PAUL A.K.A. “SAUL OF TARSUS” – THE FALSE APOSTLE
BY JOSEPH JACKSON
One of the issues I face in introducing the following material on Paul to people is that many people seem to write me off before they even begin to read the information or listen to what I have to say. I have been told on more than one occasion that if what I am about to present is true then Bible Scholars and Preachers and Pastors would have realized it along time ago. So before you begin this paper keep in mind the following verse from Jesus:
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants
I believe with little doubt that Paul is a false apostle and false prophet. I will present you with a mound of evidence to validate my belief and hopefully open your eyes very quickly. I truly believe if you set aside all bias and everything you have been taught about Paul up to this point and seriously examine all the evidence that I am about to present that you will also begin to wonder if Paul truly is a False Apostle. I understand this is a very difficult reality to grasp as so much of what the Christian Church today believes and practices is based off of Paul’s 13 epistles. So as I now begin to present all of the evidence against Paul I ask you to carefully examine all of it so as to draw your own conclusion and to do so with a heart that desires the Truth. Remember Jesus said he is the Way, the Truth, and The Life so we definitely want the Truth in our life and in this fallen world where Satan’s lies are blinding to so many we sometimes have to work for that Truth. So please examine this evidence with a heart turned toward God and pray for discernment and guidance as you sort the truth out for yourself.
Finally, in Matthew 7:13-14 we find Jesus telling us “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Do you think it is possible since Jesus says that few find the way that leads to life that most of Christianity has been deceived? Keep this question in mind as you read through the following evidence.
The Evidence Against Paul
I am going to begin presenting the evidence against Paul by first stating that out of Jesus and his 12 apostles (13 if you include Paul) Paul is the only one who claims the Law has been abolished. When we say Law here we are talking about the Mosaic Law, which can be found in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible.) It includes all of his commandments and statutes that he gave to Israel and called them to live by. You could recognize a follower of God by those who adhered to all of the Law’s commandments and statutes. Israel was promised blessings by adhering to God’s Law. So what happened to the Law? Why is that Christians today claim that we do not have to adhere to the commandments of God as were spoken to Moses by God and given by Moses to Israel in the Torah? Paul happened. Paul has proclaimed to all believers that the Law is done away with and tore down and nailed to the cross and abolished. Before we closely examine what Paul says about the Law of God and what Jesus said about the Law of God lets look at a few verses that will set the stage for our investigation of Paul. These verses I believe are clues given by God to help us sort out whom Paul really is and that is an apostle of Satan.
Ravenous Wolf Prophecy:
Jesus warned his disciples to beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. (Matthew 7:15) Coincidentally Paul informs us in the book of Philippians that he is from the tribe of Benjamin. (Philippians 3:5) In the book of Genesis the tribe of Benjamin is called a ravenous wolf. (Genesis 49:27). So if you can see the connection that’s good. Lets move on to the next clue.
False Apostles at Ephesus
In Paul’s epistle to Timothy he tells Timothy that Ephesus as well as all of Asia had turned away from him. (2 Timothy 1:15) In the book of Revelation Jesus commends Ephesus for turning away false apostles. Read Revelation 2:2 in which Jesus says to the Church of Ephesus, “I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.” Wow! So basically Paul tries to minister to Ephesus, Ephesus turns away from him, and then Jesus commends Ephesus for turning away false apostles.
Paul the Pharisee
Throughout the gospels it is apparent that Jesus is against the Pharisees. Read the following statements made by Jesus:
Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! 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
Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Paul coincidentally claims to be a Pharisee, even long after claiming to be an apostle of Christ. Read the following Verse:
Acts 23:6 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
So Jesus not only condemns the Pharisees but also warns his disciples to beware of their doctrine and here we have Paul later in his ministry still claimed to be a Pharisee.
False Prophets Warning from John
The apostle John warns believers about false prophets and how to recognize the spirit of God and the spirit of the antichrist.
1 John 4:1-3 1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 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.
Look at what Paul writes concerning Christ.
