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Paul of Tarsus

Deception

Revelation 12
9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
The reference to liars and false apostles in Revelation is circumstantial evidence against Paul because he was rejected at Ephesus in Asia.
Revelation 1
4John to the seven churches (ἐκκλησία) which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
Revelation 2
1Unto the angel of the church (ἐκκλησία) of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Acts 19
1And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus:
8And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
9But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
Given that the seven assemblies (ἐκκλησία) of the book of Revelation hed turned away from Paul, there's little reason to call them churches in the modern Christian sense of the word.
2 Timothy 1
15This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
Matthias, not Paul, replaced Judas. Paul was the thirteenth of twelve apostles.
Acts 1
25That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
26And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Matthew 19
28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Revelation 21
14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Paul's lie to Agrippa about the events on the road the Damascus

Paul lied to Agrippa about the events of the road the Damascus, apparently in order to increase his status. Acts 9, 22, and 26 disagree on who fell to the ground, who heard the voice, when Paul was informed of his role, and what his role was.
In Acts 9 Paul falls to the ground but the men stand speechless, while in Acts 26 Paul and the men fall to the ground.
Acts 9
7And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
Acts 26
13At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
14And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
In Acts 9 the men hear a voice, but in Acts 22 the men do not hear the voice. In Acts 26 the voice speaks to Paul in Hebrew, but this isn't mentioned in the other accounts.
Acts 9
7And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
Acts 22
9And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
Acts 26
14And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why thou persecutest thou me?
In Acts 9 & 22 Paul is told to go to Damascus for instructions, but in Acts 26 Paul is told that he is to be a minister and a witness.
Acts 9
6And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
Acts 22
10And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
Acts 26
15And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
In Acts 9 Ananias is told that Paul's role is bear the name and to suffer, but in Acts 22 Paul says that Ananias told him that he was to be a witness, and then in Acts 26 Paul adds the he was told by the voice that he is also to be a minister of the doctrine of faith.
Acts 9
15But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the Children of Israel.
16For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
Acts 22
14And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
15For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
Acts 26
16But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Paul's lie to King Agrippa

Paul lied about the reason for the uproar at the temple, saying that the reason was that he was preaching the original gospel.
Acts 21
23Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;
24Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave [their] heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but [that] thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.
Acts 21
30And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut.
31And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
Acts 26
20But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
21For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill [me].

Paul's lie to the Sanhedrin

After Paul was rejected by the people of Jerusalem (Acts 21), he was brought before the Sanhedrin by the Romans. He then lied to the Sanhedrin about the reason that he was brought before them in order to divide the Sanhedrin against itself (Acts 23:6). The actual reason that he was brought before them was the uproar in Jerusalem that resulted from him being accused of by Jews from Asia.
Acts 21
23Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;
24Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave [their] heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but [that] thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.
27And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,
28Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
Acts 23
6But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men [and] brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
7And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

Paul's substitution of YHWH with Christ/Jesus

Isaiah writes that every knee shall bow to YHWH, but Paul refers to Christ/Jesus instead.
Also, swearing an oath and confession are different things.
Isaiah 45
21Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I YHWH? and there is no Elohim else beside me; a just El and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
22Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am El, and there is none else.
23I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Romans 14
9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
The idea of confession/profession (ἐξομολογέω) is present in the Septuagint as well.
Isaiah 45 (LXX)
23κατ᾽ ἐμαυτοῦ ὀμνύω ἦ μὴν ἐξελεύσεται ἐκ τοῦ στόματός μου δικαιοσύνη οἱ λόγοι μου οὐκ ἀποστραφήσονται ὅτι ἐμοὶ κάμψει πᾶν γόνυ καὶ ἐξομολογήσεται πᾶσα γλῶσσα τῷ θεῷ
Romans 14
11γέγραπται γάρ ζῶ ἐγώ λέγει κύριος ὅτι ἐμοὶ κάμψει πᾶν γόνυ καὶ πᾶσα γλῶσσα ἐξομολογήσεται τῷ θεῷ
The substitution also occurs in Philippians.
Philippians 2
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
The name of deliverance from Joel:
Joel 2
32And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of YHWH shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as YHWH hath said, and in the remnant whom YHWH shall call.
Isaiah 42
8I am YHWH: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
From the Book of Mormon:
Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.

Ether 2:12

Paul's misdirection regarding circumcision

The covenant of circumcision betwen YHWH (El Shadday) and Abraham involved YHWH becoming Elohim to Abraham and his descendants, and included the land of Canaan.
Romans 3
1What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
2Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
Genesis 17
7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be Elohim unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their Elohim.
Genesis 17
23This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

Paul's lie regarding the resolution of the Council of Jerusalem

Paul lied to the Galatians, substituting the four points of the resolution with only the exhortation to remember the poor. The Greek word monon (μόνον) is translated as 'only' in Galatians 2:11, and means alone or without a companion.
Acts 15
19Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and [from] fornication, and [from] things strangled, and [from] blood.
21For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Galatians 2
9And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we [should go] unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
10Only (μόνον) [they would] that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
Additionally, Peter (Cephas) originally had the role of apostle to the Gentiles.
Acts 15
7And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

Paul's references to his own sin and deceit

1 Timothy 1
15This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Paul argues that the ends justify the means in regard to his lie when defending himself against the allegation that he advocated doing evil.
Romans 3
7For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
8And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
2 Corinthians 12
16But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty (πανοῦργος), I caught you with guile (δόλος).


Proverbs 12
22Lying lips are abomination to YHWH: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Paul was characterised by James as being a vain man

2 Corinthians 11
5For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
2 Corinthians 11
10As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
Paul was characterised by James as being a vain man, who criticised his doctrine of faith without works. James' criticism of Paul is in reference to Paul's commentary on Genesis 15.
Galatians 3
6Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
James 2
20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
Romans 4
2For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God.
3For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
4Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
5But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
James may also have been referring to Paul earlier in his epistle.
James 1
8A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.
Paul contradicted his later statement in 2nd Corinthians that he was "not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles".
1 Corinthians 15
9For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
1 Corinthians 9
20And 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;
21To 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.
Paul contradicted himself regarding the acceptance of alternate doctrines.
Galatians 1
8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed
2 Corinthians 11
4For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him].
The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you are going to leave us. Who will be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "No matter where you are you are to go to James the Just, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."

Gospel of Thomas

Paul's other armour

Where Isaiah speaks of vengeance and zeal, Paul speaks of truth
Isaiah 59
17For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
Ephesians 6
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Where the Psalmist speaks of truth, Paul speaks of faith.
Psalms 91
4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.
Ephesians 6
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Paul's armour of light relates to faith, just as his self-declared mission relates to light and to faith
Romans 13
12The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Acts 26
18To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Acts 9
8And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
9And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
Where Isaiah speaks of the Spirit lifting a standard, Paul speaks of the sword of the Spirit. Lifting a standard means to put to flight, which contrasts with a sword as an offensive weapon.
Ephesians 6
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Isaiah 59
19So shall they fear the name of YHWH from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of YHWH shall lift up a standard against him.

Paul's misrepresentation of the redemption of Israel

Paul misrepresents the words of Isaiah 59 by portraying the covenant as a promise to take away the sins of Israel, when the covenant actually refers to the Spirit of YHWH, and the words which never fail.
Romans 11
26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Isaiah 59
20And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith YHWH.
21As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith YHWH; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith YHWH, from henceforth and for ever.
Isaiah 59 (LXX)
20And the deliverer shall come for Sion's sake, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
21And this shall be my covenant with them, said the Lord; My Spirit which is upon thee, and the words which I have put in thy mouth, shall never fail from thy mouth, nor from the mouth of thy seed, for the Lord has spoken it, henceforth and for ever.

Paul's misrepresentaion of sinfulness

Romans 3
10As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17And the way of peace have they not known:
18There is no fear of God before their eyes.
v10 Ecclesiastes 7:20
v11-12 Psalm 14:1-3, Psalm 53:2-5 atheist fools
v13 Psalm 5:9-10 David's enemies
v13 Psalm140:2-5 evil and violent men
v14 Psalm 10:4-7 the wicked
v15 Proverbs 1:10-16 sinners who entice
v16-17 Isaiah 59:2-8 those who committed iniquity
v18 Psalm 36:2 the wicked

The Gentiles were taught lawlessness by Paul

Paul taught lawlessness (i.e. that the works of the law were of no value) to the Gentiles.
Romans 4
4Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
Galatians 3
11But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

The Pharisees were condemned for their lawlessness

Matthew 23
27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men's] bones, and of all uncleanness.
28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity (ἀνομία).

