Jesus or Paul?

Though most do not realise it todays Christians follow Paul and not Jesus. Many biblical scholars and theologians are aware of this. Anthony F. Buzzard of Atlanta Bible College is not, apparently.

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Categories: Bible, Christianity, Judaism

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  1. Hi Paul
    I don’t agree with you I don’t see The Apostle Paul teaching anything different from Jesus.

    Jesus and Paul…what was taught different by Paul

    1.Alive in Christ
    “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes,” (John 5:21).

    “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive,” (1 Cor. 15:22).

    “For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?” (Matt. 6:25).

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God,” (Phil. 4:6).

    “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep,” (John 10:11)

    “and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma,” (Eph. 5:2).

    4.Deity of Jesus
    “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am,” (John 8:58). Compare with Exodus 3:14, “And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you.”

    “For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,” (Col. 2:9). See also, Phil. 2:5-8.

    “For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,” (Matt. 6:14).

    “And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you,” (Eph. 4:32).

    6. The way to heaven / Father.
    “Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me,” (John 14:6).

    “For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” (1 Tim. 2:5).

    7.Justification by faith

    “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life,” (John 5:24). See also John 3:16-18; Luke 18:9-13.

    “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” (Rom. 5:1).

    8.The Law
    “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill,” (Matt. 5:17).

    “Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law,” (Rom. 3:31).

    “What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise,” (Gal. 3:17).

    Gal 2:16    Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
    Gal 2:17    But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
    Gal 2:18    For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
    Gal 2:19    For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
    Gal 2:20    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
    Gal 2:21    I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

    9. Living the Law

    “You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; 19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” (Matt. 19:18-19).

    “Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9 For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; love therefore is the fulfillment of the law,” (Rom. 13:8-10)

    “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given,” (Matt. 19:11).
    “All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out,” (John 6:37).
    “No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day,” (John 6:44).
    “For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me, unless it has been granted him from the Father,” (John 6:65).

    “He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will… 11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,” (Eph. 1:5,11).

    “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men; 23 and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day,” (Matt. 17:22-23).

    “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,” (1 Cor. 15:3-4).

    12.Rewards and Punishment

    “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds,” (Matt. 16:27).
    “who will render to every man according to his deeds,” (Rom. 2:6).

    13.Sinfulness of man

    “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. 20 “These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man,” (Matt. 15:19-20).
    “There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; 12 All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one,” (Rom. 3:11-12).


    “And why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?” (Matt. 15:3).

    “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ,” (Col. 2:8).

    15.Works Righteousness denied

    “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness,” (Matt. 7:22-23).

    “Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “The righteous man shall live by faith,” (Gal. 3:11).


  2. Hi Paul
    Remember the Apostle Paul said…follow me as I follow Christ. Man! Not one out there to challenge what I have sent you.


  3. Pauline theology frequently flipped-flopped on major issues. So, it really depends on which version you look at. In some cases, Paul seemed to agree with Jesus, but in others, he didn’t. See my article on the contradictions between the Pauline epistles on such issues as Jesus’ nature, the Law of Moses and salvation:

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