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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I think so. I've never had any faith in Saul of Tarsus being a true apostle, much less disciple. (I refuse to give him the respect that the title of "Saint Paul" confers, so I do call him Saul of Tarsus).
Many believe that "The Man of Lies" referred to in the Dead Sea Scrolls refers to Saul, and that the "Teacher of Righteousness" refers to James, the older brother of Jesus. The BBC did a documentary on this a couple years ago. There are links to the documentary (in four videos) here.
Robert Eisenman has proposed James, brother of Jesus as the Teacher against a "Wicked Priest" (Ananus ben Ananus), and a "Spouter of Lies" which Eisenman identifies as Paul of Tarsus. However, the introduction of the Teacher of Righteousness in the Damascus Document (CD 1:5-11) places the ascendance of this figure just prior to the outbreak of the Maccabean revolt sometime in the first half of the second century BCE. One theory initially advocated by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor and subsequently by Stegemann is that the Teacher of Righteousness served as High Priest but was subsequently ousted by Jonathan Maccabeus. That date is roughly two hundred years too early to be James, the brother of Jesus.
originally posted by: wasaka
Was James made High Priest of Israel or not?
Is so, how does that fit with Jesus teachings?
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Nice thread! F/S
Mohamed was ALSO a wolf - for what it's worth.
And see what we have today? With people following them both?
A load of crap - that's what.
If there was a 'real prophet' spawned by Christianity, it was the founder of the Baha'i faith - which followers Muslims have been killing ever since they (the Baha'i) 'arrived on the scene.'
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
1 Samuel 24
13 As the old saying goes, 'From evildoers come evil deeds,' so my hand will not touch you.
19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing.
Research undertaken by Prof Jeremy Carrette, with colleagues from the University of Kent's department of religious studies, has revealed that more than 70% of religious non-government organisations (NGOs) at the UN are Christian, and that there is historical privilege in allowing the Vatican a special observer status, as both a state and a religion.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
The entire passage is about Paul himself, I don't see why he would be talking about someone else when the context never changed throughout the passage. Paul was calling himself unspiritual, which begs the question: why do Christians believe an unspiritual man could teach spiritual lessons?
But it seems they have not yet understood why god makes people homosexual even if they are not that hard with dealing with homosexuals.
Paul said you need to sin against God. If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing. Did God inspire him to say this? Is this really The Word of God?