Paul of Tarsus(Part 2)

Jesus VS. Paul

  by Dr. Roshan Enam

Edited by Ibn Anwar for Unveiling Christianity

Quotations from the Qur’an and the Bible are colour coded as follows:

Colour coding:

Translation of the Words of Allah S.W.T from the Qur’an

Words of Paul(From the Epistles)

Possible words of Jesus from the Gospels and quotations from the Old Testament

Words of others beside the above are in the same colour as the rest of the text

   It is an established fact that Jesus is not really the founder of modern day Christianity. The Christianity or rather mainstream Christianity that we have today is the product of Paul of Tarsus, the self-imposed apostle of ‘Christianity’ to the Gentiles. Whether Christians like it or not he is the true founder of the Christianity that they subscribe to today. He is the one who promulgated it.

    Dr. Maurice Bucaille, the famous French scholar, introduces Paul in the following words:

“Paul is the most controversial figure in Christianity. He was considered to be a traitor to Jesus’ thought by the latter’s family and apostles who had stayed in Jerusalem in the circle around James. Paul created Christianity at the expense of those whom Jesus had gathered around him to spread his teachings.”

The Encyclopedia Britannica describes Paul as follows:

“One group among the writers, represented for example by W. Wrede, who were by no means opposed to Paul, opine that Paul changed Christianity to such an extent that he has become its second founder. In reality, he is the founder of that ‘ Church Christianity’ which is totally from the Christianity brought by Jesus. They say that ‘Follow Jesus or follow Paul’, but both cannot be followed simultaneously.”

It is strange that Christianity who’s main doctrines are extracted and formulated mainly from the teachings of Paul is still standing firm in the midst of Christians regardless of the fact that the teachings found in the 14 Epistles of Paul are so contradictory to that found the Synoptic Gospels(Mark, Matthew, Luke and John). Though perhaps it is not that bizzare after all. Men, even educated ones are known for being gulliable and for following things that are just down-right nonsensical. We are easily programmed as the psychologist would say.

Jesus Christ is a true messenger of God, thus he did foretell and warn people in clear words,” Be wary of false prophets, who come in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.”(Matthew 7:15)

God Almighty is the source of all previous revelations and that of the Qur’an. The Holy Qur’an being the preserved and the final scripture, is a guard and a witness of its precedents(former revelations). The Qur’an seperates the truth from the false:

“To you(O, Muhammad) We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety; so judge between them by what Allah has revealed.”(Al-Qur’an 5:48)

Thus, the Qur’an instructs us to accept anything that is in the Bible which does not go against the Qur’an and conforms to whatever that is in it.

Now let us examine and compare the teachings of Jesus in the “Gospels” with the teachings of Paul in his 14 Epistles. Let us also see how far Paul fits into Jesus’ prophesy and warning in Matthew 7:15.

Son of God

Jesus is not the only one given the title ‘Son of God’ in the Bible. In fact, so many others are given the same title. However, a point that must be noted here is that whenever Jesus refers to himself in the Synoptic Gospels, it’s always as the ‘Son of Man’ and not as the ‘Son of God’ e.g. Matthew 13:37 and Luke 12:10.

Adam the Son of God:

“Joseph the son of Heli, whose father and forefathers were Matthat, Levi…..Enos, Seth, Adam who was of God.”(Luke 3:23-38)

David the Son of God:

“The Lord said to Me,’Thou art My Son, this day I have begotten Thee.'”(Psalms 2:7)

Solomon the Son of God:

“So, that one shall be My son, and I will be his Father.”(1 Chronicles 22:10)

Israel the Son of God:

“This is the Lord’s message,’Israel is My first born son.'”(Exodus 4:22)

Righteous men, the sons of God:

“You are God’s, indeed, you are all sons of the Most High.”(Psalms 82:6)

The term ‘Son of God’ is one of the most common terms in the Bible, as we have just witnessed, so why should Jesus be any different?. Paul Started his preaching using the same terminology for Jesus but later on, giving it new meaning, he used it as means to start his deviated teachings of Christianity:

“Immediately he(Paul) began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying,’He is the Son of God.'”(Acts 9:20)

 

God needs a mediator?

