paul concocts christian doctrines
What did Paul do?
All Paul’s main corruption epistles, 1&2Corinthians, Romans and Galatians were written during Paul’s third journey. Paul’s supporters later doctored and redacted these epistles. Nonetheless, they reveal how he evolved and expanded his corruptions.
Paul, secretly and out of sight of Jesus’ disciples in Jerusalem propagated that mere faith (belief) in the atoning crucifixion-death and resurrection of Christ replaced Moses’ Law—that was now a curse. Thus he made Jesus’ crucifixion-death the central feature of all his revealed/concocted doctrines (Original Sin, Faith and Grace, Atonement and Resurrection, New Covenant and Abrogation of Moses’ Law). He was a true wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Paul’s key corruptions that he claimed were all revealed are: 1) that Jesus was God’s literal son and creator of the universe; and 2) that divine law (i.e. the Torah) was a curse that only remained in the spirit because Jesus by his crucifixion-death had taken the curse of the divine law upon himself. Obviously after a deified Jesus there was no possibility for the Universal Sovereign that James mentioned in Acts 15 in front of Jesus’ other disciples, and that Jesus had prophesied in the Gospels; 3) Jesus was the Universal Sovereign and that Paul was commissioned to expand Jesus’ mission to the gentiles.
The fundamental reason for enacting these corruptions is explained here.
Jesus' Galatian followers rebel against Paul
Paul’s newly concocted doctrines caused major rebellions among the Jesus Jews in Corinth and Ephesus (Galatia). They continually questioned his authority that ultimately forced him to claim that his teachings were "revealed". To the Corinthians, he claimed revelation of Jesus’ Atonement, Resurrection, and New Covenant doctrines, and to the Galatians, he claimed that Jesus’ godhood was revealed to him. He also admitted that his doctrines were irrational and foolish but justified them as not revealed earlier, by claiming them to be "mysteries" only given to him to understand:
1Cor 1:23 KJV But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness
Paul had very detailed knowledge of Jesus’ teachings that he manipulated for his doctrines while ensuring that he never disclosed a single theological teaching based on Moses’ law. As we demonstrate in the book, Paul even explicitly denied the First Great commandment on two separate occasions, since it formed the basis of Mosaic law.
Once Paul had decided that if the Jesus Jews would not follow him, he needed gentile followers, he developed what we now know as his vision on the road to Damascus of Jesus appointing him as an apostle. Part 1 in our series details the enormous discrepancies in his three conversion accounts. Paul developed the theological basis and justification for casting Jesus’ role as universal in Romans.
From his writings in Romans as well as his arrest in Acts, we show how the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 …19: Go ye [unto] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:.., was in fact the great fraud; it was interpolated later together with aspects of Paul’s doctrines, so as to universalise Jesus' mission to the gentiles, and enable Paul to widen his preaching to them, since the Jews were not taking up his concocted beliefs.
Paul forced to claim his revelation as source of his doctrines
Scholars have been puzzled as to why Paul never refers to Jesus’ disciples in support of his doctrines. If Paul’s doctrines of Atonement, Resurrection and the New Covenant, etc., had been true, he would naturally have used Jesus’ disciples who were eyewitnesses to the events of Jesus’ ministry and life, to support his doctrines. The Galatians asked him about Jerusalem and Jesus’ disciples etc., and because he was deceiving them, he responded with lies about everything. In the end, it all comes down to his claim of revelation, which de facto means that Jesus’ disciples did not know of or support his claims:
1Cor 15:3-4 KJV For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1Cor 11:23-25 NLT For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me." In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. ...
Gal 1:11 KJV But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ
The reason scholars are puzzled as to why Paul never refers to Jesus’ disciples as the source of or in support of his doctrines is because they assume that Paul was teaching Jesus’ Gospel, but as shown, that was not the case. Paul was preaching his own Gospel. Further, Jesus’ disciples preaching Moses’ Judaism had converted many in Corinth and Galatia and so Paul could not claim that his heretical doctrines was sourced from them. Nonetheless, in Galatians Paul was compelled to claim that he was propagating his personal gospel learned directly from Jesus. This obviously was problematic and so he tried to give the impression that he was such a major apostle in Jesus’ movement with such recognised special gifts, that even the other apostles dare not challenge him.
No-one relies on weak evidence and discards strong evidence if it exists. Eyewitness accounts corroborate ground realities and so one would always use them to support scriptural claims. Thus, Paul’s claims of support for his doctrines from scripture alone, that he does not even cite, means he had no real supporting evidence. That people saw Jesus after the crucifixion only proves that Jesus’ disciples believed he had survived according to scripture; it does not prove that he was resurrected from the dead in accordance with scripture. Indeed, as we elucidate in the book, all major prophecies of Jesus' crucifixion promised his survival of the ordeal, not his death and resurrection.
The fact that Paul does not present the disciples’ testimony as eyewitnesses to his cross-doctrines (Atonement, Resurrection, New Covenant and Abrogation of Moses’ Law), and instead seeks to prove them through his revelations powerfully indicates that Jesus’ disciples were not eyewitnesses to Paul’s doctrines and did not know of them. It also means that whatever is in the Gospels supporting Paul’s doctrines was interpolated later, since God would not reveal doctrines to Paul if they were already current and widely known among Jesus' followers. Moreover, how could Paul claim that they were newly revealed mysteries, not learned from anyone, if such beliefs were common among the disciples?
Gal 1:11 KJV But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ
Jesus’ disciples, in accordance with the Gospels were preaching Jesus’ gospel of repentance under Moses’ Law and the future advent of the Kingdom of God through the Universal Sovereign. They were not preaching Jesus’ Atonement and Resurrection to replace Moses’ Law as the path to salvation.
In short, when the Jews and gentiles in Corinth and Galatia objected to Paul’s new salvation doctrines, he could not call upon Jesus’ disciples as eye-witnesses because they believed in Jesus’ survival and not in his crucifixion-death. Paul therefore had no choice but to claim his Gospel was by revelation, fulfilling the scriptures, while inventing lies to support his claims as he did in Galatians. We cover his Galatian lies sequentially and in detail in the full book.