCHES (CATHOLIC & BAPTIST) AND FOLLOW JESUS IN HIS SPIRIT AND TRUTH" By Pastor Harry, July 04, 2006. He issued this command several times throughout his letters. See. And does Paul seduce us from following the law given Moses – principally the Ten Commandments — the criteria the Bible uses to assess a false prophet despite true prophecy and true signs and wonders. As a result, Paul was essentially forgotten in those churches until the era of Constantine in the 300s. Jesus says you will know it is truly himself only if he is seen from eastern to western sky, and every eye on earth sees him. “Paul” is Saul's given Latin name at birth - “Paulus” for Paul said he was a Roman citizen from birth. I obey only what Jesus teaches. Regardless, you will find no early support here for Paul if you study. 15:9.) I have re-read Holy Scripture over and over, and find no positive command to listen to Paul‘s words, standing alone, anywhere in there. Furthermore, history proves Paul's relative irrelevance - a topic we rarely are told about. Etc. All of them belong to you, 1 Corinthians 4:6 The Emperor fought Jewish customs and particularly the Sabbath. May Jesus bless you. Christians follow the teachings of both Paul and Jesus in the Bible. 1. Once you have made the decision to follow Jesus, you can become one of His disciples. Jesus said if he claimed he was the Son of God, without confirmation by 2 witnesses, his claim would be untrue. You wish to examine the issue of Paul by when Paul ended up in canon. First, Jesus does so in Matthew 5:17-19 in his reference to a person Jesus says is called least — elichthos in Greek. However, this is not prophetic or doctrinal anyway. The selection for rebuke of those who called them selves by the Apostle's own name was, no doubt, intended by him to show that it was no matter of personal jealousy on his part. See also History of Jesus' Words Only Canon Movements. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as. In sum, because all John’s writings underscore obedience / faith and works including the continuity of the Law, we can deduce Paul’s churches came under John’s sway. Likewise, when Paul called believers to imitate him and follow him as he followed Christ, he was not asking them to be apostles or to heal the sick, but to live as he lived - by the principles by which Christ lived. All other church-commentators of that era attacked Marcion as a heretic. The word “Scripture” chosen as the English translation now implies it, but in Greek, graphe had no such significance unless the context clearly implied otherwise. Jesus says not to listen to them, for they are imposter Jesuses. Certainly, Jesus was not negating the Ten Commandments. Only if Paul quotes in advance an angel, God or Jesus should we take Paul as potentially inspired. See JWO Chapter Six. See link to free online copy. Those two words were what He spoke to Peter, Andrew, James and John as they fished and to Matthew as he sat at the tax office ( Luke 5:27 ); and those two words are what He still calls for as He walks through this world. Ezek 22:26-32. In the Reformation, Carlstadt, the joint-founder of the reformation with Luther, agreed with me that Paul is not on par with Jesus, and he relegated Paul to writings inferior to Jesus and Moses. One of the key reasons for Paul being eclipsed is that when read carefully, Apostle John’s writings are all critical of Paul. We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, and that the teachings in it are inspired by God. (God from heaven spoke at Jesus’ baptism before numerous witnesses, and again at the transfiguration before Moses and Elijah, and two apostles.) But is this the best reason to follow Jesus. The Torah actually forbids that. Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular. She thinks if you follow the Red Letters, the radical words of Jesus instead of Paul you’ll end up as an atheist. Paul never even quotes Jesus in some revelation as supposedly giving Paul that singular authority. Either way, it is strike one. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle. Jesus says this man will be called least (“elichthos”) by those in the kingdom of heaven. Yet, excluding the Ebionites, no council until the 1500s ever did make this decision. See Ebionites. See Renan, St. Paul at, The only other time “ravening wolves” is used in all of the Bible other than Jesus’s 1x in Matt 7:15 and Gen 49:10 1x is in Ezekiel. For while one said, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not carnal? Constantine was a Sun-Worshipper. Let's review in the order of their release. He specially condemns those who magnified his name. Succinctly: In Acts, if Paul is always inspired, then Paul gave a failed prophecy that death would happen to some in a shipwreck on a journey (Acts 27:10 "bring loss of our lives"), but then no death happened, per Luke. Next, Paul clearly teaches us not to follow the Law given Moses, while Jesus clearly teaches us to follow it in Matt 5:17-19 which will not expire "until heaven and earth pass away" (JWO ch. Jesus told us to follow Him alone, yet Paul says 1Co 4:16 "Wherefore I beseech (beg) you, be ye followers of me." Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. No answer is recorded. 1 Corinthians 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. It says many fall from Christ by listening to “nonsense” – dysnoetas -- (softened in translation by changing this to “difficult to understand”) from Paul that is used to lead many Christians to “fall from steadfastness" in  Christ” into “lawless” practices. (God from heaven spoke at Jesus’ baptism before numerous witnesses, and again at the transfiguration before Moses and Elijah, and two apostles.) So does Constantine’s experience with “Jesus.”  