Paul modified the statues of Jesus gradually taking himas an intermediary between God and men, as “Son of God, then equal to God and finally declaring Jesus God all by himself:

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”(1st Timothy 2:5)

“Through Him(Jesus) God was pleased to reconcile to Himself all things, whetehr on earth or in heaven by making peace through the blood of His cross.”(1st Colossians 1:20)

“For if we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son.”(Romans 5:10)

VS.

“Your Father knows your need before you ask Him.”(Matthew 6:8)

“Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”(Matthew 7:7-8)

“…To love Him(God) with all one’s heart, with all one’s mind, with all one’s soul and with all one’s strength, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”(Mark 12:33)

 

Paul’s Devilish Concept of God

Paul degrades the greatness of God by giving the idea that the existence of God is equal to, and limited to the form of a creature and that the whole being of God dwelled in a creature of His own:

“For in Him all the fullness God was pleased to dwell.”(Colossians 1:19)

“For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.”(Colossians 2:9)

“Christ Jesus who, though existing in the form of God, did not consider His equality with God something to cling to.”(Philippians 2:6)

The idea that the whole fullness of God dwells in one human being is physically unreasonable and spiritually inconceivable. The existence of God is beyond th capacity for human comprehension. He does not dwell only in one of His creatures. He is not limited in any form. God is limitless.

The Qur’an says:

“Say:’O people of the Book! Exceed not in your religion the bounds(of what is proper), trespassing beyond the truth, nor follow the vain desires of people who went wrong in times gone by, who misled many, and strayed(themselves) from the even way.'”(5:77)

The Gospel has this to say:

“Therefore I tell you, people will be forgiven for every sin and blasphemy, but blasphemy against the Spirit(God) will not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Mary will be forgiven. but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or the age to come.”(Matthew 12:31-32)

The Qur’an further says:

“Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgives anything else, to whom He pleases; to set up partnerrs with Allah is to devise a sin most heinous indeed.”(4:48)

Jesus’ Concept of God

The ideology preached by Paul regarding the concept of God is totally in contradiction with Jesus’. The latter distinctly proclaims that God is one and only, with nobody equal to Him, and like many other prophets, Jesus was only a messenger sent by God.

In the Gospels:

“He is One, and there is none beside Him.”(Mark 12:32)

“Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is One, you shall Love your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”(Mark 12:29-30)

“You shall worship the Lord, your God and serve Him only.”(Matthew 4:10 and Luke 4:8)

“Jesus said to him,”Why do you call Me good? No one is good but God alone.”(Mark 10:18)

***Can you imagine?!?! Jesus refused to even be called good, let alone GOD!!!! this quality or nature of goodness. A human being such as myself may refuse compliments directed towards us, for example if someone says,’Good Ibn Anwar or Ibn Anwar you’re so good”. Out of humility I may say,’Oh come on, let’s have none of that. I’m not so good, I have a lot of short comings.’ We(as human beings) could afford to offer such a response, but God?!?! God is the Mighty Spirit of Truth and Goodness, He is all good…God cannot refuse to be called good for it would be hypocrisy (a’uzubillah)…so if Jesus is divine, then how could he possibly refuse to be called good??? You know why? It’s very simple really…he was not God nor divine in any way !!!!!!!***

” I can of my own self do NOTHING; I judge as I am told and My judgement is right; I am not looking out for My will but for the will of Him Who sent Me.”(John 5:30)

***I quote again “I can of MY OWN SELF DO NOTHING…”!!! If this verse is not clear enough to disprove the erronuous deification of Jesus, then those who deify him are truly lost.***

“I do nothing of my own accord, but teach the things just as the Father(God) has taught Me.”(John 8:28)

***Can’t you see? Whatever he did was not of his own desire or will, he was only acting on behalf of a great source i.e. God.***

 

Paul dishonoured the teachings of Jesus

Paul didn’t only distort Jesus’ teachings, he even dishonoured them; arguing that Jesus gave immature and defective teachings to his followers, and that these ‘immature’ teachings are not worth to be followed.

