Saturday, October 17, 2015

Who exactly were the jewish Pharisees? As a Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus was a "child of hell" according to the words of the Messiah !! The Messiah STRONGLY warned his followers against the doctrines of the Pharisees. Why?

Were the Pharisees strict adherents of the Law or corrupters of the Law?  

Most people today have an incorrect perception of who the Pharisees were and the true nature of their doctrines.  The Pharisees were not a religious sect that followed the Law of Moses in the Old Testament.  While pretending to follow it, they actually perverted and corrupted the Old Testament Law, and replaced it with the teachings of the doctrines of men!  That is what the Messiah directly said:

Matthew 15:6-9

Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.  Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:

‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth,
And honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

The modern religion called "Judaism" traces its history and doctrines directly back to the Pharisees.  Thus, "Judaism" is NOT the religion of the Old Testament Israelites.  The true origin of the doctrines of the Pharisees and the religion of "Judaism" goes back to Babylonian occultism!  As recognized and admitted by everyone, the most authoritative and "holy" book in the religion of Judaism is called the "Babylonian Talmud".

And this was the case at the time of the life of the Messiah as well.  The Messiah condemned the Pharisees in the strongest of terms, as "blind guides" (Matthew 23:14), "hypocrites", and "whitewashed tombs full of dead men's bones and everything unclean" (Matthew 23:27),  He even identified the religion of the Pharisees as making "children of hell"!

Matthew 23:15 - "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are."

And in the book of Revelation, the Messiah refers to the jews as being a "synagogue of Satan"!

Revelation 2:9 - "I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan."

The Messiah specifically says that the Pharisees intentionally try to keep men from being able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven!

Matthew 23:13 - “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in."

The Messiah answering the Pharisees (paining by James Tissot)

In addition to strongly speaking out against the teachings of the Pharisees, the Messiah also sternly warned against the teaching of the Pharisees and how they would come as false prophets and teachers in order to corrupt His message!

Matthew 16:6 - "Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees."

Matthew 7:15 - "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."

Matthew 24:24 - "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."

Matthew 24:4-5 - "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."

And recall that the Messiah said that many shall be deceived and go on the road to destruction:

Matthew 7:13-14 - "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

Given all of this, a serious student of the Bible and one seeking to follow the Messiah should ask themselves these questions: Why did the Messiah so strongly speak out against and warn against the Pharisees?  Given that this is so prominently recorded in the Bible, is it not of extreme importance to us even today? How could a Pharisee possibly deceive the followers of the Messiah?  Perhaps by pretending to "convert" to be a follower of the Messiah, and then spreading false doctrine?  How is it that the Messiah said that "many" would go on the broad road to destruction, and that only a few would find life?  How could the vast majority of even "Christians" be deceived?

Given that the Messiah so strongly warned of this, wouldn't it be logical to assume that such a Pharisee would, in fact, come on to the scene and deceive MANY of his potential followers?  Who could that be?

Saul of Tarsus, the fake "aspostle" Paul, is the man that the Messiah was warning about!  This is how most "Christians" are deceived!  Saul/Paul was a Pharisee.  Paul taught for doctrines the commandments of men, and nullified the Law of the Heavenly Father by the his false teachings by teaching that "we are no longer under the Law" and that "the Law has been abolished"!   Paul specifically claimed to have given "signs and wonders" (in Romans 15:18-19) as proof of for him being a prophet (as warned of by the Messiah in Matthew 24:24)!  Saul even taught men to pray in public in front of others as the Pharisees do, in direct contradiction to the teaching of the Messiah that we are to pray in secret.  Paul is trying to prevent men from being able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven by his doctrines!

Let those understand who have eyes that are able to see and who have ears that are able to hear.

