Originally posted by whodey
I have noticed on these threads that the aposlte Paul has gotten a bad wrap. That is, he has gotten a bad wrap for those who do not identify themselves as Christians. It seems he has been blamed for creating the modern day Christian faith rather than carrying on the Christian faith. Therefore, it is understandable that those who are opponents of the Chris st if such an event is inconsequential? What are the implications for him having resurrected?
I will give you a hint and I hope you will accept what I say as Just a discussion no more:
From what I know Paul's writting (or at least most of them) precede the four Gospels (or at least two of them). So what I see that we can say that the teachings of Paul's were there when thos gospels were written, and so the same ideas were inserted inside them.
The other point is Paul himself admits that he start preaching for a long period of time without meating any of the 12 aposltes. And he has his own gospel that was different from what the 12 aposltes know.
From this point, and the previous one, I can say that the gospel that paul used and the gospel that the 12 aposltes used were totally different, and they are not among the 4 gospels we know now. May be Matthew will be an exception because I know the Hebrew original was there before but where is it? and is it the same as the one we have? I don't know, but I know it was used by many sects those denays Jesus divinity.
Also you know that 2 of the gospels are not from 12 apostles, which means they are not eye witnesses. Also one of them is a student of Paul (if we assume that the name on the gospel is the name of the writter which no one knows for sure).
In summary , you can't say that Paul was following the remaining of the NT but the remaining parts of the NT actully follow Paul's.
EDIT: When I said follow , I mean they follow in the idea of Jesus crucifixion and salvation. But other parts of faith, like trinity, and the divinity of Jesus, are not there. From what I see from Paul's writting, he didn't believe that Jesus was GOD, and he didn't believe in trinity.