posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 09:17 AM
reply to post by nativeshaman
. . . Paul (really known as Saul) The so-called Hebrew from the line of Benjamin who sold his soul to the Romans by becoming a Roman
citizen and slaughtered the followers of Jesus.....
It only says any of that in Acts, which was written around 150 AD, long after any of the
Apostles were still alive, so it is not an actual eye-witness history, but a piece of "historical" fiction.
Paul, in his own writings never claimed to do any "persecuting" of Christians other than getting into debates and purely non-physical arguments with
them over theological questions.
Paul, in his own writings never claimed to be a Roman citizen, or even to have ever gotten to Rome, though he had planned to go there, as stated in
the Book of Romans.
The Writer of Acts was not above building up the importance of Paul, including by way of committing fraud.
The real Paul was a rather obscure and ordinary theologian and rhetorician, and little-known outside his writings. He did not make an interesting
character in a religious novel, and had to be jazzed-up to sell copies.
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