posted on Sep, 2 2012 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
The idea of salvation wasn't even part of Christianity until Paul wrote those letters to the church.
That is really a bizarre statement to make, that the concept of salvation did not exist until Paul wrote about it.
What do you think the Old Testament is about, or the mystery religions of Egypt and Greece?
Religion itself exists for that purpose and is as old as man. Even religions based on reincarnation hope for salvation from that cycle of life and
Do you believe it is an undeniable fact that Jesus really came to Paul in a vision? Funny how he converted then started making up his own
ideas about what he thought Jesus meant when he never even met him, don't you think? .
No. That is an explanation from Acts written a hundred
years after the fact and is not a history in the modern sense and is more like a parable to bring out certain concepts believed at the time of the
writing, with a lot of added stuff from who knows who, who actually wrote the thing, who is believed by most new testament biblical scholars to be a
novelist rather than a historian.
Paul, if you read what he wrote, went to Jesus, in heaven, and learned from the risen Christ about spiritual matters impossible to learn in an earthly
environment. He did not "make things up" but clarified what was up til then a bit diffuse and what people were not sure what to make of.
Once that was established with some surety, then later writers could compile their own Gospels to make a story with these concepts coming out of
Jesus' mouth. For example NT scholars do not believe Jesus ever said anything attributed to him in the Gospel of John.