Jesus Christ’s real name was “Yeshua” and “Immanuel”.
“they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us”. Matthew 1:23, previously “a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” Isaiah 7:14.
Paul (who was no saint) renamed him Jesus Christ. King James followed this in translating Yeshua to “Jesus”.
Jesus’s Message: don’t trust human messengers – go direct to the Father
Jesus’s real message? Don’t memorize slogans – know God the Father directly! … don’t ritualize religion – get direct inspiration?
The Protestant Reformation was a rebellion against over-ritualization. Pentecostals stress direct inspiration & spiritual insight over dogma, ritual, & overemphasis of the literal interpretation of the Word. Regulation of members is not as important as spiritual development.
The Roman Catholic church went too far to force uniformity of belief & structure of religion. When did this wrong direction start?
Thomas Jefferson said “Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus.”
Albert Schweitzer said “Paul avoids quoting the teaching of Jesus”
Carl Jung stated “Paul hardly ever allows the real Jesus of Nazareth to get a word in.” in US News and World Report Apr, 22/1991, p.55
According to www.godlikeproductions.com: Paul was not an apostle of Jesus, but falsely claimed to be in Ephesians 1:1. Rev. 2:2 talks about the 7 eastern churches that found liars that claimed to be apostles (like Paul) were not apostles. Paul put the officials of the church over the laity, as did the Nicolaitans.
As a result of his rejection as a liar, Paul said “This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me.” 2Timothy 1:15
“Nicolaitanes” is that the bishops and prelates of the Church have gained a triumphal conquest over the laiton — the laity.
“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the NICOLAITANS, which I also hate.” (Revelation 2:6)
Paul’s Nicolaitan-like words: “We beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem them very highly in love for their work´s sake. And be at peace among yourselves,” (I Thessalonians 5:12-13). “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine,” (ITimothy 5:17). 1 Corr 12: 28: And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers. Eph. 4:11 And he gave some, apostles, and some prophets and some evangelists and some pastors and some teachers. “The elders which are among you exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed. Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [not rulership] thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God´s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock,” (I Peter 5:1-3). )
Paul claimed to be an apostle to the Ephesians. “Paul, an apostle of Yeshua by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus,” Ephesians 1:1 NKJV
“I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars” (Rev 2:2)
In Revelation, the 7 Asian churches cast away the liar that claimed to be an apostle (Paul).
Paul, the liar, said: “Paul, an apostle of Yeshua by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus,” Ephesians 1:1 NKJV
Is the Trinity concept Blasphemy? – Trinity Not Mentioned In Bible
Read more at www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/trinity.html
The truth is that the Trinity isn’t even mentioned in God’s word, the Holy Bible.[(5)Harper’s Bible Dictionary, by P. Achtemeier, c. 1985]
A check of any concordance will prove this fact. Not only is it not mentioned, but
the doctrine is neither found in the New Testament,[(6)Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. 12, ed. S. Jackson]
nor the Old Testament.[(7)Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, Vol. 10, by J. M’Clintock and J. Strong,]
“The formulation ‘one God in three Persons’ was not solidly established … into Christian life … prior to the 4th century…. Among the Apostolic Fathers, there has been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective.”[(11)New Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 14, p.299]
If the Trinity doctrine isn’t Biblical in nature, how did it become a part of Christian dogma?
Idea of Trinity Evolved
“It is generally acknowledged that the church father Tertullian (ca. A.D. 145-220) either coined the term or was the first to use it with reference to God. The explicit doctrine was thus formulated in the post-biblical period….”[(12)Harper’s Bible Dictionary, ibid]
The book World Religions From Ancient History to the Present indicates that today’s belief in the Trinity evolved over many years of heated political argument. The book states:
The great Arian controversy of the fourth century, which split the Church in two, stemmed from the preaching …. that the Son was a created being who did not eternally exist and, therefore, was a sort of demi-god, subordinate to the Father.
