Do you think that Paul's writings were a natural development of the teachings of Jesus OR do you think he took things in a different direction than Jesus intended? What do you think would have become of Christianity without Paul's influence?
What do you think of quotes like these?
"Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus'.~Thomas Jefferson
"My long-time view about Christianity is that it represents an amalgam of two seemingly immiscible parts--the religion of Jesus and the religion of Paul. Thomas Jefferson attempted to excise the Pauline parts of the New Testament. There wasn't much left when he was done, but it was an inspiring document."~Carl Sagan
Everyone has a right to interpret the Bible as they wish, and I respect that. I'm just curious about other perspectives on this, but I'm asking because I personally have questioned Paul's authority and lack of emphasis on good deeds which seems to contradict many of the teachings of Jesus and his emphasis on faith in Jesus alone while Jesus seems to imply faith alone is not enough, it's through love and compassion that people are 'saved'.
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