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Misunderstanding  the Apostle Paul

Paul;
Romans 6:1 "What shall we say then? Shall we persist in sin that grace may abound? By no means!"


Paul;
Romans 3:31 "Do we then abolish the Law by this faith? Of course not! Instead, we uphold the Law"


Paul;
Romans 7:22 "For I delight in the Law of Elohim according to the inward man"


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This page is about the apostle Paul, and the misunderstandings that people have concerning him and his writings.
I've been editing this page, so excuse some repetitiveness that has not been cleaned up and trimmed out yet.



Paul says multiple things that those unlearned in the scriptures will struggle to understand in the correct context, and modern Christianity aggressively makes use of his words out of the correct context to spread their doctrines of lawlessness.
 
They force interpretations onto Paul's words, telling their listeners that Paul meant many lawless things and that he was in full support of their doctrines of lawlessness, but the truth of the matter is that he did not support such doctrines, and countless claims they make do not even fit to the context if you actually take the time to test them and listen to what Paul is saying.


People are very quick to run to Paul's letters, especially with certain modern translations, to try and support their wickedness and their choice to intentionally disobey and ignore YHWH's word, but they're taking it all out of context and twisting his words to say things that he never said or meant.

They over focus on sections they like, and ignore those that they do not want to think about much, and will just parrot the things they've been told. They're ignoring the moments of his letters where he basically tells his listeners not to take his words the wrong way, not to take his words in the exact ways as modern Christianity is doing. He actually clarifies more than enough so that we do not take him the wrong way but understand his wisdom that he is trying to share in the correct light and context.






There is a misconception that the Apostle Paul's name was Saul but then had his name changed to Paul and that it had some significant meaning behind it.
 The Bible doesn't say that at all, it's just something else that is assumed and then passed around like it was actually in the Bible.

The Bible doesn't say anything about that, but at Acts 13:9 it says his name was Saul, who was also called Paul.

His name was possibly the Hebrew "Shaul", the same name as the 1st King of Yisrael, but Greek does not have "sh" in it, so they would write Shaul as Saul.

Since most modern people know him as the apostle Paul, this is what I am going to call him by on this website.





There are 14 epistles contained inside of the New Testament that the apostle Paul wrote to certain people.
 An "epistle" is a letter/message.

The epistles of Paul are letters such as what you may write today, and then mail to a person or group.
 They did not have things like telephones or E-mail in those days, this is 1 of the ways people used to communicate long-distance in the past.


It seems that out of the entire Bible, these letters from Paul are quoted from most heavily by modern leaders to attempt to support their traditions of lawlessness with, and they use the words of Paul out of context and misunderstood.

Paul says things that are easily misunderstood to those who are not truly reading to understand what is true and to those who are not reading the texts in their entirety.


The wicked world takes those misunderstood teachings and they rebuke the words of the Messiah with them, and they even try to rebuke the words of YHWH with them, as if the man Paul, if he really was saying those things, is more to be feared and followed than YHWH. Anyone who goes against YHWH is false and wicked.

From Paul himself;

Paul;
1 Corinthians 1:13 "Is Messiah divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?"









The names of the letters Paul wrote are;

"Romans"
"1 Corinthians"
"2 Corinthians"
"Galatians"
"Ephesians"
"Philippians"
"Colossians"
"1 Thessalonians"
"2 Thessalonians"
"1 Timothy"
"2 Timothy"
"Titus"
"Philemon"
"Hebrews"


The titles of his letters indicate who they were written to, like "Romans" is a letter to the Romans, and "1 Timothy" does not mean it was written by Timothy as some may mistakenly assume, but it is a letter from Paul to Timothy.






The way I like to get started on this point is with words from the disciple Peter.

Peter was 1 of "the 12" disciples of the Messiah, who were with him during his ministry on the earth.
 Some mistakenly think Paul was 1 of "the 12", but he wasn't. There is also a misconception that Paul took the place of the disciple Judas who betrayed Yahushua and lost his spot, but that is not true either.
 
Matthias took the place of Judas as 1 of "the 12". (Acts 1:15)
 They made sure to pick a man who had been with the Messiah the entire time of his ministry, Paul did not meet those requirements as 1 of the true witnesses of the Messiah's ministry, he actually was a Pharisee then who worked to persecute those who were following the Messiah, and he later was called by the Messiah and repented from persecuting the people.
 When Stephen(Acts 6:8) was being murdered, Paul actually was there in support.