Romans 8:3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin
Notice he does not confess that Christ came in the flesh but in the likeness of sinful flesh. Again we see this occur in the following verse:
Philippians 2:7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant, and being made in the likeness of men
Once again, we see Paul claiming that Christ came in the likeness of man instead of being fully man himself…this could possibly mean at the time Paul was writing these two letters he had the spirit of the antichrist. I say that he might have had it at the time he wrote these two letters because there are other times that Paul seems to say that Christ came in the flesh such as 1 Timothy 3:16. However, just because he says it at one point does not mean he could not have the antichrist dwelling within him at other points. I would try not to focus on this issue too much but it is something to consider, especially after you review the following evidence.
The Law: Paul vs. Jesus and the Apostles
Okay, so hopefully by this point you have had some questions stirred up in your head about Paul by analyzing the clues that I introduced you to. Now I want to move on to what I really feel is the most important issue in regards to Paul’s false apostleship and the damage he has done to Jesus’s bride, the church. The most damaging thing Paul has done is to say that God’s Law is abolished with the crucifixion of Christ and to say that we are no longer under it or required to follow it. I truly feel that the horrible state the world is in is due to the fact that it is so far away from God’s law which sets out the way we should live, treat one another, and worship God. Before we look at all the verses from Paul’s epistles that proclaim the law is done away with lets’s look at what Jesus had to say about the Law. After all, Jesus’ word should guide us first and foremost and we should adhere to every command that proceeded forth from his mouth.
Matthew 5:17-20: 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
So wait a minute! You mean to tell me that Jesus said that he did not come to abolish the Law, yet Paul says he did? Has heaven and earth passed away? No. Has everything prophesied about by the prophets taken place yet? No. So why does the Christian Church say that the Law is done away with when it clearly says that whoever teaches such and breaks the commandments will be called least? The false apostle Paul also known as “Saul of Tarsus is why.” Take a look at the following verses and honestly ask yourself, “isn’t this clearly contradicting what Jesus said in Matthew 5:17-20. “
Ephesians 2:14-16: 16 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity
I THOUGHT CHRIST JUST SAID HE DIDN’T COME TO ABOLISH THE LAW!!!
Note: Remember the Ephesians apparently didn’t buy what Paul was trying to sell them, as Paul tells Timothy that Ephesus turned away from him.
Colossians 2:14: having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Romans 10:4: For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes
Romans 7:6: But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
Romans 6:14: For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace
So Christ says that the Law will not pass away until heaven and earth pass and that whoever breaks the least of the commandments and teaches men to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven yet Paul says we are not under the Law anymore. Who do you want to believe, Paul or Jesus? Let’s look at what apostles of Christ have to say about the Law still being in affect. The first place we can look is in the book of Acts where James confronts Paul about the rumor that he has been telling Jews to forsake the Law.
Acts 21:17-24: 17 And when we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. 18 On the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present. 19 When he had greeted them, he told in detail those things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. 20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law; 21 but they have been informed about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs. 22 What then? The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come. 23 Therefore do what we tell you: We have four men who have taken a vow. 24 Take them and be purified with them, and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads, and that all may know that those things of which they were informed concerning you are nothing, but that you yourself also walk orderly and keep the law.
So Paul is not only being told that the Jews were zealous for the Law but to make sure that people knew that he also kept the Law. Why would they tell Paul to make it known that he keeps the Law if Christ had done away with the Law?
Lets look at what the apostle John writes in regards to the Law.
1 John 3:4: Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 2:1: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
If it’s not clear that John is saying we should keep the Law and the Commandments of God I don’t know what is. He literally says he is writing so that we do not sin then he says that sin is the transgression of the Law. Jesus said that the greatest commandment was to love God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind. John tells us the love of God is that we keep his commandments. How can you be obeying Jesus commands if you are not keeping the commandments of God.
2 John 1:5-6: And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. 6 This is love that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
Clearly John is saying we should walk according to God’s commandments just as Jesus said to the Rich Young Ruler in the following verse:
Matthew 19:16-17: 6 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”
17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.
So it should be pretty clear by now according to Jesus and John and James that we are supposed to be keeping the commandments and obeying the Law (Torah). So if this is true why would God allow Paul to come along and deceive those who say they believe and try to keep us from obeying the Law (Torah) and receiving the blessings from doing so? I believe the answer is that it is a test for us as is found in Deuteronomy 13.
