Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by WarminIndy
edit on 22-9-2012 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)
You make a great pretense of having read the Bible. Paul was of what tribe? Benjamin, correct?
Now let me ask you this, when Paul addresses something about Peter in several letters, and these churches had MET both men, then how can they be the
same person? Huh? Care to explain that one?
In Acts 23:6, he says his father was also a Pharisee, his mother was a Roman citizen because they were from what is now Turkey. His teacher was Rabban
Gamaliel I, who told him to refrain from killing Christians. Gamaliel was an authority in the Sanhedrin, a Jewish sect. Now I wonder where you can
find information about him? OOOHH yes, the Talmud.
Paul was a Benjamite, studied under Gamaliel, his father was a Pharisee, and when asked, he explicitly states he was a HEBREW.
I want to know this, as you seem to be very much against Paul, why is this so? Why do you keep wanting us to know he killed Christians? We ALL know he
did this. He never hid that fact from anyone. Why are you fixated on Paul? It's like you have a vendetta against him.
It seems almost that you have no concept of Rome as an empire before Christianity and that Rome was pagan. When we give you writings from Roman
authors, you say "they were killers", yes, we know they were. But this was before the Catholic church. If Christianity was pagan, why didn't the
pagan Romans recognize it?
Before Constantine became a Christian, what was he? A pagan. Why did he convert, if it was pagan as you propose? What would be the need for him to
convert if the religions were the same? Do you have a problem with Rome being pagan? I think that must be it, you have trouble accepting that pagans
killed people and want to believe pagans have always been innocent victims of the Christians. You present this so much, you can't even read
historical documents without denying them. Even when those documents are accepted as true from liberal universities.
I remember you posting in another thread about how you challenged some men in your church, then you walked proudly out as though you had proven a
point. What was it you said you worshiped in that thread? Oh yes, paganism. The Roman empire was guilty of killing Christians, but you can't seem to
process that. Instead, you keep pointing out about Paul killing Christians, implying Paul was a secret operative for Christian Rome. Because to you,
if it is now Catholic, and Catholics killed pagans, then Rome must have always been a Christian empire.
What you really are saying is that Paul was really killing pagans. I think by now, others will have picked up on that as well. And don't say I put
words in your mouth, we conversed about this on another thread. You just can't seem to grasp history.