Acts 22:19 "And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him"

 

It was after the Messiah's sacrifice and these other things that the Messiah called Paul out of his blindness and he repented from his blind actions against the righteous.
 Paul actually shares the wisdom needed to help someone like a Pharisee wake up just like he did, and sadly those things that will open the eyes of a Pharisee(Judaism) are being distorted to teach Lawlessness with.
 


Now, back to Peter.
 Peter actually gives us a warning about Paul and the letters that he had written!;

2 Peter 3:15 "Even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written to you, as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things which are some hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable twist as they do also the other scriptures to their own destruction.
You therefore beloved seeing you know these things before hand, beware for fear you also are led away with the error of the lawless and fall from your own steadfastness"




How many of you who have been involved in man-made denominations were even aware that the Bible included such a warning concerning Paul's words?

Have you been letting lawless men tell you and your family what Paul teaches?

Are you or someone you know unlearned in the Bible yet going out and telling others the meanings of Paul?

Peter's warning is something to take serious, if you allow the world to lead you astray then that path leads to failure and death.

Also realize, to misrepresent Paul is to bear false witness on him, and is a great wrong towards him.


So now that you have been warned about confusing and hard to understand letters from Paul, that unlearned and lawless people twist to their own and others destruction
, I will move forward.


2 Peter 3:17 "Therefore beloved seeing you know these things before hand, beware for fear you also are led away with the error of the lawless and fall from your own steadfastness"








The Apostle Paul in the Bible is first specifically mentioned in the book of Acts.

The Apostle Paul is known as the apostle to the gentiles, and he shared to many gentiles, helping them come to the truth and be grafted into Yisrael through Yahushua the Messiah.

A gentile means someone who is of a different nation or group of people than Yisrael, basically a foreigner, a non-Hebrew.

The writings that we see from Paul in the Bible are mostly written to gentiles.

Paul;
Romans 11:13 "Now I am speaking to you gentiles, inasmuch as I am indeed an apostle to gentiles"








The truth is, Paul never taught anyone to stop keeping the Law of
YHWH, but he actually taught us to keep the Law of YHWH or you are eternally lost, just like the rest of the Bible teaches.

Paul even plainly tells us that if we intentionally break the Law then we are profaning the blood of the new covenant and outraging the spirit of grace!

(You've probably heard some insane teachings on grace if you've let modern pastors teach you their doctrines, and if you have, you likely have some relearning to do.
 A simple way to enlighten others to how they're behaving wickedly after the Father has been gracious to them is compare it to a person who breaks a law of their government.
 For example, imagine you are caught by the police for intentionally exceeding the speed limit and you have to go before a judge.
 The law that the judge follows has a punishment for a law breaker such as yourself, but it is in his power to be gracious to you and give you another chance, and not put you under that law.
 Now imagine that he does give you another chance and shows grace to you. After that, since the judge showed grace to you, does that mean you can now exceed the speed limit all that you desire? No! Of course not!
 And if you went out and drove recklessly like that right after the judge had mercy on you and decided to be gracious, you're insulting his grace and showing you wasn't worthy of it.
 Now imagine you do intentionally speed right after and you're caught again and come back under the law, you go before that same judge a 2nd time, how different will he handle the situation that time? You've just shown him you're not worthy of his grace, and you didn't appreciate it to where it moved you to obey.
 Now, apply this thinking to your actions against the Father and his Law for mankind. Do you come begging him to forgive you, yet continue in those things you need forgiveness for?
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Paul;
Romans 6:1 "What shall we say then? Shall we persist in sin that grace may abound? By no means!"









I'll touch on the common base misconception before I get started deeper on the subject to waste no time in helping you see what is true.

Take a moment to think about this so that it can sink in,
the point of many of Paul's words that are being misused by false teachers are not to say stop keeping the commandments of the Father and to angrily rebuke those people who keep the Law.

The actual point Paul is making is towards those who are pridefully saying they do not need the Messiah, and those men are thinking or claiming that they can be saved in other ways without the Messiah.
 They make claims such as they will be saved if they keep commandments, or simply from being circumcised, and so on.

He is saying things to help those people realize that's not how they become saved by YHWH, and they can't save themselves.
 They need the Messiah just as much as anyone else because they've not been perfect and they need to be atoned for, and this is how YHWH has chosen to bless us with atonement and righteousness for everlasting life in his new covenant with Yisrael.

A soul has to be free of sin and keep the Law perfectly his whole life to deserve life, and they had not, and neither have we.
 So that leaves us unworthy, and in need of hope.

The Messiah, the son of YHWH, was sin free and perfect, he kept the Law perfectly, and he sacrificed himself for us!
 No man is on that same level as the Messiah, the true king of Yisrael!


