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  1. paarsurrey

    Paul: "a messenger of Satan" and or Devil?!

    "There is throughout Paul's writings an irrational or pathological element which could not but repel the disciples of the Rabbis. Possibly his pessimistic mood was the result of his physical condition; for he suffered from an illness which affected both body and mind. He speaks of it as "a thorn...
  2. Harel13

    Was Paul Jewish?

    A couple of days ago I chanced upon a video of a lecture (in Hebrew) by an Israeli historian named Yigal Bin-Nun. The lecture was about the start of Christianity as an organized religion (post-Jesus). I didn't watch everything, but at some point he opined that Paul was not actually born Jewish...
  3. Ehav4Ever

    Paul's Opinion or the Holy Ghost?

    So, in 1 Corinthians 7:1 it is stated, "Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry." Later in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 the following is stated - “To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. But if they cannot exercise...
  4. Ehav4Ever

    Questions to Christians - Authority of Paul's Writings

    Questions to Christians: Given that history points out that some early Jewish Christians did not agree with or not trust Paul. Some, like the Ebionites, are claimed to have considered him a heretic and they [the Ebionites] are described in the Panarion by the Church Father Epiphanius of Salamis...
  5. Ehav4Ever

    Question to Christians - Peter as the Rock or Paul?

    Questions to Christians: According to the NT Matthew 16:18. English Standard Version "And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." According to Christianity, was Jesus being literal with this statement? I.e. Peter...
  6. firedragon

    Paul, the Pentateuch, the Tanakh: Conflict or reconciliation

    Since Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus are now equal members of the family of God and therefore one people, Paul argues that Jesus put an end to the requirement of adherence to the Torah or Law, not only for Gentiles but also for Jews. That means Torah takes a backseat to Jesus—for Jews and...
  7. paarsurrey

    Is suicide a sin if the person is an intelligent/responsible human being?

    Case in study some 2000 years ago in Jerusalem,please. Is it a sin,please? or it is no sin,please. First to define as to what one understands from the word "suicide", one's own understanding, not from a lexicon,please. Thread open to everybody of religion or no religion, absolutely no...
  8. paul lorence

    Why I thought I was the antichrist for 18 years

    For the last 18 years I have suspected that I was the antichrist and not without compelling reasons that I will share in this post. I have since then let it go because I finally know exactly what happened to me and have worked my way out of that thinking. I read someone's post on this site that...
  9. Dawnofhope

    Did Paul champion the Cause of Christ or corrupt it?

    I had always believed Paul was one of the most important and influential apostles. This was my belief as a Christian and then when I converted to the Baha'i Faith. I'd always maintained that the New Testament provides an authoritative and authentic testimony to the life and Teachings of Lord...
  10. Duke_Leto

    Is modern Christianity based more on the teachings of Paul than those of Jesus?

    My belief is that it is. I'll try to express my thoughts on the subject in a few separate points to try to organize them. 1. Jesus' death In Romans, Paul says: Hebrews, which is generally accepted to be written by a disciple of Paul, says: From these passages, the central premise of...