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The parakletos and Paul?

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in response to reader comment: Authenticity of Paul Provided By the Holy Spirit

Submitted by kerusso alethes (United States), Jun 2, 2011 at 12:40

The Holy Spirit does not in any way, shape or form authenticate the words of Paul. The parakletos, our intercessor, advocate, and consoler does many things, but the primary function is to remind us of Jesus words. You see Paul like most visible professing Christians did not understand the parakletos and he even named Jesus as the mediator, intercessor. (1Ti 2:5) Jesus said two things that refute that fact. I will not intercede for you, (John 16:26) and at the final judgment Jesus will be our Judge. (John 5:30, 8:16) Obviously a judge is not an advocate.

The parakletos is also not the sheriff or the guardian of the words that appear in the New Testament. If so the writing of Paul would not appear between those covers. Nor would the words of Marcus aka Mark, and Lucanus aka Luke a pair of Romans who wrote from hearsay and 2nd hand information. Conversely there are only 2 valid gospels written by eyewitness; Matthew and John who corrected both Marcus and Lucanus on several issues. See also; the chapter "They, Mark and Luke, Misunderstood" in my book Invaders of the Kingdom. The downloadable eBook is free.

In the parable of the sower Jesus said 4 different individuals heard the true gospel but only 1 understood it and became productive. (Mt 13:3-23) In the parable of the tares Jesus warned us that a 2nd false gospel would emerge delivered by disciples of the wicked one; the devil. (Mt 13:24-38) Paul was raised and educated by Herod the Great as a fellow nursling of Herod Antipas (Acts 13:1) and sent by the "wicked one" to invade and confuse if possible the very elect. Paul was and is, in my opinion, the father of the tares.

The only tinkering with the cannon of the New Testament came in 325 A.D at Nicene where the writing of Paul, and et. al. was included. Ordinary men, not God, or the parakletos decided which volumes to include or exclude.

Jesus was not a martyr nor was he sent to die as a sacrifice as Paul propounded. Jesus came to deliver the message of repent, change, earn your salvation; not grace as a gift and thus he was crucified for a job well done. In the parable of the vineyard (Mt 21:33-41) Jesus was talking about himself. God could not rightly take out his wrath on those who crucified Jesus if it was the predestined intent of God for him to be a sacrifice. That would be double jeopardy.

One can either decide to obey the commands of Jesus, or take the road to easy religion as outlined by Paul, but remember, Jesus said, Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Mt 6:24)

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