See also:

Paul Teaches Against Keeping the Law of the Father, saying "we are no longer under the law", in direct contradiction to the Messiah who said we must keep the commandments in order to inherit eternal life. Pharisee Saul lays trap of Satan to damn people to hell!
Who was Saul of Tarsus, aka "Paul"? A PHARISEE, Persecutor and Murderer of the Followers of Yahushua the Messiah, who switched to a covert tactic of infiltration in order to destroy the Gospel from within
Romans Chapter 13 - Saul/Paul Teaches That We Must Obey The Laws of Men, ie Government - Laying a Trap for YHWH's People To Obey Anti-Christ Beast System Unto Their Destruction
The false prophet Saul of Tarsus is a great "test" from the Most High to determine who truly loves Him

Having said that the Law is now "abolished", Pharisee Saul said our new moral code is that "all things are lawful", which is the law of Satan!!

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law"

In the letter of 1 Corinthians, just prior to instructing his followers that it is acceptable to eat meat sacrificed to idols, the false "apostle" Pharisee Saul of Tarsus makes an astounding statement to his followers:

1 Corinthians 10:23

"All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify."

Since Paul has claimed that the Old Testament Law has been "abolished" and that we are "no longer under the law", then what moral code are we left with?  Do we have to obey any of the ten commandments?  No, according to Pharisee Saul!  Paul says that ALL of the Law has been done away with!  Therefore, as he says, "all things are lawful"!

Aleister Crowley (pictured above), the notorious 20th century occultist and Satanist, claimed to be in direct contact with demonic entities.  He transcribed a book called "The Book of the Law" that allegedly contains the central doctrines for the Satanic religion, claiming that it was dictated to him from a non-human entity called "Aiwass" (probably Satan himself).  A central tenet of this book is the statement "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."

Crowley's teachings have had a profound impact upon the world.  The Establishment's mantra of the 1960s rock and roll revolution was "if it feels good do it", which was directly taken from the teachings of Aleister Crowley.  The jewish Satanists who run Hollywood and the music industry are dedicated followers of Crowley.  Reportedly, many top musicians, actors and entertainers are given a copy of Crowley's "The Book of the Law" as part of their mandatory initiation into the occult.  Top musicians including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, and Jay Z have openly expressed their admiration for Crowley and his teachings.

But who knew that many centuries earlier, a prominent Pharisee named Saul of Tarsus had already expressed this central Satanic doctrine of the "new morality" that was to take prominence in the world?  Is this really such a marvel?  Do we forget what the Messiah said of the jewish Pharisees?  He said that they were literally "of their father the devil" (John 8:44) and that their religion made "children of hell" (Matthew 23:15)!

There is nothing new under the sun, as stated in Ecclesiastes 1:9.

See also:

Paul Teaches Against Keeping the Law of the Father, saying "we are no longer under the law", in direct contradiction to the Messiah who said we must keep the commandments in order to inherit eternal life. Pharisee Saul lays trap of Satan to damn people to hell!
Romans Chapter 13 - Saul/Paul Teaches That We Must Obey The Laws of Men, ie Government - Laying a Trap for YHWH's People To Obey Anti-Christ Beast System Unto Their Destruction
Pharisee Saul/Paul introduced doubt of the word of the Father, double-mindedness, and the Satanic doctrine of duality
False teacher Paul taught we are to please men. The Messiah taught the opposite, that what is honorable among men is an abomination, and that most men would hate those who follow the truth

Pharisee Saul/Paul introduced doubt of the word of the Father, double-mindedness, and the Satanic doctrine of duality

The god "Janus", another of the many names for Lucifer

Psalm 119:113

I hate double-minded people,
but I love your law.

James 1:6-8

"But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do."

When Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, or when he tempted the Messiah in the wilderness, what did he do?  He quoted part of the word of the Heavenly Father, but slightly misquoted or altered it, and then raised doubt concerning the word of the Father.  And in the Garden, by eating of the forbidden "fruit", it says that Satan gave them knowledge of both good AND evil.

