Source: http://islamgreatreligion.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/saul-aka-paul-the-false-prophet-and-self-made-apostle/ (Note: Author is apparently a muslim. This blog editor, of course, does not endorse Islam)
Saul Aka Paul-The False Prophet and Self Made Apostle
It is a common misconception amongst the Christians that Paul and Jesus’ Disciples were unanimous in their preaching of a crucified Jesus. Christians believe that Paul and the Disciples were preaching the same doctrine and everyone believed in the divine Jesus who came to be crucified for the sins of the world. However, if one carefully examines the bible, that person would see that Paul and the disciples were not preaching the same doctrine and did not believe in the same Jesus (pbuh).
The Apostles in Jerusalem heard that Paul has been preaching a different doctrine in Corinthia and Galatia. Paul was telling them not to follow the law anymore and that they don’t have to eat kosher meat anymore or to be circumcised (according to Genesis 17::14, the covenant is broken if there is no circumcision) etc. So the Apostles went to Galatia and Corinthia and convinced everyone that Paul is wrong, when Paul heard about this he went straight back to the cities.
“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel”. [Galatians 1:6]It says different Gospel, so obviously the disciples were teaching them a different doctrine and it was not just minor issues.
The Disciples of Jesus (pbuh) remembered Paul’s persecutions towards the followers (early Christians) of Jesus. They were very suspicious of Paul. So when he finally came to them (41 B.C.E.) they didn’t believe his lie. They looked at him as a spy.
“And when Saul had come to Jerusalem he tried to Join himself with the Disciples but they were all afraid of him. And did not believe that he was a Disciple.” [Acts 9:26]. As you can see the Disciples didn’t trust him.
PAUL IN THE BIBLE ADMITS HE’S A LIAR AND A DECEIVER:
Paul said, “But be it so, I did not burden you nevertheless, being crafty, I CAUGHT YOU WITH GUILE.” [2 CORINTHIANS 12:16]Definition of GUILE: means ruse, sharp practice, treachery, trickery and wiliness.)
“For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?” [Romans 3:7]
WHAT JESUS IN THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE LIAR:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” [John. 8:44-45]
WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT THE PHARISEES:
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” [Matthew 23:15]
PAUL ADMITS HE’S A PHARISEE:
“But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.” [Acts 23:6]
WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT PREACHING TO THE GENTILES:
“Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.” [Matthew 10:5-6]
“But he Jesus answered and said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” [Matthew 15:24]
BUT PAUL SAYS DIFFERENT…WHO GAVE HIM AUTHORITY TO DO THIS?
Paul rejected this command of NOT preaching to the Gentiles, they were restricted. Paul openly preached among the Gentiles, a totally different religion, but then again paul wasn’t one of Jesus’ disciples anyways. The one who was to come for the Gentiles is mentioned in Isaiah 42. Who clearly is an Arab according to the description of his ancestor, “Kedar” and not a Jew Pharisee like Paul who then attempts to deceive many by assuming the role of the respected prophet to come as prophesied.
Paul said,”For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:” [Romans 11:13]
PAUL’S OWN CONTRADICTIONS:
WHEN PAUL WAS ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS HE SAW A LIGHT AND HEARD A VOICE. DID THOSE WHO WERE WITH HIM HEAR THE VOICE?
Yes- “And the men which journeyed with me stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.” [Acts 9:7]
No – “And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.” [Acts 22:9]
CONCERNING THE LAW…GOD & JESUS AGAINST PAUL THE LIAR:
THIS IS WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT HIS LAW:
“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you”. [Deuteronomy 4:2]
“The laws of God have to be considered and committed to memory for life. They have to be practiced, practiced, practiced. In a way, we have to drill, drill, drill, like a soldier in boot camp, so that they become instinctive behaviors. We have to force ourselves, if need be, to yield to them. This is our part in spiritual circumcision because human nature will put up a fight. It does not want to yield.” [Deut 6:4-7]
“You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies and his statutes, which he has commanded you. And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may go well with you, and that you may go in and take possession of the good land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers.” [Deuteronomy 6:17-18]
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.” [Psalms 19:79]
THIS IS WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT THE LAWS OF GOD:
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 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. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” [Matthew 5:17-20]
“And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” [Luke 18:19]
BUT THIS IS WHAT PAUL SAYS ABOUT THE LAW WHICH CLEARLY CONTRADICTS BOTH GOD AND JESUS:
“Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” [Romans 3:27-28]
“And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” [Acts 13:39]
“For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.” [Gatatians 3:10-13]
“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.” And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” [Galatians 2:16]
PAUL PLAGIARIZED THAT FROM THE TORAH AND HERE IT IS:
“And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.” [Deuteronomy 21:22-23]
Think about this for one moment. Jesus came to observe and fulfill the law, but Paul said different, Jesus was sinless so therefore this passage should not be ascribed to Jesus. How can someone claim that Jesus was accursed of God and that the law was also a curse when it says different in other places of the Bible? According to Islam, Satan is accursed, not Jesus. Here is the definition of “accursed” so please understand what Paul is teaching in his false doctrine.