A Test From God
Deuteronomy 13: 1-4: 1 “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. 5 But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk.
So Yes, I believe this is a test from God. Paul is trying to keep you from obeying the Law of God, and I believe God is seeing if you will listen to the evil shepherd or the good shepherd and obey Jesus or Paul. Remember, John said that the love of God is that we keep is commandments so if we are being tested to see if we love him or not you better start keeping his commandments which means you need to study the Torah (first five books of the bible) and adopt all of those commands into your life no matter the cost. Now this is a good point to say that there are a lot of commands regarding sacrifices and how to go about them. We cannot abide by these commands because we currently have no priesthood and the Romans destroyed the Temple in about 70 A.D. Thankfully we have Christ who is the propitiation for our sins, the perfect lamb of God.
Many of you reading this may be in disbelief about the claim that Paul is a false apostle because of the fact that he performed many miracles. Well lets see what Jesus said about this.
Matthew 24:24: For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
So you see just because he performed miracles does not mean that he is a true apostle but rather he could in fact be a false prophet and I believe because of the evidence I have already given and the mound of evidence I am about to present that he is.
I want to give two last piece of evidence that we are supposed to be obeying the Law (Torah). Carefully read the following verses from James and you should clearly see that we are to be obeying the Law even though Paul deceivingly says that we are no longer under the Law.
James 2: 8-13: 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; 9 but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
James is clearly telling us to obey the Law here, and says that if you do not that you are a transgressor of the Law.
Finally, the following verse from John should clearly spell it out for you that we are in fact supposed to be keeping the Torah and all of its commandments.
1 John 2:6: He who says he abides in Him (Jesus) ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
So John is telling us clearly that if we say that we abide in Jesus then we should walk just as he walked. How can you possibly walk just as he walked if you do not keep the Law of God found in the Torah? Keeping the Law was one of the biggest parts of Jesus’ life, and John is making it clear here that we too should do as he did. The apostle Paul would have you believe otherwise and even says at one point not to imitate Christ but to imitate him. Read the following verse from Paul:
1 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me.
WOW!!! The apostle John tells us to imitate Christ and Paul tells us to imitate him, who doesn’t keep the Law. I think I will choose Christ.
Note: Paul is the 13the Apostle, 13 of letters in the Bible are written by Paul, Deuteronomy 13 lays out the test from God. Alot of 13s here. The number 13 is closely associated with lawlessness and rebellion in the Bible. In the book of Revelation only 12 apostles are mentioned and we know Matthias was numbered the 12th apostle to replace Judas in the book of Acts.
Okay, so I would hope that you would at least have some questions about Paul at this point especially since I have made it clear that he claims the Law is done away with even thought Jesus and his true apostles seem to say quite the opposite. What does this mean for you? This means you should be obeying the Law even though Paul says you don’t have to. This would include keeping the Sabbath and not eating Pork, Shellfish etc. You may have been told that God declared all foods clean in the vision that he gave to Peter in the book of Acts. However, after Peter thinks about what this vision involving unclean animals coming down in a sheet means he says that God was showing him not to call the gentiles unclean, at least not those who were being baptized and coming to Christ. If you are just too stubborn to give up your bacon you can read the following verse from Isaiah 66:17 about the future judgment that is to come.
Isaiah 66:17: They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
Now its time to move on to the other mound of evidence that there is against Paul. This evidence comes in the form of several contradictions that are contained in Paul’s letters. His letters time and time again contradict Jesus and the other apostles. So lets begin to examine many of the contradictions his letters contain.
Contradictions: Paul v. Jesus
- God of the Dead and the Living
Romans 14:9: For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
Luke 20:38: Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him.
- Sum of the Commandments
Romans 13:9: For, “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 word, in, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:37-40: Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
- Pleasing Men
2 Corinthians 8:21: for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men
1 Corinthians 10:11: just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.
Luke 16:15: And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
Luke 6:26: Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.
