Tuesday, October 21, 2008


There is a lot of reinventing going on these days concerning the Apostle Paul. Those who have bought into higher criticism are trying to tell us that we have misinterpreted his writings and are incorrectly looking through the glasses of the Reformation at them. One of the issues under attack is the meaning of justification according to Paul and the book of Romans. The Feminist movement has tried to convince us that he was a "woman-hater". And I have also been noticing of late that some people promoting contemplative spirituality are using the argument that Saint Paul was a mystic to back up their unbiblical beliefs and practices. This begs the question, "what does Scripture really tell us about Paul?"

Herescope, the blog of Discernment Ministries has posted a 4-part article entitled "Was Paul a Mystic?" and another entitled "Was Paul a Pragmatist?" (would the apostle have employed "any means to save some"?) by Pastor Larry DeBruyn, author of Church on the Rise: Why I am not a Purpose-Driven Pastor.

I encourage you to read these articles as you will probably encounter these questions in the future. All of them were written in May 2008. You can access them HERE. (You will have to scroll down the page to find them - May 5-8 and May 15). I trust they will be of help to you in defense of the faith.

Then there's another article, one with the strange title, The New Testament Gospel Without Paul, about people who are trying to discredit him totally. Oh puh-leeese!!

Jude 1:3
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

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