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How Did Paul Teach

How did Paul teach & disciple to gentiles who were not familiar with Mosaic Law or Messianic prophecies?

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Paul's epistles set his position as the "Grace-giver" for this dispensation.

"For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
"if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

Christ gave Paul a personal new revelation, about God's purpose in the dispensation of grace. So he writes "the grace that is given to me of God, that I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles" (Rom 15:15,16).
To recognize the special place committed to Paul isn't to exalt the man Paul. It simply honors his God-given position as "our apostle."
---michael_e on 1/17/11

For those who did not know God or the writings of Moses, paul started by introducing them to God who created all things. then he spoke of the plan of redeemption.

Acts 17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said,
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands,

Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
---FRANCIS on 1/11/11

you definately have me confused with someone else. I dont believe in purgatory.
---CraigA on 1/10/11

Not sure what you are talking about. The post was written to Dueane
---John on 1/10/11

PastorJim, you definately have me confused with someone else. I dont believe in purgatory.
---CraigA on 1/10/11

Michael e, great help you put out there. It might help many who are asking the question whether Paul taught the same thing as Jesus. peace
---Mark_V. on 1/10/11


---Dueane on 1/9/11

Paul taught Gospel of the grace of God = The message given to the apostle Paul the apostle to the Gentiles in the dispensation of the grace of God, kept secret until revealed by the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

The details of this gospel include:
Salvation apart from Israel
Salvation apart from the law of Moses
Salvation apart from works of any kind
Water baptism is not a part of the message of grace
Justification based in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ in his death, burial and resurrection,immediate,
Ref: 1 Cor.1:17, Eph. 2:8,9, Rom 11, Rom 4:5, Rom3, Eph.1:13-14 etc., etc,. etc..
---michael_e on 1/9/11

Gee...Long time Dueane,

And I thought you've been "Raptured".

Well maybe it was Purgatory you were stuck in.
---John on 1/7/11

Welcome aboard Jay!
You should have seen Pastor Jim.
--- John

Did I just witness you speak of yourself in the third person?

Do you honestly think you are fooling anyone in the blogs by changing your name?

In the years Ive been posting here I have seen 1 person consistently substitute the O from God with a - and make reference to "POTLUCK" in every other response he gives. That person is you.

Why not just post with your original name instead of agreeing with yourself as "John"?
---Dueane on 1/7/11

MarkV. That was a great post. It is always refreshing to hear from those who are indeed Christian. You can discern them pretty easily not just here, but also out in the world. Perhaps its the Holy Spirit talking through them.

It gives me hope and joy that you and the few others are out there working for the Lord.
---John on 1/7/11


(Until you know the meaning of that statement, you will never see heaven)
---John on 1/6/11 --

Until you let the Spirit of CHrist live thru you and show his fruit, you will never see heaven, John.

Look at his life and how he treated sinners and look at yours. If they dont line up then you dont have him in your heart at all.
---CraigA on 1/7/11

John, your comments are very strong compare to anyone else who speaks here on line, but they are very true. The modern day Christian excepts most anything at the expense of God's love, and neglect the justice and wrath of God. God becomes distance to them to the point that He has no powers at all against man. They minimize hell and their rebellion against God. He is so distant from their lives that it does seem like they are still separated from Him many times in the way they answer. The passion to learn about God is not there at all. Very few know the attributes, nature and character of God. They only learn what they get from God if they make a confession of faith, not what they got by Grace that they didn't deserve in the first place.
---Mark_V. on 1/7/11

\\I speak of another world which you know nothing about and which you will not enter.\\

John, do you really expect us to believe that God has revealed the results of the Last Judgement to you already?

How are you able to bear the burden of knowing already who will be saved and who will not be?
---Cluny on 1/7/11

Welcome aboard Jay!

You should have seen Pastor Jim. He spoke like Paul against those who who wanted to hear "What Tickled their ears". The Carnal Pseudo Christians Who say..."lets all be frends/not judge". If you are a heretic they would not judge or offend you. So they welcome you as a brother in Christ. (They will soon welcome the Antichrist). Even knowing they dishonered and offend G-d Himself. But then again they never knew G-d and never cared to offend him. They only cared about receiving the Approval of Men. And so there was Gnashing of the teeth and pounding of the chest as they screamed at The Pastor until finally they could hear no more and stoned him.
---John on 1/6/11

Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice.
1Pet 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love, in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1Pet 3:15-16 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience, that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
---micha9344 on 1/6/11

I really love the intensity going on within this blog. You brothers are going to be some serious brothers in the ministry. Even the apostles had their moments of disagreement, and I'm glad this site allows a respectable level of realness to be expressed. Intelect and spirituality go hand in hand in ministry. You brothers compliment each other, and need to team up and kick devil butt.
---jay on 1/6/11

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CraigA, It seems my comments continue to fly over your head. You are a Carnal "Christian" by just observiing what your responces are to here and my other blog on Judaism.

