Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
This is going to be a short post, but I think it will get some people thinking.... maybe.
Most Christians claim that Paul couldn't have been a fraud because his words seem inspired by the holy spirit. What most forget though, is that Paul
rounded up followers of Jesus and killed them by the hundreds before his conversion and epistles.
Since Paul murdered followers of Jesus, wouldn't it be safe to assume that he would have also found teachings of Jesus among these followers that he
killed? If he did, then wouldn't it be safe to assume that he could have plagiarized Jesus' words and called them his own in order to LOOK holy when
he really wasn't?
What say you fellow ATS'ers?
There are many threads about this subject and you are not saying anything new.
I posted this next amount of text in another thread. The mercy given to us will be in proportion to the mercy we have given.
God can only give a sinner mercy. And when that sinner accepts it, a scoffer denies it, looking over to the "old man" which has been put off for
the "new man".
Did you not know that in Christ's journeys he found man in a cave. This man's name at the time was Felix of Endor, and upon hearing Jesus words he
broke down, confessed to murdering his wife, was forgiven and became a disciple. Jesus gave him the new name of John of Endor and he thus excelled to
become one of the most perfected of disciples.
This made Judas of Kerioth jeolous, and Judas went to the scribes and pharisees and told them of this man and a greek slave woman, who escaped to come
Jesus was forced to send them both away to a place called Antioch at the time, where they set up a school for heathens and for women.
They were sent away due to the incredulity and jealousy of man, considering his own judgement correct rather than that of God.
But if I may I will tell you some of Jesus words which you may not know. I am reciting them through the best of my knowledge but they come directly
through the doctrine of the Master. It is the parable of the sick man.
There was once a man who committed a crime and got leprosy. He was condemned by doctors and forced to live apart from people. The man's family were
sad and so were the members of his village, as they pitied him and his family members.
Praying and living in penitence and isolation the man became cured by the Grace of God. He went back to town and became purified.
Being grateful to God he began to teach and preach in his town of God's mercy and what He had done for him.
The people of the town were less than cheerful, in fact they were spiteful, asking him "why should I take advice from a sinner". And thus the people
of the town descended into sin, hatred, and jealousy.
I am sure you know this one "31. Jesus said, "No prophet is welcome on his home turf; doctors don't cure those who know them.""
For those who have no mercy, they will see none.