The Emperor Constantine summoned the first General Council of the Church of Niceae, in 325, to settle this dispute and so reunify the Church. It condemned the teaching of Arius and produced a creed which declared that the Son is of one substance with and co-eternal with the Father.
Theodosius I convened the second General Council at Constantinople, in 381, which endorsed his definition of Catholicism, finally condemned Arianism …. and reaffirmed the Nicene Creed.
A further dispute arose between the monk Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople in 428, and Cyril, patriarch of Alexandria about the two natures in Christ ….
There was ferocious argument … in which Rome joined on the side of Alexandria against the pretentious claims of the upstart see of Constantinople. Thus politics entered into the dispute.
Once again the state intervened. The third general council of the Church at Ephesus, in 431, was called by the two emperors, Theodosius II of the East and Valentinian III of the West. It condemned Nestorianism, and Nestorius was exhiled to the Egyptian desert in 435 ….
[At] the final session …. the Catholic Church in East and West accepted what is known as the …. doctrine on the Trinity.
This statement of belief, together with other doctrinal definitions … [has] ever since been accepted by Eastern and Western Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christians.(13)
It is interesting to note that the first General Council of the Church at Niceae stated that the basic question contained in the New Testament was: Is Christ God or not? They stated that it could only be answered with a “yes” or “no.” It was either true or not.[(14)The Three-Personed God, by W. Hill, c.1982,]
The search for basic truth deteriorated into a widely accepted doctrine which was influenced, not by logic and biblical research, but by politics and human egotism.
Trinity Is Man-Made Concept
The facts, therefore, prove that the doctrine of the Trinity does not appear in the Bible[(15)Dictionary of the Bible, by J. McKenzie, c.1965]
“nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Old testament:
‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord’ (Deut. 6:4)….
The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies….
By the end of the 4th century the doctrine of the Trinity took substantially the form it has maintained ever since.”[(16)The New Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 10, Micropedia Ready Reference, c.1976]
There Is Only One Supreme God
Although there are many words translated as “god” in the English language, the Bible clearly states that thee is but one true eternal Supreme deity and He has a name. In Bible manuscripts, God Almighty is referred to by the letters YHWH or JHWH, generally called the Tetragrammaton.
The Tetragrammaton appears in the Hebrew texts over 6,800 times and is transliterated as Yahweh or Jehovah. While many Bible translators prefer “Yahweh,” the most used English pronunciation is “Jehovah.” “That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.” (Psalms 83:18, KJV)
Jesus was Jehovah’s only direct creation, “…his only begotten Son….” (John 3:16, KJV) Thereafter, Jehovah used Jesus as the instrument through which everything else was created. This did not mean that Jesus was a co-creator with Jehovah, but only a servant of God who carried out the Almighty’s will. Jesus always credited Jehovah with creation (see Matthew 19:4-6).
Another section of the Bible used to support the Trinity theory is in 1 John 5. The king James Version states:
“For there are three that bear record [in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth], the spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three agree in one.” (1 John 5:7-8, KJV)
The oldest and most reliable Bible manuscripts do not include the words withing the brackets in the above scripture and most recognized Bible scholars do not recognize them as part of the original text.
The Revised Standard Version states:
“And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth. There are three witnesses, the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree.” (1 John 5:7-8, also see NIV, MEB, NEB, TLB, GNB, NAS)
Read more at www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/trinity.html
Thomas Jefferson’s studies
Accordint to www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/thomasjefferson.html:
it was the world renowned English Unitarian minister and scientist, Joseph Priestley, who had the most profound impact on his thought. According to Priestley’s Corruptions of Christianity, published in 1782, and many other of his books, the teachings of Jesus and his human character were obscured and obfuscated in the early Christian centuries. As the Church Fathers adapted Christianity to Mediterranean-primarily Greek-forms of thought, they contrived doctrines altogether foreign to Biblical thought, such as the doctrine of the Trinity. Jefferson assumed that a thoroughly reformed Christian faith, true to Jesus’ teaching, would be purged of all Greek influence and doctrinal absurdity.
