This is an index for the various posts (mostly not written yet) answering the question of Christianity’s viability without Paul. What I mean by that is that whenever anyone suggests that Paul is a false apostle or that he can or should be rejected by Christians, the “orthodox” get up in arms suggesting various things about Christianity that will fall apart without the uber-apostle Paul. The posts in this series show that these are just strawman arguments that orthodox Paulinism makes against Jesus himself.
- Would we know about “grace” without Paul?
- Would we know Gentiles don’t need to be circumcised to be saved without Paul?
- Without Paul would we know how to run a church? aka: Jesus’ “you have one master, even Christ, and you are all brethren” vs Paul’s “obey your rulers/leaders” and “submit” type rhetoric
- Does Jesus teach that we are his body?
- God’s finite Law of actual commandments or Paul’s infinite thought-crime legislation?
If you have a challenge, “without Paul we wouldn’t know…” let me know, and I’ll make an article on it.
For now, I think the two I have cover basically everything other than church governance, but most Protestant churches already ignore Paul’s rules for that in the Pastorals, and the Catholic church certainly does!