Aberrant Doctrines of Christianity:
In Christian theology, out of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, no fewer than fourteen are attributed to Paul; hence Paul is the most important single author of the New Testament (Epistles and the Acts of the Apostles). Paul’s influence on Christian theology has been incalculable. His doctrine includes:
Divinity of Christ:
Jesus was not merely an inspired human prophet, but was actually divine.
Jesus; The Son of God:
Paul taught the Gentiles to turn “to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. Paul explained to them that Jesus was not merely a normal human prophet but a “Son of God” and that this “Son of God” “(Corinthians; 1:9-10), Who died in atonement for the sins of all mankind.
The Original Sin:
Paul also enunciated the doctrine of original sin; disobedience of Adam to God, making all humanity a born sinner.(Romans; 5: 12-19).
Justification by Faith Alone:
Christ died for sins of humanity, and his suffering can redeem them. Man cannot achieve salvation by attempting to conform to Biblical injunctions, but only by accepting Christ; conversely, if one accepts Christ, his sins will be forgiven.
Disregard The Law:
Since obedience to the law alone cannot provide salvation, Paul insisted that there was no need for converts to Christianity to accept Jewish dietary restrictions, or to conform to the rituals of the Mosaic Code, or even to be circumcised. Jesus said; “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. . . . Whoever thenrelaxes one of the least of these Commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven;” (Gospel- Mathew;5:17-20). Paul said; “But now we are Discharged from the Law, dead to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit.”(Romans;7:6). Several of the other early Christian leaders disagreed strongly with Paul on this point, and if their views had prevailed, it seems doubtful that Christianity would have spread so rapidly throughout the Roman Empire.
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