A quote by William G Finlay
The Book of ‘the Revelation of Jesus Christ’, after an incredibly chequered history for almost two hundred years, was through ecclesiastical sanction, finally admitted to what Jerome called ‘the holy library’ and which the church calls ‘The Canon of Scripture’. It is patently obvious that ecclesiastics, both ancient and modern, have remained sceptical about the authenticity of the last Book of the Bible and have treated it, together with the Epistle to the Hebrews, James and II Peter, with a suspicion which borders on complete rejection. The bias against these Books — and indeed against the Old Testament narrative — is, whether men know it or not, an extension of the first attempt to form a Canon of Scripture in 140 A.D. The ‘Canon of Marcion’ contained one Gospel which was a mutilated revision of that by Luke and ten epistles by Paul — all of which was the sum total of the early writings considered ‘profitable for doctrine’. The reason for this peculiar ‘censorship’ was that Marcion, who, notwithstanding his Roman name was a ‘converted Jew’, declared that all the Apostles, with the exception of Paul, were corrupters of the Truth who should be expunged from ecclesiastical memory. END OF QUOTE
Marcionism The Forgotten Crises.
First, two other contradictions by Paul of Yahshua Christ A way to escape? And what way might that be?
1Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Isn’t Yahshua Christ the Way, the Truth and the Life! Do we need another way to escape? John 14:6.
John 14:6 we find in the Older part of the Testament
The second contradiction. Paul is claiming justified by faith alone.
Galatians 3:24-25 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25/ But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Yahshua Christ is saying all the Law has to be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:17-18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18/For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Luke 16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
Confusing and contradicting narratives. Now which one is the true narrative? Surely, it is not the way Yahshua Christ called the Galilean fishermen to follow Him and to become His disciples. And when the Messias appointed them as His apostles.
Acts 9:7 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
Acts 22:9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
Acts 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue,
And now we go to, whether the apostles of Yahshua Christ were misleading.
Did Paul have the right to reprimand Peter? Peter, who walked with Yahshua Christ from the beginning for three and half years and was appointed a true and the leading apostle!
John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Paul is talking in a DEMEANING manner about three of the apostles officially appointed by Yahshua Christ. Did Paul perform any miracles as Peter and John did, and there by mentioning the Name of Yahshuah Christ? The three apostles did NOT seem to be pillars, they W E R E the pillars. They kept and taught the Law that included circumcision. The Law, the Ten Commandments, the Gospel that Yahshua Christ taught the three and half years that Peter, John and James were in the Company of Yahweh God, manifested in the Flesh. Yahshua Christ did not appoint Paul as His apostle, let alone that He told him, Paul, to go to the heathen.
Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Galatians 2:9 And when James, Cephas, (=Peter) and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
Paul was never in the company of Yahshua Christ. Again, and this cannot be repeated enough, Abraham is NOT the father of us all. It was, first and foremost, his obedience to Yahweh God because he, Abram, did trust Him. It is just not the same thing as having faith. By trusting Yahweh God, the faith of Abram increased, AFTER his obedience.
Romans 4:13-16/For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14/For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15/Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. 16/Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.
Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
The answer of the apostle James, who was taught by Yahshua Christ. We are not justified by faith alone. Faith does not supersede keeping the Law. Abraham was justified because he obeyed Yahweh God. We are justified by keeping the Ten Commandments, and our faith in the Heavenly Father will increase.
James 2:19-24Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.20/But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faithwithout works is dead?21/Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?22/ Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?23/And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputedunto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 24/Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
The answer of John. 1John2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
We continue with 1John 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
- Matthew 22:40 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
- Matthew 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
- Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
To the eleven apostles, Matthias was added to replace Judas Iscariot. Paul is not the twelfth apostle, nor are there thirteen apostles.
Matthew 10:2-4 Names of the twelve apostles.
- 1 Simon, called Peter
- 2 Andrew, his brother
- 3 James, the son of Zebedee
- 4 John, brother of James
- 5 Philip
- 6 Bartholomew
- 7 Thomas
- 8 Matthew, (Levi), the publican
- 9 James, the son of Alphaeus
- 10 Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus
- 11 Simon, the Canaanite
- 12 Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Yahshua Christ, is replaced by Matthias.
Second Witness. Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
It is the other way around. In addition to that, Paul is demeaning the apostles appointed by Yahshua Christ he, Faul, (no typo) is also dragging a true and the leading Apostle through the mud. Peter is an Israelite, from the tribe of Benjamin or Judah. And he, Peter, was EXACTLY teaching that Yahshua Christ taught, to keep the Commandments, the Law.
It was Peter, James, and John that were present during the transfiguration of Yahshua Christ on the Mount. Yahshua Christ ordered to them, not to mention this event to anyone until after the Resurrection.
Matthew 17:1-2 1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
Mark 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
The Sacrificial Law, is not written on the two stone tables that Moses brought down from the Mount twice. So the mentioned law, is NOT part of the Ten Commandments. This event is a fore shadow of the Second Coming with power and great glory of the Messias.
So, Peter did NOT mislead the Galatians. It was Paul, the jew, who bewitched them with his so-called “saved by faith alone”. So that just anyone of the entire planet can be saved? Eh, no! If that were true, then why didn’t Yahshua Christ teach this during His Ministry? Why did the Redeemer explain the parables of the Kingdom of Heaven to His disciples only?
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Paul was a learned man, a man of the world, a pharisee to the core, a jew as it shows in his epistles. Oh, there may be some truth in the epistles. The jews also of nowadays sprinkle some truth in their claims as well. But that’s only to catch you into their snares.
Peter, the fisherman of Galilee, and the other apostles are Israelites, and born from Above, received the wisdom of Yahshua Christ. It totally beats the high education that Paul obtained.
Yahshua Christ is sending His disciples as apostles to preach the Kingdom of Heaven, as He taught them. The Redeemer started His Ministry in Galilee and It ended with His third and last appearance after the Resurrection on the Sea of Galilee. (Tiberias)
John 20:20-21 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. 21/Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Yahshua Christ breathed on Peter and the other disciples. NOT on Paul.
John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
This tells us that the Apostles are not misleading, but remained steadfast in the Teachings of Yahshua Christ.