Paul said:

“Of course, anyone who feeds on milk is inexperienced in the matter of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature person, for those who faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish between good and evil. Therefore let us leave behind the elementary teachings of Christ and advance towards maturity.”(Hebrews 5:13 and 6:1)

VS.

Jesus said:

“A disciple is not above his teacher…”(Luke 6:40, Matthew 10:24-25)

“Should anyone in this immoral and sinful generation by ashamed of Me and My teachings, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed too, when He comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels.”(Mark 8:38)

“Everyone, them, who listens to this sayings of Mine and puts them into practice will be like a thoughtful man who built his house on the rock….An everyone who hears this sayings of Mine and fails to practice them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.”(Matthew 7:24-26)

The Qur’an says:

” When Jesus came with Clear Signs, he said:’Now have I come to you with Wisdom, and in order to make clear to you some of the(points) on which you dispute; therefore fear Allah and obey me.”(43:63)

 

Paul destroys the commandments

As has been shown, Paul dishonoured Jesus heinously. Alas, he didn’t even spare Moses and his commandments.

Paul said:

“Those who depends on the works of the Law, live under a curse, for it is written,’Cursed is the one who does not abide by all that is written in the book of the Law so as to do it.'”(Galatians 3:10)

“Christ has ransomed us from the curse of the Law as much that He became a curse for us.”(Galatians:3:13)

“He brought the hostility to an end, by abolishing the Law of Commandments with its regulations.”(Ephesians 2:14-15)

VS

Jesus said:

“I came not to destroy the Law or the prophets. I did not come to abolish them but to fulfill(complete)…”(Matthew 5:17)

“Just as the weeds are collected and burned up, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send forth His angels and they will gather up out of His kingdom all those who offend and those who are guilty of lawlessness and will cast them into the fiery furnace. There will be weeping and grinding of teeth there.”(Matthew 13:40-42)

Paul’s Law of Lawlessness

Paul playing the role of satan in deviating people preached lawlessness through his strange and satanic ideology that the observance of the Law(Commandments of Moses) motivates people to sin.

Paul said:

“…not a single human being will be made righteous in God’s sigh through the observance of the Law. For through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.”(Romans 3:20)

“He(Jesus) brought the hostility to an end, by abolishing the Law of Commandments with its regulations.”(Ephesians 2:14-15)

VS

Jesus said:

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the prophets. I did not come to abolish them but to fulfill(complete);for I assure you, while heaven and earth endure not one iota or one projection of a letter will be dropped from the Law until all is accomplished. Whoever, therefore, abolishes the least significant of those commandments and teaches people to do so, he shall be of the least significance in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall observe and teach them shall be prominent in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not all enter into the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 5:17-20)

**How can your piety exceed the Pharisees’ unless you keep the laws and the commandments???***

 

Paul’s Misguided Salvation

Paul misled his followers in matters pertaining to salvation by belittling and excluding the importance of observing the laws and commandments.

Paul said:

“A person is not made righteous through the works of the Law, but only through faith in Christ Jesus. We have believed in Christ in order that we be made righteous by faith in Christ and not through the works of the Law; for by works of the Law no person will be justified.”(Galatians 2:16)

“It is the message of faith, which we preach, that if you confress with your lips ‘The Lord Jesus’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and with the mouth confession is made for salvation.”(Romans 10:9)

“For we have come to the conclusion that a man is justified by faith without the works of the Law.”(Romans 3:28)

VS.

Jesus said:

“If you wish to enter into life keep the commandments.”(Matthew 19:17)

“Why do you call Me,’Lord, Lord!’ and do not do what I say? Whoever comes to Me and listens to My words and does them, he resembles a man who built a house; he dug and went down deep and set the foundation on a rock…But who listens and doesn’t do what I say resembles a man who built his house on the ground without foundation.”(Luke 6:46-49)

‘Not everyone who says to Me,’Lord,Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father(God) in heaven.”(Matthew 7:21)

“Whoever, therefore, abolishes the least significant of those commandments and teaches people to do so, he shall be of the least significance in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall observe and teach them shall be prominent in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not all enter into the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 5:19-20)

The Qur’an says:

“Say:’O people of the Book! You have no ground to stand upon unless you stand fast by the Torah and the Gospel, and all the Revelation that has come to you from your Lord.”(5:68)

 

Paul’s Doctrine of “Original Sin”

The unreasonable and blasphemous concept of the “Original Sin” was initated by Paul. This concept condemns mankind to purgatory for the sins committed by their ancestors unless they accept Jesus’ alleged sacrifice(atonement). It says that all of mankind are born as sinners. The stain is hereditary, originating from Adam and Eve.