Writing in 1803 to the Universalist physician Benjamin Rush, Jefferson wrote, “To the corruptions of Christianity, I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence, and believing he never claimed any other.”
Jefferson’s christology is apparent in … letters, and also in one of his most famous writings, the “Jefferson Bible.”
Of immense appeal is the image of President Jefferson, up late at night in his study at the White House, using a razor to cut out large segments of the four Gospels and pasting the parts he decided to keep onto the pages of a blank book, purchased to receive them. This original project of 1804, which he titled “The Philosophy of Jesus,” he refined and greatly expanded in his later years. The final product, completed in 1820, he called the “Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth,” which was the version Congress published. Jefferson’s “Life and Morals” argues no theology. It is simply his edited version of the Gospels. He literally cut out the virgin birth, miracle stories, claims to Jesus’ divinity and the resurrection. Some scholars believe he first assembled his collage of Jesus’ teachings for his own devotional use. A late reference to the “Indians” who could benefit from reading it, was likely directed at those public figures, often Christian ministers, who had viciously attacked his religious beliefs without in the least understanding them or—as Jefferson believed—Jesus.
General studies on Jefferson and religion include Edwin Gaustad, Sworn on the Altar of God (1996), Charles Sanford, The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson (1984), Eugene Sheridan, Jefferson and Religion (1998), and Paul Conkin, “The Religious Pilgrimage of Thomas Jefferson” in Peter Onuf, ed., Jeffersonian Legacies (1993). Henry Wilder Foote’s, The Religion of Thomas Jefferson (1947) is an interested study proclaiming Jefferson’s Unitarianism. On Jefferson and religious freedom, see The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Merrill Peterson and Robert Vaughan, eds. (1988). A classic work on Jefferson and natural philosophy is Daniel Boorstin’s The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson (1948.)
Fourth, his religion was reason centered.
In a letter to his nephew Jefferson declared quote, “reason causes a stronger religion than does revelation,” end quote.
From the late 17th century on there was a school of religious thought in the West that was not necessarily Christian. It was a prevailing religious sentiment among the ruling classes not just in England not just in parts of the U.S. but also in Europe all the way to Russia. It taught that people should be skeptical on things that are dependent on faith and revelation alone. Most of you know of it, it was called Deism, in England its leading figures including an Archbishop of Canterbury. In America, its leaders included Ethan Allen, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Payne.
Today Deism’s traditions are continued in the Masonic Order, in the Unitarian Universalist denomination, in the ethical culture movement, to some extent in the Friends or Quakers, and above all, in what might be called ‘golf course religion.’ Because whenever you hear someone say that he or she can worship God quote, “just as well playing golf amidst God’s nature on Saturday or Sunday as I can in a church or synagogue full of hypocrites,” end quote, then you know you’re talking with a 21st-century Deist.
[Thomas Jefferson’s] religion was restorationistic, he sought to find and to restore primitive Christianity. Jefferson believed that after Jesus’s death what he called ‘corruptors’ had gained control of the Christian church and distorted Jesus’ message.
Among the corruptors he named were Platonic philosophy, Paul The Apostle, Athanaius, Augustan, Medieval Popes, John Calvin and others. “To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed,” Jefferson asserted in a letter,” but not to the general precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian in the only sense in which I believe Jesus wished anyone to be I’m sincerely attached to his doctrines in preference to all others. Ascribing to him every human excellence and believing he never claimed any other,” end quote.
Jefferson was anti-Trinitarian. Arius, Servetus, and Socinus, figures with whom he was familiar, were supernaturalists. Theologically they were to the right of Jefferson because they believed in precisely the biblical miracles that he denied. Socinus, for example. God’s voice from heaven saying “this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased” his assign of Jesus’ adoption into the God head. So to is his ascension.
But Jefferson stands as one with these three Unitarian fathers in their opposition to the Trinity. He calls the doctrine ‘Greek arithmetic.’ He speaks of quote “the platonic mysticism that three are one and one is three,” end quote. He deplores, quote, “the fanatic Athanacius who imposed upon Christianity the hocus pocus phantasm of a God, like another Serverus, with one body and three heads,” end quote.
