DrEhrman November 4, 2016 at 8:38 amLog in to Reply. He was no false prophet; He was the Lord! the voice of the speaker. Luke never met Jesus. The This makes Paul's letters even more interesting, as most of them seem to have been written by Paul himself, and even though Paul didn't meet Jesus, he almost certainly spoke with people who had. We cannot say for sure whether or not Paul had ever met Jesus. We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote! It is argued and well so that Paul is Judus Iscariot's replacement. body. James seems to be directly echoing and affirming what he had learned and passed on from his brother Jesus. Jesus says that he is sent only for Israel in Matthew 10:5 and Matthew 15:24 and that different people of different races. In this holiday season, it is worth taking pause and thinking a bit about the historical origins of the Christian faith, and how much it depends on St. Paul. Scholars put the birth year of Paul between 2 to 6 years after the birth of Christ. Robert Price questions whether Paul even imagined an earthly Jesus (Bible Geek podcast for 10/3/12 @ 1:15:10). Paul never met Jesus during his brief years of ministry. No, Paul and Jesus never met while Jesus was still alive. (1 For James the Christian message is not the person of Jesus but the message that Jesus proclaimed. Yes, I mean that Paul never meant the historical man Jesus. of Paul. , it is stated that only Paul fell to the ground on seeing Further Topic Research: Syntax help, What's new | A-Z | Discuss & Blog | Youtube. All rights reserved. ©2020 Verizon Media. What we have preserved in this precious document is a reflection of the original apocalyptic proclamation of Jesus: the "Gospel of the kingdom of God" with its political and social implications. Christians claim that Paul of Tarsus met Jesus on a trip to persecute Christians in Damascus. are dead to the Law of God through the body of Christ, For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the Influenced by Greek Hellenism and various mystery cults he turned the man Jesus into spiritual deity. I never could figure out a good way to word the resolution, but most of the time I gave it as this: “Resolved: Paul Knew Next To Nothing About the Historical Jesus.” The problem with that resolution is that it asserts a negative, so that the affirmative team is arguing for a negative resolution. Paul, whose original name was Saul, took the name familiar to us after his conversion to Christianity. Here Catholics, mainstream Protestants and evangelicals all agree. to everyone, To destroy the true religion of Give Gift; Back to Top; Post by sharingtheriches on Aug 7, 2017 9:52:51 GMT -5. All was Saul and he used to be a. the true believers, he claims to have seen a vision of It only says Paul saw a bright light and heard a voice. Because the impostor Jesus told him that when the true Jesus returns, not every eye will actually see Jesus. In ACTS 9:3, it is stated that only Paul fell to the ground on seeing Last Edit: Sept 5, 2017 23:33:57 GMT -5 by fixit. Nor ever implied such in the sense McGrath must mean. In some special way, God reassured Paul of His presence. When he was in that prison cell in Jerusalem, the Lord appeared to him and told him to be courageous (see Acts 23:11). Words of Jesus' Ministry. It is important to note that James did not directly quote Jesus or attribute any of these teachings to Jesus by name -- even though they are teaching of Jesus. Verse 7 says that others with him stood speechless. Pauls Paul never met Jesus? Paul (formally Saul) was a hired hit man and enforcer for the Roman appointed-controlled High Priest the traitorous Caiaphas. Mathew When Jesus called the 12, he taught them for 3 and a half years. 2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:. If there is a natural Paul was well educated by his religion, Jesus was a commoner. He never met Jesus personally, he wanted to arrest Jesus’s followers but then the Lord blinded him. unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be It was a full decade after Jesus' death that Paul first met Peter in Jerusalem (whom he calls Cephas, his Aramaic name), and had a brief audience with James, the brother of Jesus, and leader of the Jesus movement (Galatians 1:18-23). [Gal. 1. during Jesus’ earthly mission you mean, right? different people, then this technique is still yet present. Again, the Jesus of Paul isn’t the Jesus of the gospels. 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