You think I am talking about food and race. All are flesh. All are about this world which YOU love and en-JOY.

I speak of another world which you know nothing about and which you will not enter.


(Until you know the meaning of that statement, you will never see heaven)
---John on 1/6/11

John -- Bet no church ever made the mistake of asking you back again.
---Donna66 on 1/5/11

Every single church I spoke or preach at has not only invited me back, but many of there lay people and leader have travel far to see me speak as well.

My schedule is currently booked for the next 2 years.

---John on 1/6/11

John.. bitterness and constant anger are not fruit of the Spirit either. You appear to have a LOT of bitterness in you and over

You can choose to point out what people eat as a means to judge them, but do you honestly think God looks at a man's diet over how much he shows the love of Christ?
---CraigA on 1/6/11

John -- Bet no church ever made the mistake of asking you back again.
---Donna66 on 1/5/11

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Paul was a very educated man, and in fact, he was a teacher amongst his own people. He understood that learning is a process, and he delt with people accordingly. This is why he said,"When I was with the Jews I became a Jew, when I was with the Greeks I became a Greek, I bacame all things to all men that I may win some."
One of the biggest mistakes we make in ministry is thinking people are all receptive to the gospel in the same manner. It's impotant we know something about who we are ministering to - if possible. The central theme is Christ in our messege, and Christ address's ALL matters and cultures.
---jay on 1/5/11

its almost as though youd rather be angry than joyful.
Where is your joy? -CraigA

CraigA, I'm NOT a Fundi Pseudo Beorgouse Carnal "Christian". With 1 minute (Get out of Hell Ticket)sinners Prayer/then stuff your face with the Fatted Pig of Potluck. Where you have spiritual "Fellowship" like... MMMM! Emma that's good apple pie! Hey Bob how's your golf game.

You see My Joy is in Heaven. I do NOT live on this world as you do. For I follow the lifestyles of Jesus, The Prophet and Apostles whose life on this World (you find "Joyful") was miserable. For they found another world/severed this one YOU LOVE.

Those are Christians whose Joy you will never understand.

---John on 1/5/11

John you appear to be the type of Christian that leads people away from Christ.

Every post you make you are hating on one thing or another. Its almost as though youd rather be angry than joyful in Christ.

Where is your joy? Where is your love? Where is the very mercy that God gave you that you cant seem to extent to other people?
---CraigA on 1/5/11

chill, professor!
---aka on 1/4/11
NO AKA, This is a major crusade of mine. I've posted this issue 100s of times. I am speaking about WILLFUL ignorance. Well educated people who don't care to study scripture.
Christians are the MOST ignorant of all faiths.


1)Did Abraham hear this before he became President?
2) Was Jesus a Jew?
3) Martin Luther did a lot for the Blacks!
4) Is G-d in Thunder?
5) Who did Paul write to?

I can go on...

After seeing this from "Elders", just how far do you think they need to learn before even a basic understanding of scripture. This is prevalent in ever church I spoke.

---John on 1/4/11

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Becasue they can't argue facts with someone who is Educated and knowledgable...VERY SAD AND DISCUSTING!
---John on 12/24/10

Rev 1:5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood (John)

2Th 2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
2Th 2:17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. (Paul)

Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...

chill, professor!
---aka on 1/4/11

Define "Mosaic Law."
How does " Mosaic Law " differ from LAW OF GOD?
---francis on 1/4/11

Paul taught the Gospel of the grace of God,
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Col. 1:5,6. For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth.
Col. 1:23,... "and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven,..."
---michael_e on 1/1/11

Luke 1:67,69,71 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying...hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David...That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us,
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:30-32 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people, A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
John 8:12-13a Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said unto him...
---micha9344 on 1/1/11