So does Joseph Smith’s experience with “Jesus.”  See, Jesus in Revelation has another statement obviously intended to alert discerning Christians that Jesus refers negatively to Paul's teachings. I am, exist. This voice supposedly tells Ananias separately that Paul will be a “witness” (martus in Greek). Jesus says you will know it is truly himself only if he is seen from eastern to western sky, and every eye on earth sees him. Many biblical scholars and lay Christians have noted that Jesus preached almost exclusively about the kingdom of heaven, while Paul highlighted justification by faith—and not vice versa. The earliest leaders of the church at Jerusalem were called the Poor – EBION in Hebrew, and they rejected Paul. Revelation came first (highly critical). See, You wish to examine the issue of Paul by when Paul ended up in canon. Such false prophets claim to speak for God, and that they are Christians, but inside they are “ravening wolves.” This  term “ravening wolves” only appears in 2 other places in all of the Holy Scripture. Jesus says a couple chapters later, “Whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38). I wish this were canonical. Paul both taught (1) that it was ok to eat meat sacrificed to idols even at an idol temple -- that you refrain only when you can be seen there by a “weaker” brother who needlessly thinks it is wrong to eat such meat and may be encouraged by your freedom so as to violate his own belief and thus be “destroyed”; and (2) Paul taught the Ephesians that he was an apostle of Jesus. Paul also put a curse of "severance from Christ" on Sabbath keeping in his epistle to the Galatians. How long have the Pauline epistles been in circulation? However, the Paul of Acts is extremely contrary to the Paul that appears only in Paul’s epistles – see Luke is a Legitimate Non-Pauline Gospel. We must follow Jesus and obey His words and commandments, as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, to have eternal life. 9:20-21 where Paul advises he acts law-compliant around those who believe the Law continues, but he knows he is not under the Law / Nomos inwardly). Renan and others contend instead that Apostle John was filled with “hatred,” and falsely attributed these words in Revelation to Jesus. However,  I believe it was truth inspired from our Lord Jesus. The word disciple actually means to learn or follow. When, whenever. Jesus said in Luke 9:23, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." As a result, Constantine fought hard at Nicea to stop Sabbath observance which then was the day prior to SUN-day. Paul’s post-Ascension experience outside Damascus exactly matches the imposter Jesus of which Jesus warned. Jesus in Revelation has another statement obviously intended to alert discerning Christians that Jesus refers negatively to Paul's teachings. Paul was an important voice that supported abolition of Sabbath in his Epistles to the Romans and Colossians. However, then this proposed list from an ancient letter was adopted at the Council of Trent in the 1500s as the official list. Luke records Paul says “I believe in all things that are, Jesus' Answer to Direct Question on How to Have Eternal Life, Jesus' Prophecy about Who Identified Himself to Paul Outside Damascus, Anti-Pauline Passages in Matthew's Gospel, "The world is full of religious teachers [and] prophets. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural. Is Paul an Apostle of Jesus Christ? See JWO ch. The earliest leaders of the church at Jerusalem were called the Poor – EBION in Hebrew, and they rejected Paul. True followers do not chase me for earthly comfort or reputation, but embrace the suffering and rejection of being united to a crucified Savior. Jesus does so by referring to false prophets as “ravening wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Matt 7:15. As it was in the early church, the Holy Spirit is still equipping the church to follow Jesus (1 Corinthians 12:7 … Paul explained how this came about to the Corinthians: “being crafty, I caught you with guile.” 2 Cor. Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Jesus says not to listen to them, for they are imposter Jesuses. It just is. If You Are Not Following Paul, then You are not Following Jesus. Join us in this journey. No answer is recorded. Be ready to see the ugliness of your sin. 1 Corinthians 3:22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. Never in each of the 3 Damascus-wilderness-appearance accounts does this “Jesus” call Paul to be an “apostolos.” The only proof Paul is an apostle of Jesus is Paul’s words. Uggh!). That is asking about human opinion, and thus of secondary importance. There’s a great scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that so illustrates this idea of stepping out in faith. Second,  ignoring that fact, scholars agree that subsequently no “official” canon was ever determined until the Council of Trent in the 1500s – by the Roman Catholic church. A primary pronoun of the first person I. