By: Adeel Rehman
Paul’s influence on Christianity has been a big one perhaps even more then Jesus (Pbuh). In My article I will show how majority of Christians today have taken Paul’s doctrine over that of what Jesus aught.
Paul said that you cannot be justified by the law of Moses:
“Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that BELIEVE are JUSTIFIED from all things, from which ye COULD NOT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW OF MOSES.” [Acts 13:38-39]
Here Paul tells the Christians that they cannot be justified by the law of Moses let us see what the master says
Salvation only comes by keeping the commandments:
“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, WHY CALLEST THOU ME GOOD? there is none good but one, that is, God: BUT IF THOU WILT ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.” [Matthew 19:16 1)
For verily I say unto you, TILL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, TILL ALL BE FULFILLED.” [Matthew 5:18)
WHOSOEVER therefore shall BREAK ONE of these least commandments, and shall TEACH MEN TO DO SO, he shall be called the LEAST in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall DO and TEACH them, the same shall be called GREAT in the kingdom of heaven.” [Matthew 5:19]
Here Jesus (p.b.u.h) says very clearly that you have to keep commandments in order to get salvation. Paul on the other hand thinks otherwise, according to Jesus (pbuh) Paul will be “least in kingdom of Heaven”
Paul announced a new doctrine which was not heard of before:
“…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.” [1 Corinthians 15:3,4]
CHRIST NEVER TAUGHT THAT
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 5:20) Paul puts everything on the shoulders of Christ to take Christendom to heaven contrary to what Christ said and he made it article of faith that Christ died for sins or else your faith is in “vain”(useless) Please click here to see Christ was never died according to the Bible and the Quran. http://www.islamworld.net/jonah.html
If a man loves Jesus Christ (pbuh) he would follow him:
He that hath my commandments, and KEEPETH THEM, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be LOVED OF MY FATHER, and I WILL LOVE HIM, and will manifest myself to him [John 14:21]
Paul’s writing make it very clear that you don’t have to follow commandments but believe Jesus (p.b.u.h) died for you sins to get salvation while Jesus(p.b.u.h) said BUT IF THOU WILT ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS.” The Christians today follow what Paul said and keep what Jesus (P.B.U.H) said to the side
Old Testament makes circumcision to be an EVERLASTING COVENANT:
“He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money (your slaves), must needs be CIRCUMCISED: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an EVERLASTING COVENANT.” [Genesis 17:13
“And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be CUT OFF (be killed) from his people; he hath broken my covenant.” [Genesis 17:14]
Jesus (pbuh) was circumcised on the eighth day, to fulfill the law:
And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. [Luke 2:21]
Paul even abandoned circumcision
For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?” [Romans 2:25-26]
My Question to Christians is Why didn’t God think of that for 2000 plus years and changed his mind all of the sudden? According to OT Paul have committed cardinal sin he even denied to circumcise Titus .
Paul Breaks An “EVERLASTING COVENANT” Yet Majority Christians today don’t care.
Having Said that many people today call Paul an anti-Christ as the encyclopedia Wikipedia conforms “Paul of Tarsus to have fulfilled the role of the Antichrist within the chronicles of the New Testament of the Bible itself. This theory is premised on an idea that the original teachings of Christ were subverted by Paul.”
Paul felt a need to go down in history and to compete with other religions
Jesus would have deplored Paul’s form of Judaism. But Paul, like Constantine, knew the new religion had to compete with already established religions of Syria, Phoenicia, Asia Minor, Greece, Egypt, the whole of the Mediterranean world and, beyond, the Roman Empire. In order to do this, Jesus had to assume a degree of god-hood beyond these deities, he now, posthumously, was intended to displace
Many other such deities, Tammuz, for example, the god of ancient Sumerian and Phoenician mystery teachings, had been born of a virgin, died with a wound in his side and, after three days, rose from his tomb, leaving it vacant with the rock at the rolled aside. If Paul were to challenge successfully the qualities of Tammuz, Jesus would have to be able to match the older god miracle for miracle. Therefore, certain aspects of the Tammuz story were grafted on to Jesus’ biography. It is significant that Bethlehem was not only David’s city, but also the center of a Tammuz cult, with a shrine that remained active well into Biblical times. Instead of spreading the true word of Jesus (P.b.u.h) Paul felt a need to find something attractive and similar to the pagan religions at that time.
The basic requirements for conversion to Judaism such as circumcision, observance of the Sabbath adherence to dietary laws, are abandoned in the process. Jesus, James and the Nazareans advocated worship of God in the strict Judaic sense. Paul replaces this with worship of Jesus as God. Jesus himself becomes an object of religious veneration in Paul’s version-which Jesus himself, like his brother and the other Nazareans in Jerusalem, would have regarded as blasphemous. In 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, Paul states explicitly that the Nazareen emissaries of James are publicizing a different Jesus from the one he is promoting.”3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough”(NIV 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, )
Paul warned them in clear terms that do not believe any one or any doctrine that goes against the teachings and doctrine of Paul. He even compared that to Eve showing People it is a huge sin to oppose Paul’s teachings .Yet He himself did that to the teachings of Jesus (p.b.u.h) as I have shown in my article.
Paul tries desperately to prove that he saw Jesus in his vision but was not able to cover his lies
Now those who were with me saw the light, but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me. (Acts 22:9)
The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. (Acts 9:7)
Paul exposed himself and was not able to cover his lie. Lies cannot be covered. Did they hear the voice, or did they not hear the voice? Did they see the light, or did they see no one?
Paul was a master hypocrite and he himself says that.
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews; to those under the law I became as one under the law – though not being myself under the law – that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law – not being without law toward God but under the law of Christ – that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. (I Corinthians. 9:19-25)
This a great example of Paul’s hypocrisy and deceiving people. He does whatever it takes to get a convert.
In my Article I have proven that Paul did not spread the message of Jesus (pbuh) but brought his own doctrine which went against the teaching of Jesus (p.b.u.h). The Christians need to realize that by closely examine there own scripture which will prove that Paul’s mission was not to spread the message of Jesus (p.b.u.h) but to achieve historical prominence.
Say: “O people of the Book (Jews and Christians)! Come to common terms as between us and you: that we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.” If then they turn back, say: “Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah’s will).” [Holy Qur’an 3:64]