a reply to: deadeyedick
Those whom are trying to remove the importance of the Apostle Saul whom became an apostle after he encountered the presence of christ on the Road to
damascus where he became blinded (so that he would learn to see) after the voice of the great light asked him why he was persecuting him and called
itself Jesus, later Saul received back his sight as scales fell from his eye's (Symbolic of the serpant which was against Christ and it was removed
from Saul so suddenly he could REALLY see), after a meeting with the other original apostles Saul was named an apostle and called Paul, he had
formerly worked for the Temple Authority's and was a devout man but misguided by the Corrupt and Imperial Roman appointed Sanhedrin (something that
most history forget's they were not Rabbi appointed but appointed from Rome as the original Sanhedrin had been put to death when Rome conquered
Paul a full Jew and Perhaps actually a Rabbi himself as well as a Roman citizen was Chosen by Christ to bring the Gospel (Good new's of salvation and
god's forgiveness through Christ) to the Gentiles whom even though uncircumcised had recieved a blessing from god, Part of the house of Israel became
the Branch cut off (But not forever as he has promised jacob all his transgression's will be forgiven) and the Gentile's whom accepted the Christ and
through him via the sacremant became part of his body are the branch grafted on (This is eternal though all will be judged on a one to one basis).
The Anti Christ moves in many heart's to cloud there mind's and blind there judgement, he seek's to take away hope from they whom believe and slander
and lie about the mission of Paul to the gentile's so as to make them think they are not saved and not wanted, this is an absolute lie as Paul was
selected by Christ on the Road to Damascus, On the Road we are all on to bring the good new's to us and to preach the gospel of salvation and
But we must accept christ into our heart's and as christ once said to the crowd when they where about to stone Mary Magdelain whom amongst us is
whithout sin and yet with him there is salvation as he is the judge of us and at that stoning he picked up a stone before challenging the crowd, "Let
he whom is without sin cast the first stone", Authority they could not understand was in his voice and they knew he could see into them so they all
dropped there stone's and walked away, then he said "Then Neither shall I" and the meaning is if we sinner's cast the stones we will answer to him at
our judgement but if we are merciful and just and try to do the right thing's, help the poor when it is possible and do no harm as best we can, try
not to harm others in any way except in self defence and only if we have to then we can expect the same from our Lord as he is Our king and the
Apostle Paul is one of his servant's and remember also Peter came to Rome as well.
Do not be deceived by the serpant in there heart's as if they know what they are doing they can expect to answer for it before the Christ on there
judgement but If they do not he will be merciful but not the the serpant.
Peace and god bless.
And to Unity_99, it was the way of the world back then and had nothing to do with Christ himself whom said there is not difference between a man and
a woman in the resurrection, indeed most early churches and not only the catholic church recognize christ naming his mother our mother and us as her
children, she intercedes on our behalf directly with christ, was a male priest of saint ever given such a burden or authority.
He made this while crucifed so sacrificed between heaven and earth, non come to the father except by me, he whom see's me see's the father.
He is at the right hand of the father and only by him can we be saved but only the pure in heart shall see god.
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