Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Paul was clearly a murdering scoundrel, so since his words have been embraced by religion as gospel...?

...why don't we find some similar felons in federal prison, perhaps who've hallucinated and become spiritual space cadets thanks to meth or working out too hard and ask them to become President and make rules for everyone to abide by?


steadfast: No, this was just for the sake of "discussion". Besides, there are many in prison currently who have repented for their sins and found a new life for themselves by dedicating themselves to God, so if Paul could do it, why not give someone in jail the opportunity?

With Bush for example we already had a murderer in office (just minus the jail time), so why not?

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Peter and Luke both said Paul was inspired.

    If you don't believe in Paul you don't believe in Peter or Luke either. You are then left with Matthew and Mark and John.

    No, not John either because he accepted Paul. Basically you are left with only your own ideas. And Mark at times traveled with Paul (Acts 12:25) John also ministered with him at times (Acts 13:5)

    Paul was accepted as an apostle of Christ by all of the other apostles. Paul is in perfect agreement with the other apoltles. Peter specifically said Paul's wisdom came from God and acknowledged the writings of Paul.

    2Pe 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

    Anyone who rejects the teachings of Paul is rejecting the Word of God.

    2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

    Luke traveled with Paul and wrote both the gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. In Acts Paul is clearly recorded as seeing Jesus and being made an apostle by Jesus.

    Tons of verses in Acts testify to the inspiration of Paul.

  • 1 decade ago

    ***Best Paul Harvey voice***:

    Terrorist Saul --> Wretched Paul --> Paul The Apostle;

    Still only gets you to the end of Paul To The Hebrews,

    albeit Hebrews a mini bible itself, having a conclusion;

    But there's seven general episltes more, after Paul's 14,

    (stated purpose of "epistle" is to settle law/grace dispute)

    perhaps to put the roof on grace & peace hse Paul built,

    on grace & truth foundation Matthew 1:1 ... John 1:17 laid,

    prior to johnny LAW<--Law going Rebel, to reign in Rev'tn.

    So hse of God needed roof to withstand a johnny law reign.

    Best Paul Harvey voice: Now you have the rest of the story,

    since Paul notes in Hebrews 4:8 Jesus didn't get them rest.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I see you hold peoples past against them even after the have repented.

  • moose
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    sounds like you've got it all figured out. good luck with that.

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