In the world of the occult, including Satanism, Freemasonry, and other Babylonian mystery religions, there is a concetpt called "duality" that is of great importance.   This Satanic doctrine of "duality" essentially says that you obtain "enlightenment" whenever you partake in acts that you know to be evil.  "Duality" holds that evil is a "necessary" component in the world, and "balances" the good.

The Satanic doctrine of duality, or balance of good and evil, is represented by the black and white checkerboard floor used prominently in Freemasonry

When one carefully reads and examines the teachings of the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus (the fake "aspostle" Paul), they will find that he utilized these same tactics and doctrines of Satan, introducing them among "Christians".  Paul raised doubt about the words of the Heavenly Father and the Messiah by teaching in direct contradiction to their words on dozens of issues -- most notably and importantly by teaching that the Law has been "abolished" in direct contraction to the Messiah who taught that the Law was to remain in effect and that obedience to the Law was the requirement for salvation.  And Paul even contradicted himself, many times teaching two different things on the same subject.  For instance, Paul teaches that we are to please men, but then contradicts himself at another time by teaching that we are not to please men and only to please God (Galatians 1:10).

What Paul has done is EXTREMELY devastating to the minds of those Israelites who are attempting to follow the words of the Father and the Messiah.  His teachings are a great stumbling block and trap, crafted with the cunning of Satan himself.  They have been extremely successful at confusing and blinding the minds of the lost Sheep of Israel from the plain truth as given by the Father and the Messiah, and lead them away from following His Law, which is the only path to salvation.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saul is an anti-Christ and a true "man of lawlessness"

Above: The Sermon and Deeds of Antichrist, by Luca Signorelli, 1499-1500

In Saul's second letter to the Thessalonians, he talks about a "man of lawlessness" that will come before the second coming of the Messiah.  Saul states in 2 Thessalonians 2:7, "for the secret power of lawlessness is already at work".

Here is an instance that Saul was actually telling the truth.  But it was Saul himself who was that "man of lawlessness", and who was the "power of lawlessness already at work" in the world!  

What better way for Satan and his servant Saul/Paul to lead the sheep astray than to disguise themselves as "messengers of light" and even speak out against the works of Satan, pretending to oppose the evil work that they themselves were doing!  Through these words of Paul, this is even a way that Satan is attempting to mock the people of the Heavenly Father.  Satan is telling you what he and Saul/Paul are doing!

Again, the Pharisee Saul and fake "apostle" was the one who falsely taught that "we are no longer under the law" and the "law has been abolished".   Yahushua of Nazreth our Messiah taught that we must obey the commandments and do the will of the Father in Heaven in order to obtain eternal life.  

Saul is the one attempting to lead billions of Israelites to hell by teaching them lawlessness!

Will those deceived by Saul/Paul be among those to whom Yahushua of Nazareth was speaking of in Matthew 7:21-23?

21 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.  
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

And what does the word "iniquity" mean from Matthew 7:23 above?  It means LAWLESSNESS!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Who Will Fight the Dragon?



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Who among us will have the audacity to fight the dragon? Will you? Here’s the deal, know for a certainty that each head of the dragon is found in the seven churches.