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular. See JWO Chapter 16. Perhaps because many assume Paul was accepted into canon by a legitimate source. In 321 AD he enacted as the day of rest SUN-DAY to honor the “venerable” (worship-worthy) SUN even though he disengenuinously later claimed shortly before the Nicene Council of 325 AD to have been a ‘Christian’ long prior to 321 AD  -- since 312 AD. —Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) Following Jesus is not just for Christians. Alphabetical: am and another Apollos are follow For I men mere not of one Paul says when you NT Letters: 1 Corinthians 3:4 For when one says I follow Paul (1 Cor. All other church-commentators of that era attacked Marcion as a heretic. Why is because all believers are the true Church and Bride of Christ. Never in each of the 3 Damascus-wilderness-appearance accounts does this “Jesus” call Paul to be an “apostolos.” The only proof Paul is an apostle of Jesus is Paul’s words. Either way, it is strike one. For those non-Pauline views predominated in what previously were Paul’s missionary churches. See Jesus' Answer to Direct Question on How to Have Eternal Life. Prior to 207 AD there were presumably various Bible collections in various forms. Finally, I also document 24 clear cut contradictions by Paul of Jesus. See, Then the Gospel of John came. In Latin, Paulus is a  contracted form of pauxillulus which means “least.” This is like Joe is the short form for Joseph. Now I am not discrediting you or your intellect. See, One of the key reasons for Paul being eclipsed is that when read carefully, Apostle John’s writings are all critical of Paul. (Incidentally, Paul in his epistles never quotes Jesus giving a revelation of truth except one quote in 2 Cor 12:7. As to Paul’s presence in the canon -- a reading list that was continually changing, the next assessment of Paul’s writings came in 207 AD by Tertullian. Was Paul accepted into Biblical Canon? 4. See, Long after Peter's death appears 2 Peter 3:17-18. Next, Paul clearly teaches us not to follow the Law given Moses, while Jesus clearly teaches us to follow it in Matt 5:17-19 which will not expire "until heaven and earth pass away" (JWO ch. Probably from the same as Apollonia; Apollos, an Israelite. The only basis for the canon at that 16th century conference was a letter of inquiry from North African bishops who proposed in 397 AD to the church at Rome a list to approve. See Marcionism. There is no such thing as a "halfway disciple." It was highly critical in doctrine, if you knew pisteuos eis in John 3:16 and everywhere else in John means obey unto, not believe in. I wish this were canonical. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. So Paul is not constantly inspired in the initial prophecy to the contrary. Why is Paul given a pass then? Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: 1 Corinthians 3:4 For when one says I follow Paul (1 Cor. This still means that Paul only appeared to be a Christian, but was not truly one because Paul had the wrong Jesus all along. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_epistles, https://bible.org/seriespage/10-peter-and-paul-2-peter-314-16. “Follow me as I follow Christ.” The apostle Paul wrote this statement (or something like it) seven times. See also Apostle John was Critical of Paul. See this link. This supports believing letters generally and Acts as history were not considered part of the inspired Bible either, and not just Paul's letters. Paul fits the prophecy of Jesus of a false prophet with signs and wonders, etc, who claims a wilderness appearance of Jesus; and, (5.) i read the bible online for now, maybe later i will read the quran also. See Carlstadt Research. Fourth, Jesus has another prophecy meant to invoke the Benjamite Wolf Prophecy of Genesis 49:10. However, no other NT writing was attached. So does Constantine’s experience with “Jesus.”  So does Joseph Smith’s experience with “Jesus.”  See Jesus' Prophecy about Who Identified Himself to Paul Outside Damascus. The importance of Paul's conversion, his turn-around from persecuting Jesus to preaching Jesus, cannot be underestimated. John’s followers instead dominated all the former Paul churches, and they preached the Law’s continuity, works of repentance, and Jesus’ words in the gospels were the gospel. Jesus did not abrogate the Law but reaffirmed it in multiple passages including Matthew 5:17-20; (3.) A fascinating but largely unknown fact of the New Testament is Paul’s command to believers to follow or imitate him. See Jesus on Paul the Least. This is a near complete early version of Paul's letters. Revelation came first (highly critical). Paul did not call Jesus the King of the Church as He is presented in the Gospels. Paul did not teach people to follow all the extra man-made laws that the Jewish rabbis had invented as "fence laws" in order to guard the laws of Moses, but which were not part of the written Torah (the first five books of the Bible). See. See Constantine's Damage to Christianity. In Ezekiel, "ravening wolves" is used to describe religious leaders that draw believers away from following the Law including the keeping of the Sabbath. See, Incidentally, you may wish to see that Paul in Acts exposed Luke to a very different set of doctrines than you find in Paul’s letters. Luke records Paul says “I believe in all things that are according to the Law and prophets” (Acts 24:14); Paul declared in court that he taught Jews and Gentiles the following Gospel: “they should repent, and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.” (Acts 26:20); Paul taught that God now “commands all people everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30) of idolatry in context, etc. See, The only basis for the canon at that 16th century conference was a letter of inquiry from North African bishops who proposed in 397 AD to the church at Rome a list to approve. In the evening of his career, Paul claimed the 12 apostles divided up Gentiles and Jews so Paul would alone only go to the  Gentiles, and the 12 to the Jews. In the 300s, we find Paul’s writings are 27% of the time wholly printed apart from the NT. Apollos, a Jew of Alexandria. See, In 207 AD, Tertullian represented orthodoxy, and responded to Marcionism as heresy. 