Paul is not saying to stop obeying our creator's instructions, which should be obvious as no such statement exists, so when he says righteousness is not by the Law, you can now realize he is telling these people that there is nothing they could ever do to make themselves perfect and righteous, they have broken the Law before and they need the Messiah to obtain salvation and be purified.

Paul's point is not even on the subject of whether we should be keeping the Law or not, it's on if we need the Messiah or not.
 Please understand those are 2 totally different things.

Now this is just 1 of the basic misconceptions over Paul, but I will get to the others.

Once you remove the denominational filters from your eyes, and take the time to fully realize the context, and accept the Bible for what it really says, you will be able to see so clearly.
 I will come back on this subject in a moment.







Many people who are teaching and preaching that Paul tells us to stop keeping the Law of YAH, are doing so because they completely misunderstand and twist what Paul is saying, and they've not read in full to really realize how what they're saying does not add up at all, and the truth always adds up correctly.

There is also likely those who are simply a wolf, who does not really care about the truth, and will speak lies, or they're just repeating what others want to hear so they can make a living in the congregations or gain things from congregations such as money, relationships, respect and honor, etc..

It may have been devils who have planted these false teachings in modern congregations, and the people are not hearing the Word of YHWH to know they are being tricked, though it may be a test from YHWH as well, so let us pass this test by studying for it.







You do not have to be blessed with great intelligence to figure the truth out.
 With Paul, all it takes to see that he is nothing like modern Christian teachers are saying he is, is a basic understanding of YHWH and his Word, and reading Paul's writings in full from the beginning, in context, and examining his true words and meaning, not ignoring anything.

His true words are consistent with the rest of the Bible, but if you start cutting words out and pasting them together with other cut out words, and turning a blind eye here and there, only looking at them through a filter, you can create many different false teachings from his words.
 Think about how someone could twist your own words by doing things like that, and even easily cause others to misunderstand you and get opposite meanings of your statements.







Now, If someone truly thought Paul was teaching contrary to the Law of
YHWH and his words, yet was still following him and even rejecting the Law because Paul told them to, then there is a huge problem there.

They should be rejecting him, because we have been taught all through the Bible to never turn aside from the commandments of our Father
YHWH, and we're taught the same thing by Yahushua the Messiah.

If someone does not reject Paul when they think he is teaching to ignore the word of Elohim and do what is evil, then they are obviously choosing man over
YHWH, the Elohim of elohim.

Paul;

1 Corinthians 1:13 "Is Messiah divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?"



In fact, those in modern Judaism(Pharisees), some of the very ones who can greatly benefit from Paul's wisdom and be saved from blindness, are not hearing his words, because they know any man who teaches against the obeying of YHWH is false, and modern Christianity is telling them that Paul says to stop obeying YHWH.
 It's really sad when you think about it..





There is a big misunderstanding of Paul's writings, mainly because people do not take the time to know the context and what he was speaking against or on.
 They also have this attitude that they already know all about what it says, or that they know all that they need to know, so they just quickly skim over things when they do act like they're reading, which helps cause them to not grasp any depth of the words.

Paul's writings were letters he wrote to specific groups of people, so this is one point in understanding why there is confusion, since most people do not take into consideration he is speaking to a 2000 year old specific group of people with specific words relevant to them and their situations, and many modern Christian teachers completely leave this out and will try to make you think the letter was written directly to you personally, with you and what you know at the moment in mind.

Some even take these letters of Paul and say "it's the word of God".
 When they do this, they may cause others to not realize really what these writings are and the context, and who Paul was.
 They may take them as being like scriptures such as Genesis and Exodus, when they're not.

Paul speaks by his own judgments occasionally, that is not the words of Elohim but man.
 Though he makes sure to let us know when it's just something from him, so we know.
 Paul is not Elohim, and he is not an authority over us able to give us commands.

Context is needed to make use of Paul's wisdom correctly.





Paul knew that man only had salvation through
Yahushua the Messiah, and there were others, such as the Pharisees(Today this same group is known by the name "Judaism"!), that rejected the Messiah and his teachings, and they were foolishly saying they did not need the Messiah to be saved or gain eternal life.
 They rejected the gospel, what they really were rejecting was YHWH our Father and the very scriptures they claimed to follow, for they foretold everything.
(Just like the denominations today of modern Christianity, they also follow men instead of YHWH, and break his Law and look over his will.)