- Call No one Your Father
1 Corinthians 4:15: For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
Philemon 1:10: I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment
Matthew 23:9: Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.
- God Dwelling in Temples Made by Man:
Acts 17:24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands
And whoever swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it
Let them construct a sanctuary for Me that I may dwell among them
Contradictions: Paul v. God
- Justifying the wicked
Romans 4:5: But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness
Exodus 23:7: For I will not justify the wicked.
Proverbs 17:15: He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord
- All things are good?
1 Timothy 4:4: For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;
Isaiah 45:7: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Paul says: Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Ezekiel 18:5: But if a man is just
And does what is lawful and right
Luke 13:3 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
Matthew 5:20: 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 5:21-23: Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
WAKE UP MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!
These were some pretty obvious contradictions. Now lets go into detail for the rest.
Food sacrificed to idols and sexual immorality.
At the Jerusalem council Paul is instructed by James and the elders to tell the gentiles a list of starter commands. They tell him to command that they do not eat blood, things strangled, food sacrificed to idols, and not to commit sexual immorality. Paul goes right behind their backs and tells the gentiles that they can do all of these things. He says that eating food sacrificed to idols is okay in the book of Corinthians. He then claims that all things are lawful for him (1 Corinthians 6:12). He also claims that to the pure all things are pure (Titus 1:15). As if it weren’t enough that he says they can eat whatever they want, directly contradicting Peter and James, he then advocates sexual immorality through divorce and remarriage. Jesus said that whoever marries a woman that is divorced commits adultery. Paul on the other hand says that if you were married to an unbeliever and the unbeliever leaves, you are no longer under bondage and are free. Look at what Jesus writes to the Church of Thyatira in the book of Revelation.
Revelation 2:20: But I have against you that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, the one calling herself a prophetess and teaching and misleading My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
So the very things that Paul is saying are okay is what Jesus is condemning to the church of Thyatira in Revelation. Coincidentally Paul baptizes a woman from Thyatira in the book of Acts and this woman I assume followed Paul’s doctrine of all things being lawful and divorce and remarriage being okay if the departing spouse was an unbeliever. Honestly just think about the ridiculousness of that idea, if your spouse leaves you all you need to do is reason in yourself that they didn’t truly believe(or you are going to at least be hoping they didn’t for your freedom) and then you are free to marry whomever, and if you keep marrying unbelievers you can keep getting divorced and remarried and no adultery will be charged against you according to Paul. Blasphemy!!!
Look at what Paul writes concerning circumcision in Galatians.
Galatians 5:2: Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you
In Acts 16:3 Paul takes Timothy and circumcises him even though he says that it’s of no benefit to him. What a painful thing to have to go through if it was useless in Paul’s eyes.
Pray in Secret
Matthew 6:6-5: When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
1 Timothy 2:8: Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
Paul claims that we should always obey civil authority because all civil authority is ordained by God. This is completely against the Old Testament. Paul is saying that leaders who support abortion and Hitler who killed the Jews were appointed by God. In addition when the antichrist rises up and we are under the beast system according to Paul we should do whatever they tell us even if that means killing Christians. Look at what God says about the matter: Hosea 8:4 They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it
Paul also says that it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. He says that even if she has a question that she is to wait until she gets home to ask her husband. Jesus said nothing like this and in the Old Testament there were even prophetesses who played a major role in the faith. What if the woman has an unbelieving husband, how can she ask him questions about God when she gets home?
Jesus said to preach the gospel freely without expectation of compensation as we were given it freely. Paul says that the preachers of the gospel should be paid.
Paul claims that the Law was ordained by angels to Moses. Galatians 3:19. We know by looking at the Old Testament that God himself gave the law to Moses. God even says that he speaks to Moses face to face. Exodus 33:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.
Paul claims that God appointed him to the gentiles and Peter to the Jews. This directly contradicts Peter who says that it is by his mouth the gentiles would hear the gospel. You can find this is the book of Acts.
At Romans 3:7 Paul says, “But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?” Paul is admitting that he lied to supposedly gain believers. The apostle John says that no lie is of the truth (1 John 2:21)
Paul belittles the other apostles and even publicly says Peter was being a hypocrite. Peter! The one who Jesus himself chose, Paul is calling a hypocrite publicly when Jesus himself told us that if someone sins against you, you first deal with the matter privately between the two of you.