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Paul's teaches we now know Christ in a different way.
Peter and the 11 knew Him as the King to reign on earth, we know Him (same Person) as the glorified Head of the body (Eph. 1:19-23).
Paul, by the Spirit, indicates a dispensational change has taken place, when he says:
"Wherefore HENCEFORTH know we no man after the flesh: yea, THOUGH WE HAVE KNOWN CHRIST AFTER THE FLESH, Yet NOW HENCEFORTH KNOW WE HIM NO MORE" (II Cor. 5:16).
Before that time men were expected to trust in Jesus as "the Christ, the Son
of the living God," the King to reign as God on David's throne. But with the
raising up of Paul, Israel's rejection of Christ was assumed and we trust the
rejected King as our glorified Lord and Savior.
---michael_e on 12/31/10

Acts 19:4-5 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
---micha9344 on 12/31/10

something paul did not preach was Acts 2:38
---michael_e on 12/30/10

Jesus died to save us from the consequences of OUR sin (hell)

Then He was raised from the dead to save us from the consequences of ADAM's sin (bodily death)

That's what Paul preached.
---James_L on 12/28/10

---kathr4453 on 12/29/10

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The first gentiles that Paul preached to were found in the Synagogues as what the Jews referred to as GOD feares. They would have been familar with the OT prophcies.

Others would at least know of who the Jews were and that they had scriptures. Many looked upon Jews as having a high moral standard.
---Samuel on 12/29/10

One thing Paul didn't do was give an info-mercial type pitch.

The modern-day pitch is "Come to Jesus, He can change your life"

Have you watched an info-mercial lately? They all have the same promise, whether it's a weight loss program, hair implants, pimple medicine, real estate investment, and even vacuum cleaners. They all promise to change your life.

If that's all Jesus has to offer, He's no better than a vacuumm cleaner.

Jesus died to save us from the consequences of OUR sin (hell)

Then He was raised from the dead to save us from the consequences of ADAM's sin (bodily death)

That's what Paul preached.
---James_L on 12/28/10

God gives us a pattern to follow, Paul, 12 Apostles to Israel and one Apostle, Paul, to the Gentiles.

To whom were the 12 sent? (Matt. 10:5-6)
To whom were the 12 NOT sent? (Matt. 10:5-6)
To whom were the 12 sent after the resurrection? (Matt. 28:19)
How far did the 12 get in their commission? (Acts 8:1 & 11:19)
After the final rejection of Christ by ISRAEL, to whom was Paul sent? (Acts 22:21)
Paul, guided by the Holy Spirit, says he was sent?
Rom 11:13 Gal 2:7-8
Eph 3:1,2,8 Col 1:25-27
1Tim 2:7 2Tim 1:11
Paul say we (Gentiles) are to follow
1Cor 4:15-16 1Cor 11:1
1Thess 4:1 1Tim 1:16
2 Tim 1:13, 2:2
We follow the Lord as we follow Paul
---michael_e on 12/28/10

Paul argued the facts and was NOT afraid of the Gospel truths, He was well educated in the Judaic roots and how it evolved to Christainity.


Paul would not say something stupid to the Gentiles like "Jesus Loves You!" interpretation... "I am IGNORANT and don't know how to argue against knowledgable secular people.

So instead knowing they know nothing about their faith. They instead become "cheap low life salesman" and prey upon The Vunerable (The Sick, The Drug addicts, Seniors, The Depressed, The desperate etc)

Becasue they can't argue facts with someone who is Educated and knowledgable.

---John on 12/24/10

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1Cor 9:19-23 For though I be free from all [men], yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews, to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law, To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with [you].
---micha9344 on 12/24/10

Paul didn't teach mosaic law or messianic prophecies.

1 Cor 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness,
1 Cor 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
---michael_e on 12/23/10

Paul was a controversial figure in his lifetime, even within the Christian movement. Paul wrote "All those in Asia have turned away from me" [2 Tim. 1:15]. Paul's achievement was to communicate in the Greco-Roman world, in terms it could understand. The gospel of Jesus and the gospel preached by Paul are not two gospels, but one....A gospel specifically addressed to sinners. Paul preached Jesus. Paul's gentiles hearers required that the message be presented in a different vocabulary from that which Jesus used in Galilee and Judea.....Jesus had critics, Paul had critics. You are always going to have critics...Paul, A GREAT MAN OF GOD+
---catherine on 8/13/10

This is a good post question.

There are two methods used to preach he gospel.

To those who knew of God ( the father) and holy spirit which were mainly jews and those who converted to judism, the message was Jesus is the promised messiah.

To the gentiles who did not know of God, Jesus or holy ghost. The messge was God the creator first, followed by Jesus the messiah, then God the holy ghost.

