This subject of the teachings of Saul of Tarsus is of the UTMOST importance, impacting the eternal salvation of us all. It is one of Satan's most amazing and important deceptions in all of history. Probably 99% of all "Christians" are deceived regarding this man and his doctrines. It is one of Satan's most successful frauds and lies. And yet, paradoxically, once one sees the truth, it is so incredibly obvious.
As I imagine occurs with most people who stumble upon an extremely eye-opening truth, as occurred with me upon learning of the New World Order agenda, I was lead to also question the “orthodox” beliefs promoted by the “Established authorities” in our society in many other areas – including, the doctrines taught by the “mainstream” churches, and possible deception in the area of the Bible. The Messiah made clear that there is GREAT deception in the area of religion. He repeatedly warned against false prophets, and specifically stated that “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:14) And it states in Revelation that Satan “deceives the whole world.” (Revelation 12:9).
This is a very hard truth for most people to accept. At one time, I would have felt the same way. Not to insult the intelligence of the reader, but just let me stress a straightforward truth. In order for any of us to advance in knowledge of the truth, we must be willing to consider views that may initially shock us and that we may be preconceived to reject strongly. For instance, recall how you (and I as well), may have at one time initially strongly rejected the idea that 9/11 could have been perpetrated by criminals controlling the U.S. government.The evidence against Paul is simply overwhelming. Saul of Tarsus (aka Paul) is a false prophet and false Apostle. Please understand that I have come to this conclusion after about 8-9 years of research and reflection, and second-guessing myself, and with deep thought and consideration.
I imagine that some may be considering stopping reading right now. I implore you the best I know how to not do so, and to just give me a few more minutes of your time. This is such an absolutely crucial issue of the highest importance. I believe that if you calmly and logically consider the points I subsequently make, you will see that my argument has validity ON THE EVIDENCE – which, at the least, I believe will cause you realize some legitimate questions and do your own research on the matter.
One could literally write an entire book detailing the MANY problems with Paul, but in the interest of brevity, the following is an outline of several of the major arguments and pieces of evidence demonstrating that Saul of Tarsus is a false prophet and teacher:And let me stress that you look up the passages I reference to confirm what is being presented.
Major points (not exhaustive of the arguments against Saul/Paul):
1) Most importantly, Saul/Paul taught against keeping the commandments of YHWH, saying that "the law has been abolished" (Ephesians 2:15), that “no one is justified by the law” (Galatians 3:10-14), and that “we are not under the law” (Romans 6:14). Yet Yahushua the Messiah taught the exact opposite. In Matthew 5:17-18 the Messiah states: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." And He specifically said that we must obey and keep the commandments in order to obtain eternal life, as he told the rich man in Matthew 19:16-21 who asked him what he should do in order to have eternal life, saying "if thou wilt enter unto life, keep the commandments". And in Matthew 7:21-23 the Messiah said, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven".
2) Paul was not one of the true 12 Apostles chosen by the Messiah. Mathias was the replacement for Judas. Yet Paul constantly (falsely) claims to be an “Apostle”. There are only 12 true apostles, not 13 or more, as confirmed in Revelation 21:14, which describes the walls of the new Jerusalem as having “twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” And in Matthew 19:28 the Messiah tells the 12 apostles: "at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
3) Paul was a Pharisee. Yahushua the Messiah criticized the Pharisees in the strongest terms, and sternly warned against them, as in Matthew 16:6, where he stated “take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees.” So if we are to believe the words of the Messiah, should not we then beware of Paul? He also stated to the Pharisees: "For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." As demonstrated here, Paul was used by Satan to prevent men from being able to enter Heaven.
4) In Romans chapter 13, Paul commands believers to “obey all civil authorities, since they are all ordained by God.” There is no qualification by Paul, as if to suggest only obedience to “godly” authorities. This is obviously a very dangerous, Satanic teaching. For instance, should the early Christians have bowed and worshipped the Roman Emperor as “god”? Should they obey the “anti-Christ” in the future, and worship him?
