Paul, Saul of Tarsus

Paul (Saul of Tarsus), a Hellenized Jew, who was knowledgeable in the popular Hellenistic mystery religions and became an apostle to the Gentile (Hellenist) Jews. Paul was born in Tarsus. Tarsus is located south of the famous pass, Cilician Gates, which was used by Paul and many other famous figures in the history of Anatolia. Being on the major trade routes and having an important harbor, Tarsus attracted many merchants and trade ships. Tarsus richness and importance was due to its harbor and major roads going to the north west and to the east. Tarsus was taken over by the Romans in 104 BCE, Tarsus became the major city of Cilicia after the victory of Pompey the Great over Mihridates, the king of Pontus (64.BCE). Paul was also a citizen of Rome, and was born early in the first century CE, or late in the previous century BCE. When Paul was young, he was sent to Jerusalem to receive his education at the school of Gamaliel (Acts 22:3). Gamaliel was one of the best or most famous teachers of Jewish theology and practice. Many people think that Paul (Saul) was considered an outstanding young Jewish scholar of his time. The Pharisees were a rigid sect who were against the Jerusalem Community of Peter, or any of their disciples, men or women. Word had arrived to the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem that the heretical (Yeshua) Jewish Sect of "The Way", had spread to Domascisus (Syria). Paul (Saul) had recieved letters from the High Priests and the council of elders in Jerusalem. These letters were addressed to the Synagogues in Damascus and authorized Paul (Saul) to bring back Jewish converts of Yeshua's teachings in chains to Jerusalem. Paul (Saul) was also determined to crush this new expansion. While Paul was on the road to Damascus, he converted to the teachings of Yeshua, the Anointed One, that heretical Jewish sect. He was executed in Rome, under Nero, in about 67 CE. Paul's life and conversion is quite remarkable, to say the least. Though there are great concerns as to Paul's conversion. I believe Paul had some good, basic idea of the teachings of Yeshua, through second hand knowlage, before his conversion. We know that Paul (then Saul of Tarsus) main aim was to destroy the Congregations of Yeshua, called "The Way", at Damascus and Antioch. The Hebrew word "halacha" means "to walk in the way". It is a term used for the rules that govern religious life. Halacha is an ancient term reflected in the New Testament meaning someone who "walks in the way". A few examples of this are found in Luke 1:6; Acts 21;21; Romans 13:13; Peter 2:10; and 2 John 4-6. From these passages there is a clear indication that in the first century congregations, there was a Messianic Jewish halacha being made, and that it was often referred to as a "walk". In the book of Acts we find reference to a group of Yeshua's believers who walk in "the Way". We also find mention of these people before Paul (Saul) had his encounter with Yeshua's Congregation and also during Paul's ministry after receiving Yeshua as the Anointed One. In Acts 24:14 Paul says this; "But this I do admit to you: I worship the GOD of our Fathers in accordance with the Way. (Which by the way, the Sanhedrin had called a heretical sect.) I continue to believe everything that accords with the Torah and everything written in the Prophets. Getting back to Paul's persecuting Yeshua's heretical sect. Paul at that time was behaving like an enraged bull as he was trying to put down these heretical Jewish sects which had already been established. He was busy slandering, threatening and persicuting the Apostles of Yeshua. (Just like what Christian broadcasts have been doing to me, to a greater extent, for the past few years). Paul was involved with the death of Stephen, and somewhere deep within him, began to have regreat for what he was doing to these people who did no one any wrong or harm. The killing of Stephen, a fellow Jew, must have been bothering him greatly. Paul's conversion took place as he was traveling on the road to Damascus. (1Corinthians 15:8-9). Paul's vision of Yeshua was of a mystical nature which was more like some kind of confrontation from within his own mind when he finally came to the realization, like a bolt of lightning, that Yeshua and his Apostle had been wrongly accused. It was this realization which caused him to re-think what he was doing and converted to the Congregation of Yeshua and his Apostles. This is what happened while he was traveling on the road to Damascus. Unlike the original Twelve Apostles of Yeshua, Paul did not know Yeshua personally while he was alive. He knew so little about what Yeshua was supposed to have said, done or taught. He got all his information from second-hand sources. Paul was not, in a true sense, a direct Apostle of Yeshua. The most can be said about Paul, was that he was a member of the faith. Though he became associated with the Congregation of the true faith, he preached more about a mystical Yeshua, rather than first hand knowlage of Yeshua, who had actually existed. As he wrote in his own letters, he frequently claimed that his authority came directly from GOD (Galatians 1:13 - 16), and not from man. Paul had stressed that his apostolic authority should be based upon his vision that he had. Unfortunately for Paul, he only knew this mystical Yeshua rather than those who actually knew Yeshua first hand, who had walked and been taught by him directly. Who lived and died and returned to the bosom of the Heavenly Father. Paul began preaching about Yeshua for a few years before he ever got to Yeshua's Congregation in Jerusalem, and met Peter, the leader of the Congregation known as "The Way". Problems had started as Paul began his ministry. He had a very controversial ministry, to say the least, that word was sent to Peter, the leader of Yeshua's Congregation about Paul's, teachings and about his display for his lust for sex with many women he encountered during his ministry. Paul was ordered to go to Jerusalem to speak to Peter. When Paul first met the Apostles of Yeshua, in Jerusalem, namely, Cephas (or Peter), James, and John. He did not think much of them personally, but scoffed at their being the pillars of the original Congregation because they lack the knowlage he had. Paul had provoked intense opposition with Peter, and the other original Apostles of Yeshua, in what Yeshua had ment about many of his teachings. While Paul was in Jerusalem over the years, he did make some good points on issues concerning the teachings of Yeshua which Peter and the Apostles could agree upon. Paul frequently usurped the authority of Peter and some of the other original Apostles of Yeshua, who represented the original Jerusalem Congregation. At one point in time, the original Apostles of Yeshua had accused Paul of being an Anti-Yeshua, because of his attitude towards them and his confrontation with some of Yeshua's teachings. Peter and the Apostles of Yeshua were still hung-up on many of their long held Jewish traditions, like that of circumcicions, of Temple animal sacrifices and the 613 Mitzvos (613 Secondary laws added to the original Ten Commandments). Paul had a better understanding of Yeshua's teachings than Peter and the Jerusalem congregation. (The pagan Christian church fathers would later change this to read, an Anti-Christ, when they changed the name of Yeshua in their Christian altered text to what would eventually read and become the pagan god, Je-Zeus Christ). Paul was seen as gradualy drawing the Congregation away from many of their long held Jewish traditions. By now, it was well known that a deep rift ensued between Paul and the original Apostles of Yeshua, which had caused Paul to leave the Jerusalem Congregation after some altercation. Paul had provoked Peter that much that Paul was being looked at as an opponent against Peter and the other Apostles, that in order to keep the peace, Paul was ordered to leave Jerusalem and go to preach among the Gentile (Hellenist) Jews.

