“Greetings from Paul”

KEY SCRIPTURE 

Rom. 1:1 (NLT) This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. 2 God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. 3 The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, 4 and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit He is Jesus Christ our Lord.

5 Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. 6 And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. 7 I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 

 

Before we talk about Paul, “a slave of Christ Jesus”, let’s discuss I Jhn. 4:2 which reads, “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” Incredibly, there are still some people who do not believe in the reality of Jesus, Paul, nor the disciples! Check out the excerpts below.

(1) Flavius Josephus (37 a.d.-100) is a highly respected and much-quoted Romano-Jewish historian. The early Christians were zealous readers of his work.  
http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/josephus-etal.html
(2) Josephus was a Jew, a devout believer in the Jewish faith — the last man in the world to acknowledge the divinity of Christ.
(3) A Catholicised sainthood was the ultimate fate of our hero Paul but from where did the super-apostle arise? If, as seems likely, Marcion created what would become the New Testament Paul as a messenger for his own ideas, he almost certainly used biographical material from his own life, particularly the power struggle he waged with the collective in Rome.

He may have chosen the name Paul (meaning “small” or “humble”) as reflective of his own position.

http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/saul-paul.htm

Once again we are faced with a mentality that denies the reality of God, Jesus, Paul, etc. Firstly, the tangible reality of nature is finite and could not possibly produce the infinite realm of eternity – that requires a Supernatural Being! Secondly Jesus, whose mission didn’t include making secular history, emphatically stated, “that they should tell no man(Mat. 8:4, 16:20, 17:9; + 15:8-9, 24). A fictitious Paul/disciples? This subterfuge explained in Isa. 14:12; Gen. 4:1-24. What do people intend to replace God with? He is the same God who said, “for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end (Jer. 29:11).” 

Surely there have been some misguided souls who polluted God’s intent and purposes! “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart (Jer. 14:14).” However, let’s not overlook how Lucifer and Cain (Gen. 5) ended up, by attempting to overlook their Source! In the final analysis, we must recognize that the Entity that shall cultivate the world to its ultimate destiny, is unequivocally the same loving Entity gave it life (Jhn. 15:1-12)
Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: