Its about the Apostle Paul. Ill be honest, hes a guy I have a massive issue with. I know its out of ignorence, but for the here and now I just cant understand why hes so special?
For starters, he wasnt there at the crucifiction of Christ, or the miricles, or the parables. Did Jesus not say once that he wouldnt be reutning until after the transfiguration. But… Somehow, many many years later. Maybe even decades, Paul just shows up claiming he had a vision. I mean… Where is the proof he had any part in the story of Christ. No… Not even that. What does Jesus have to say about him that Paul didnt claim himself.
Like… Jesus said that there would be those proclaiming false Christs and false gosepels, that there would be those who came after Jesus proclaiming a gospel different from his. And yet… I read Roamns and its as if he knew way more about being saved than the others did.
How do I know Paul wasnt part of a Roman conspiracy to captilalise on the story of Jesus, to make it up and decieve billions of people around the world. After all, we do not have the original texts. The romans saw to it that we didnt after the Great Jewish war, which wasnt great. It was a seige that ended up with the slaughter of Jews and Gentiles and the destruction of their temple.
Im not trying to make it a bad thing, Im just not understanding this particular person and why hes so important to the gospel or if he just confused everything.
I literlary do not know what to make of him, please can anyone help shed light on this?
Also please everyone correct me where Im wrong because I fear ive made a huge blunder of errors, again out of ignorence and my newness in faith.