Example of preaching to gentiles: Paul on mars hill, and acts 19
---francis on 8/13/10

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For Apostle Paul ministered the Very Same as Apostle Peter.

God gave Apostle Peter The salvation message for Pentecost. God is Not 2 faced & to give Apostle Paul a diff message to preach. The other 11 Preached The Same as it was delivered to the Jewish people First by Apostle Peter on the day of Pentecost .
---Lawrence on 8/13/10

Preaching to Trust God.
instead of Trusting the Law.
---abraham on 6/19/08

Paul's preaching was scriptually and rationally.
---catherine on 10/29/07

Look at Luke's account of Paul's travels. In each new location where there was s Synagogue that was where Paul would preach first using the principles of Messianic Prophecies and Mosaic Law to convince the Jews there. When preaching to a gentile audience he did not have to use those rhetorical devices and simple preached the message of Christ the savior of Jew and non-Jew alike.
---Phil_the_Elder on 10/28/07

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He delivered unto them that which he had also received (1 Cor.15). Even Paul, when confronted with the revelation of Jesus Christ, had to drop those things which were behind and get off his high horse, hobby horse, and dead horse and become a vehicle of the revelation of Christ. Paul even says of himself regarding those "law days", "I did those things in ignorance."
---Linda6563 on 5/2/07

Just so you know Paul was a boring preacher, if he were alive today none of you would like him as a pastor and would probably fire him. Unless you were the one that fell out of the window when you fell asleep and he brought you back to life.
---Jared on 11/12/06

#9 Colossians 1:25-26 and Romans 16:25-26 confirms this same thought. This is the reason that Peter found Paul's writing as "hard to be understood." Paul's message had been hidden from Peter.
---Debbie on 9/14/06

#7 In Mark 1:14-15 and in Acts 18:28 and in Acts 19:8, they all preached the kingdom of God which includes all who accept Jesus as their savior, but the preaching to the Jews of the coming kingdom or millennium was different than that given by Paul to the Gentiles concerning the Church. Jesus revealed the complete and finished gospel that He wanted preached to the world, which was hid from previous generations, through the Apostle Paul.
---Debbie on 9/14/06

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#6 (9) And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me (Paul) and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen (Gentiles), and they unto the circumcision (Jews)." We must distinguish between what Jesus and His twelve apostles taught, and what Paul was given to teach.
---Debbie on 9/14/06

#5 Galatians 2:7-9. "When they (those at Jerusalem) saw that the gospel of (the grace and glory - that hidden mystery for) the uncircumcision (Gentiles) was committed unto me, as the gospel of (the kingdom for) the circumcision (Jews) was unto Peter; (8) (For He that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
---Debbie on 9/14/06

#4 Read Galatians 1:1 and Galatians 1:11-12.The gospel Paul was to give out was by direct revelation from God. Jesus tells Ananias in Acts 9:15 that Paul is a chosen vessel unto me. The Apostles Paul and Peter preached to Jews and Gentiles as to the way of being saved, and that has always been by grace as we read in Ephesians 2:8-9, but he says in Romans 11:13 "For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:"
---Debbie on 9/14/06

#3 In Matthew 10:5-7, Jesus' words here on earth were to the lost sheep of Israel. John 1:11 and Galatians 4:4-5. He came to His people (the Jews) to redeem them and preach of the coming kingdom, but they wouldn't have Him as their Messiah (Christ, the Anointed One - their promised Savior). If Israel would have accepted Jesus as their savior, the one thousand year reign of Christ would have started immediately. Jesus would later send the Apostle Paul to the Gentiles with the message to the Church.
---Debbie on 9/14/06

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#2 Today there are many that profess to only believe the red lettered words of the scriptures spoken by Jesus contained mainly in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They have the idea that only Jesus' own words while on this earth were given for the Jews and Gentiles in this present dispensational age of grace to live by. They are wrong! Jesus preached what is known as kingdom teachings to the Jews concerning His being their Messiah, His coming one thousand year reign, and their part in it.
---Debbie on 9/14/06

#1 The Mosaic law and the Messianic prophecies were not given to the Gentiles. Paul was well aware of them as he was raised in them and lived by them, yet he in the beginning didn't receive the teaching of Jesus. It was after the stoning of Stephen that Jesus met him on the road to Damascus and he received the Lord and His message. Jesus had a special message for him to carrie to the Gentiles.
---Debbie on 9/14/06

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