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What Did Paul Want To Know About Jesus?

Bassam Zawadi



It seems that Paul was very persistent in just knowing one side of the story about Jesus Christ. Paul did not wish to know what Jesus Christ's true teachings were. Obviously if he did, then their teachings would not be contradictory. Issues such as how to inherit eternal life, Paul says something (Romans 4:2, 6:15,7:4, Galatians 2:16;21, Ephesians 2:8-9) and Jesus says something else (Mark 10:17-19) and the Apostle James also goes against Paul and sides with Jesus (James 2:20-26). 

It seems to me that Paul did not bother wanting to know what Jesus' teachings were really all about. Especially when I look at the following verse..

1 Corinthians 2:2

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.


It seems like that was all Paul wanted to know. He just wanted to know that there was some one called Jesus Christ and that he was crucified. He was not interested in knowing that Jesus ordered the fulfillment of the Law (Matthew 5:17-20) or anything else in that matter.

Jesus being crucified was the soul of Paul's teachings as this commentator says:

v.2 This verse gives us the message of Paul's preaching.

Taken from http://www.blueletterbible.org/tmp_dir/c/1137242342-714.html


We can also see that by looking at this verse 

1 Corinthians 1:23

but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,


Some Bible commentators try resolving the issue of 1 Corinthians 2:2... 

. Not to know anything "does not mean that he left all other knowledge aside, but rather that he had the gospel, with its crucified Messiah, as his singular focus and passion while he was among them."

Taken from http://www.blueletterbible.org/tmp_dir/c/1137242445-9782.html

However, we all know that the Gospels were written after the first book of Corinthians. (See http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/

What other Gospel was Paul using? Where is that Gospel? 


We see Paul quoting Jesus...


Acts 20:35 

35In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "


No where in the four Gospels that we have today, did Jesus say that statement. Was Paul using another Gospel? Was he making this all up? Did he truly know the Gospel or Jesus' teachings? Or did he just stick to what he wanted to know and that is Jesus being crucified?

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