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And then John’s letters talk negatively indirectly of Paul’s doctrine, especially where Paul in 2 passages says that Jesus only appeared to be a man, etc. Again, that supports even as of the early 300s that Paul was still not attached to the Bible. History of Jesus' Words Only Canon Movements. Paul’s letters to the early church also emphasize the need for Christians to follow Jesus’ teachings and apply them to their lives—just as his disciples did. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. To determine if someone is truly following Jesus, we must use biblical guidelines. 5). For. A human being. Please elaborate. To Israel, Jesus is the King of Israel, the King of the Jews. All the rest above simply prepares us to open our minds to listen to our Savior. 3. Here no such context is inferable. The surviving Bibles from that era also confirm a lesser view of Paul. A Lot of people accept the epistles of Paul, but why don't you? The Ephesians are also commended by Jesus for recognizing not to listen to the one who says it is ok to eat meat sacrificed to idols. FOLLOW JESUS NOT PAUL There is only ONE Savior who gives. This was the case even though for the first 300 years, the Ebionite Hebrew version of Matthew was repeatedly quoted as a 5th Gospel. Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular. (That’s Paul’s view. The word “Scripture” chosen as the English translation now implies it, but in Greek, graphe had no such significance unless the context clearly implied otherwise. I  don’t see any danger doing so. See also, In the 300s, attention returned to Paul because his anti-Sabbath and anti-Law position was desirable to Emperor Constantine. Follow Jesus or Paul? It calls Paul a “brother,” not an apostle. Many do accept Paul’s writings at this time. Tertullian and the entire early church were battling a Paul-only movement started in 144 AD brought by Marcion. So opinions recently varied as well, from major figures. This is what my book Jesus' Words Only focuses upon. Galatians 2:9. 5). Why not take 2 minutes and watch it? In that same 300s era, 34% of the time Paul appears apart from any gospel, but connected to Acts and other epistles. Long after Peter's death appears 2 Peter 3:17-18. 12:7 that he will leave Paul subject to control of a demon ("angel of Satan"), rather than release Paul from its control, with Paul's Jesus explaining supposedly why -- Jesus' favor so far to Paul has been enough, and this Angel of Satan will keep Paul humble. However, there is no extant complete Bible of any type prior to the 300s. I urge we do so. On this later point, Paul subsequently said an angel told him that "not one of you will be lost." See Matthew 7:21-23 (“call me Lord,” but work “anomia” – negation of Law given Moses – NOMOS in Greek); Matthew 10:8 (do not take wages for preaching v Paul who says is ok in 2 Cor 11:8, 1 Tim 5:7-18); Matt 23:28 (Pharisees behave outwardly to appear Law-compliant but inwardly filled with ‘lawlessness’ v Paul 1 Cor. It is a grave mistake to follow after anybody else but Jesus. In the Reformation, Carlstadt, the joint-founder of the reformation with Luther, agreed with me that Paul is not on par with Jesus, and he relegated Paul to writings inferior to Jesus and Moses. carrying on the idea expressed in 1Corinthians 3:3. Paul had no inspired independent authority, and this is why Paul sought the approval from the 12 apostles on the issue of circumcision in Acts 15; (4.) 5:8). - When? Or if we think Paul is always inspired, then we must realize that is false, because Paul's first words of prediction in Acts 27:10 failed. Paul states that if we do not take care of our own families, we are worse than unbelievers and have denied the faith (1 Tim. 1 Corinthians 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. In the 300s, attention returned to Paul because his anti-Sabbath and anti-Law position was desirable to Emperor Constantine. i am searching the truth, but as of now I confuse about the teaching of Paul, because seems like it contradict to the teaching of Jesus. Members of the Church, the body of Christ are heirs of God and joint-heirs of Christ (Romans 8.17), not subjects. For when one of you says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men? As to Paul’s presence in the canon -- a reading list that was continually changing, the next assessment of Paul’s writings came in 207 AD by Tertullian. Follow Him. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God. 9:20-21 where Paul advises he acts law-compliant around those who believe the Law continues, but he knows he is not under the Law / Nomos inwardly). Following Jesus – Can I be a disciple? It says Paul spoke by “wisdom,” not inspiration. Meaning, the NT has no writings of Paul 27% of the time, and Paul appears in a separate booklet of just his letters. Why is Paul given a pass then? Constantine was a Sun-Worshipper. I read Tertullian thoroughly, and found a passage only one other modern commentator (i.e., Edwin Johnson in, The other 40% of the time in the 300s, Paul does appear with other NT writings, including the Gospels. To truly follow Christ means we do not follow anything else. I trust this has answered your questions. The Emperor fought Jewish customs and particularly the Sabbath. Engaging in certain religious