The Pharisees back then were sabotaging others and teaching as if it was enough if you were circumcised and then a person would be saved with eternal life, or as if that you could gain eternal life through the Law alone, by doing works.
They were trying to brainwash the people into thinking Yahushua was not the Messiah, and that he was not scriptural, and that the New Covenant foretold to us in the scriptures was not scriptural!
 
They basically were falsely teaching to cling to them for eternal life, and sadly many people then, and many still today, have fallen victim to the evils of these men.

If the people had learned from and followed the Messiah and his disciples, the people would have woken up and rejected the Pharisees, and quit following, honoring, and praising them.
 They do not take kindly to such a thought.

(I would like you to know that the leaders of the Pharisees today boast about being descendants of these people spoken of in the "New Testament"! Do not forget, the Messiah has warned us of them, saying beware the leaven of the Pharisees!)


While these men like to act as if they're very wise, anyone should be able to see through their foolish thinking, it's illogical to think circumcision alone could truly save you, and that would contradict the scriptures, it's not scriptural.
 Also while saying the Law could save them, they had broken the Law.
 Paul surely knew this very well too, the Pharisees were not even keeping the Law and had added to and subtracted from YHWH's Law extensively which is also a sin.
 So their "law" was not even the actual Law.
 
So in addition to him knowing better that we can't be saved by the Law, he also had this information he was aware of and understood, that the Pharisees were following commandments of men that went against the actual truth and Law.
 So, when modern Christianity may read Paul saying something against these blind and burdensome man-made commandments and traditions, they jump to the conclusion he is talking about the Law of YHWH, and in great error they start trying to rebuke the Word of YHWH and those who would follow it!
 




Paul's responses to these situations and false teachings in his letters are what mostly confuse others into thinking strange things, and following evil denominations that they actually think is a denomination of light and righteousness.
(Let me say it again, Depart from denominations! They're snares that blind you.)

They're being taught by their beloved leaders that Paul is attacking the Law of YHWH, which is not true, and has nothing to do with the truth.


Allow me to interject some scriptures yet again to drill this into your mind.
 Listen to what is written, do not allow worldly men to influence you to not take what is written to heart, or to look over the parts they do not want you to focus on.;


Paul;
Romans 7:22 "For I delight in the Law of Elohim according to the inward man"

Paul;
Romans 7:12 "Therefore the Law is holy, and the commandments holy and righteous and good"

2 Peter 3:15 "Even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written to you, as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things which are some hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable twist as they do also the other scriptures to their own destruction.
You therefore beloved seeing you know these things before hand, beware for fear you also are led away with the error of the lawless and fall from your own steadfastness"







Back on track, Paul was
making points against those people who were rejecting the Messiah's sacrifice for the pardoning of their sins and who were acting as if they didn't even need such a thing.
 He was opening their eyes, to teach them they do indeed need cleansed, and that they've missed a large portion of realization from the scriptures.

Paul's words are not an attack at people who obey the Law, they're an "attack" at people who make claims they don't need the Messiah and can be saved another way, and teach others such things.
 
Think about that for a moment, and if you truly understand this now, you are going to understand Paul better and begin seeing that what he was actually talking about was rather obvious all along!
 Modern people have had blinders forced onto them which makes them miss such obviousness, this, and the fact they've not seriously sought YHWH and knowledge , and do not actually read and study the scriptures but instead have I'll do "just enough" attitudes which keeps them from really even knowing what just enough even is.

After all, you didn't really believe Paul was rebuking people for helping the fatherless, widows, and needy, did you?
 You didn't really think he was rebuking those who were not murdering the innocent, who were not committing adultery, not stealing, not polluting the name of YHWH, not worshiping and serving idols and devils, and not bearing false witness ruining other people's lives, not hating foreigners, and not doing evil to their neighbors, not committing perversions with animals, not charging people interest on loans, not aborting innocent children, etc.., did you..?!


It is truly very odd, but that is the basic teachings of modern Christianity when you weigh them out, and the doctrines are actually of the satan.
 They'll tell you with a smirk that Paul wants you to sin and to throw away your copy of instructions from YHWH delivered to us by him, his instructions he told us to keep forever and to remember and we would be blessed in life.





1 of the things that should make it obvious to everyone modern Christianity is confusing what Paul is saying, is that if you accept what they're claiming, then suddenly many contradictions and issues arise, but if you understand correctly and in context, there is no contradiction, but flowing harmony.
 I will take 1 example of this from the misconceptions section, the modern Christians would have you believe that Paul at 1 point taught you're damned, foolish, and mutilators of flesh if you circumcise yourself, yet, Paul was circumcised, and he even took Timothy(who was even a Greek by paternal heritage) and circumcised him.

