You know I make a distinction between the historical Paul (the Paul of Acts), the Paul of the Pastorals, and the Paul of the Gnostic epistles (especially Romans/Galatians).

The Paul of Acts is the historical Paul, and is acceptable as a Christian preacher although obviously fallible.  The Paul of the Pastorals is acceptable as a Christian preacher although also fallible.  The Paul of the Gnostic epistles, especially Galatians and Romans (chapters 3,4,5,7,9), is unacceptable and an obvious heretic.

Well, here’s a video with Dohse trying to explain the nonsense from Galatians to an old man who just can’t wrap his head around it, as of course nobody can because its nonsense.

The comment I placed on the video at youtube is:

If “there is no law in justification” and then you define law as scripture (as Dohse) does then you’re saying there is no justification in scripture.  And there isn’t, outside of the Gnostic Pauline epistles. There’s no justification in the Pastorals, Gospels, Acts, the whole New Testament or the Old Testament.  This concept of “justification” only appears in Romans/Galatians, and perhaps the other non-Pastoral epistles of Paul like Ephesians/Philippians, but even there I don’t remember any impressive passage on “justification.”  Really the whole concept is only from the forged epistles Romans and Galatians that Paul didn’t really write but Marcion did.

In short, forget Galatians and Romans (3,4,5,7,9) on the Law and the Christian’s relationship to the Law, and go with the interpretation of the Christian’s relationship to the Law that is found in Acts 15 and in Justin Martyr which I’ve blogged about in a few posts recently. (See Historic Christianity on the Law and the category Luke-Acts.)

The teaching in Galatians and Romans (3,4,5,7,9) is basically just for people who like to hear themselves talk, because it takes hours and hours to explain it all, and then finally in the end, still nobody understands it.  So then you have to do it all again the next day! and the next day! and the next day! and the next day!  Its job security, I guess.

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