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How Paul Invented Christianity

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Paul made the Jewish leader, Jesus, who expected God’s visitation to save the Jews from foreign oppression, into the saviour of an Hellenistic mystery cult. Paul was the cult leader. He transferred the divine title of God to the messiah, and substituted effort of will by faith. Faith is a cop out. It is empty without works, as James wrote, even in the New Testament. Modern Christians prefer faith because works means doing something—doing God’s will, actually measuring up to the law, or measuring up to the criterion of loving your enemy. Paul’s rejection of will undercut Jesus, Judaism and Zoroastrianism, because it is the effort involved in trying to do God’s will that is salvific. Trying to fulfil the law, and trying to love others is what takes people closer to God, not any self-indulgent faith. Paul distorted the value of the law, and he taught in opposition to Jesus. Jews stepped away and ignored him. The Christianity of Christ himself was destroyed. More at:

http://www.askwhy.co.uk/christianity/0582PaulChristianity.php

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Written by mikemagee

19 November, 2007 at 2:02 am

Posted in Christian origins

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  1. Ed Jones said,
    For a reconstruction of origins of traditions of the histrical Jesus which is related see 6 Comments to: http://rjosephhoffmann.wordpress.com/2009/05/01/the-importance-of-the-historical-jesus-a-jesus-project-quodlibet/

    cEd Jones

    24 May, 2009 at 7:16 pm


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