5) In Revelation 2:1-2, Yahushua praises the Ephesian church for rejecting false apostles: “thou has tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars”. In 2 Timothy 1:15, Paul says that “all they which are in Asia be turned away from me.” Of course, the city of Ephesus was in what was called “Asia” at that time. So, the church at Ephesus rejected Paul as a false apostle, and the Messiah praised them for it!
6) In 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Paul says that eating meat sacrificed to idols is acceptable. This is, of course, against the law of YHWH, and is condemned by the Messiah in Revelation 2:14.
7) Paul teaches that we are to seek the approval of and to please men. In 1 Corinthians 10:33 Paul says, "Just as I try to please men in everything I do". And in Romans 12:17 Paul says, "Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone." Yahushua the Messiah taught the exact opposite, saying "that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination" to the Heavenly Father (Luke 16:15). Furthermore, the Messiah taught that most people and the "world system" (being deceived by and following Satan) would hate and persecute those who sought to follow the truth and the Heavenly Father. He said, "but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you" (John 15:19) .
8) In Colossians 2:16, Paul suggests that each man can do as he pleases in regards to YHWH’s laws regarding diet, the feasts, and the Sabbath when he states “Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day.” And there is suspicion that Paul may have been integral in “changing the Sabbath” to Sunday, as opposed to the 7th day of the week, as commanded by YHWH in the Old Testament.
9) Paul directly contradicts Yahushua the Messiah in how to pray. Yahushua says in Matthew 6:5-6 that to not pray as the “hypocrites” (ie, Pharisees), who pray openly in the synagogues and at the corners of streets, but rather to do it in your closet or in secret where only you and the Father know what you are talking about. Paul, on the other hand, says in 1 Timothy 2:8, “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting”. And remember, Saul/Paul was a Pharisee! So no wonder he instructed people to pray as the Pharisees do.
10) Under what authority should the writings of Saul be included as "canon" scripture? Because a council of the Roman Catholic Church in the 4th century AD said so? Saul of Tarsus was not one of the 12 true Apostles. Why, then, should the words, opinions, and letters of Saul of Tarsus carry any more weight than any other self-professed Christian? And Paul didn't even claim to be writing down "words coming from God". He was merely writing letters to those he had proselytized. Can we, for instance, take letters that Billy Graham or Rick Warren wrote, and in 100 years put them into the Bible as well?
11) A hypothetical. What if a well known and infamous Satanist and murderer and persecutor of Christians (say like a Charles Manson figure) were to one day suddenly claim to have had a "miraculous conversion" to Christianity, an now claims to be an "Apostle"? What would you think of that? Would you be at least a little suspicious of the claim? Should he go to prison, and perhaps face the death penalty for his crimes? What if this person was not punished for his crimes, and allowed to roam society as a free man spreading his new version of Christianity? And, incredibly, then this person goes on to have his writings included in the Bible! And it doesn't stop there. He is then somehow elevated to the title of "greatest apostle", even though he never was one of the true 12 Aposltes!
12) Saul/Paul claims to have been "converted" on the road to Damascus (on his way to arrest followers of the Messiah), but there are problems with this claim. There are three separate accounts of this "conversion event" in the Book of Acts, and they all contradict each other, demonstrating that Saul is lying about it. The account in chapter 9 of Acts states that the men travelling with Saul heard a voice but did not see anyone. Then, the account in chapter 22 of Acts states that the men travelling with Saul did NOT hear a voice, but did see a light. (See this article for an analysis of these passages.)
13) Saul/Paul directly contradicts the teaching of the Messiah on whether to call any man your "father". In Matthew 23:9 the Messiah states: "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." As seen from the context of the passage, the Messiah is talking about referring to another man as your "father" in the "spiritual sense" (related to one who leads another in religious matters). In 1 Corinthians 4:15 Paul states: "I became your father through the gospel."