And Jefferson once wrote to a Unitarian minister that quote, “the religion of Jesus is founded on the unity of God,” end quote. So opposed was Jefferson to the Doctrine of the Trinity, in fact that, he would not stand godfather at Anglican and Episcopal baptisms in Virginia. Because as you and I know from the film Godfather, Part 1, a godfather has to be a pius fellow who will speak for a baby and declare that the child could it only speak would affirm certain Christian doctrines, including that of the trinity. And Jefferson was not about to impose that doctrine on any American child.
Church Structure won’t allow Free-Thinking – Mary Magdalene & Gnostics rejected
After the discovery of the Nag Hammadi scrolls, the texts themselves show us the other half of the early Christian Church, the Gnostic view, the half that was later vilified, ostracized, declared heretical, and persecuted. Gnostic Christian leaders were killed, their books burned, and crusades were even led to eradicate “good christians”, like the Cathars/Albigensians in southern France. The Knights Templar with the Knights Hospitalier joined the Crusade against the Cathars, but after the Knights Templar saw how nobly the Cathars died, praying for their torturers, even while burning at the stake, many of the Knights Templar joined the Cathars in their last stand.
What did the Gnostics believe that was so heretical? The core of their teaching was to go within and experience God directly: “Gnosis” was greek for “knowing”. They did not agree with the overstructurization of the Roman Catholic church, so they were a direct threat to Papal dominion. The Pope had to get rid of them before their beliefs spread and the Pope’s
infallibility was questioned further.
Spirit-led Church vs. Literal-Word Conformist Dictators
When did this separation of the church into a structured “Literalist” branch as opposed to a Gnostic spiritual branch begin? According to the Nag Hammadi Scrolls’ “Gospel of Mary”, “Gospel of Thomas”, “Gospel of Phillip”, “the Sophia of Christ”, the schism started between Peter and Mary Magdalene. It appears that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’s “beloved disciple”, and even his wife (Gospel of Phillip says she is the companion, partner or consort of Jesus, and Jesus kissed Mary frequently. (see the essay “Mary Magdalene and the Disciple Jesus Loved” by Esther A. de Boor). Mary Magdalene was the first to see Jesus at his resurrection, and so was the apostle to the apostles. In the book “The Da Vinci Code”, Dan Brown writes on pp.247-248: “At this point in the gospels, Jesus suspects He will soon be captured and crucified. So he gives Mary Magdalene instruction on how to carry on His Church after he is gone.” There are hints of tender moments between Jesus & Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Phillip, & other Nag Hammadi scrolls, as well as in John 20, which hints at 2 beloved disciples.
Was Mary Magdalene the most Beloved Disciple of Jesus? – Peter’s Jealousy
In the Nag Hammadi documents, Peter is portrayed as jealous of Mary, and views Mary as a woman who does not know her place. In the Nag Hammadi “Dialog of the Savior”, Mary is described as a leading disciple in conversation with Jesus and the other disciples, utters wisdom sayings attributed elsewhere to Jesus and she is described as “a woman who understood everything”. In the Sophia of Christ, she is presented as the most prominent of all the disciples.” According to Karen L. King in “Why all the Controversy? Mary in the Gospel of Mary”, Mary was an exemplary disciple. Mary does not falter when the Savior departs (p.73) and “Her character proves the truth of her teaching, and by extension, authorizes the teaching of the Gospel of Mary – and it does so by opposing her to those apostles who reject women’s authority and preach another gospel, laying down laws beyond that which the Savior taught.” (p.74).
a Pope labeled Mary Magdalene a Prostitute – to Vilify her
Pope Gregory in the 6th Century felt so threatened by Mary that he wrongly interpreted Luke 7:36-50 (on the prostitute) as being Mary Magdalene, vilifying her for centuries.
Peter, then Paul tried to structure the Church with only male leadership.