Here is what they will show you trying to convince you to hate the Word of YHWH;
Paul;
Galatians 5:2 "Behold, I Paul do say to you, that if you be circumcised, Messiah shall profit you nothing"

Here is a verse that shows a severe contradiction;
Acts 16:3 "Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him"

Here is another verse that shows a severe contradiction;
Paul;
Romans 3:1 "What advantage then is there in being a Yisraelite, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way!"

Is there an issue here?
Is there a contradiction?

The unlearned will indeed think there is an issue here, and the way modern Christianity is clipping verses and leaving out the whole picture definitely helps cause a person to stumble into being under the wrong understanding.
 But please now recall what I have shared to you just earlier about Paul and the common base misconception being used by evil ones.
 You should know better, that no man of Elohim would speak evil of the Word of Elohim, and Paul at some places was speaking against men who were rejecting Yahushua and making such claims that they would be saved, and justified in the end, through circumcision and laws alone.
 Remember Paul was in no way saying the Law was not to be kept when he replied to those people.

Paul;
Galatians 5:2 "Behold, I Paul do say to you, that if you be circumcised, Messiah shall profit you nothing"


Paul;
Galatians 5:4 "
You are severed from Messiah you who would be justified by the Law"

That is the context!
 Understand, context is very important, and is missing inside of modern denominations and religions.
 Open your eyes now and don't let the devils drag you down to hell with them.

As you can see, Paul did not really say circumcision severs you from the Messiah, but those who are trying to be justified by circumcision are severing themselves from the Messiah.
 
Modern Christianity falsely says keeping the commands is what severs you,
but Paul says seeking a way to the Father other than through Yahushua our true Passover lamb severs you.
 Amein!
 






The Pharisees were very common in Paul's life and those whom he spoke to, and he himself had even been a Pharisee.

Acts 26:4 "My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Yerusalem is known by all the Jews, They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest denomination of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee"



Like I've mentioned before, the Pharisees are still around today, however they are now known as "Judaism".

It's important for us to understand Judaism/Pharisee'ism is not from YHWH, but is a man-made denomination that wants us to follow and praise men rather than Elohim.

I find it to be an offensive to the Truth thing when people refer to those in "Judaism" as the "Jews", when that is not how you define a true Jew, or a true Hebrew, and it's not how you define 1 of Elohim's people!
 
Though do know that the Pharisee leaders of course want you and others to say and think such a thing, that they are the true Jews, and they will then show you all the positive things mentioned in scriptures about Jews and try to get you to link those things with them.
 In reality it's identity theft, and trying to forcibly take blessings that they're not entitled to according to the scriptures.
 Their actions actually land them in the curses section of the scriptures, and the parts that say they're cut off from Yisrael and being Elohim's people, not part of Yisrael, not true descendants of Abraham but are children of the satan.
(Please do not err and take the actions of a few wicked men and then call all Hebrews bad things and claim they're all of the satan. It is evil to punish the innocent for the wrongs of the wicked!
 Remember, I myself am a Hebrew and I am warning you of these things.
Also my little sweet innocent daughter who is also a Hebrew by the flesh and heart, why should she be victim to racism and attacked when she did not do these wrongs to anyone but even in her youth tries to teach others to follow YHWH and his Son over worldly men?
 Do not be a blind racist, but look at the hearts of all people, be against bad and evil no matter what it outwardly is appearing as at that time.)


Yahushua the Messiah was a true Jew(Yahudi), and he had no part of the deception of the Pharisees, but warned us about it so we would not fall victim to them.

To those in modern Christian societies, to help you understand this better, think of 1 of the thousands of modern Christian denominations, now imagine that 1 sect claiming they're the only true Christians in the world despite them not even following the Bible, and then laughing in the face of other denominations when they claim they're christian too. This is the deception of "Orthodox Judaism".


Paul had certain subjects in mind that are not obvious to a casual reader and we have to take into consideration which people he was speaking to, what was their society like and what was common practice in some of their wicked heathen towns.

 

So, when you read his sections that seem weird to you, keep all of this in mind, he is mainly trying to teach the Law alone can't save us because if we mess up a single time then we are not saved but lost, and we all have fallen short.

Paul;
Romans 3:23 "For all did sin, and are come short of the glory of Elohim"



He was not saying the Law was done away with, and in fact you will find no such verse from him saying stop keeping the Law, but simply proclaiming the truth, that
Yahushua saves us and is how man must gain eternal life and everlasting righteousness, not being circumcised or tithing or etc...
 Abraham was saved before he was even circumcised.. through his faith he was saved and then afterwards he was circumcised.

