Just a quick observation, because it’s time:
Have you noticed that whenever a Mark Driscoll wannabe promulgates misogynistic nonsense he quotes only Paul?
And when a (presumably) well-intentioned pastor preaches on the leadership of men, he too exclusively quotes Paul.
Blogging pastors who warn Christian men against marrying 10 types of women also quote Paul.
And none of them quote Jesus.
Because Jesus didn’t say the stuff Paul said.
Some hard core Pharisees will say that Paul saying it is as good as Jesus saying it. I know because hard core Pharisees have argued that to me. But as of yet none of them have told me in a clear, non-convoluted way when Jesus gave Paul that kind of infallible authority. When He put Paul on par with the Holy Spirit, the Counselor whom He sent to guide us into all truth.
I can show them exactly when He warned us to beware the yeast of the Pharisees.
Paul was well-steeped in the teachings of the Pharisees. Well-steeped stains are tough to remove, in fact they never come entirely clean. Old habits die hard. And so it was with Paul.
Alas, some of the teachings of the Talmud – even the Babylonian Talmud – seeped, steeped and brewed into Paul’s teachings to the church. And the Talmud, as I hope you know, is not Scripture.
Yep, there I went again.
Someone had to say it.
If you’re new to this blog and you want the full gripefest, you can read Picking Your Paul, Chasing Kings, Passionate About Paul?, Winning the War on Women, Trickle Down Jesus, Go Anne, Uh oh!, You Have Got to Be Kidding Me.
Those ought to hold you for awhile…
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