Paul said:

“Sin came into the world through one man(Adam), and his sin brought death with it. As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has sinned.”(Romans 5:12)

“But from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, death ruled over all of mankind, even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam did when he disobeyed God’s command.”(Romans 5:14)

The concept of Original Sin is an innovation by Paul. The idea is inexistent in the previous scriptures, instead, this concept is totally negated in the Old Testament:

“The soul that sinneth shall die. A child shall not bear the iniquity(sin) of his father nor will a father bear the iniquity of his son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. But if the wicked should turn and repent, he will surely live and not die.(Ezekiel 18:20)

This concept is in uniformity with the Qur’an when it says:

“Every soul draws the reward of its acts on none but itself; no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another.”(6:164)

Sin is not hereditary. It cannot be transmitted from a person to his offspring through lineage. Sin is an individual deed and as such it is the individual in question who is to be responsible.A child is born free of sin; on growing up, his behaviour makes him a sinner or a righteous person:

“Permit the children to come to Me. Do not hinder them, for to their kind belongs the kingdom of God. I assure you, whoever fails to receive the kingdom of God like a little child, will not enter it at all.”(Mark 10:14, Matthew 19:14)

 

Paul’s Heretical Doctrine of “Atonement”

According to this doctrine, “The Atonement” means that, God kiled the innocent and guiltless Jesus to remit the sins of those who believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Pauline Christianity puts forth the blasphemous idea that the sin which we have inherited from Adam can never be truly forgiven by God as He is unable to do so, they say. The only way He can forgive us is through allowing the death of His “only begotten son”, through who’s blood all mankind may find salvation and forgiveness in. This is the most damnable idea ever conceived in the history of humanity.

Paul said:

“In Him(Jesus) we have redemption, through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses.”(Ephesians 1:7-8)

“(Jesus) who was handed over to the death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.”(Romans 4:25)

“For in as much as death came through a man, the resurrection from the dead is also through a man. For just as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made to live.”(Corinthians 15:21-22)

“It is the message of faith, which we preach, that if you confess with your lips ‘the Lord Jesus’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”(Romans 10:9)

This doctrine of “The ATonement” is an unthinkable blasphemy against the Justice and Mercy of God. It is highly unjust, inhuman and ungodly to sacrifice the life of an innocent for the guilt of another. God Almighty is never unjust in the least degree. He is the creator of this univers, surely He has all the power necessary to forgive our trespasses whenever He so wishes, without the need for sacrifices. He is God, shame on those who belittle Him.

In the Old Testament it is said:

“…and My judgement goes forth as the light. For I desire steadfast love not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.”(Hosea 6:5-6)

In the Gospels:

“Go and learn what this means,’I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'”(Matthew 9:13)

“He is One and there is none beside Him, and to love Him with all one’s heart, with all one’s mind, with all one’s soul and with all one’s strength, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”(Mark 12:32-33)

 

Revelation or Concoction?

“For I(Paul) want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation from Jesus Christ.”(Galatians 1:11-12)

Paul claimed that he received revelation from divine origin and that the things he taught are also of divine origin. However, so many self-contradictions and confusions are found in his dastardly teachings that it is rather silly to accept his nefarious claim.

Here are some of the self-contradictions found in the teachings of Paul:

1.Emtpied God or Full God?

“Christ Jesus who, though existing in the form of God, did not consider His equality with God something to cling to, but emptied Himself as He took on the form of a slave.”(Philipians 2:6)

OR

“For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell”.(Colossians 1:19)

2.God or Mediator Or One?