The Gnostics felt men and women both could act for Jesus, and women were allowed to baptize and do other things.
The Roman Catholic church claimed these rights only for male priests, and therefore the Cathars were annihilated by Crusade.
Popes, Bishops, and Emperor Constantine changed Church Doctrine to get more Power
In the 1st and 2nd Centuries, Bishop Irenaeus of Lyon, France, Tertullian and Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea in Palestine fought to unify the church by structuring dogma, setting up rigid guidelines, and declaring all who believed differently as heretics.
Later Roman Emperor Constantine through the Councils of Nicea and Constantinople, succeeded in hiding and perverting the actual teachings of Yeshua Immanuel (Jesus Christ).
As just one example, Yeshua worshipped God daily, and especially on Sabbath. Some, not most, followers of Yeshua worshipped God on Sunday to commemorate Yeshua’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday and the Sunday at Pentecost. Roman Emperor Constantine liked this because he previously worshipped the Sun God, so he got the Council of Nicea to vote to force all Christians to worship on Sunday.
The Council of Nicea voted the way they did only after punching out 1 dissenter, who would otherwise have tied the vote.
Jesus’s Message is much fuller than they want you to know
One of the earliest writings detailing the teachings and daily activities of Yeshua/Jesus is the Essene Gospel of Peace of Jesus Christ (venerated by the Eastern Orthodox Church, hidden in archives by the Roman Catholic Church).
John the Baptist was an Essene. Jesus and John were related. Jesus learned from Essenes (and is wrongly claimed by some to be its “Teacher of Righteousness”). Compare the Dead Sea Scrolls to Essene Gospel of Peace of Jesus Christ and you will see their emphasis on multiple daily meditations and raw food are also in Yeshua’s teachings. The Essenes were much stricter by the book than Yeshua, because he went more by the spirit instead of the word. (e.g. saving someone on Sabbath). Jesus’s Grandfather Jacob and Brother “James the Just” were both Teachers of Righteaousness for the Essenes, because they were of the direct lineage of David. Whatever their origins, the Essenes of Qumran scorned the illegal priests of Jerusalem. Josephus says they rejected the Temple as unclean and “offered their sacrifices by themselves”. The Communities of the Essenes were the True Israel and the priesthood they maintained at Qumran the true Zadokite priesthood. (per www.essenechristianity.com/zadok_priesthood.htm
(See also Dead Sea Scrolls.)
(Interesting LDS analysis of Qumran at BYU.edu)
(Another analysis at FreeThoughtNation “Christianity is, as I contend in my books, largely unoriginal, representing not fresh and new “divine revelation” but, again, the amalgamation of not only the ideas of the Zadokite authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls but also influences from the Essenes, Jews, Samaritans and many others.”)
The 4 Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were all written much later, closer to 200 A.D.
Compare their source material “Q” at Q = Origin of later Gospels
Read at http://paulandjesus.com/: “It was Paul, Tabor argues, who definitively set Christianity apart from its parent faith, Judaism, and put it on the road to becoming a new religion”
The Gnostic Writings at Nag Hamadi! show a deeper implementation of Yeshua’s teachings. Gnosticism teaches us to go within and get direct answers from God. In many ways, this is similar to the original (non-religion) of Gautama Buddha, who taught everyone to stop listening to priests and go within to find the truth. These teachings are still preserved in Thailand and Laos by “Theraveda Buddhists” (theraveda = true way). The rest of the Buddhist world spreads the perverted “Mahayana Buddhism”, which claims Buddha to be a God.
Yeshua wasn’t lucky enough to keep followers on the true way after his death: the Roman Catholics declared anyone that didn’t believe as they dictated to be heretics, and sometimes led crusades to annihilate them. The Cathars of Southern France, who called themselves “bons chretiens” (good christians) were annihilated in a crusade directed by the Catholic Pope. They were Gnostics that led such exemplary lives that many of the Templars sent to annihilate them joined them at the last moment, preferring to die with these noble followers than continue to help kill them.
