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Paul invented the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.





  The effects that Paul of Tarsus and Pagan beliefs had on the forming of the idea of salvation in Christianity . 





  It gives me great pleasure to write this letter to you... 


 


  Until the truth becomes clear.





  Paul created the myth of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection





  The oldest written records of Jesus' death and resurrection are the letters of Paul





  Jesus Paul  





  Paul's letters, generally dated from 50 to 60 AD (about twenty to thirty years after Jesus' ministry)


 


  Paul was not a follower of Jesus and had never known him.  Paul did not know Jesus personally. 





Paul claimed that a resurrected Jesus appeared to him in a vision, thereby, choosing Paul as his instrument for carrying his teachings to the Gentiles (Gal. 1:11; 12:15,16).





Paul’s credibility in any capacity is questionable, however, when considering that :  there are four contradictory versions of his so-called “conversion” (Acts 9:3-8; 22:6-10; 26:13-18; Gal. 1:15-17)





The account of Paul's visit to Jerusalem in Acts 11 contradicts the account of Paul's letters.





  Paul, then known as Saul, was a Jewish Pharisee (Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5; Acts 23:6).


  who "severely persecuted" Jesus' followers.





  Paul says :





9 “I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.


— Acts 26:9-11.





Gospels.





  Jesus did not write the Gospel;     Declare the message orally


 


  Knowing that the language that Jesus spoke was Aramaic and not Greek,


   And so were his disciples.


  Thus, all traditional encyclopedias agree that Jesus, the disciples, and the Jews in general spoke Aramaic.   Aramaic was the dominant language generally spoken in the first century.





  Jews were discouraged, even forbidden, from speaking Greek. 


  They rejected the Greek language, and were discouraged from learning the language of the pagan nations surrounding them.


  Therefore, if Jesus, a devout Jew, and the disciples, illiterate men, were discouraged from speaking Greek and avoided learning and using Greek, how could the New Testament be written in a language they neither spoke nor understood well?





 Cleomarsantos said...


   


    When I began reading the Bible, several contradictions emerged.    Why don't readers pay attention to this?





   It is better to know the truth of things than to close your eyes





   The truth hurts, but knowing it is better than living a lie.





   Some people are surprised to learn that Jesus did not write any part of the Bible.





   No Bible scholar in the world would say that the Bible was written by Jesus himself.





   No one who wrote the Gospels said that what I write is a revelation from God.





   The Gospels are not eyewitness accounts;    None of the Gospel writers claimed to be an eyewitness. 





   We will note that every Gospel begins with the introduction “According to.....” such as “The Gospel according to Saint Matthew,” “The Gospel according to Saint Luke,” “The Gospel according to Saint Mark,” “The Gospel according to Saint John.”  The obvious conclusion for the average man on the street is that these people are known to be the authors of the books attributed to them.  This, however is not the case.  Why? Because not one of the vaunted four thousand copies existent carries it’s author’s signature.  It has just been assumed that they were the authors.  Recent discoveries, however, refute this belief. 





   Modern scholars agree that the Gospels do not date back to the time of Jesus Christ.    Most of them date back to the period between 70 and 120 AD.    Years after Jesus' ministry.





          Historical critics considered that there was such a great distance between the writing of the Gospels and the life of Jesus that an entire generation of eyewitnesses had disappeared.





  Jesus' first disciples were fishermen from Galilee, who could not read or write.





(- THE ORIGINAL SIN. )





So the questions arise, is humanity guilty for the sin which Adam committed by eating from the tree he was forbidden?  Must we all repent from that great sin?  In what way is one to repent?  And if so, what is the fate of those who did not?





Islam strictly promotes the notion that the punishment of sins will only be faced by those who commit them.  Sin is not a hereditary trait or ‘stain’ passed to one’s progeny one generation to another.  All people will be accountable to what only they themselves did in this life.  Therefore, even though the Quran mentions the sin of Adam and how he was banished from the Garden, it places no responsibility on the shoulders of his progeny.  None of the Prophets before Jesus were known to have preached this concept, nor were any other beliefs or rituals based upon this belief.  Rather, salvation from Hell and attainment of Paradise was achieved through the belief in One God and obedience to His commandments, a message preached by all Prophets, including Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, as well.





The concept of “original sin” does not exist in Islam, because, according to Islam, God forgave Adam and Eve. 





  Adam is the first of the Islamic prophets. According to Islamic sources, he lives in Paradise with his wife Eve, and after they ate from the fruit of the tree that God forbade, they began to live on earth.





  But Adam forgets his promise the moment he eats the forbidden fruit, and after he does so, he becomes deeply sad and regrets his action.   But God forgives His Prophet, for God’s mercy is greater than His punishment.