Yeah we know about Paul the false apostle, but have you sought the Father as to which church you are in? The reason I ask this is because, Smyrna was tried by the accuser of the brethren for ten days or will be, Philadelphia was buffeted by those who said they were Judeans but were not, and were of the synagogue of Satan, as to Philly, that was then, this is now. As to Smyrna, again that was then, this is now. As to all the seven churches in each one is contained a series of lies and those lies resides or has resided in each and everyone, otherwise we would all be in Heaven, rejoicing and the Power of YHVH will have come, and the authority of His anointed one and you would know with a powerful certainty that salvation is come and manifested. If any of this were true, then everyone would be talking about it.
So because this is not being talked about, then guess what, everyone is engaged in a battle with the dragon and the lies that reside within each. This battle with the dragon is internal folks, not in outer space. Rev 12 is internal, not external. Likewise the accuser of the brethren is also within and takes up residence upon the tongues and hearts of….guess who?
Yes the woman is the bride, but the bride is YOUR HEART at least those who entered the New Covenant, again, marriage covenant. When you enter this, yes you have accepted the marriage proposal. You have been brought to your knees at the preaching of Elijah and you have wept and have been broken and you have been or are of a contrite spirit and heart, this is the fruit meet for repentance. And if this is true in you, then you are or have been prepared for the coming of YHVH and you are a heavenly planting, which is THE SON, even Adam. Male and female He created them. But He created the Son first, then the woman, so ladies please do not get offended that the son comes first, then the daughter. The point being here is that the manchild is the product of marriage, the union of heaven and earth, the Torah written in your heart and in your mind. When that happens then the child of promise will be conceived within, formed and then born. So if nothing else cry out for the travail, because without it, nothing will be birthed and the woman SArah//Rachel/Hannah and the wife of Manoah is barren. What do each of these women have in common? They grieved, they yearned, they longed, they craved within themselves for a son! Have you done that? Is it within you to crave the son and His birth?
Rev 12 is a picture of what was common knowledge 2000 years ago. However we already know why this is so obscure today. This is how the recreation of Adam and Eve happens, this is the creation of the New Heaven and the New Earth and it is within you. The Kingdom of Heaven is within, get used to it or you’ll miss it. When the Torah is inscribed by YHVH in your mind, then and only then will HE have established HIS Throne within you. This is not the work of you writing the Torah in your mind, which is rote memory work, NO, YHVH does it with His fiery finger.
If you want to obtain the KIngdom of Heaven, then you will fight the Seven Canaanite Nations and drive them out of Heaven. And yes those nations are within you and they are driven out of you, first out of your heart and then out of your mind.
So are you willing of a truth to look upon the Great Red Dragon and declare with the boldness of the righteous, the boldness of a lion, that Hey Dragon, you are about to be squashed like a bug, YHVH has opened a can of whoop ass, and it’s dumped on you. And quite frankly folks, I don’t give a rip whether my language offends you or not, religion and the religious are so easily offended.

The Messiah's life and death did not provide forgiveness of sin; His mission was to "baptize us with the Holy Spirit", writing the Law on our hearts



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Lev 16:22
And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
So here’s the deal, Paul says of Yahshua that ‘he who knew no sin became sin’  Paul also says the Messiah became cursed.  Paul also says in Rom 7 that the one who died is not the same one that rose again.   Can you see that Paul is describing the Goat and not the Lamb?  It was the goat that had the sins imparted to it, NOT the Lamb of God.  It’s the Lamb that ‘Taketh’ away the sin of the world.’  What is the sin of world?  The sin of the world was and is ‘Lawlessness.’  Sin is Lawlessness.

The word ‘taketh’ is in the continuous present tense.  It’s not a one time thing that happened 2000 years ago.  Why?  Because lawlessness still exists.   So the lawlessness of the world was not put away at the cross.   I mean come on, Christianity utterly shuns the Law of God going so far as to say that if we do it then we are under a curse.  So no for the Christian the sin of the world still exists within them
So how does this happen then?  ‘If you continue in my Word’  and this means to do it and keep doing it.  ‘Then you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.’   And yet in Psa 119:142 it says ‘Thy Law is the Truth.’  Yahshua says the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth and shall lead you and guide you into ALL truth and understanding.  So this is a continuous thing, and it is the Law of God that sets us free if we do it.
If one cares to read carefully the Gospels apart from Paul’s influence, then one will see that there was one particular stunning event that happened as a result of Yahshua laying down His life and it was NOT the forgiveness of sins.  No, what one will see is that it was the infilling of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth is what was accomplished at the cross.  As has been stated numerous times already, forgiveness of sin was always available to the repentant and it did not take the brutal murder of the Son of God in order to obtain forgiveness of sin.  Nor was Yahshua sent as a sacrifice to turn away the wrath of God or what is it we don’t understand about ‘For God so LOVED the world…..’  Where’s the wrath here that was supposedly turned away?  It was not that God had animosity towards us, it was that we had animosity towards God.  Can you see the difference?