activities is not equivalent to following Jesus. Let that sink in for a moment. SERMON POINTS . I thus contend our Lord means Paul was a sincere dupe of the voice and light Jesus outside Damascus. I, the first-person pronoun. I discuss this thoroughly at Second Peter Reference to Paul. SHOW ME SOME GOOD PROOF OF YOUR CONCEPTS. The other 40% of the time in the 300s, Paul does appear with other NT writings, including the Gospels. First, I examine the issue of Paul’s canonicity by the Bible’s standards. His letters were never connected to the Bible / other Bible works. But it shows Paul’s intentions.). And does Paul seduce us from following the law given Moses – principally the Ten Commandments — the criteria the Bible uses to assess a false prophet despite true prophecy and true signs and wonders. Perhaps because many assume Paul was accepted into canon by a legitimate source. I discuss this thoroughly at, Many do accept Paul’s writings at this time. Well, I’m not so sure it’s either right or wrong. The scholarly consensus even among Christian scholars (e.g., Renan) is that after Paul died, Apostle John took over his churches when John was released from Patmos into Ephesus. No, not. But, if our commitment to family is greater than our commitment to Jesus Christ and His kingdom, we’ve got it wrong. I read Tertullian thoroughly, and found a passage only one other modern commentator (i.e., Edwin Johnson in Antiqua Mater in 1887) underscored before – where Tertullian says. Strike two. Strike three. I pray you will examine these issues, asking yourself what does Jesus say … not what do I say. Acts 27:22-24. Second,  ignoring that fact, scholars agree that subsequently no “official” canon was ever determined until the Council of Trent in the 1500s – by the Roman Catholic church. Next, in Acts, Paul is called by a voice and sees an appearance of someone in light who says “I am Jesus” in the wilderness. However, it is contrary to the Holy Spirit’s direction in Acts 10 on Cornelius to Peter, and then Acts 15 where Peter affirmed the Holy Spirit chose Peter "long ago" to be the Apostle to the Gentiles. Tertullian and the entire early church were battling a Paul-only movement started in 144 AD brought by Marcion. It says Paul spoke by “wisdom,” not inspiration. Protestantism has never held a general council to determine canon. But I always listen to anyone who can cite something Jesus says that mandates I listen to Paul. First, I examine the issue of Paul’s canonicity by the Bible’s standards. Paul did not teach people to offer animal sacrifices in their backyards. As the disciples demonstrated, no one can follow Christ by the strength of his own willpower. From Benjamin’s tribe will arise one at the same time that a prince of peace arises from the tribe of Judah. When this passage also says many twist Paul as other “graphe,” the word graphe means nothing more than the word ‘writing.’ It did not signify nor imply Paul was inspired. Of uncertain affinity; other or different. See JWO Appendix on Canon. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason. Consistent with P46, no collection of Paul’s writings are ever found joined with any other NT writing prior to the 300s. See, Hence, when the Bible was assembled under Constantine’s orders, Paul’s letters for the first time appeared immediately after the gospels, instead of at the end, as they had last been often positioned, or not at all connected to them or any NT writing. Hence, when the Bible was assembled under Constantine’s orders, Paul’s letters for the first time appeared immediately after the gospels, instead of at the end, as they had last been often positioned, or not at all connected to them or any NT writing. None of Paul’s followers had any role any further. In Revelation chapter 2, Jesus compliments the Ephesians for determining someone who said he was an apostle was in fact not truthful about being his apostle. This requires, at the point Saul obtained citizenship at birth as a Roman, that his parents had to give him a Latin name besides the Hebrew name of Saul. No one has ever tried because nothing Jesus ever said teaches us to accept as truth anything Paul said independent of Paul quoting Jesus. • Jesus Says The Law Continues, But Paul Says No. Yes. The New Testament gives us a choice; either we follow Jesus Christ, or the anti-Christ Paul of Tarsus: Each one demands his followers to accept his teachings: PAUL said :Be ye followers of me… that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered [them] to you. This voice supposedly tells Ananias separately that Paul will be a “witness” (martus in Greek). This overlaps into the 300s somewhat. Tertullian calls Paul the “apostle of the heretics.”. 1C iC 1Cor i cor icor) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. However,  I believe it was truth inspired from our Lord Jesus. Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular. Although these activities are generally practiced by Christians, not everyone who does them is a Christian. 12:16. See Were There 12 or 13 Apostles? FOLLOW PAUL NOT JESUS THE HIDDEN BAPTIST AGENDA "HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AND I HOPE THIS PAGE HELPS YOU TO GAIN YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM THE FALSE COUNTERFEIT CHURCHES (CATHOLIC & BAPTIST) AND FOLLOW JESUS IN HIS SPIRIT AND TRUTH" By Pastor Harry, July 04, 2006. He issued this command several times throughout his letters. See. And does Paul seduce us from following the law given Moses – principally the Ten Commandments — the criteria the Bible uses to assess a false prophet despite true prophecy and true signs and wonders. As a result, Paul was essentially forgotten in those churches until the era of Constantine in the 300s. Jesus says you will know it is truly himself only if he is seen from eastern to western sky, and every eye on earth sees him. “Paul” is Saul's given Latin name at birth - “Paulus” for Paul said he was a Roman citizen from birth. I obey only what Jesus teaches. Regardless, you will find no early support here for Paul if you study. 