In the past few months I have noticed that there are rumblings – at least in my world – of some internet folks trying to make out that the message of Paul is completely different that that of Jesus.
Never mind the fact that Jesus was dealing with a nation in the last gasps of it’s life and His pleading for their repentance, and Paul’s focus on “making that tent bigger for them dirty Gentiles” (See Isaiah 54:2-3)
Why is this effort to differentiate the two messages?
I don’t know, and at this point I am not concerned with their motivation, since I will assume the worst, which may not be fair.
Nevertheless, as I was browsing my computer bible study files, I providentially tripped over the following information. I must have found this info years back, and will not take credit for the compiling of the verses, but for the life of me, I am not sure where I found this.
The next series of posts will address different topics from the New Testament that both Jesus and Paul taught on, showing similarity in their teachings. My comments will be sparse, (unless they are not).
1. Both taught of the Kingdom
Mark 1:15 — “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand.”
Matthew 12:28 — the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Luke 17:21 — “For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Acts 20:25 — “I have gone [among you] preaching the kingdom of God”
Acts 14:22 — “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”
Romans 14:17 — for the kingdom of God is…righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
A short post to encourage you with the consistency of the Word. May the Lord strengthen you and bless you as you seek His Kingdom.
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