John’s baptism for the remission of sin happened at least 3 and half years before the cross and John’s baptism required NO BLOOD.  And yes it was just as viable then as later.

So what did John the Baptist say concerning the mission of the Messiah?  ‘He shall baptize YOU with Holy Spirit and Fire.’  This was the purpose of the cross not forgiveness of sin.  This is what changed, now we can have the Holy Spirit abiding within us where as previously this was not possible.  Even as Yahshua said ‘He has been with you, but now He shall be in You.

On account of ‘lawlessness’ the love of many will wax cold.  Oh my, what’s this?  Yahshua is saying that they who have forsaken the Law of God have very cold hearts toward Him, why?  Without the Law of God in our heart there can be no love abiding there. The Law of God and the Love of God is synonymous, you can’t have one without the other.  Ouch! Ouch for those that follow Paul.   So can you see who Yahshua is referring to here, those that forsake the Law, those that work to negate the Law are in fact the bitter enemies of the one they profess to love and adore.


Those of us exposing Paul are YHWH's "special forces" and messengers of truth



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In the years to come and yes there will be years to come, you and I and all who have come out of Pauline Christianity will be known as ‘forerunner’s’ and forerunners are indeed YHVH’s special forces, messengers of truth, and this is the work of YHVH.  Think about it for a minute, the True Gospel that was taught by Yahshua has been virtually lost for 2000 years until now.  What a magnificent work the Father has placed in our hands.

When Yahshua looked out over the great harvest he was not looking at a people who were totally ignorant to YHVH, I mean come on, these folks were raised with the Torah.  But like us they had fallen under the spell of religion, and they like us were deceived by their leaders.  Those leaders of Judea were the Paulinists of their day.  They had supplanted the Torah, the Word of God with the “Traditions of the Elders’ the word of man.  We are living in a mirror image of that time.

He sent forth His Word and healed them, ‘The Sun of Righteousness rising with healing in His wings’  this is a promise to those who will yield to implanted Word of Truth that was sown in them.  YHVH is my shepherd.  Think about it, the Word of Truth is my Shepherd, think about it, the Word of Truth is the Lamb of God.  Now you know what was slain before the foundation of the world, The Word of truth.  Now the Lamb of God only takes away the sin of the world IN those that follow Him.
The healing power of the Commandments as they are hand written upon your heart and mind are so powerfully manifest.  Wings always speak of the Commandments and again there is awesome healing power for the soul as those Commandments are hand written upon the heart.  I mean every time YHVH does this you are literally LIT up inside and anything that is dark or darkness is revealed in that light and you have a choice at that moment and yes it’s only a moment, you have a choice to either flee with the darkness or stand firm in the light like Moses did.  If you choose to stand you will experience the most profound healing that you never knew could possibly exist.

To bind the strong man, to bind the lying spirit.  Paul is a manifestation of the dragon, and guess what?  It’s YHVH Himself that plucks this critter out of us, first He exposes it, yeah, there’s a dragon working in us before this happens and yes, I’ve seen it.  It makes you sick that this thing was hiding deep within, it’s a lying voice that mimics the Holy Spirit speaking forth the dribble of Paul and lawlessness, it abides in our ignorance.

Paul is to the Christian what Pharaoh was to the Israelites, Pharaoh the Great Dragon’ the father of lies so to speak.  Paul and Pharaoh, both of them exalted themselves way above and beyond the Father Himself, way beyond all that YHVH has ever spoken.  YHVH said He would jerk the great dragon up out of the Nile/spirit with ALL the fish/lies of his scales sticking to him.  Think about it, when you are thoroughly purged of all things Paul and Christian, so in effect there is a second deliverance from Pharaoh.  Gee, where do we see that Great Dragon again?  Perhaps Revelation 12?