15:9.) I have re-read Holy Scripture over and over, and find no positive command to listen to Paul‘s words, standing alone, anywhere in there. Furthermore, history proves Paul's relative irrelevance - a topic we rarely are told about. Etc. All of them belong to you, 1 Corinthians 4:6 The Emperor fought Jewish customs and particularly the Sabbath. May Jesus bless you. Christians follow the teachings of both Paul and Jesus in the Bible. 1. Once you have made the decision to follow Jesus, you can become one of His disciples. Jesus said if he claimed he was the Son of God, without confirmation by 2 witnesses, his claim would be untrue. You wish to examine the issue of Paul by when Paul ended up in canon. First, Jesus does so in Matthew 5:17-19 in his reference to a person Jesus says is called least — elichthos in Greek. However, this is not prophetic or doctrinal anyway. The selection for rebuke of those who called them selves by the Apostle's own name was, no doubt, intended by him to show that it was no matter of personal jealousy on his part. See also History of Jesus' Words Only Canon Movements. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as. In sum, because all John’s writings underscore obedience / faith and works including the continuity of the Law, we can deduce Paul’s churches came under John’s sway. Likewise, when Paul called believers to imitate him and follow him as he followed Christ, he was not asking them to be apostles or to heal the sick, but to live as he lived - by the principles by which Christ lived. All other church-commentators of that era attacked Marcion as a heretic. The word “Scripture” chosen as the English translation now implies it, but in Greek, graphe had no such significance unless the context clearly implied otherwise. Jesus says not to listen to them, for they are imposter Jesuses. Certainly, Jesus was not negating the Ten Commandments. Only if Paul quotes in advance an angel, God or Jesus should we take Paul as potentially inspired. See JWO Chapter Six. See link to free online copy. Those two words were what He spoke to Peter, Andrew, James and John as they fished and to Matthew as he sat at the tax office ( Luke 5:27 ); and those two words are what He still calls for as He walks through this world. Ezek 22:26-32. In the Reformation, Carlstadt, the joint-founder of the reformation with Luther, agreed with me that Paul is not on par with Jesus, and he relegated Paul to writings inferior to Jesus and Moses. One of the key reasons for Paul being eclipsed is that when read carefully, Apostle John’s writings are all critical of Paul. We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, and that the teachings in it are inspired by God. (God from heaven spoke at Jesus’ baptism before numerous witnesses, and again at the transfiguration before Moses and Elijah, and two apostles.) But is this the best reason to follow Jesus. The Torah actually forbids that. Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular. She thinks if you follow the Red Letters, the radical words of Jesus instead of Paul you’ll end up as an atheist. Paul never even quotes Jesus in some revelation as supposedly giving Paul that singular authority. Either way, it is strike one. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle. Jesus says this man will be called least (“elichthos”) by those in the kingdom of heaven. Yet, excluding the Ebionites, no council until the 1500s ever did make this decision. See Ebionites. See Renan, St. Paul at, The only other time “ravening wolves” is used in all of the Bible other than Jesus’s 1x in Matt 7:15 and Gen 49:10 1x is in Ezekiel. For while one said, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not carnal? Constantine was a Sun-Worshipper. Let's review in the order of their release. He specially condemns those who magnified his name. Succinctly: In Acts, if Paul is always inspired, then Paul gave a failed prophecy that death would happen to some in a shipwreck on a journey (Acts 27:10 "bring loss of our lives"), but then no death happened, per Luke. Next, Paul clearly teaches us not to follow the Law given Moses, while Jesus clearly teaches us to follow it in Matt 5:17-19 which will not expire "until heaven and earth pass away" (JWO ch. Jesus told us to follow Him alone, yet Paul says 1Co 4:16 "Wherefore I beseech (beg) you, be ye followers of me." Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. No answer is recorded. 1 Corinthians 4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. It says many fall from Christ by listening to “nonsense” – dysnoetas -- (softened in translation by changing this to “difficult to understand”) from Paul that is used to lead many Christians to “fall from steadfastness" in  Christ” into “lawless” practices. (God from heaven spoke at Jesus’ baptism before numerous witnesses, and again at the transfiguration before Moses and Elijah, and two apostles.) So does Constantine’s experience with “Jesus.”  So does Joseph Smith’s experience with “Jesus.”  