The Apostle Paul
"Do his teachings contradict Messiah's teachings?
Was he a legitimate Apostle?"
August 19, 2011
by DJ. Love, Bnei HaMashalim
Apostle Paul: According to the
anti-Paulists his teachings are not in harmony with the teachings of Messiah and
other Apostles. However, if Paul of Tarsus was not an Apostle, then why is he referred
to as one by the Apostles Luke and Peter? Perhaps the anti-Paulists will say that Luke
and Peter are liars too. Now I could go into long discussions on specific charges, but many
others have already addressed these issues on the "World Wide Web" and their explanations
are generally acceptable. I choose rather to show Paul's compatibility and acceptance by The
Holy Righteousness Seeking Spirit of YHVH, and his contemporaries. However, I must say that
if your teaching are not in harmony with Paul's teachings, then neither are your teachings
in harmony with Messiah's teachings.
2 Peter 3:15-17
15 And account that the longsuffering of our master Yahshua is salvation; even as our beloved
brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also (wisdom) in
all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some
things hard to be understood (Hebrew
Mystery Language), with which they that are unlearned (Spiritually
Blind and Deaf) and unstable (as
the anti-Paulist, who) wrestle, as they (the
anti-Paulist) do, also, the other scriptures, unto their (the
anti-Paulist) own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware
lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from
your own stedfastness.
Acts 14:4, 14 (written
4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part sided with the Jews, and part with
14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran
in among the people, crying out,
Notice that Barnabas is, also, called an Apostle by Luke. Apparently
one does not have to be one of the original 12 disciples of Messiah in order to be an Apostle.
Greek #652 (apostoloV, apostolos,
a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; a commissioner of Messiah, a messenger,
he that is sent (appointed).
Note: An "Apostleship" is
an appointed position. Even The Messiah was "Appointed" to the position of Firstborn
Son (Heir); Hebrews 1:2, Of
course Paul wrote this; However, Paul is correct (once
Looks like those that accuse Paul of not being a real Apostle and then, also, accuse him of
writing epistles that conflict with their personal belief system are the ones with "No
Understanding". "Beware lest ye also,
being led away with the error of the wicked." (2
Peter 3:17) Perhaps the anti-Paulist will choose to eliminate all
Scripture that they don't agree with and/or try to dispute the validity of the writings.
Now I could go into all kinds of details involving who did or did not hear Messiah's
voice or suspicions of Paul's former position as a Pharisee, but the greater proof is
the fact that there is absolutely zero difference in what Paul teaches and what Messiah
taught. Only the method of teaching was different, but the messages are the same, and
that is because they all had the same Righteousness Seeking (Holy) Spirit
to guide them.
John 16:13 (The
product of a Righteousness Seeking Mind-set)
Howbeit when the (Holy) Spirit
of Truth is come (into your mind),
it will guide you into all truth:
for it shall not speak of itself (self is a sin); but
whatsoever it shall (metaphorically) hear (with
Spiritual Ears to Hear and Eyes to See), that shall it (metaphorically) speak:
and it will (metaphorically) show
you things to come.
This is the same exact "Righteousness Seeking Mind-set" (Holy
Spirit) that all of YHVH's children (sons
and future sons or elohim) have or will have. Thus the Apostles were,
also, mentally bound by the same "Spirit of Truth" as all of YHVH's "Chosen
Few" (metaphorical sons),
and not just Apostles or Messiah.
Even IF "Paul of Tarsus" and "Barnabas" were not legitimate Apostles, they
would still have been judged by the original Apostles, and have been either accepted or rejected,
and neither were rejected, because they were all of the same "Holy Spirit", and they
had the powers of discernment (to recognize each other
by Spirit alone). The Apostle Paul obviously believed this to be true,
and so do I.
1 Corinthians 2:14 (Paul
is correct here)
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of YHVH: for they
are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Hebrews 4:12 (Paul
is correct again)
For the word of YHVH is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.
Be not confused, YHVH has given the "Power Of Righteous Discernment" unto others
prior to Messiah, so why not Paul too? Should we think that only Messiah and his disciples (Apostles) had
the "Power Of Righteous Discernment"? I Think Not!
1 Kings 3:7-15 (Solomon)
7 And now, O LORD YHVH, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my
father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.
8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that
cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding
heart to judge thy people, that I may discern
between good and evil: for who is able to judge this thy so great a
10 And the speech pleased YHVH, that Solomon had asked this thing (Spiritually
in his sleep from his heart).
11 And YHVH said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself
long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies;
but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern
12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding
heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like
13 And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honor: so
that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
14 And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father
David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
15 And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream.
Malachi 3: 16-18 (prophecy
of Righteousness Seekers)
16 Then they that feared the LORD YHVH spake often one to another: and
the LORD YHVH hearkened, and heard it, and a book
of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared (respected) YHVH,
and that thought upon His (good) name (reputation).
17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels (not
cut by human hands); and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own
son that serveth him.
18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous
and the wicked, between him that serveth YHVH and him that serveth Him not.
No, my friends, you do not have to be an Apostle to have the "Power Of Righteous Discernment".
Maybe you even think that I have such Spiritual Discernment too; You're still reading aren't
you? So, again I say unto all who are still reading this message, "Should we think that
only Messiah and his disciples (Apostles) had
the 'Power Of Righteous Discernment'?" YHVH forbid ! Therefore, think not that "Apostleship" is
the determining factor for leadership in the ways of YHVH; for YHVH's ways are above our way.
He (YHVH) is
the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are (Righteous) judgment:
The Father of truth, and without iniquity, just and righteous is He.
Romans 11:33 (Paul
is correct again)
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of YHVH! How unsearchable
are (the depths of) His judgments,
and (the depths of) His ways
past finding out!
And "Spiritual Discernment" is a "Gift Of The Holy Spirit" for all (including
Paul) who "Seek The Righteousness of YHVH" through "Love" and "Obedience";
not following after "Self" but looking to YHVH first, then His Messiah, followed
by the Apostles, and finally those others with the "Power Of Righteous Discernment" for
Hebrews 5:14 (Paul
is correct again)
But strong (metaphorical) meat (Spiritual
substance) belongeth to them that are of full (Spiritual) age,
even those (who are lesser in understanding),
who by reason of usage (repetitious training),
have their (Spiritual) senses
exercised to discern both good and evil.
Therefore, BELOVED, seeing ye know these things before, beware
lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, and fall from
your own stedfastness.