Now this is something for those that are not living in the box of religion, and that is this, Angels are simply messengers, that’s the definition of the word, which is why John the Baptist was called THE MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT even the angel of the Covenant.  So why is it so far fetched that in Rev 12 that the angels of the dragon are simply Christian messengers  preaching Paul?  Or that the angels of Michael are simply those who war with the messengers of Paul.

Again is it so far fetched that the angels referred to in the parable of the wheat and the tares are in reality those with the Word of Truth, those that are exposing the dragon/Paul and leading others into the the truth about the Kingdom of Heaven, into the truth about the original Gospel that was taught by Yahshua.  Really is it so far fetched.  I ask because this is apparently what is happening before our very eyes.   I am not eliminating angelic beings, our allies in this war, just expanding a little.
Quite frankly in my opinion there is a simultaneous event that occurs as we bring Pauline doctrine into the light in others.  And as they understand the truth and turn back to YHVH there is a deliverance from anti-christ and another dragon is thrust out of heaven.

So let me say this about binding the strong man, it is the Fear of YHVH that binds the strong man and drives him out.  It’s an all or nothing event.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Paul vs. Jesus: A List of Contradictory and Incompatible Statements


 A List of Contradictory and Incompatible Statements

By Edgar Jones


The following statements from Paul's letters are symptomatic of deep differences between the doctrines of Paul and Jesus -- much as a fever is symptomatic of an infection in the body.  You can read a discussion of their differences in Paul: the Strangermy book that exposes Paul as a liar and a false prophet who did not know Jesus.  The most significant difference is in their salvation doctrines as derived from their interpretations of the crucifixion.  In these fundamental areas, Paul's errors and false gospel are obvious to anyone who follows Jesus as teacher and listens carefully to Jesus' words.  Very seldom does anyone in Christendom so listen to Jesus as to receive his Word of Truth, even though the gospels repeatedly quote his Word.  The reason?  The churchmen get to everyone first with false Pauline doctrine, which then stands between them and Jesus, blocking the Light.  His words come through but not his message.  My hope is that this list will motivate you to remove the blindfold and see the Good Shepherd as he is.  Your eternal salvation depends on it!  So, do not listen to me or anyone other than Jesus if you would receive eternal life.  Here is the key, from his pure lips:

[24Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

This list is surely not complete, for it is very easy to overlook Paul's contradictory and/or incompatible statements. Therefore, I offer it as a beginning and invite all who see omissions to bring them to my attention via email.

On January 21, 2006, Contradiction No. 10 that was placed in error was replaced by another of Paul's many contradictions, this on dying.  A Christian who has critiqued this page and disputed every one of the listed contradictions took the time to compose a detailed refutation of each of the twenty-five on the list.  You can find my response  I am indebted to him for disclosing to us that the prior No. 10 was erroneous.  

1. On the time of the coming of the Lord:

Paul says:

[12] the night is far gone, the day is at hand.
Jesus says:
 [8Take heed that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name,
saying, . . . `The time is
 at hand!' Do not go after them.
2. On the source of the Truth and the true gospel:

Paul says:
[13] And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.Gal.1
[12] For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 

Jesus says:

[14I have given them thy word;
[17Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth.
3. On the God of the dead:

Paul says:

[9] For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Jesus says:

[38Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living;

4. On the sum of the commandments:

Paul says:
[9] The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not covet," and any other commandment, are summed up in this sentence, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Jesus says:
[37] And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 
[38] This is the great and first commandment. 
[39] And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 
[40] On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.

5. On whom God has mercy:

Paul says:
[15] For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion." 
[16] So it depends not upon man's will or exertion, but upon God's mercy
[18] So then he has mercy upon whomever he wills, and he hardens the heart of whomever he wills.