God said :


" Then Adam received from his Lord [some] words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful." 


The Holy Quran ( Al-Baqara 2: Verse 37)





For someone familiar with the Christian tradition, 


 It may seem strange that God forgave Adam and Eve,


  Because their sin was very great.  


 But according to Islamic doctrine, any sin can be forgiven by God, as long as the repentance is sincere. 


 And there is an intention not to return to it again.





God said : 


"Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.""


The Holy Quran


( Az-Zumar 39: Verse 53)





Islam teaches that each person is born in a state of spiritual purity, but upbringing and the allure of worldly pleasures may corrupt us.  Nonetheless, sins are not inherited and .





So Adam sought forgiveness for His sin, and God accepted it from Him.  Another crucial point which must be mentioned is that God created humans with a free will, and He knew that humanity would sin.  For this reason, no human is expected to be perfect, but rather, God knows that they will sin.  What is expected from humans is that they repent from their sin.  





Does the Bible talk about original sin?


  The phrase "original sin" cannot be found in the Bible,


 


  “The Old Testament says nothing about the transmission of hereditary sin to the entire human race





  Nowhere in the four Gospels does Jesus explicitly mention original sin.





  The idea of ​​“original sin” is not found in the teachings of any prophet, including Jesus. 





  The first person to come up with the idea of ​​original sin was Paul





  In the New Testament, the fifth chapter of Paul's letter to the Romans deals in detail with the issue of original sin.   Paul is basically stating that all sin is in Adam :





12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned .


 (Romans 5:12).





Christianity alleges that God created humans to live eternally in Heaven, and that when Adam ate from the tree from which he had been forbidden, God punished him through death and banishment from Heaven.  They further assert that as death was inherited by his progeny, so too was the sin of their father, which was a permanent stain on the hearts of humanity, never to be removed except through a sacrifice so great that it would oblige God to forgive humanity.  This sacrifice would be nothing other than the sacrifice of God himself, incarnate in His “son” Jesus.  Therefore Christianity deems all of humanity as damned to Hell for the sin of Adam from which they could never be cleansed, except through the belief that God became incarnate and died for Adam’s sin, 





The truth of the matter is that the notion of “Original Sin”,  was one introduced by Paul and later expounded on by Christian scholars and councils.





Central to the Doctrine of Original Sin is Paul’s notion that mankind is a race of wrong-doers, having inherited from Adam his sin in eating of the forbidden fruit.  As a result of this Original Sin, man cannot serve as his own redeemer; good works are to no avail, says Paul, for even these cannot satisfy the justice of God (Gal. 2:16).





the doctrines conceived by Paul had been embellished to the point where Christianity was not almost entirely a man-made religion.  At this time, God chose to send Muhammad as His Final Messenger in order to set things straight once and for all for mankind.





Since God is Almighty, He doesn’t need the charade concocted by Christians in order to forgive man.  In the Quran, God says we are all created in a state of goodness (30:30); He has not burdened man with any “original sin”, having forgiven Adam and Eve (2:36-38; 7:23,24) as He forgives us (11:90; 39:53-56).





the concept of salvation in Christianity – its Doctrine of Vicarious Atonement – came not from God but from man via pagan rituals and beliefs.





Paul effectively shifted the center of worship away from God by saying that Jesus was the divine agent of their salvation (Gal. 2:20).  In so doing, however, Paul set aside all teachings of God’s prophets, and even the concept of monotheism itself, since God in Christianity needs Jesus for His divine “helper”.





The doctrine of original sin gave Paul the means to justify pagan influence in his scheme of salvation.





(  THE CRUCIFIXION )


 


 The main accusations against Jesus due to Jewish customs and laws were: blasphemy, desecration of the Sabbath, and being a false prophet . He is against paying taxes to the emperor and claims to be the Messiah, i.e. the king.





1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.”





3 So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?”


Luke 23:1 - 3





Anxiety increased, and the chief priests, scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees became restless, and felt the ground sinking beneath their feet, until, in a stirring meeting of the Sanhedrin,


    The highest legal body in the country, High Priest      named Caiaphas , made the decision . "Jesus should be killed " 


   Jesus did not die for our sins , Rather, it is because of the greed of the religious establishment that is capable of eliminating anyone who interferes in its interests.





49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”


    John 11:49-50





47 Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him.


Luke 19:47





    Jesus did not die for our "sins"





    Just read the Gospels to see that things are different. 





    That there was a conspiracy by Jesus' enemies to put an end to his life, for the sake of the interests of the priestly class in power,





    But God saved him and raised him to Him.





     The doctrine of crucifixion , first invented by Paul .





Paul says :


3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures .


1 Corinthians 15:3





and ask, “Umm , according to exactly which scriptures?”





