“In many ways, Saul of Tarsus as a persecutor of Christians can be compared directly to Islamic methods of spreading their faith. Saul of Tarsus could not accept the Christian view of God. So Saul of Tarsus took up the sword to convince people that they were wrong for not holding to the religious views of the Jewish authorities.”
Jewish authorities had no say so about what religion anyone in Judea practiced because they were ruled by Rome, who were tolerant of all religions – as long at they paid their taxes. Rome was threatened by the Abolitionist Movement called ‘The Way’ that may have been the world’s first Democracy. The freeing of slaves, and not paying the Roman tax, was a big threat to Rome. Christians who claim Jesus founded my Democracy, best take heed. Paul was the first Hater of Democracy.
The comparison between ISIS and the wrath of Saul of Tarsus, begs to be made, and must be made now that most agree this kind of persecution of innocent women and children for religious reasons, must end. As to why Paul tortured women and children to their death in order to get them to denounce their Lord, is never explained. Saul-Paul claims he has papers from the High Priest of Israel to conduct wholesale slaughter of “their brothers” in Syria, where ISIS was born. Is not Paul a brother-Jew?. He was a Roman citizen who claims he was the Pharisee of Pharisees, but, no Pharisee would torture and murder Jewish women and children – knowing God would NEVER FORGIVE this sin. Why would the Son of God forgive Paul. Jesus-God had to know this would create a schism in a fragile church.
Paul is the father of schism and crisis, most of them invented by this alleged father of Christianity who is being attacked by the Super Apostles who no doubt see him as a Roman wolf amongst the Judaic sheep. Paul is the one charging money for his sermons that he himself judges inferior. He slimes the Super Apostles as his bloody quill leaves a trail of blood and tears through the New Testament – and for much of western history – hence. Paul title’s the Super Apostles sons of Satan, but it is they who gave Paul this title who still threatens the first church – after he saw the light! Paul is not REFORMED! Paul is a Curse!
Losing his grip on the Church of God and His Children, Paul invents the End Time, the destruction of the world resulting in the death of millions of women and children. Why would Paul suggest a young man not be married? Where is the Christian Family Value in this? Surely Paul would lose every ‘family value’ argument the Super Apostles would launch against the torturer of children. What became of their super teaching? Paul and his devils burned other people’s lessons lest We the People of God – have a choice! Revelations was not written yet, or it would be the bulk Terror-filled teaching.
25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for a man to remain as he is.”
Paul shames women, and human sexuality in his battle with the Apostles of the First Church. Children are born-sinners! He is raking in gobs of money by terrifying and shaming ignorant and innocent people with his Doomsday cult. This must stop if the world is to be free of Unholy Terrorism.
“I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, as also the high priest and all the Council can testify. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished” (Acts 22:4-5).
Paul points out the non-mercenarian nature of his apostolic ministry among the Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 11:7-12
a. The “super apostles” find fault with how I conducted my ministry among you Corinthians. But did I commit a sin in humbling myself as an apostle to work as a tentmaker when I first came to you? (cf. Acts 18:1-4) I did so to preach the gospel of God free of charge to lift you up from sin and death. And while I was with you, I preached the gospel at no charge, accepting only the gifts and assistance from my fellow Christians in Macedonia. In this way I kept myself from being a financial burden to you. I will continue to do this, so my preaching of the gospel will not be hindered by the charge that I do so for my own profit at your expense, 2 Corinthians 11:7-9
b. As the truth of Christ is in me, no one in Achaia will stop this boasting of mine that I preached the gospel freely without charge. I will do so even though those “super apostles”, who are trained to speak so eloquently, charge that I take nothing because I am nothing but a lowly tentmaker who has nothing of value to say to you. The truth is, contrary to what some may think: I offer the gospel to you without charge because of my love for you, which God himself can vouch for, 2 Corinthians 11:10,11
c. I will continue to preach the gospel freely to cut the ground out from under those “super apostles”, who want to be considered equals with me and my co-workers. Since they want to be equal with me, then they also should offer their services free of charge rather than take your money, 2 Corinthians 11:12
6. Paul clarifies what his adversaries really are, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
a. I, Paul, tell you that those who oppose me are false apostles and deceitful workmen, who masquerade as apostles of Christ, 2 Corinthians 11:13
b. They are such masqueraders because they are servants of Satan, their master, who disguises himself as a holy angel. Since they do not preach and believe the pure gospel of salvation by grace through faith alone in Christ, they will receive in the end what their actions deserve–damnation, 2 Corinthians 11:14,15
Because some among you Corinthians are trying to undermine this gospel by raising questions about my, Paul’s, credibility–with an oath I assure you that I changed my plans to spare you from my having to come to discipline you to straighten out your many problems. Thus I decided not to make another such painful visit that would have grieved you and me. Rather, I decided to delay my coming to you, so as to be able to rejoice in you as one who had to use the law in my previous letter to show you the depth of my love for you, 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4
When Jews in Caesarea resorted to violence, Florus escalated the conflict. by rebuffing the pleas of leading Jews to ignore protesters’ insults. Rather, in retaliation he ordered his soldiers to plunder the Upper Market in Jerusalem. Josephus claims that this led to the massacre of thousands of Jews including women & children. Those who were not slain by the soldiers’ raid were brought to Florus, who had them tortured & crucified even if they were of noble status. Berenice, sister of king Agrippa II, sought to intercede by pleading for mercy for Jerusalem’s Jews, but Florus did not show her any respect. Instead he called in Roman troops from Caesarea. Fearful that the Romans meant to seize the temple & the tower of Antonia, many Jews incited rebellion. Florus withdrew his forces. But by then the damage had been done. Even Agrippa’s plea to obey Florus until Nero could send a replacement could not slow the impetus to rebellion. Florus disappears from the historical stage in the ensuing political chaos. His fate went unrecorded.