Justified by Faith without Works?
Romans 3:28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified
James says something quite different:
James 2: What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
This is an obvious contradiction between James and Paul and a very dangerous one. So many Christians today read Paul’s teachings that we are justified by faith alone without the works of the law and they think all they need to do is get baptized and then they never walk the walk or strive to enter through the narrow gate. Paul says that you cannot confess that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. He also says that the gifts of God are irrevocable. That means he is saying all you have to do to be saved forever is confess Jesus is Lord once and you will always have the Holy Spirit.
In addition to Paul telling people to imitate him instead of telling them to imitate Christ, he also claims that the gospel he preaches is his.
Romans 16:25: Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began.
2 Timothy 2:8:Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel
I find these two verses to be evidence of Paul’s arrogance and his desire to be esteemed highly by men and you will find further evidence in his epistles in which he brags about himself. If he were truly teaching a true Gospel from God why would he claim it was his and not Jesus’. Look at what Jesus had to say:
John 5:43: I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive
Doubts About Paul Being a False Apostle/Prophet
Many of you who read this may have already considered 2 Peter 3:15-16 in which Peter is seemingly supporting Paul and his letters. Here are those verses:
2 Peter 3:15-16: 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
I as well as others believe this verse is fraudulent and was added to this epistle by a scribe that supported Paul. If you remove the verse and read what Peter was saying without that verse it seems to flow a lot better. And the verse was most likely added because people like me in the body of believers were seeing that Paul’s writings contradicted Jesus and the other apostles. You may find it hard to believe that that could happen but read the following verse from the prophet Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 8:8 How can you say, ‘We are wise, And the law of the LORD is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie.
I think that a scribe who was a huge supporter of Paul added this verse into that epistle. If you consider all of the evidence that I have given you in regards to Paul being a false apostle you can definitely come to this same conclusion if you really think about it.
Another issue we need to look at is Paul’s conversion story. Many find it hared to believe that Paul could be false because of his life changing conversion story. Paul gives three accounts of his conversion on the road to Damascus and they all contradict each other. Before we examine them, also consider that there were no witnesses of his conversion and we know that Jesus said in Matthew 18:16, “But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.” So Jesus tells us this but we are supposed to rely on Paul’s personal testimony to validate his conversion and apostleship. Lets now examine the contradictions in the conversion stories.
Conversion Story 1:
Acts 9:1-7: ” And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
Note that in this first conversion story he is simply told to arise and go into the city to be told what he shall do, and notice that in this account it is said that the men with him heard a voice and saw no man.
Conversion Story 2:
Acts 22:1-9 “Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women. As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished. And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest. 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.”
Wow! So in this account the men with him did not hear the voice but saw the light that was supposedly Jesus. This completely contradicts the first account. How can you say this is the word of God…God does not contradict himself. Lets look at the final conversion account.
Conversion Story 3:
Acts 26:12-18 “Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Okay so in this final conversion story offered by Paul he says that he was told what he would do there on the road which contradicts the first conversion story that said Paul would be told what he should do upon coming to the city. In Acts 9:10-19 we are told that Paul was instructed what he would do from Ananias not from Jesus directly. Im sure this story of meeting with Ananias found in Acts 9:10-19 was also delivered directly from Paul to Luke. Interestingly enough Paul was staying at the House of Judas of all people in this story, obviously this is not the same Judas that betrayed Jesus but the association with the name is something to be considered. Interestingly enough the name Ananias appears 3 times in the book of Acts. Aside from the Ananias who supposedly baptized Paul, there is Ananias who is know throughout the Christian world for being struck dead by God for lying, and then there is Ananias the high priest found later in the book of Acts. So we have a liar, and a high priest and it was a high priest that was largely responsible for crucifying Jesus. So when it comes to Paul’s conversion story we have too many contradictions and some negative name associations involved with the whole account. God’s word does not contradict itself, it is the falsehoods placed within and around his word that make for the appearance of contradictions.
