Paul On Trial Chapter 13

Jesus said that only those chosen by his Father could come to Jesus. We do not choose him, but he chooses us. Paul taught that God wanted ALL men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Jesus did not pray for the entire world, but for them which the Father had given him, and for those who later would believe their words. Paul taught to pray for ALL men and that this is good and acceptable to God our Savior. Jesus said to pray for those who despitefully use you, and persecute you; and for the Lord to send laborers into his harvest.

John 6:65 “And he said, therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.”

John 15:16 “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

John 17:9,20 “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which you have given me, for they are yours. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4 I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for ALL men; for kings, and for ALL that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; who will have ALL men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

Matthew 10:34-35 “Think not that I am come to send peace on the earth: I am come not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother,. And the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”

Matthew 5:44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefuly use you, and persecute you.”

Matthew 6:9-10 After this manner therefore pray: Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”

Matthew 9:37-38 “Then said he unto his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.”

Like oil and water do not mix, Paul’s doctrine and Jesus’ doctrine do not mix.

2 John 9 “Whosoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.”

Jesus taught only one thing concerning who will be saved, and who will be damned. He remained consistent. Paul contradicts himself and teaches two totally different things.

1 Timothy 2:4 “Who will have ALL men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

Romans 11:7-10 “What then? Israel has not obtained what he seeks for, but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded. {According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber, even eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David said, let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them: let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.”

Paul also contradicts himself about his attitude toward the Jews.

Romans 9:3 “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.”

About Paul’s kinsmen who preach circumcision, “I would that they were even cut off which trouble you.” (Galatians 5:12).

This is a vulgar term used by Paul. He wished that they were cut off as the foreskin of a man’s penis is cut off during circumcision. Paul, what do you want? Do you want to be accursed from Christ for your brethren? Or, Do you want them cut off from Christ as the foreskin of a man’s penis is cut off? Paul, Do you really want to be accursed from Christ for your brethren? Or, these very same brethren who preach circumcision, do you really want, “As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, LET HIM BE ACCURSED.” (Galatians 1:9)?

Jesus is very consistent about what he says about salvation. Salvation belongs to his disciples.

Matthew 19:27-29 “Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed you; what shall we have therefore? And everyone that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive a hundred fold, AND SHALL INHERIT EVERLASTING LIFE.”

Matthew 13:10-16 “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speak you unto them in parables? he answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For to whosoever has, to him it shall be given and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has.Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophesy of Esaias, which says, by hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing, you shall see, and shall not perceive. For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes for they see: and your ears, for they hear.”

Paul commanded about widows and whether they should re-marry or not. He also totally contradicts himself again. Jesus had no such commands.

1 Corinthians 7:8-9 “I say therefore to the unmarried and the widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.”

1 Timothy 5:9-14 “Let not a widow be taken into the number under three-score years old, having been the wife of one man, well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saint’s feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have followed every good work. But younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry: having damnation because they have cast off their first faith. And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers and busy bodies, speaking things which they ought not. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”

Notice carefully what Paul said. First he wanted the widows to remain unmarried as he himself, but if they cannot contain to let them marry. Notice that at the first it was ok by Paul for them to re-marry. No damnation, no punishment. All was just fine and dandy if they got married. Then he does a total about face and issues new and contradictory commands. Now he says that any widow under sixty years of age MUST re-marry. And if a younger widow is taken into the number, she will wax wanton against Christ (every single one? Guaranteed? How can he possibly know this?), She will marry: HAVING DAMNATION BECAUSE SHE HAS CAST OFF HER FIRST FAITH! (where in the world did he come up with that?)

So let us get this straight. At first it was just fine for any widow to re-marry, if she could not contain. Now all of a sudden if a widow is taken into the number of widows and later remarries, she has damnation because she has cast off her first faith. (Woe to the widows who re-marry after joining the number of widows, because it is an unpardonable sin, and they are eternally damned, having cast off their first faith).

Yet Paul still isn’t finished. He actually said what God said in another passage.

Romans 7:2-3 “For the woman that has a husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he lives; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if the husband be dead, she is free from that law: so she is no adulteress though she be married to another man.”

Paul is all over the map. His epistles are called God’s Word, infallible, eternal, and cannot be broken. Romans 7:2-3 meets these qualifications. The rest of it does not. It cannot be scripture. God is not mixed up, nor is he confused. God does not contradict himself.

Now, Jesus did not mention widows, for the very same reason as what Paul just said in Romans 7:2-3; since her husband is dead, she is free from the law to her husband, and she can re-marry.

Jesus said, “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh: so they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he said unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and re-marry another, commits adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.” (Mark 10:6-12).