NOTE: Peter never had established a Congregation of Yeshua in the city of Rome as the Roman Catholic church often makes that claim. Roman Catholics make this false claim in order to support another false claim to Apostolic Succession to Peter. Peter had only established Congregations of Yeshua in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. The Roman Catholic church makes many false claims and tend to hide facts which put the church and Christianity in a bad light.

After Peter's death, the Jerusalem Congregation was then operating under James the Just, the brother of Yeshua. Paul was an opponent many times on what was ment in many of Yeshua's teachings with the true Apostles of Yeshua, in Jerusalem. Also for a time, with those people who belonged to the Roman Caesar. Paul had for a time, subverting Roman authority through the language and action he used. Paul had used titles to describe his mystical Yeshua which were already claimed by the Roman Caesars. Augustus had claimed the titles of "Lord of Lords", "King of Kings", and "Son of God" for hiself, as he was the adopted son of Julius Caesar. Remember that Julius Caesar had declared himself to be a god. According to Acts and Paul's letters, which make up a substantial portion of the New Testament writings. While Paul spoke about Yeshua in mystical terms, he never stated or claimed that Yeshua was a god or that Yeshua was GOD, Almighty. Paul is known to have written or dictated several letters (epistles) to the various congregations of Yeshua that had been established. By this time, there were pagan groups who were known as Christians, in referance to their pagan god, Iesous Khristos. They hated Jews, but had accepted the teachings of Paul because he was a Roman citizen. The epistles of Paul were circulated within people the who would later belong to that pagan religion of Christianity, which became prominent amoung the Roman pagan communities. Warnings of "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees", did not extend to them alone. Warnings like "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves" were made about those pagan Christians. These false teachers were looked upon as being dangerous because of their false teachings which come to kill and destroy not only the Congregations of Yeshua, but would kill and destroy the souls of the faithful to everlasting death with the pagan false teachings of the Christians. These Christian false teachers were dangerous because they hid under the pretext of righteousness, as we see today amoung Catholic priests and Protestant pastors. These wolves appear so righteous, friendly and peaceful as lambs, but inwardly are deceitful, ravenous wolves. Tempting them to pagan philosophy of a man-made god, they call Je-Zeus Christ. These pagan false teachers pretended to belong to Yeshua's Congregation. Paul and Peter warns the Congregation about those pagan Christians and their false teachings. "Beware of error, beware of evil workers, and most of all, beware of false prophets. Peter's warning stands alongside with the warnings of Paul, about those pagan Christians. "With these commands the Congregation has put on a constant vigilance against any error or false teaching that would threaten the teachings of Yeshua, the words that are written in our Scriptures". Their final warning was that; "You therefore, beloved, seeing that you know these things, beware that you also are not led astray with the error of the wicked Christians, fall from your own steadfastness".