When I first started discovering the falsehoods and lies surrounding Paul it was hard for me to accept them because his epistles make up so much of the New Testament. I have come to realize however that the idea of “New Testament” and “Old Testament” is an allusion that is false. You should go to your Bible and tear out the page that separates the book of Malachi and Matthew and says, “New Testament.” This idea that we are under the New Testament and don’t have to adhere to the Old Testament is a lie. Many Christians even believe that the Old Testament is irrelevant and don’t even bother reading it. Christians are confused by the term New Covenant. Yes the New Covenant is in Jesus blood that was poured out for us but do you even know what the new covenant is. We can find it in the book of Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 31:33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Notice it says that he will put his Law in their minds and write it on their hearts. He did not say he would make new Laws, he said he would put his Law (existing law, which was the Torah at the time he said this). We can validate that the Torah must be the Law he was talking about by referring to the fact that Jesus said the Law (The Torah, Mosaic Law) would not pass away until heaven and earth passed away and all that had been prophesied about was fulfilled. So we therefor can conclude that the New Covenant is God’s writing of his law on our minds and hearts. When we truly repent and turn to Christ (the true Christ) it will be written on our hearts and minds. But what is lacking in the church is repentance. We must turn from not obeying the Torah, to Obeying the Torah, and the Torah, specifically the book of Deuteronomy, even says that we living today will be expected to follow the Words of his Son Jesus who told the rich young ruler if he wanted to inherit eternal life to keep the commandments (Matthew 19:17).
Deuteronomy 18:18-19 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.
Jesus did not abolish the Law, he even makes it clear that he did not come to do that in Matthew 5:17. Jesus did expound on the Law and got to the heart issue of the Law telling us for example that if we lust after a woman we commit adultery in our heart and that if we hate our brother we are a murderer.
Many Christians today will say that they don’t have to keep the Sabbath because Jesus didn’t say anything about it. This is such a false claim. Not only did Jesus say that we should keep the Sabbath in Matthew 5:17-20 but he even addresses the Sabbath directly in Matthew 12:12 instructing us “it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Jesus didn’t say you could do whatever you want on the Sabbath now; he simply said it was lawful to do good such as helping someone in need or tending to the sick. There are many blessings from keeping the Sabbath. For instance Psalm 37:4 tells us that if we delight in the Lord he will give us the desires of our heart. Isaiah 58 then tells us that if we keep from doing our own pleasure on the Sabbath, not seeking our own ways, or speaking our own words, and we call the Sabbath a delight and the Holy Day of the Lord honorable that we would then delight in the Lord. So Isaiah 58 is basically telling us how to have the desires of our heart by worshipping God in the way that he wants to be worshiped.
I hope to have opened your eyes to the reality that we are facing here. Paul cannot be a true apostle of Christ. No apostle of Christ would tell you that we are no longer under the law. The law is good and is for our benefit. It is not a curse and was given to guide us through our life. God is our Father and he knows what’s good for us individually and as a whole world. Psalm 19:7 reads, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul.” If the Law were perfect why would God want to do away with it? He didn’t and it is still in affect today and you are going to be judged according to your works not according to your one time confession of faith in Jesus. At 1 Peter 1:17 Peter says, “And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.” We will all be judged according to our works and we are called to keep the commandments of God. As Jesus said, whoever keeps the least of the commandments and teaches men so will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven but who ever breaks them and teaches men to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven.
I realize this information may be shocking to many of you, especially those of you who desire to follow God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Perhaps it is because of your desire to do so that you are coming in contact with this information today. Don’t reject the truth, because when you reject the truth you reject Jesus for he is the truth. Start studying your Torah and keeping the commandments and teach others to do so as well. And spread this information to all of your loved ones and brothers and sisters in Christ. We can be the repairers of the Breach.
Isaiah 58:10: And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,
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Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
Matthew 13: 24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’
Parable of the Wheat and the Tares Explained
Matthew 13: 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”
37 He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
1 John 5:3: for this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
If you the reader have any questions you would like to discuss with me in regards to Paul’s apostleship and the Law feel free to call me at 304-299-9225. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.