 In Carmichael’s words , “For that matter the whole insistence,


 in the Gospels as well as in Paul’s Epistles, that everything had been accomplished in fulfillment of the Scriptures seems puzzling. No such belief—in the death and resurrection of the Messiah — is recorded among the Jews at all, and certainly not in the Hebrew Scriptures.





Nowhere in the four Gospels does Jesus explicitly state that He would die to save humanity from sin.





But where in the New Testament did Jesus counsel his followers that they could relax, for in a few days he would pay the price and they could all go to heaven on nothing more than belief? 





 Nowhere.  For that matter, when Jesus was allegedly resurrected why didn’t he declare the atonement? 





 Why didn’t he announce that he had paid for the sins of the world, past, present and future?  But he didn’t, and we should wonder why.  Could it be the atonement isn’t true?  





Sure enough, the concept of Jesus Christ dying for the sins of humankind is found in the epistles of Paul (e.g., Romans 5:8–11 and 6:8–9), and nowhere else.





  Nowhere else?  Not from Jesus?  Not from the disciples?  


Is it possible that they neglected the critical details upon which Christian faith rests? 





No surprise, then, that so many consider the crucifixion incompatible with God’s mercy . 





Muslims, for example, believe Jesus was saved from crucifixion, in accordance with the following: 


 157 ."And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah." And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.





189. Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise. ”


 (  The Holy Quran 4:157–158 )





WHY DOES PAUL QUOTE FROM DEUTERONOMY 21.23 IN GALATIANS 3.13?





22. If someone guilty of a capital offense is put to death and their body is exposed on a pole, 





23. the body must not remain hanging from the tree overnight. You must bury the body that same day, for anyone who is hung is cursed in the sight of God. In this way, you will prevent the defilement of the land the LORD your God is giving you as your special possession.


Deuteronomy 21: 23





There is no biblical passage that highlights the hereditary curse.





  Paul applies the law of Deuteronomy to Jesus,





But Christ rescued us from the Law's curse, when he became a curse in our place. This is because the Scriptures say that anyone who is nailed to a tree is under a curse.


Galatians 3:13





  Christ did not commit a crime worthy of crucifixion.”





  The Qur’an strongly denies that Jesus died on the cross . 


   That there was a conspiracy by Jesus' enemies to put an end to his life, 


 But God saved him and brought him to Him. For the Islamic faith, Christ did not die .


 


For the origin of the doctrine of atonement, one does not go to the teachings of Jesus, but instead to the words of Paul, the true founder of Christianity; in teachings of present Christian terms and practices.





Experience and observation had taught Paul that preaching among the Jews was not feasible; he, therefore, chose to go to the non-Jews.  By doing so, however, Paul disregarded a direct command from Jesus against preaching to other than a Jew (Mat. 10:5-6).  In short, Paul set aside the actual teachings of Jesus in his desire to be a success.





Since the pagans had tangible savior-gods in their old religions, they wanted nothing less from the new; they were not able to accept any sort of an invisible Deity.  Paul was quite accommodating, preaching therefore of a savior named Jesus Christ, the son of God, who died and then rose again to save mankind from sin (Rom. 5:8-11; 6:8-9).





The Bible itself points out the error of Paul’s thinking.  While each of the four gospels contain an account of the crucifixion of Jesus, these accounts are strictly hearsay; none of the disciples of Jesus were witness to such, having fled his side in the Garden .





50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.


(Mark 14:50).





The Resurrection of Jesus .





The resurrection, wherein Paul says that Jesus “conquered” death and sin for mankind (Rom. 6:9,10), plays such an important part that one who does not believe in it is not considered a good Christian (1 Cor. 15:14).





Here, too, the Bible lends little support to Paul’s notions; first of all, not only was there no eyewitness to the actual resurrection, but all post-resurrection accounts are in contradiction with each other as to who went to the gravesite, what happened there, and even where and to whom Jesus appeared (Mat. 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20).





Secondly, although Christianity states that the body following resurrection will be in a spiritual form (1 Cor. 15:44), Jesus had obviously not changed, for he both ate with his disciples (Luke 24:30,41-43), and allowed them to touch his wounds (John 20:27).  Finally, as the divine son of God in Christianity, Jesus is said to share in God’s attributes; one cannot fail to wonder, however, just how it can be possible for God to die...





There are many apparent contradictions in the Gospel accounts.


  Many of them relate to the events surrounding Jesus ' resurrection.   Here are some notable examples :





Following the alleged resurrection, we hardly find a single issue the four gospels (Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20) agree upon.  For example:





Who went to the tomb?





Matthew: “Mary Magdalene and the other Mary”





Mark: “Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome”





Luke: “The women who had come with him from Galilee” and “certain other women”





John: “Mary Magdalene”





Why did they go to the tomb?





