It's for folks to decide what they believe. I like the gospels..... I wouldn't have spent so much time studying them otherwise, and yes, they do say what they say........ but even a perjured statement says what it says, so we have to be careful about any statements. Yes..... Paul did meet Cephas and James..... but he never wrote a single word about what Jesus did during that mission, didn't write a gospel. Paul built congregations and beliefs up, I think. No...... not for me it isn't..... my journey in studying the gospels and early first century Palestine continues onwards. If it's a closed circle for you then I accept what you say about that, but a living thing does moves forwards. Example:- A paragraph of @Cino 's caused me to reconstruct yesterday's 'Rebels' page. If a thing is living then it's learning and moving.