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 the message of Paul to be 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? 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.
This is the seventeenth post addressing 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)
17. Both taught that following the teachings of Christ is the only true discipleship, and that those who do not agree with Christ’s teachings are confused and dangerous.
Matthew 7:24-27 — “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Matthew 28:19-20 — Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.
John 8:31 — So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.
1 Corinthians 11:1 — Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5 — We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
1 Timothy 6:3-4 — If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing.
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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