Matthew: “To see the tomb”





Mark: They “brought spices, that they might come and anoint him”





Luke: They “brought spices”





John: no reason given





Was there an earthquake (something nobody in the vicinity would be likely to either miss or forget)?





Matthew: Yes





Mark: no mention





Luke: no mention





John: no mention





Did an angel descend?  (I mean, come on, guys – an angel?  Are we to believe that three of you somehow missed this part?)





Matthew: Yes





Mark: no mention





Luke: no mention





John: no mention





Who rolled back the stone?





Matthew: The angel (the one the other three anonymouses – now, let’s see, would that be “anonymouses” or “anonymice”?  – didn’t see)





Mark: unknown





Luke: unknown





John: unknown





Who was at the tomb?





Matthew: “an angel”





Mark: “a young man”





Luke: “two men”





John: “two angels”





Where were they?





Matthew: The angel was sitting on the stone, outside the tomb.





Mark: The young man was in the tomb, “sitting on the right side.”





Luke: The two men were inside the tomb, standing beside them.





John: The two angels were “sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.”





By whom and where was Jesus first seen?





Matthew: Mary Magdalene and the “other Mary,” on the road to tell the disciples.





Mark: Mary Magdalene only, no mention where.





Luke: Two of the disciples, en route to “a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem.”





John: Mary Magdalene, outside the tom nb.





- Ascension of Jesus .





on the day of Christ's ascension to heaven and his place.  That Christ, according to the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke, ascended on the day of his resurrection from the city of Jerusalem.  Luke (24:1; 50; 59:36:33 29; 21; 13:53).


       


 And in the Gospel of John (20:26),


  he appeared to them eight days after his resurrection, which means the ascension was not on the day of his resurrection.  As in the Gospel of Luke.





  It is surprising that they say that Luke is the author of the book of Acts of the Apostles as well, and you see him in this book saying that Christ ascended from Jerusalem after forty days.  Acts of the Apostles (1; 3_9) which is contrary to what is in the Gospel of Luke itself.  It also contradicts the Gospel of Matthew and Mark (16-7), which made the ascension of Christ from the city of Hebron.  Not from the city of Jerusalem.  See how much they differ, even on this important question.





Paul effectively shifted the center of worship away from God by saying that Jesus was the divine agent of their salvation (Gal. 2:20).  In so doing, however, Paul set aside all teachings of God’s prophets, and even the concept of monotheism itself, since God in Christianity needs Jesus for His divine “helper”.





With one’s very salvation at stake here, Christians should take a closer look at what they believe in and why.  God says in the Quran:





“O People of the Book!  Commit no excesses in your religion, nor say of God aught but the truth.  Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, was no more than a Messenger of God... for God is One God; glory be to Him: far exalted is He above having a son.  To him belong all things in the heavens and on earth.  And enough is God as a Disposer of Affairs.” (Quran 4:171)





SALVATION FROM HELLFIRE





God has said in the Quran:


"Those who have disbelieved and died in disbelief, the earth full of gold would not be accepted from any of them if one offered it as a ransom. They will have a painful punishment, and they will have no helpers." (Quran 3:91)





So, this life is our only chance to win Paradise and to escape from Hellfire, because if someone dies in disbelief, he will not have another chance to come back to this world to believe.  As God has said in the Quran about what is going to happen for the unbelievers on the Day of Judgment:





27 "If you could but see when they are made to stand before the Fire and will say, "Oh, would that we could be returned [to life on earth] and not deny the signs of our Lord and be among the believers.





28 But what they concealed before has [now] appeared to them. And even if they were returned, they would return to that which they were forbidden; and indeed, they are liars





29 And they say, "There is none but our worldly life, and we will not be resurrected





30 If you could but see when they will be made to stand before their Lord. He will say, "Is this not the truth?" They will say, "Yes, by our Lord." He will [then] say, "So taste the punishment because you used to disbelieve.





31Those will have lost who deny the meeting with Allah, until when the Hour [of resurrection] comes upon them unexpectedly, they will say, "Oh, [how great is] our regret over what we neglected concerning it," while they bear their burdens on their backs. Unquestionably, evil is that which they bear. 





And the worldly life is not but amusement and diversion; but the home of the Hereafter is best for those who fear Allah, so will you not reason?


" (Quran 6:27 -32) 





But no one will have this second opportunity.





The Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said: "The happiest man in the world of those doomed to the Fire (Hell) on the Day of Judgment will be dipped in the Fire once.  Then he will be asked, ‘Son of Adam, did you ever see any good?  Did you ever experience any blessing?’  So he will say, ‘No, by God, O Lord!’"



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