(Now if Abraham refused to obey the instruction of YHWH after all of that to be circumcised, Would he still have been righteous?
 Him obeying showed his faith.
Those who have no faith do not obey.
 I am telling you many modern Christians are lacking faith, and are like a form of atheist.
 They're putting on acts, and going through traditions for the sake of "just in case..".
 They're doing just enough that their lacking faith will allow, going to a denomination to play and socialize and feast on food they love, is easy, easy even if you're an atheist. Though 1 thing that the atheists find it difficult to do is perfectly devote themselves to the Law of Elohim.
Now if you share the Bible's real words to where they truly see it says to keep the Law, their true self that they may have not even realized was there may show when they may even bluntly say they know it says to keep the Law but they're still not going to.
 Their faith is not there so they're not willing to do that much.
For the people like this it's much easier on them to just refuse to acknowledge the Bible says to keep the Law, otherwise they would be exposed to just be using others and the congregations, and they may not want to give up their sins that they love.
 Do not let these covert godless people lead you astray! Test their hearts to help you see even more clearly who you should be allowing to influence you and your family.
 The dark world is out on a rampage to eat everyone's faith up, and is succeeding. To those people who are Lawless due to lacking faith, they should take the time and focus on fixing their faith, they're not hopeless, they just need to seek, and they will find. I have that subject in the works on page 23 "Lacking Faith & Atheism".)

 






It is rather important to understand the Pharisees if you want to understand the "new testament" fully and know what is going on.
 The Pharisees are what we call today "Judaism". Pharisee'ism has changed some over these 2000 years and does look different, but it is still basically the same.
 I will try to share more on this on page 8.





Also, once again let me say, keep in mind the scriptures in the "Old Testament" makes it clear all through it that anyone who speaks against the law of YHWH is a false prophet or teacher and someone we should reject since they're wicked.
 So if Paul is teaching contrary to YHWH and what the Father has told us, then he is false. That would make him false no matter what he says, and no matter how good his teachings sound to us, and now matter how well it fits to selfish desires of the flesh.


Isaiah 8:20 "To the Law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them"




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Points.


I'll now get to some points that people have been being blind to.
 
Here is the Truth.
 Even after the Messiah ascended into the heavens and sat down at the right hand of
YHWH our Father and Creator;


Paul Loved the Law;
Paul;
Romans 7:22 "For I delight in the Law of Elohim according to the inward man"


Paul testified the will of Elohim is found in his Law(Remember Messiah at Matthew 7:21 said only those who do the will of the father will enter into the kingdom of the heavens), that those who are trained in the Law are a guide to the blind and a light to those in darkness, and they who are trained in the Law have the embodiment of knowledge and truth!;
Paul;
Romans 2:17 "But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the Law and boast in Elohim
, and know his will and approve what is excellent because you are instructed from the Law, and if you are sure that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and truth"


Paul said we know what Sin is by the Law and commandments of YHWH..
 Since of course sin means to transgress a commandment from the Law of YHWH!
(You can refer to 1 John 3:4 where the Disciple John plainly says that as well);

Paul;
Romans 3:20 "By the law is the full knowledge of sin"

Paul;
Romans 7:7 "I had not known sin but by the Law"


Paul said the Law and all of the commandments are holy and righteous and good.  Now recall Messiah's own words where he said it is proper for us to fulfill ALL righteousness(Matthew 3:15);
Paul;
Romans 7:12 "Therefore the Law is holy, and the commandments holy and righteous and good"

Paul;
1 Timothy 1:5 "The purpose of the commandment is love that issues from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith. But some have strayed and have turned aside to vain foolish sayings, desiring to be teachers of the Law, not understanding either what they are saying, or the things about which they make confident assertions. But we know that the Law is good if one uses it lawfully"


Paul says here all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law. He also says the doers of the Law will be the ones who are declared righteous(Modern Christians however will nullify that last half's importance on being doers of the Law by mixing it with Paul's other teaching that none have kept the law perfectly, so don't rely on that statement alone to convince anyone they should be keeping the law still);
Paul;
Romans 2:12 "For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned in the Law will be judged by the Law. For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before Elohim, but the doers of the Law who will be declared Righteous"


Paul said we keep the Law along with our faith in Yahushua the Messiah.
Now maybe the book of Revelation saying in the end times the Satan will make war with those keeping the commandments of YHWH and the testimony of Yahushua the Messiah will make sense to you!(Revelation 12:17);
Paul;
Romans 3:31 "Do we then abolish the Law by this faith? Of course not! Instead, we uphold the Law"


