Paul On Trial Chapter 12

Paul taught for disciples to have their own houses. Jesus taught his disciples to sell all their possessions, to live together, and to have all things in common. The apostles demonstrated this in the beginning of the Book of Acts.

1 Corinthians 11:22 “What? Have you not houses to eat and drink in? or, despise you the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.”

1 Timothy 3:4-5 “One that rules his own house well, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

1 Timothy 3:12 “Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their houses well.”

1 Timothy 5:4,8 “But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.”

Acts 1:13-14 “And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.”

Acts 2:44-46 “And all that believed were together, and had all things in common; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.”

Acts 4:32,34,35 “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them aught that the things which they possessed was his own; but they had all things in common. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.”

Jesus taught that we are justified or condemned by our words. If we don’t bridle our tongues, our religeon is vain. Paul, by his own confession, quoting his own words, spoke as a fool speaks and he boasted.

Matthew 12:36-37 “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. For by thy words you shall be justified, and by thy words you shall be condemned.”

James 1:26 “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religeon is vain.”

2 Corinthians 11:1,16-18, 21,23 Would to God you could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. I say again, let no man think me a fool: if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little, that which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit wherein soever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.”

2 Corinthians 12:11 “I am become a fool in glorying; you have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest of the apostles., though I am nothing.”

Jesus said the deceit, pride, and foolishness are evil things that come from within and defile a man. Paul used deceit, boasted in pride, and spoke foolishly.

Mark 7:20-23 “And he said, that which comes out of the mouth, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of man, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, coveteousness, wickedness, DECEIT, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, PRIDE, FOOLISHNESS: all these come from within, and defile the man.”

2 Corinthians 12:15-16 “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.”

1 Corinthians 9:20-22 “And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; to them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”

Paul taught, and this by his own admission that it was himself speaking and not God, that divorce and remarriage are allowed for other reasons than just sexual immorality on the part of the woman. Jesus taught that marriage cannot be annulled for ANY reason, with the one exception of sexual immorality on the part of the woman.

1 Corinthians 7:12-15 “But to the rest SPEAK I, NOT THE LORD: if any brother has a wife that believes not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And a woman which has a husband that believes not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now they are holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God has called us to peace.”

1 Corinthians 7:27-28 “Are you bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Seek not a wife. BUT AND IF YOU MARRY, YOU HAVE NOT SINNED. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh, but I spare you.”

Matthew 5:31-32 “It has been said, whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: but I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for fornication, causes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced commits adultery.”

Matthew 19:7-9 “They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He said unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery.”

Luke 16:18 “Whosoever puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery: and whosoever marries her that is put away from her husband commits adultery.”

I take issue with something else that Paul said and confessed, “But to the rest speak I, and not the Lord.” Paul contradicts it later on.

1 Corinthians 7:14 “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean, but now are they holy.”

John 10:36 “Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, you blaspheme; because I said , I am the Son of God?” Only the Father can sanctify a person, not a man or a woman.

John 8:44 “You are of your Father the devil, and the lusts of your Father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the Father of it.”

John 6:70 “Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?”

Jesus clearly says that unbelievers are devils and are of their father the devil, and the works of their father they do. A believing husband or wife cannot sanctify a devil.If you don’t agree with me, then listen to Paul, he contradicts himself yet again.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 “Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

Paul earlier said to remain married to an unbeliever, who is Belial, who is an idol, who is darkness, and who is unrighteousness. Not only that, but that the believer could sanctify or make holy that wicked person. That is impossible. Only the Father can sanctify a man or a woman through the blood of Jesus.