Why would Paul suggest a young man not be married? Answer, because Paul’s converts to a Judiac religion believe the world in coming to an end, and thus, they only need wrestle with Lilith.
Jon the Nazarite
“At once he (Saul of Tarsus) began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ” (Acts 9:20-22).
(Reuters) – The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a “house of blood”.
Jordan’s Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, the first Muslim to hold the position, called for the international community to focus on ending the “increasingly conjoined” conflict in the two countries, and abuses in other hotspots from Ukraine to Gaza.
Islamic State’s Sunni Muslim fighters have over-run large parts of Syria and Iraq since June, declaring a cross-border caliphate. The Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council last week agreed to send a team to investigate killings and other abuses carried out by the group on “an unimaginable scale”. [ID:nL5N0R23C4]
Zeid, Jordan’s former U.N. ambassador and a Jordanian prince, described Islamic State in his maiden speech to the Council as “takfiris” – hardline Sunni militants who justify killing others by branding them apostates.
“Do they believe they are acting courageously? Barbarically slaughtering captives? … They reveal only what a Takfiri state would look like, should this movement actually try to govern in the future, said Zeid who succeeds Navi Pillay in the Geneva hotseat.
“It would be a harsh, mean-spirited, house of blood, where no shade would be offered, nor shelter given, to any non-Takfiri in their midst,” Zeid added.
He called on Iraq’s new government and prime minister to consider joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure accountability for crimes committed there.
“In particular, dedicated efforts are urgently needed to protect religious and ethnic groups, children – who are at risk of forcible recruitment and sexual violence – and women, who have been the targets of severe restrictions,” Zeid said.
The ambassadors of Iraq and Syria, in separate speeches, called for combating “terrorist groups” in their homelands and for halting the flow of weapons and funds to Islamist militants.
“Terrorists must not be armed, the source of financing must be stopped. Infiltration of terrorists from abroad must be stopped,” said Syria’s new envoy Hussam Edin Aala.
The Council has an independent investigation into war crimes by all sides in Syria, where more than 190,000 documented killings have occurred during the conflict that began in March 2011, according to a report by Pillay last month.[ID:L5N0QS28G]
“In the takfiri mind, as we have seen in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Kenya, Somalia, Mali, Libya, Syria and Iraq … there is no love of neighbor – only annihilation to those Muslims, Christians, Jews and others, altogether the rest of humanity, who believe differently to them,” Zeid said.
Zeid called for an end to Israel’s seven-year blockade of the Gaza Strip and said Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank deserved to lead a normal life free of illegal settlements and what he called excessive use of force.
“On this point, I also note that Israelis have a right to live free and secure from indiscriminate rocket fire,” he said, referring to rockets fired by militants in Hamas-ruled Gaza.
Israel’s deputy ambassador Omer Caspi chastised the Council for not naming Hamas as “the perpetrator of war crimes” in a resolution that set up an inquiry last month on the latest war.
“One cannot allow the institutionalized bias against Israel to override the international community’s position against terrorism. One cannot allow one country to protect itself against terror and condemn another for doing just that. It is called double standards and it should end,” Caspi said.
On Ukraine, Zeid said “at least 3,000 people” have been killed since fighting began in April and called on the Kiev government, armed groups and neighboring states including Russia to protect civilians and ensure compliance with international law.
Italy’s envoy Maurizio Enrico Serra, speaking on behalf of the European Union (EU), condemned what it called “the aggression by Russian armed forces on Ukrainian soil in clear contravention of international law”.
Russia denies accusations by Kiev and the West that it has sent troops into eastern Ukraine to prop up a revolt by pro-Russian separatist rebels.