Originally posted by SwissGambit
What do you make of verses like:[quote]9 I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11 But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who ca hristian" churches follow Paul instead of Christ, but how many follow this policy?
Salvation through righteousness is the foundation of the teachings of Jesus.
"If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
"Not everyone who says to me,'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
Unfortunately much of "Christianity" has deviated far from the path outlined by Jesus. That deviation seems to have started with Paul. The point is that many of the "Christian" churches do not follow the teachings of Jesus. How well they manage to follow Paul is unimportant.
Jesus taught salvation through righteousness. His teachings are logical, sound and cohesive. The world would be a much better place if people actually followed them.
Much of what Paul taught was illogical, unsound and contrary. His words read like someone trying to figure out which end is up. They also read like someone more concerned with gaining power and control than truth.