The Uniqueness of Paul

I believe vehemently that the most neglected truths today are those from the Apostle of Paul to the Gentiles.

  1. Paul was given the gospel ? I Cor. 15:1-5; Rom. 16:25; II Tim. 2:8.
  2. Paul as given his revelation directly from the Lord Jesus Christ himself ? Gal. 1:16, 17; Acts 26:16; II Cor. 12:7; Gal. 2:2
  3. Paul fulfilled the word of God ? Col. 1:25.
  4. Paul was the only apostle who told you to follow him ? I Cor. 4:16; I Cor. 11:1; Phil. 3:17; II Thess. 3:9; Phil. 4:9.
  5. Paul was the only one in the scriptures who told you to study ?II Tim. 2:15.
  6. Paul was the only apostle in the scriptures who told you that if you wanted to understand all things you had to consider what he said ? II Tim. 2:7.
  7. Paul was the only one who told you to rightly divide the scriptures II Tim. 2:15.
  8. Paul was the only apostle who was given the mystery, which was hid to others ? Rom. 16:25; Eph. 1:9; Eph. 3:3, 4; Eph. 6:19.
  9. Paul was the first apostle to learn that Christ died for sins - I Cor. 15:1-5.
  10. Paul was the first to speak of being in Christ and Christ in you - Acts 24:24; Col. 1:27.
  11. Paul was the first to reveal that one was justified by the faith of Jesus Christ ? Gal. 2:16.
  12. Paul was the only apostle who said men would be judged according to his gospel ? Rom. 2:16.
  13. Paul was the one where you learn the purpose of scripture ? II Tim. 3:16,17.
  14. Paul was the only man who told you what the root of all evil was ? I Tim. 6:10.
  15. Paul was one of the two apostles that the Lord appeared to after His final resurrection - Acts 26:16.
  16. Paul was given the truth of the body of Christ ? Eph. 1:22, 23.

Now, with the above truths ? how is it that so many want to relegate Paul to the back seat when it comes to doctrine and truths for this age. It appears that many churches think that the ?words in red? are more important than Paul?s. It appears to many that Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John carries more weight than Paul when it come to truths regarding their lives for today. Paul wrote 14 books of the NT but then one runs to James for authority regarding justification. Many go to John?s epistles or the Gospels as the standard which to judge as to whether a person is saved or not!!!

I find it amazing that the least read portion of scripture when it comes to salvation and one?s position in Christ are the first three chapters of Ephesians. Paul tells us about how we are to behave in the body of Christ and yet many go elsewhere to get these truths. It is Paul that reveals the mystery of Christ and yet many go to the Gospels as their authority regarding this matter.

We are told to consider Paul and it appears that when it comes to the major doctrines he is the last one considered ? strange thing. It is though the devil doesn?t want Paul to be studied. And you wonder why the church today is in such a mess.

Now, don?t leave this post saying I?m saying that the only books to read are Paul?s ? don?t you dare do that for I believe II Tim. 3:16,17; I Cor. 10:11; Rom. 15:4. I am in I Chronicles now in my daily scripture reading. My preacher is in the Gospel of John in the Sunday AM service and I Samuel in one of the Sunday PM service ? so don?t go accusing me of neglecting the rest of scripture or not believing it all. Don?t you dare say I am elevating Paul to the fourth member of the trinity over Christ. I know some of you ? don?t misrepresent what I?ve put down here.

I am saying this: 2 Tim 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

Do you want understanding in all things ? I?m assuming you do ? then consider Paul first ? he got the latest instructions directly from the Lord Jesus Christ himself.

Now, you have a blessed day now!