Paul still referred to the Law of YHWH for how he and others must behave in numerous ways, here is one example;
Acts 23:4 "Those who stood by said, Would you revile the high priest of Elohim? And Paul said, I did not know brothers that he was the high priest, for it is written, You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people"


Paul kept the entire Law of YHWH;
Acts 21:24 "Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everybody will know there is no truth in these reports about you but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law"

Acts 25:8 "Paul argued in his defense, “Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I committed any offense”

Acts 25:10 "But Paul said, I am standing before Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well"

Acts 26:2 "I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews, especially because you are familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently. My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Yerusalem is known by all the Jews, They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest denomination of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee"

Acts 28:17 "And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together, and when they were come together he said to them, Men and brothers, I having done nothing contrary to the people, or to the customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Yerusalem into the hands of the Romans"

Paul;
Philippians 3:4 "though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also, If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more, circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Yisrael of the tribe of Benjamin, a Yisraelite of Yisraelites, as to the law, a Pharisee, as to zeal, a persecutor of the assembly, as to righteousness under the law, blameless"


Paul kept the 7th day Sabbath, he plainly said the Sabbath remains, and, he told us to be diligent in keeping it;
Acts 13:42 "As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath"

Acts 17:2 "As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures"

Paul;
Hebrews 4:9 "So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of Elohim, for whoever has entered the rest of Elohim, has also rested from his works as Elohim did from his. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of Elohim is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart, and no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him, to whom we must give account"

Paul;
Hebrews 4:9 "There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of Elohim
"


Paul kept the Festivals of YHWH;
Acts 18:21 "But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this festival that comes in Yerusalem, but I will return again to you if Elohim will. And he sailed from Ephesus"

Acts 20:6 "And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them to Troas in five days, where we stayed seven days"

Acts 20:16 "For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia for he hurried, if it were possible for him to be at Yerusalem the day of Pentecost"

Paul;
1 Corinthians 5:7 "Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Messiah our Passover lamb has been sacrificed, let us therefore celebrate the festival not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth"

Paul;
1 Corinthians 5:8 "Let us therefore celebrate the festival not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth"


Paul seemingly took the vow of the Nazarite(Numbers 6:1-6, Numbers 6:13-21) and sacrificed at the temple and paid the expenses of others in sacrificing according as it was commanded in the Law of YHWH which really goes against modern Christian teachings! It also mentions him doing this so everybody will know there is no truth in the reports about him not being obedient to the Law of YHWH!;
Acts 18:18 "Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea because of a vow he had taken"

Acts 21:23 "So do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everybody will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the Law"

Acts 21:26 "The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them"

Acts 24:18 "While I was doing this, they found me purified in the temple, without any crowd or tumult. But some Jews from Asia"


Paul said the entire "OT" and old scriptures were to be used for rebuking, convicting, and teaching.
 Keep in mind when Paul is talking about scriptures he is not talking about his own letters! Men today may consider them scripture but they were not all collected and shared with the world and considered such back then;

Paul;
2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is breathed out by Elohim and profitable for teaching, to convict, for correction, and for righteous instructions"


Paul said if we deliberately break commandments we no longer have pardoning of sins through Yahushua the Messiah!;
Paul;
Hebrews 10:26 "For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the opposers"


Paul said to let none of the pagans pass judgment on you for keeping the Law!;

Paul;
Colossians 2:16 "Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath, which are a shadow of things to come, but the body of Messiah"



Paul said you gain life and peace if you are subject to the Law of YHWH!;
Paul;
Romans 8:6 "For to be 'of the flesh' minded is death, but to be 'spiritually' minded is life and peace because the 'of the flesh' mind is hostile against Elohim for it is not subject to the Law of Elohim, nor indeed can be. Those who are in the flesh are not able to please Elohim"


Paul said to not be yoked together with the people who are Lawless and that do not keep the commandments!;
Paul;
2 Corinthians 6:14 "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and Lawlessness have in common? What fellowship can light have with darkness?"


