"The apostle (Paul) lied [about Peter not] walking uprightly...." (Jerome, quoted by Augustine 397 A.D.)

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Rebuttal on Acts 15 

In response to my post of the video regarding "Paul the Least," Ken Nwanko provided this criticism:

But his name means humble/small and not least. I have a question. If in fact Paul was a false prophet and liar...and Jesus warned his disciples to not be deceived by some calling themselves Jesus in the wilderness(Matt 24:4-6; 26-29) as you imply Paul was deceived and "honest dupe" as you said  leading to the multitude of error today..then explain the interaction of the apostles with Paul in Acts 15 as he goes to Jerusalem and is ordained to preach Acts 13. By logical flow, you are calling the apostles and prophets who were lead by the holy spirit errant and/or the book of Acts in wrong. If this book is full of fallacy then one would have to say that so is the record in the gospel of Luke since Acts and Luke are one in origin. Are you making these implications? And how do you know Paul was lying about his experience and interaction with Jesus? Clearly you were not there. Are we to say that the apostles were liars as they reported the sighting of Christ after the resurrection. You wouldn't dare make that claim and still be a Christian.  I desire to follow the words of Christ and in light of our discipleship we can't disregard the Counsel of the Holy Spirit He sent to choose shepherds and leaders of His people. We can make the word of God support any perspective we want if we look at it from an angle we want to....beware all you of the vipers and lies people tell. Test everything like the Bereans...test everything in the Spirit of God...just because something you read or hear aligns with what you believe to be true doesn't mean it is. Fast and pray for truth to be revealed. To God our Father be the glory.

In reply, jcabra19 put it well on April 16, 2014:

1.("then explain the interaction of the apostles with Paul in Acts 15 as he goes to Jerusalem and is ordained to preach Acts 15.")

Where do you find in Acts 15 that Paul was ordained? He was told to go back with Barnabas and tell them to abstain from food offered to idols etc. Yet that is not what Paul told his disciples in Gal2:10. He completely disregarded what was instructed of him.

2.("And how do you know Paul was lying about his experience and interaction with Jesus?") Because in Acts 9 Paul say's that a light shines around him and his companions STAND there hearing a voice and seeing no man or light. While Acts 22 say's a light surrounds him, and his companions now see a light AND didn't hear a voice. And in both Acts 9&22, Paul has to go to Damascus where Ananias is to tell him of his mission.

BUT NOW in Acts 26, the light surrounds everyone and EVERYONE NOW falls to the ground. And now this voice is telling Paul his mission, as opposed to Ananias telling him in Damascus.

3.("Are we to say that the apostles were liars as they reported the sighting of Christ after the resurrection.") Well if they're are any discrepancies with their testimony, yes they would be lying. But because there are none, they were not.

4.(" You wouldn't dare make that claim and still be a Christian.") The Ephesians did, and were congratulated for it. See Revelation 2:2-21.

5.("I desire to follow the words of Christ") Great, then do so. He warns of Paul Himself in Matthew and Revelation.

6.("He sent to choose shepherds and leaders of His people.") No, there is only 1 Shepherd and one leader.

7.("We can make the word of God support any perspective we want if we look at it from an angle we want to...") Exactly, this is exactly what Paul does when he supposedly quotes Scripture, yet does it out of context. Example Rom 3:10.

8.(" Test everything like the Bereans...test everything in the Spirit of God") So when people do test, yet come to a conclusion that differs from yours, they are wrong?

Doug