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Google some portion of "The resurrection myths about Jesus;” a Progressive Christian interpretation, by R. C. Symes." I found it at religioustolerance.org, but it is also elsewhere. In this treatise, Mr(?). Symes concludes: "The gospels' resurrection stories about Jesus are not factual accounts, but rather made up ones to support the theological agendas ...


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What happened to the 11 apostles? Where are their epistles? Who were they converting among the gentiles? According to the Great Commission, they should be baptizing them in the name of the trinity Jesus told Israel the "good news" (gospel) of the Kingdom. Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the ...


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The story of Paul In Galatians 1:15-17, Paul gives us his version of his conversion: “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen [gentiles]; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them ...


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I see this as God's love not ours if you notice that what he is doing is describing what God's love is. The mistake I think that people make is trying to love like this by there own understanding. For us to manifest this kind of love we must be born of God because this love only comes from God. This love comes out of the nature of God, and for us to do it we ...


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Protestants trust what Paul and Luke wrote for the same reason Catholics, and all other Christians, believe what they wrote is correct: because the rest of the New Testament testifies to the veracity of what they say. Peter asserts Paul's writings are scripture in 2 Peter 3:14-16. The first several chapters of Acts are about everyone but Paul. And, from ...


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You forget that basically all epistles that we have (be it from Paul or not) have been written to combat false doctrine creeping in. If what Paul was teaching was so far off, there should be record of the other apostles speaking up against him. But there isn't. Note also that in Acts (I know, by Luke, but bear with me), it's actually Peter who starts with ...


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Okay I will attempt to give an answer to this question that is based on evidence. It goes along the lines of the following websites: http://www.rejectionofpascalswager.net/paulorigin.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Christianity My answer is that Protestants believe Paul's and Luke's writings for one main reason: they wound up in the New Testament ...


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May I suggest that we look forward to the New Jerusalem (Rev 21 v 14); here we read that the twelve foundations have the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. This is recorded in the same passage as the twelve tribes of Israel being named on the twelve gates and has eternal significance! I would humbly suggest that it is difficult to seriously consider ...


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What are the best ways to refute the position that Paul started Christianity? If you read the book of Acts, you get the impression that the beginning talks about the Apostles and what is happening in Jerusalem and ends with the focus on Paul and what is happening outside of Jerusalem. Many people see in this a hijack of Christianity, a diversion of ...


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The reasoning behind the saying that Paul began Christianity is in: Acts 11:22 Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. 23 When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. 24 ...


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The article you cite at http://www.sullivan-county.com/news/paul/paul.htm is a poorly constructed attempt to prove a point. To counter this you need to know its weaknesses, but also its strengths. First of all, avoid misquoting the article, as in "Paul started Christianity" - the article asserts that Paul started Christianity as we know it today, an ...



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