ACCURSED: 1. Abominable; hateful: 2. Being under a curse; doomed.
GOD SAYS THAT HIS LAW IS PERFECT NOT A CURSE:
PAUL IS THE FALSE PROPHET NO DOUBT ABOUT IT:
HISTORICAL QUOTES ABOUT PAUL AND HIS DOCTRINE FROM HISTORIANS, PHILOSPORS, AND THEOLOGIANS:
“Paul’s words are not the Words of God. They are the words of Paul- a vast difference.”(Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, p. 104, Harper San Francisco, 1991).
“Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus.” (All references not listed here, can be found in Christianity Betrayed)
Carl Sagan (Scientist; Author)
“My long-time view about Christianity is that it represents an amalgam of two seemingly immiscible parts–the religion of Jesus and the religion of Paul. Thomas Jefferson attempted to excise the Pauline parts of the New Testament. There wasn’t much left when he was done, but it was an inspiring document.” (Letter to Ken Schei [author of Christianity Betrayed])
“Where possible Paul avoids quoting the teaching of Jesus, in fact even mentioning it. If we had to rely on Paul, we should not know that Jesus taught in parables, had delivered the sermon on the mount, and had taught His disciples the ‘Our Father.’ Even where they are specially relevant, Paul passes over the words of the Lord.”
Wil Durant (Philosopher)
“Paul created a theology of which none but the vaguest warrants can be found in the words of Christ.”
“Fundamentalism is the triumph of Paul over Christ.”
Walter Kaufmann (Professor of Philosophy, Princeton)
“Paul substituted faith in Christ for the Christlike life.”
George Bernard Shaw
“No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus.”
“The new testament was less a Christiad than a Pauliad.”
Hyam Maccoby (Talmudic Scholar)
“As we have seen, the purposes of the book of Acts is to minimize the conflict between Paul and the leaders of the Jerusalem Church, James and Peter. Peter and Paul, in later Christian tradition, became twin saints, brothers in faith, and the idea that they were historically bitter opponents standing for irreconcilable religious standpoints would have been repudiated with horror. The work of the author of Acts was well done; he rescued Christianity from the imputation of being the individual creation of Paul, and instead gave it a respectable pedigree, as a doctrine with the authority of the so-called Jerusalem Church, conceived as continuous in spirit with the Pauline Gentile Church of Rome. Yet, for all his efforts, the truth of the matter is not hard to recover, if we examine the New Testament evidence with an eye to tell-tale inconsistencies and confusions, rather than with the determination to gloss over and harmonize all difficulties in the interests of an orthodox interpretation.” (The Mythmaker, p.139,Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986)Jeremy Bentham (English Philosopher)
“If Christianity needed an Anti-Christ, they needed look no farther than Paul.” (Paraphrased. Looking for a copy of “Not Paul, but Jesus” in order to retrieve the exact quote.)
LET’S WRAP IT UP!
It’s obvious that Paul’s teachings is not in agreement with the teachings of Jesus, so therefore it is deception at best! Sorry to say but in many cases Christians quote a lot of Paul’s writings so in actualality they follow the teachings of Paul not God’s or Jesus’. Christians please humble yourselves and realise that you’re being deceived and lied to and it is now time to accept Islam and worship only God (Allah) alone in order to achieve true salvation and guidance. Ameen!
May Allah forgive me for any errors on my part, Ameen!
POINT OUT Errors or If there is any Lie We feed from our self….If Any Christian find and please Correct us…!