Jesus says:

[7Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

6. On forgiveness of trespasses:

Paul says:
[7] In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his graceRom.4
[25] who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification. 

Jesus says:

[14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you
[15but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

7. On being justified:

Paul says:

[24] they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, 
[28] For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law.
[9] Since, therefore, we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 

Jesus says:

[37for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

8. On the cost of eternal life:

Paul says:

[23] For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus says:

[29And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.Luke.14
[28] For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?[33So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

9. On what is honorable among men:

Paul says:

[21] for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of men.Rom.12
[17] Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all men.Rom.14
18] he who thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.1Cor.10
[33] just as I try to please all men in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. 

Jesus says:
[15] But he said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for what is exaltedamong men is an abomination in the sight of God.Luke.6
[26Woe to you, when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

10. On Dying:

Paul says:

31: I protest, brethren, by my pride in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!

Jesus says:
John 11
26: and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.

11. On the basis of judgment:

Paul says:


[12] All who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 

Jesus says:
[48] He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day.
12. On the commandments and eternal life:                     

Paul says:
[9] I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died;
[10] the very commandment which promised life proved to be death to me.

Jesus says:
[17] And he said to him, Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.

13. On your father:

Paul says:
[15] For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 
[10] I appeal to you for my child, Ones'imus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment. 

Jesus says:

[9And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.

14. On qualifying for eternal life:

Paul says:
[21] so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Jesus says:

[24Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
15. On the destiny of the creation (heavens and earth):

Paul says:
[21] because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Jesus says:
[35] Heaven and earth will pass away,

16. On the destiny of the Law and the Prophets:

Paul says:
[4] For Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified.

Jesus says:
[17Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. 
[18] For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.

17. On the number and identity of teachers:

Paul says:
[28] And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third, teachers,
[11] And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
[7] For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
[11] For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,
Jesus says:

[8But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.

18. On the number to be saved:

Paul says:
[25] Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in, 
[26] and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, "The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob.

Jesus says:
[13Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 
[14For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

19. On the number and identity of pastors (shepherds):

Paul says:
[11] And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors (shepherds) and teachers, 

Jesus says:

[16And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.

20. On the number and identity of leaders:

Paul says:
[15] For though you have countless leaders in Christ . . ..

Jesus says:

[10] Neither be called leaders, for you have one leader, the Christ.

21: On total depravity:

Paul says:
[9] What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all; for I have already charged that all men, both Jews and Greeks, are under the power of sin,
[10] as it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one;
[22] For there is no distinction;
[23] since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, . . ..

Jesus says:

[35The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 
[45The good man out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure produces evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

[35that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah the son of Barachi'ah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.

22. On unconditional election:

Paul says:
[16] So it depends not upon man's will or exertion, but upon God's mercy.

Jesus says:

[21Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 
[22On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?[23And then will I declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.

23. On sacrifices to God:

Paul says:
[7] For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed.Eph.5
[2] And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 

Jesus says:

[13Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'
24. On remuneration for preaching the gospel:

Paul says:
[17] Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching;
[18] for the scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain," and, "The laborer deserves his wages.
[11] If we have sown spiritual good among you, is it too much if we reap your material benefits?
[12] If others share this rightful claim upon you, do not we still more? 

Jesus says:

[7And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' 
[8] Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.

25. On how one becomes a child of God:

Paul says:
[23] and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait foradoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 
[5] to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 

Jesus says:

[3Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is begotten from above,* he cannot see the kingdom of God.
[6That which is begotten of the flesh is flesh, and that which is begotten of the Spirit is spirit. 
[7Do not marvel that I said to you, `You must be begotten from above.*

John 3:3 and 3:7 are the author's translations.  These differ from the RSV only in the expression "begotten from above" that replaces "born anew' in the RSV.  "Born anew" does not represent the fullness of what Jesus is stating here, and does not correspond to the literatal translation of the Greek, anothen (a()nwqen).