Most later religious history labels the Cathars as Manichean Heretics.
The Church hid Jesus’ Words: Check the Gospel of Thomas (from the Gnostic writings): Gospel of Thomas
a (In "Stigmata", Gospel of Thomas: This scroll was allegedly written by Jesus just after the last supper. The movie is about 3 men who were translating the text for the Catholic Church. When the Church started to see what it was, it kicked out two of the men and the other one took the text and spent his life translating it. After the movie ended, there was a scrolling text before the credits, saying that in 1945, a text had been found near the dead sea that was thought to be the writings of Jesus, and that the Catholic Church tried to hide it, and now denounces it as heresy. This Gospel scroll states that God is not in any physical place, but is IN YOU. The Church did not want people to become less dependant on Church buildings.)
Paul was the one that renamed Yeshua Immanuel as Jesus Christ.
Paul/Saul was a Roman Citizen that claimed to be a Pharisee, son of a Pharisee.
Saul was born in Tarsus, Cicilia (neas Syria and Phoenicia,
Saul became a Roman Soldier in Jerusalem to control the native Jews.
Many claim that Saul’s/Paul’s efforts were among those that got Yeshua crucified.
Some claim that Saul/Paul got James the Just, Jesus’ brother and the leader of the Jerusalem Church, stoned to death.
Paul/Saul persecuted Christians until he suddenly claimed he received a vision.
The following are Quotes on the Falsity of Paulism:
Thomas Jefferson said “Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus.” Albert Schweitzer said “Paul avoids quoting the teaching of Jesus”
Jeremy Bentham wrote: “It rests with every professor of the religion of Jesus to settle within himself to which of the two religions, that of Jesus or that of Paul, he will adhere.”
Carl Jung stated “”Paul hardly ever allows the real Jesus of Nazareth to get a word in.” in US News and World Report Apr, 22/1991, p.55
Hyam Maccoby (Talmudic Scholar) stated “Paul, not Jesus, was the founder of Christianity as a new religion which developed away from both normal Judaism and the Nazarene variety of Judaism.” in The Mythmaker, Barnes & Noble, p. 16
Cites: Historical Quotes Concerning Paul, The Problem of Paul, on Faith wihtout Works, Modern Essenes on Paulism
Paul claimed to be Apostle – Asian churches said NO – 2 Timothy 1:15, Rev. 2 & 3, Eph. 1:1,
Thomas hardy said “the new testament was less a Christiad than a Pauliad.”
Paul/Saul wrote almost 2/3 of the New Testament.
Judas Iscariot betrayed Yeshua Immanuel with a kiss for 30 pieces of silver.
Some say that Judas was caretaker of the writings of the teachings of Yeshua, and sold them for 70 pieces of silver to the cohorts of Saul.
Some also say that Saul was hired by Rome to keep track of and thwart Yeshua and his followers, and that he did this by taking over Christianity and redirecting it.
Paul wrongfully called himself an Apostle to get a title to take over Christianity.
Yeshua Immanuel said in Matt 5:17: “Think not that I have come to abolish the Law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them…”.
and in Luke 16:17 “easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail”. Paul said Christians no longer had to obey God’s laws. Romans 10:4 “Christ is the end of law for righteousness”, Romans 6:14 “ye are not under the law, but under grace”, Galations 5:18 “If ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law”, 1 Timothy 1:9 “law is not made for a righteous man”,
The book, “Paul: The Mind of the Apostle” by A.N. Wilson outlines how Paul deified Jesus and changed the status the church gave him.
Robert Eisenman also speaks of Paul’s perversion of Jesus’ teachings in his books, such as “James the Brother of Jesus: The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls” (Review by Robert Price and “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians: Essays and Translations”. Review of Paul as Herodian.
Robert Price worte a book “Deconstructing Jesus”, which discusses what Jesus really was versus what they constructed him to be. Review. Article on Paul’s Canon as written by Marcion of Pontus.
The Dutch Radical Criticism of Paul’s Epistles.