Vizuru | 19.05.2018
Here's what I believe, Samuel, nothing. The reason I believe nothing is that when I believed something, I realized it was all a lie, years ago. Jesus was not here going rouge, he tells you himself that he came to fulfill the law and the prophets, the representation of both of which has been twisted in meaning, but Jesus was not going rouge, and inventing anything. He tried, I think it's plain, to fulfill old testament prophecy in all things. Saul's version of a new covenant is nowhere in the old testament prophecy that Jesus and the apostles, and the Church of Jerusalem were trying to fulfill. Saul had been sent out once to convert Jews to the Messianic version Christ was here to fulfill and failed miserably, after that, he was sent out to try to sell Messianic Judaism to gentiles, and he failed miserably at that, as well. HE DECIDED to lower the bar, Jesus nor the church of Jerusalem decided that, in point of fact, the incident at Antioch would not have happened, and the Council of Jerusalem would not have ever been necessary. He was not doing what he was sent out to do. Acts tells us lots of things, the New Testament tells us lots of things, but the Romans scattered the Church of Jerusalem to the winds, and Saul's budding church wrote the history, so what you believe is up to you, of that narrative. What I do know is that the New Testament stands only on Old Testament Prophecy, if it isn't in the prophecy, it isn't God's word, or Jesus's will, it's man's.