Gospel Enigma: Why are Christians preaching Paul’s gospel, when Jesus preached a brilliant Gospel of his own?

Question by Lakely: Gospel Enigma: Why are Christians preaching Paul’s gospel, when Jesus preached a brilliant Gospel of his own?
Jesus preached a perfectly brilliant Kingdom Gospel about a “treasure hid in a field.” And he asked everyone to “seek ye first” this kingdom. He wanted everyone to find this hidden treasure.

So why have Christians decided to preach Paul’s blood for sin gospel, when Jesus preached a perfectly brilliant gospel of his own?

My source… and for the details that support this question… http://gospelenigma.com

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Jesus also said he was to die for our sins……the accounts of Paul are totally compatible with the teachings of Jesus.

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14 thoughts on “Gospel Enigma: Why are Christians preaching Paul’s gospel, when Jesus preached a brilliant Gospel of his own?”

  1. SORRY…. YOU are In Error !

    (Mark 12:24) And answering Jesus said to them, Do you not err because of this, not knowing Scriptures, nor the power of God?

    Christ Jesus… and … Paul… PREACHED THE SAME GOSPEL !

    (Acts 26:18) in order to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the authority of Satan to God, so that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me [JESUS].

    …. AND……

    (2Corinthians 5:17-to-21) So that if any one is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

    (2Co 5:18) And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

    (2Co 5:19) whereas God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and putting the word of reconciliation in us.

    (2Co 5:20) Then we are ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as God exhorting through us, we beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

    (2Co 5:21) For He has made Him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

    Thanks for NOT Asking !

  2. Saint Paul’s Gospel has class!!!…

    Saint Paul is about the only person in the Bible accusing Eve (NOT ADAM!) for the “Original Sin”™. Although he says that women will be saved only if they are good at making babies! Nuns need not to apply!* (*they ought to run to their superior clergy to protest! Jesus loves the little children of the world and the nuns deny him that pleasure… that is so bad!!! Jesus never said that he loves any virgin. We know that he loves to have his feet extensively kissed by any prostitute! No virgin ever got near him!)

    I Timothy 2:14-5 (NIV) And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. BUT WOMEN WILL BE SAVED THROUGH CHILDBEARING – if (big… “IF”…) they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

    Besides you must remember that Saint Paul completed in his own body the sufferings that were needed to please God the Father’s sadistic pleasure for Holy Justice…

    God the Son Jesus Christ was in the Garden of Gethsemane sweating drops of blood in desperate need of a comforter. Jesus was terribly scared to die for anybody! But God the Holy Ghost, a.k.a. “Another Comforter” was nowhere to be found! Instead an angel creature of God showed up (with a box of napkins?)

    Luke 22:44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

    Hebrews 5:7-8 (NIV) During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered

    So you see, Jesus was really scared to die. Christians are sold on the idea that “Jesus did it all, but that’s not true! Saint Paul came along later on and finished whatever pain Jesus still had to suffer in his flesh…

    Colossians 1:24 (NIV) Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.

    God rewarded Saint Paul with the “STIGMATA”. He was the first Christian to get it.

    Galatians 6:17 (NIV) Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

    So thanks to Saint Paul Christianity is a thriving religion in the world today!

  3. Your question stems from a modern fallacy often known as “Paulism”. Paulism has it that the apostle Paul preached his own gospel and that it differed from the gospel of Jesus. But if we are to believe that Paul preached some other gospel, we must also assume that the other apostles did so as well. The mistake can only be made in the West. The Indian Orthodox Church was founded at the same time as the Western Churches, though in its earliest years was never influenced by the writings of Paul. Yet their theology and doctrines are the same as any of the other early Churches.

  4. friend, it is an enigma to me how anyone can take that story as the “gospel”.

    The story uses half-truths and cherry-picks scripture.

    It will lead people astray. I pray that you will not be one of them.

    god bless

  5. I have always wondered this since I was a kid and saw that while some of Paul’s writing is beautiful, some of it annoyed the heck out of me– like the sexism. I stick with Jesus.

  6. Okay, I went to the link you provided for “gospelenigma.com” and saw so many errors, that I wouldn’t even know where to begin to counteract these horrible conclusions of that author. I just answered a question dealing with false prophets and believe me, this author is one of them.
    Jesus did choose Paul:
    Gal 1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

    to replace Judas, the traitor, and He taught Paul Himself in Arabia
    Gal 1:17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
    He was later accepted by the Jerusalem council of the other apostles because they saw he had been anointed by God to preach to the Gentiles/heathens:
    Act 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
    Act 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
    Act 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
    Act 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
    Act 13:49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.

