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Why Did Peter Say That Paul's Writings Were Hard to Understand?
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Only Jesus great song by Big Daddy. What Did Jesus Say? This passage reads in the King James as:. Many suppose this supports Paul. However, it speaks several negatives:. This speaks of "brother" Paul, not "apostle Paul.
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His statement has often been used as a cop-out in losing debates over a Pauline text. - To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. These two words convey a lot more meaning to me than they would to others.
We see it unfold in Galatians , where Paul rebukes his fellow apostle for caving in to the prejudice of a group who said that people from all ethnic backgrounds had to satisfy the Jewish ritual law before they could become proper Christians. This meant, for instance, that men had to be circumcised and that no one could eat pork. Paul was livid at this perversion of the gospel. They were piling on superfluities, making salvation a matter of performance instead of a gift of mercy and grace on the basis of faith alone. He was doing just fine with the brothers in Antioch — until, that is, some Jewish church members came up from Jerusalem. Before they arrived, he was eating happily with uncircumcised non-Jews in the local fellowship. Paul spotted his craven behavior and let him have it in front of these judgmental visitors.
As also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction. Romans There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit…. Hebrews Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. Genesis Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it : he went up to my couch. Exodus ,6 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment : …. Deuteronomy Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.