See, Jesus in Revelation has another statement obviously intended to alert discerning Christians that Jesus refers negatively to Paul's teachings. I am, exist. This voice supposedly tells Ananias separately that Paul will be a “witness” (martus in Greek). Jesus says you will know it is truly himself only if he is seen from eastern to western sky, and every eye on earth sees him. Many biblical scholars and lay Christians have noted that Jesus preached almost exclusively about the kingdom of heaven, while Paul highlighted justification by faith—and not vice versa. The earliest leaders of the church at Jerusalem were called the Poor – EBION in Hebrew, and they rejected Paul. Revelation came first (highly critical). See, You wish to examine the issue of Paul by when Paul ended up in canon. Such false prophets claim to speak for God, and that they are Christians, but inside they are “ravening wolves.” This  term “ravening wolves” only appears in 2 other places in all of the Holy Scripture. Jesus says a couple chapters later, “Whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38). I wish this were canonical. Paul both taught (1) that it was ok to eat meat sacrificed to idols even at an idol temple -- that you refrain only when you can be seen there by a “weaker” brother who needlessly thinks it is wrong to eat such meat and may be encouraged by your freedom so as to violate his own belief and thus be “destroyed”; and (2) Paul taught the Ephesians that he was an apostle of Jesus. Paul also put a curse of "severance from Christ" on Sabbath keeping in his epistle to the Galatians. How long have the Pauline epistles been in circulation? However, the Paul of Acts is extremely contrary to the Paul that appears only in Paul’s epistles – see Luke is a Legitimate Non-Pauline Gospel. We must follow Jesus and obey His words and commandments, as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, to have eternal life. 9:20-21 where Paul advises he acts law-compliant around those who believe the Law continues, but he knows he is not under the Law / Nomos inwardly). Renan and others contend instead that Apostle John was filled with “hatred,” and falsely attributed these words in Revelation to Jesus. However,  I believe it was truth inspired from our Lord Jesus. The word disciple actually means to learn or follow. When, whenever. Jesus said in Luke 9:23, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." As a result, Constantine fought hard at Nicea to stop Sabbath observance which then was the day prior to SUN-day. Paul’s post-Ascension experience outside Damascus exactly matches the imposter Jesus of which Jesus warned. Jesus in Revelation has another statement obviously intended to alert discerning Christians that Jesus refers negatively to Paul's teachings. Paul was an important voice that supported abolition of Sabbath in his Epistles to the Romans and Colossians. However, then this proposed list from an ancient letter was adopted at the Council of Trent in the 1500s as the official list. Luke records Paul says “I believe in all things that are, Jesus' Answer to Direct Question on How to Have Eternal Life, Jesus' Prophecy about Who Identified Himself to Paul Outside Damascus, Anti-Pauline Passages in Matthew's Gospel, "The world is full of religious teachers [and] prophets. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural. Is Paul an Apostle of Jesus Christ? See JWO ch. The earliest leaders of the church at Jerusalem were called the Poor – EBION in Hebrew, and they rejected Paul. True followers do not chase me for earthly comfort or reputation, but embrace the suffering and rejection of being united to a crucified Savior. Jesus does so by referring to false prophets as “ravening wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Matt 7:15. As it was in the early church, the Holy Spirit is still equipping the church to follow Jesus (1 Corinthians 12:7 … Paul explained how this came about to the Corinthians: “being crafty, I caught you with guile.” 2 Cor. Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Jesus says not to listen to them, for they are imposter Jesuses. It just is. If You Are Not Following Paul, then You are not Following Jesus. Join us in this journey. No answer is recorded. Be ready to see the ugliness of your sin. 1 Corinthians 3:22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. Never in each of the 3 Damascus-wilderness-appearance accounts does this “Jesus” call Paul to be an “apostolos.” The only proof Paul is an apostle of Jesus is Paul’s words. Uggh!). That is asking about human opinion, and thus of secondary importance. There’s a great scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that so illustrates this idea of stepping out in faith. Second,  ignoring that fact, scholars agree that subsequently no “official” canon was ever determined until the Council of Trent in the 1500s – by the Roman Catholic church. A primary pronoun of the first person I. Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular. See JWO Chapter 16. Perhaps because many assume Paul was accepted into canon by a legitimate source. In 321 AD he enacted as the day of rest SUN-DAY to honor the “venerable” (worship-worthy) SUN even though he disengenuinously later claimed shortly before the Nicene Council of 325 AD to have been a ‘Christian’ long prior to 321 AD  -- since 312 AD. —Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) Following Jesus is not just for Christians. Alphabetical: am and another Apollos are follow For I men mere not of one Paul says when you NT Letters: 1 Corinthians 3:4 For when one says I follow Paul (1 Cor. All other church-commentators of that era attacked Marcion as a heretic. Why is because all believers are the true Church and Bride of Christ. Never in each of the 3 Damascus-wilderness-appearance accounts does this “Jesus” call Paul to be an “apostolos.” The only proof Paul is an apostle of Jesus is Paul’s words. Either way, it is strike one. For those non-Pauline views predominated in what previously were Paul’s missionary churches. See Jesus' Answer to Direct Question on How to Have Eternal Life. Prior to 207 AD there were presumably various Bible collections in various forms. Finally, I also document 24 clear cut contradictions by Paul of Jesus. See, Then the Gospel of John came. In Latin, Paulus is a  contracted form of pauxillulus which means “least.” This is like Joe is the short form for Joseph. Now I am not discrediting you or your intellect. See, One of the key reasons for Paul being eclipsed is that when read carefully, Apostle John’s writings are all critical of Paul. (Incidentally, Paul in his epistles never quotes Jesus giving a revelation of truth except one quote in 2 Cor 12:7. As to Paul’s presence in the canon -- a reading list that was continually changing, the next assessment of Paul’s writings came in 207 AD by Tertullian. Was Paul accepted into Biblical Canon? 4. See, Long after Peter's death appears 2 Peter 3:17-18. Next, Paul clearly teaches us not to follow the Law given Moses, while Jesus clearly teaches us to follow it in Matt 5:17-19 which will not expire "until heaven and earth pass away" (JWO ch. Probably from the same as Apollonia; Apollos, an Israelite. The only basis for the canon at that 16th century conference was a letter of inquiry from North African bishops who proposed in 397 AD to the church at Rome a list to approve. See Marcionism. There is no such thing as a "halfway disciple." It was highly critical in doctrine, if you knew pisteuos eis in John 3:16 and everywhere else in John means obey unto, not believe in. I wish this were canonical. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. So Paul is not constantly inspired in the initial prophecy to the contrary. Why is Paul given a pass then? Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Letters: 1 Corinthians 3:4 For when one says I follow Paul (1 Cor. This still means that Paul only appeared to be a Christian, but was not truly one because Paul had the wrong Jesus all along. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_epistles, https://bible.org/seriespage/10-peter-and-paul-2-peter-314-16. “Follow me as I follow Christ.” The apostle Paul wrote this statement (or something like it) seven times. See also Apostle John was Critical of Paul. See this link. This supports believing letters generally and Acts as history were not considered part of the inspired Bible either, and not just Paul's letters. Paul fits the prophecy of Jesus of a false prophet with signs and wonders, etc, who claims a wilderness appearance of Jesus; and, (5.) i read the bible online for now, maybe later i will read the quran also. See Carlstadt Research. Fourth, Jesus has another prophecy meant to invoke the Benjamite Wolf Prophecy of Genesis 49:10. However, no other NT writing was attached. So does Constantine’s experience with “Jesus.”  So does Joseph Smith’s experience with “Jesus.”  See Jesus' Prophecy about Who Identified Himself to Paul Outside Damascus. The importance of Paul's conversion, his turn-around from persecuting Jesus to preaching Jesus, cannot be underestimated. John’s followers instead dominated all the former Paul churches, and they preached the Law’s continuity, works of repentance, and Jesus’ words in the gospels were the gospel. Jesus did not abrogate the Law but reaffirmed it in multiple passages including Matthew 5:17-20; (3.) A fascinating but largely unknown fact of the New Testament is Paul’s command to believers to follow or imitate him. See Jesus on Paul the Least. This is a near complete early version of Paul's letters. Revelation came first (highly critical). Paul did not call Jesus the King of the Church as He is presented in the Gospels. Paul did not teach people to follow all the extra man-made laws that the Jewish rabbis had invented as "fence laws" in order to guard the laws of Moses, but which were not part of the written Torah (the first five books of the Bible). See. See Constantine's Damage to Christianity. In Ezekiel, "ravening wolves" is used to describe religious leaders that draw believers away from following the Law including the keeping of the Sabbath. See, Incidentally, you may wish to see that Paul in Acts exposed Luke to a very different set of doctrines than you find in Paul’s letters. Luke records Paul says “I believe in all things that are according to the Law and prophets” (Acts 24:14); Paul declared in court that he taught Jews and Gentiles the following Gospel: “they should repent, and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.” (Acts 26:20); Paul taught that God now “commands all people everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30) of idolatry in context, etc. See, The only basis for the canon at that 16th century conference was a letter of inquiry from North African bishops who proposed in 397 AD to the church at Rome a list to approve. In the evening of his career, Paul claimed the 12 apostles divided up Gentiles and Jews so Paul would alone only go to the  Gentiles, and the 12 to the Jews. In the 300s, we find Paul’s writings are 27% of the time wholly printed apart from the NT. Apollos, a Jew of Alexandria. See, In 207 AD, Tertullian represented orthodoxy, and responded to Marcionism as heresy. 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