14) The Messiah instructed his true 12 Apostles that they should not be paid for their preaching of the gospel. In Matthew 10:8 the Messiah states: "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." In 1 Corinthians 9:14 Paul contradicts this saying: "the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel."
15) Paul directly contradicts the Messiah on the number and division of "teachers" of the gospel. In Matthew 23:8 the Messiah states: "But yor are not to be called 'Rabbi', for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers." But in 1 Corinthians 12:28 Paul states: "And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers...". And in Ephesians 4:11 Paul states: "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers."
16) In his letters, Paul is seen responding to people who at that time were questioning and denying his claim to "Apostleship". For example, in 1 Corinthians 9:1-2 Paul states: "Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not the result of my work in the Lord? Even though I may not be an apostle to others, surely I am to you!" And in 1 Timothy 2:7 Paul states: "Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not)". Why the need to emphasize that he is "not lying" when claiming to be an apostle?
17) Paul admittedly did not learn or receive the gospel he taught from the true 12 Apostles. He states in Galatians 1:11-12 of the gospel he preaches: "For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." And as covered up to this point, the gospel that Paul taught is completely different than that taught by the Messiah and the 12 true Apostles. So is this how the Messiah would really work? He taught his true disciples/apostles face-to-face, living with them for over 3 years. Why would he, then, give Saul/Paul some special revelation of the gospel? Why would he not have Saul/Paul learn the truth of the gospel from the true 12 Apostles, like the rest of us?
18) Saul/Paul was an Edomite "jew", who claimed to be a "kinsman" of the Herodians (in Romans 16:11). Thus, Saul was of the Satanic bloodline, and of the “generation” (RACE) of “vipers”, that the Messiah described the jewish Pharisees of in Matthew 23:33.
19) Yahushua the Messiah warns against false prophets performing false "signs" and "miracles", and Saul/Paul boasts of performing such "signs, wonders, and miracles.
Matthew 24:23-28. “At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christ’s and false prophets will appear and perform great SIGNS and MIRACLES to deceive even the elect (disciplines) - if that were possible. 25. See, I have told you ahead of time (told YOU, disciplines, as a warning). 26. "So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' (Paul claimed he received "revelation" in the desert) do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' ….28. Wherever the corpse is (new religion), there the vultures will gather (Satan strikes).”
2 Corinthians 12:12 - PAUL: “When I was with you, I certainly gave you every proof that I am truly an apostle, sent to you by God himself. For I patiently did many SIGNS and wonders and MIRACLES among you.”
20) The New Testament actually reveals that there was an ongoing feud between Saul/Paul and the true 12 apostles of the Messiah. For instance, in Galatians 2:11, Paul says that he opposed Peter, stating: "But when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face." This is also why, as mentioned in item #15 above, Paul repeatedly addresses in his letters those who question or deny his claim to "apostleship". The book of James includes a refutation of the teachings of Paul, where it states "Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead" (James 2:17) and that "A person is justified by works and not by faith alone." (James 2:24). This directly contradicts the teaching of Paul in Ephesians 2:15 stating "No one is justified by the law".
By way of summary, let me again stress how incredibly crucial this is. As made clear by the Heavenly Father and the Messiah, obedience to His Law and doing His will is the requirement for salvation. The Pharisee Saul was an snake and "anti-Christ" and an apostle of Satan, who transformed himself from an overt persecutor and murderer of the followers of the Messiah to an infiltrator who sought to destroy the truth of the Messiah's message from within, by masquerading as a "follower" of the Messiah, when actually teaching doctrines against the teachings of the Messiah, in order to prevent His sheep from entering the kingdom of heaven.
The writings of Saul of Tarsus were allowed by YHWH our Father into what we call “The Bible” as a test. As it says in Deuteronomy 13:1-3, YHWH uses false prophets in order to test us “to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul”.