Paul was accused of being a ringleader of a sect called Nazarenes, when we look at history to see this so called  "sect", they were known for keeping all of the commandments of YHWH as well as the testimony of his Son Yahushua of Nazareth!
 As a note, Paul doesn't call it a sect, and it is not, but what is true for those who hope in Elohim;

Acts 24:5 "For we have found this man a plague, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world and is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes"


When Paul was 1st called to be an apostle, Messiah blinded him and he lost his sight, it makes a point to mention that Ananias who came and told Paul to regain his sight, and he did, was devout according to the Law!;
Acts 22:12 "And one Ananias, a devout man according to the Law, well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, came to me, and standing by me said to me, Brother Saul, receive your sight, and at that very hour I received my sight and saw him. And he said, the Elohim of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the righteous one and to hear a voice from his mouth, for you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard
"



Paul said in the End times, the Anti-Messiah who is the son of destruction will be Lawless and Yahushua the Messiah will kill him;
Paul;
2 Thessalonians 2:1 "Now concerning the coming of our Lord
Yahushua Messiah and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed either by a spirit, or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way, For that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of Lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called elohim or object of worship so that he takes his seat in the temple of Elohim proclaiming himself to be Elohim. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time, For the mystery of Lawlessness is already at work, Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way, And then the Lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Yahushua will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the Lawless one is by the activity of the Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the Truth and so be saved. Therefore Elohim sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the Truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness"







If your heart condemns you now, don't try to ignore it, but repent!
 Be obedient to
YHWH our Father and no longer rebel against him.
 There are still plenty more examples showing modern Christian teachings are not Biblical, continue on and consider all of them along with these points from Paul.

Seek Elohim with your heart, and read the Bible in full and in context, and your eyes will be opened.
 If you teach contrary to
YHWH and his commandments, then you are his enemy and a companion to wickedness and the Satan.

Paul;

Romans 6:19 "For just as you once presented your members as slaves to uncleanness and to lawlessness, leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, leading to sanctification"









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Misconceptions




I've moved this misconceptions section.
I have consolidated all of the misconceptions onto 1 page so that they're all together and easier to find without missing anything.

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Further Information





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For those who look at Paul as one of the highest men from the scriptures and choose Pauls words over YAH's, over the Messiah of YAH, and over the disciples of the Messiah, maybe it would be beneficial to realize;
 There were 12 apostles appointed by Yahushua the Messiah, and Paul while he may have been an apostle, was not one of "the 12".


Matthew 10:1 "And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;  Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him"



Those were "the 12", however Judas Iscariot betrayed the Messiah and lost his position as one of the 12. Some people mistakenly think that Paul took the place of Judas as the 12th apostle.

However in Acts chapter 1 the 12th apostle is replaced, and Paul does not even meet the requirements set forth to fill this position since he was not with Messiah from his baptism to his death to be a witness.

Matthias takes the place of Judas as the 12th;


Acts 1:15 "In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, Brothers the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus, For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry, (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlongd he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out, And it became known to all the inhabitants of Yerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood), For it is written in the Book of Psalms, '
May his camp become desolate', and, 'let there be no one to dwell in it', and, 'Let another take his office',
So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Yahushua went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection. And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias.
And they prayed and said, You Lord who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place, And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles"



The Messiah told the 12 that when he sits on his throne, that they will sit on 12 thrones judging the 12 tribes of Yisrael, which all true "Christians" are grafted into Yisrael, and they will be as a native and truly be part of a tribe, so this includes them.


Matthew 19:28 "Yahushua said to them, Truly I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Yisrael"



The new Yerusalem is going to have 12 foundation stones and on those foundation stones will each have the name of one of the 12 apostles. Paul's name will not be on a foundation stone.

I am not saying this to put Paul down, Paul's writings are important for us when they're understood in context, but I have come across so many modern Christians praising Paul far above everyone else, when they shouldn't be saying he is greater than the others.

















Paul;

1 Corinthians 1:10 "I appeal to you brothers, by the name of our Lord Yahushua the Messiah, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, I follow Paul, or I follow Apollos, or I follow Peter, or I follow Messiah. Is Messiah divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?"

Paul;
1 Corinthians 3:4 "For when one says, I follow Paul, and another I follow Apollos, are you not being merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed. As the Lord assigned to each, I planted, Apollos watered, but Elohim gave the growth so neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only Elohim who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are fellow workers of Elohim. You are the field of Elohim, you are building of Elohim"















There are many groups out there who reject Paul and label him as a wolf in sheep's clothing since while they keep the commandments and know they're to be kept, and they keep the testimony of Yahushua the Messiah, they also misunderstand Paul and assume he is saying exactly what most modern Christians are teaching that he says.
 These groups try and get people to reject Paul, and not read his writings. However as you can see from above, most of what they're assuming, is not correct. Also mistranslations may help cause them to reject Paul, as many translations are poorly worded and may say something that was not really said by Paul.

I will try to address their misconceptions here later, since it's not good for them to be bearing false witness on anyone including Paul, and damaging his name.

 






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