Disagreeable By Nature
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WolfgangvonUSA said:I see that you only have one lone objection to my essay!!
Does this mean you agree with my other points?!
No. Actually it means I didn't think it necessary to reply to anything else because the entire argument rests on the premise that Paul was preaching in his own name. Your evidence for this is shaky to say the least. Your Bible apparently renders Paul's words as "my gospel;" my Bible renders them as "the gospel I have declared." Translations aside, I would like to hear some hard evidence; not this nit-picky stuff where a phrase is taken out of context, which is the stuff propaganda is made out of.
And this matter of Paul being rebuked by Peter? Listen to what Peter says about Paul (and others...) at the closing of his second letter:
"So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other scriptures, to their own destruction. Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position."
Is it Paul's error, or is it the reader who does not understand?