Given that a great amount of text interference by the early pagan Christian church fathers with the tampering of documents, the doctoring up of passages in the Old and New Testament text, and their attempt of forgery, when they had altered the gospel writings and Pauls letters, Paul was widely considered to be the central figure to the early development and spread of that newly formed pagan religion called Christianity with its own type of mystical "Christ" which was their man-made god. No one really knows who the actual founder of Christianity was, but Paul was deemed to be the founder of Christianity because of this. The real founder of Christianity had to be someone from within that apostate, pagan, gentile religion who came up with the idea to worship a fictitious, Baal god. For it is plain to see that the beginnings of Christianity had emerged indirectly from Paul's teachings and his epistles, from which became the loosly formed new pagan religious sects known as Christianity. They eventually had deveolp their apostate theology with its mystical Christ and made him into a demigod, which would eventually be deemed by the Christian "churches" to be GOD, the Creator, and would eventually become known as Je-Zeus Christ. Therefore; "Christianity" is a reflection of their own man-made creation. I have a very strong suspicion that after the death of Paul, it was during that stage in history when the early Roman pagan Christian church fathers had started their campaign to change the name of Yeshua, the Anointed One, to that of Iesous Khristos (Koine Greek) on all the documents they had at that time. Then when the Christian churches had gained political power using lies, deceptions, forgeries, and a lot of compromize to justify their actions, they put out a decree to apprehend all the people who belonged to Yeshua's Congregations and kill anyone who failed to convert to Christianity. To retrive all documents with the mane of Yeshua written in them and destroy all such documents by fire. The name of the Christian mythical god, Iesous Khristos, would eventually become IESVS Christus (Latin) which would eventually become Je-Zeus Christ. They would in time, replace GOD, the Creator with their Je-Zeus Christ. The early Christian church fathers would then replace the seventh day Sabbath in line with the Roman pagan Sunday day of worship to worship their new pagan, mythical, sun god, Iesous Khristos. This change was also forged into the new testament text in Acts 20:7 "(On the first day of the week,) When the disciples were gathered together to break bread. Modern Academic research has been able to reconstruct to some degree the actual historical facts of that era and has uncovered which writings were originally of Paul's from those letters which were forged and attributed to him. They have found that the indisputably genuine letters of Paul were; Romans, Galatians, Philippians, Philemon, 1 Thessalonians, and maby, 2 Thessalonians. The letters that were found not to be of Paul or composed by him are; 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians. These were found to have been edited at least a generation after Paul's death. Other letters, such as, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus, were found to be composed by someone else and had used Paul's name as its author. Paul had not written those letters. There is also a big problem with the chronology of Paul's life. I firmly believe that these letters were written by some early Christian church fathers which give their slant on the new, apostate, pagan doctrine of Christianity. I say this because some of those letters which were attributed to Paul have found to be written by other people which has resulted with some serious confusions concerning Paul's theology and his outlook on major ethical issues. With the tampering of documents, the doctoring up passages in the Old and New Testament text, and their attempt of forgery, clearly shows that the early Christian church fathers had deliberately attempted to deceive people and therefore cannot be trusted. It would be best for people who have a true love for GOD, and for the real person of Yeshua the Anointed, to seriously consider to drop that pagan, apostate Christian religion because it's Pope's, Bishops and Clerics had proven time and again to be altogether untrustworthy as to representing the truth, and the true GOD of Heaven.

Those within the Cleric, be they popes, cardinals, priests, pastors and even false prophets of pagan Christianity justifies their lies, deceptions, forgeries, false gods, fake icons and miracles in their pursuit to get people to adopt Christianity as their religion. The Vatican and all her harlot church daughters, Protestants included, have never been known to stand for truth and justice, but for its church politics. May I remind people who are involved with these apostate, pagan Christian religions what was said; Flee from idolatry, lies and their abominations. I speak to you as intelligent people. Do not desire to walk on the path of idolaters. You cannot worship GOD, and worship pagan idols. You cannot love both GOD, your Heavenly Father, and love the pagan gods. Lest we provoke GOD to anger. Therefore; Be a lover of truth and expose decivers and liars you encounter. There are many Christian false prophets among the people, as are many false Christian preachers and teachers. Who preach destructive heresies, denying even the Master who bought them "The Way", bringing upon themselves only destruction. Many will follow their insidious, sinister ways, and "The Way" of truth they shall maligne.

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