1 John 3
4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
The warning against the Pharisees was clear.
Matthew 16
6Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Paul was a Pharisee while he was teaching salvation by faith

At no time did Paul renounce his Pharasaism.
Acts 22
3I am verily a man [which am] a Jew, born in Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, [and] taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
4And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
Acts 23
6But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men [and] brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

Paul's doctrine conflicted with the Torah

Matthew 5
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil (πληρόω).
The Greek word pleroo (πληρόω) is translated as fulfil, and means to cause to abound or make complete in every particular.
Paul's doctrine conflicted with that of Yahushua and the Torah regarding the greatest commandment, prohibitions relating to idolatory, and prohibitons against unclean foods.
Paul's summary of the law omitted the most important part.
Galatians 5
14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22
35Then one of them, [which was] a lawyer, asked [him a question], tempting him, and saying,
36Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law?
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38This is the first and great commandment.
39And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
The Council of Jerusalem ruled that it was forbidden for converting Gentiles to partake in the pollutions of idols, yet Paul does not teach this.
Acts 15
19Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and [from] fornication, and [from] things strangled, and [from] blood.
21For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
1 Corinthians 8
4As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] none other God but one.
5For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
6But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him.
7Howbeit [there is] not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat [it] as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
1 Corinthians 10
27If any of them that believe not bid you [to a feast], and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
28But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth [is] the Lord's, and the fulness thereof:
Eating things sacrificed to idols is also mentioned in Revelation:
Revelation 2
14But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
The Torah endorses vegetarianism and prohibits unclean meats, but Paul teaches the opposite.
Genesis 1
29And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Leviticus 11
46This [is] the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:
47To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.
Romans 14
2For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

Peter's warning

In the Bible, Peter is the only apostle to endorse Paul. Peter's warning concerned his fate during his later years. According to tradition Peter died with Paul in Rome.
John 21
18Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry [thee] whither thou wouldest not.

Love of Money

Paul contradicts Isaiah about where evil comes from.
1 Timothy 6
10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Isaiah 45
7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I YHWH do all these things.

Paul's robbery

In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul admits to being involved in robbery. Such a robbery is described in "The Thirteenth Apostle".
2nd Corinthians 11
8I robbed other churches, taking wages of them, to do you service.
‘What evidence do you have that either Simon, or Paul, or both, were involved in this robbery.’ ‘Nothing that would stand up in a law-court,’ replied Artemidorus. ‘It is just that Simon had left a day or two before, and a week or two earlier Paul had become our treasurer. When he left, we found such an enormous sum of money had gone missing that we could not believe that the thieves had taken it all away, as we doubt whether there was that much actually in the strong-room at the time.’ ‘So Paul may have taken advantage of the confusion to siphon off even more money.’ ‘Yes, and our books were in sad confusion as it was, as our previous treasurer had been ill for months before and had not had the strength to do any work.’ ‘Well,’ I said, ‘as you say, there is nothing here to prove conclusively that either of these men had a hand in the robbery. Now tell me, what did you do after Simon and Paul left your sect.’ ‘When Paul left, he took good care to leave the province very soon after and so we have never been able to catch up with him.

The Thirteenth Apostle, Marcus Calpurnius Fronto

Faith

Romans 1
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Habakuk 2
4Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
5Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell (שאול), and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
Zecharaiah 11
16For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
17Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
1 Samuel 13
9And Saul (שאול) said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.
Acts 26
15And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Sanctification by faith is not he same as justification by knowledge:
Isaiah 53
11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
John 17
9And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
2 Corinthians 4
13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
Psalm 116
10I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
11I said in my haste, All men are liars.
Romans 3
4God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Psalm 51
4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Psalm 51
16For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17The sacrifices of Elohim are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O Elohim, thou wilt not despise.

Miscellaneous criticisms

The name of Shaul can be translated as hell, grave or pit, while the name of Yahushua means to cry out to Yah.
If Paul knew the truth, should he not be free?
John 14
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 8
32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Ephesians 3
1For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Paul's ostensible role as "Apostle to the Gentiles" was unnecessary: there was previously a path for Gentiles within Judaism.
Isaiah 56
6Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHWH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices [shall be] accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

Prophecy

Acts 9
11The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.
Zechariah 11
13And YHWH said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of YHWH.
16For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
17Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
The Hebrew word עפלה means 'proud'.
Habakkuk 2
4Behold, his soul which is lifted up (עפלה) is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
5Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
6Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
7Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?
8Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

Septuagint vs Masoretic

Paul typically quotes from the Septuagint, except for this:
1 Corinthians 15
54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Isaiah 25 (KJV)
8He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord YHWH will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for YHWH hath spoken it.
Isaiah 25 (LXX)
8Death has prevailed and swallowed men up; but again the Lord God has taken away every tear from every face. He has taken away the reproach of his people from all the earth: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.
Old Testament quotes in the New Testament
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