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February 10, 2020

Ep.1112: Does the Apostle Paul Contradict Himself? (Part II): Contradictions Series

Continued examination of “self-contradicting” statements by Paul

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Was God or Satan stronger in Paul's ministry work?

Was Paul humble or arrogant?

Did Paul tell us to treat unbelievers rudely or kindly?

Why doesn't the Acts account match where Paul says he went?

Theme Scripture: Galatians 6:2,5

(See Part I of this topic.) In many ways, the Apostle Paul was like a magnet.  Over the last 2,000 years, his preaching, teaching and writing have attracted countless millions to seek out what being a Christian really means.  He was a leader in every sense of the word.  He lived his faith to Jesus Christ without reservation, and Christians throughout the age have been inspired by his example.  This same Apostle Paul was also a magnet for trouble.  His ministry way back then drew incredible conflict and persecution - it even led to his death.  Today the same controversy surrounds his legacy.  While so many of us cling to his example and teaching, others are repelled by him and label him as a self-contradicting, hypocritical deceiver.  Who is right?  Was Paul a teacher of truth or contradiction?

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  1. Dianne Jones
    Dianne Jones says:

    What did Jesus teach us about bearing each other burdens? To me this is one of the biggest issues with christianity they follow paul. Jesus never used the word christianity that word started with paul not Jesus. Who should we really be following paul or Jesus?

    • Christian Questions
      Christian Questions says:

      Thank you for your comments. Hopefully you will have had the opportunity to listen to our 4-part series on the Apostle Paul. We systematically went through many “contradictions” and objections some have above him and his teachings. (Please note, it doesn’t appear that Paul ever specifically used the term “Christian” either – see Acts 11:26, 26:28. Thank you for bringing up this point.) – Christian Questions

  2. Jovic Jovix
    Jovic Jovix says:

    The word Christian first appeared at Antioch, I don’t think it was Paul who introduced it but the crowds mainly, these guy’s were preaching Christ hence the depravity of the word Christian. And so, different tribes have many ways in many languages how they term Christians. So dont take it in the English Version perspective alone. The weightier issues matter, “Knowing the one true God and His only son Jesus*


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