    2Pe 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

    I almost have the feeling you are the author in disguise, to get people to read your tirade.

  7. Ok, have scanned through the entire website. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Now, what shall I say? Would you reject the rest of the books in the New Testament in favour of only Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, just because of this book “Gospel Enigma” written by someone called E. J. Elsesser?

    Yes, we need to study the Bible for ourselves, so since you asked, here are some answers…

    According to Gospel Enigma:
    “Hmmm, so Paul took a different position on two topics. He said we can be adopted by God, and Jesus said we are actually children of God. A real child of God and an adopted child sounds like a different position on our relationship to God.”

    Now let’s compare the Scriptures:
    “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12)

    “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you receive the Spirit of sonship by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father’.” (Romans 8:15, NIV)

    It is unfortunate that the word “sonship” was mistranslated as “adoption” in some translations. But Paul was saying Christians are children of God.

    According to Gospel Enigma:
    “And on top of that, Paul was not preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God as Jesus taught it. He came up with something else!”

    According to the Bible:
    Jesus said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation, nor will they say, See here! or See there! For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)

    “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17)

    Both assert that the kingdom of God is within us believers, since the Holy Spirit dwells in us. So both Jesus’ and Paul’s teachings are in perfect agreement.

    Even if we decide to stick to only Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we cannot ignore the truth that Jesus came into the world to give His life as a sacrifice for the sins of the world, to redeem us from sin and death. When John the Baptist saw Jesus, he cried out, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)

    Jesus Himself spoke of His own sacrifice at the cross in Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Hence, Paul also wrote by the Holy Spirit that “there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time”. (2 Timothy 2:5-6)

    If the harmony of the truth of the gospels in the four gospel accounts and Paul’s letters to the church isn’t sufficient for you, we can refer to Peter’s letters. Peter wrote that “our beloved Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to him, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.” (2 Peter 3:16) As for the Acts of the Apostles, even Luke – who wrote the gospel account according to Luke – described how the apostle Paul came to know the Lord Jesus Christ, and received the commission to preach the gospel to the Gentiles.

    So, at the end of the day, we can all agree that the Bible is our best source of information. Do test everything – not what I wrote, or other people wrote – we need to ask the Holy Spirit who is our Teacher to guide us into all truth. God bless you, brother Lakely.

  8. Jesus was circumcised…

    Genesis 17:10 (Genesis 17:10-14)

    This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised.

    Paul said No,

    1 Corinthians 7:18-19

    Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.

    Galatians 5:2

    Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.

    Which one do you follow?

  9. Pst: Division & Not Peace isn’t Grace & Peace.

    Grace(not law) unto you, and peace(not division),
    from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Judging others is “inexcusable”: self condmening,
    and such has notable Romans 2 consequences:
    indignation and wrath, tribulaton and anguish.

    The GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ with you all. Amen.

  10. I don’t understand. Why would anyone want to close adoptions? The less homeless children the better the country would be! What..I don’t..

  11. But… (and this is my personal view as someone who currently volunteers in South Korean orphanages at present) there are many, many children who may never experience the feeling of belonging, love and security of a family if the Korean government’s plans are successful. I recognise that they hope that by 2016 the number of children being adopted abroad will have reduced but all they will be doing is packing more and more children into their orphanages.

  12. I fully understand that there have been those who have not had a positive experience of being adopted internationally… and yes… it is right that their voices are heard and that measures are taken to protect future adoptees from such experiences.

  13. wonder how many negative videos you got of inter racially adopted childeren, who lost their voice, language, culture, sense of identity and of those videos how many you chose to ignore and put aside? good on the korean government for listening to the few brave adoptees who found their voice and courage to speak their truth

  14. This is so one sided, ignore the thousands who are abused, hurt, and lied to? How can this be a voice of love? I whole heartedly disagree. Your actions ensures that children will be adopted- it ignores WHAT can be done to ensure children can grow up in THEIR society, their language, their mothers. Social programs such as paternity testing,mandated child support and womens rights are largely ignored. I was a orphan, I worked in 3 orphanages in Korea…you paint a picture that is one sided.

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