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”(1st Timothy 2:5)

OR

“But there is no call for an intermediary in case of one, and God is one.”(Galatians 3:20)

3.The Law Abolished or The Law Upheld:

“He brought the hostility to an end, by abolishing the Law of Commandments with its regulations.”(Ephesians 2:14)

OR

“Do we then overthrow the Law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the Law.”(Romans 3:31)

Paul was a brood snake, a double-tongue deceiver. This is clear up to now and will be substantiated further below.

 

Self-Imposed;Self-Exposed!!!

Self Imposed Apostle to the Gentiles(being a Gentile himself)

“For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle, I am telling the truth; I am not lying – a teacher for the Gentiles in faith and in truth.”(1st Timothy 2:7)

 “I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. I was advancing in Judaism beyond many Jews of my own age and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went immediately into Arabia and later returned to Damascus. Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter  and stayed with him fifteen days. I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother. I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.”                (Galatians 1:11-20)

Questions that arise here:

1. If he was indeed truthful and he received direct revelations from Jesus, then why in the world are his teachings so contradictory to the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels??

2. After accepting faith in Jesus why did he not go immediately to the real disciples of Jesus t learn the original mesage and actual teachings of Jesus?

3. What was the reason to go into seclusion for three long years?

Answers are offered by eminent Christian scholars of recent times who studied the Bible with impartial minds, e.g.:

The famous Christian historian James Mackinson admits openly:

“The train of thought is distinctively his own. Whether it is altogether in accord with the mind of jesus is not so evident in spite of his claim of direct revelation….at the same time, Jesus’ conception of the law is hardly in accordance with Paul…In this respect Paul’s claim that he received his Gospel by revelation from Christ is rather problematic.”

The self exposed hypocrite:

“Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak.”(1st Corinthians 9:19-22)

The self exposed snake and devil

“But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.”(2nd Corinthians 12:16),

*Guile: means ruse, treachery, trickery etc.

There are so many more instances of Paul’s cunningness in fooling even the most elect(clever), but due to time and space contraints this is the best I can do for the time being.

WHO FOUNDED CHRISTIANITY?

a testimony by an eminent Christian scholar

“If by Christianity we understand faith in Christ as the heavenly Son of God, who did not belong to earthly humanity, but who lived in the Divine likeness and glory, who cam down from Heaven to earth, who entered humanity and took upon himself a human form through a virgin, that he might make propitiation for men’s sins by his own blood upon the Cross, who was then awakened from death and raised to the right hand of God, as the Lord of his own people, who believe in him, who hears their prayers, guards and leads them, who, moreover, dwells and works personally in each of them, who will come again with the clouds of Heaven to judge the world, who will cast down all the foes of God, and will bring his own people with him unto the home of heavenly light so that they may become like His glorified body-IF THIS IS CHRISTIANITY, THEN SUCH CHRISTIANITY WAS FOUNDED BY ST. PAUL AND NOT BY OUR LORD.”                                                                                          (Dr. Arnold Meyer, Professor of Theology, Zurich University:Jesus or Paul, p. 122)  [emphasis added]

 

In short the Christianity which is being propagated today is the product of the deviant teachings of Paul/Saul of Tarsus. The guttersnipe could not have been a prophet, or else he would not have contradicted the teachings of his purported master, Jesus.

From the overwhelming evidences provided, there is no doubt that Paul the Deviator as I would dub him fits nicely and perfectly into Jesus’ warning in Mattew 7:15:

Be wary of false prophets, who come in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.”(Matthew 7:15)

God Almighty gives dire warning in the Qur’an for those who fabricate something and attribute it to God when he says:

“Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say,”This is from Allah’, to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them that they earn thereby.”(2:79)

 

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2 Responses to “Paul of Tarsus(Part 2)”

  1. ARMY OF JESUS IS ISLAM says:

    THIS IS FANTASTIC WORK MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU BROTHER ANWAR!!
    PAUL THE ANTI-CHRIST: HAS BEEN DEFEATED AND EXPOSED AT UNVEILING-CHRISTINITY/

  2. Lavender says:

    Amazing work…I don’t understand how so many Christians can be blind to the truth. Thank you for this website, I have learnt so much from you.

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