the deep deception of paul the apostle


By Luanne "Annie" Hunt

Like all good cult leaders do, Paul the Apostle did a fantastic job at convincing a whole lot of people he was “chosen by God himself” to bring forth a special message of redemption reserved for only those who “joined the cult.” 

The former Jewish pharisee wrote letters to seven churches, outlining the salvation of Jesus Christ and how it is exclusively through belief in this figure that one can be truly forgiven for their sins and enter the gates of Heaven when they die. 

The “You no longer have to follow the law and can avoid punishment for your sins via a substitute sacrifice,” rhetoric clearly sounded pretty good to a sinful and depraved society primarily grounded in Pagan ideas. 

When one earnestly studies the Hebrew Scriptures (Tanakh) and becomes familiar with its stories and prophecies , they surely will not be fooled by Paul’s feeble attempts to misrepresent them.  

At least 59 times, the Apostle Paul contradicted the Hebrew Scriptures on everything from how to atone for sin and  the fate of Planet Earth to the importance of marriage and God’s very nature. 

Here are just a few examples of Paul’s lies and contradictions: 

Tanakh - Genesis 2:18 - Man is to marry. 

“Then the Lord said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” 

Paul - 1 Corinthians 7:7-8 - Man is to stay single.

“I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do.” 

Tanakh - Ecclesiastes 1:4 - The earth will last forever. 

Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. 

Paul - Hebrews 1:10-11 - The earth will perish. 

“He also says, In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, 

and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; 

they will all wear out like a garment.” 

Tanakh - Psalms 145:8-9 - The Lord is slow to anger and shows mercy and compassion. 

“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. 

Paul - 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - God takes vengeance on those who does not believe in Jesus Christ. 

“He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.” 

Tanakh - Psalms 68:18 - God “received gifts” from people. 

When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious -  that you, Lord God, might dwell there. 

Paul - Ephesians 4:9 - God “gave gifts to men” (trying to say this passage is talking about Jesus giving gifts to people).

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people. 

Tanakh - Psalm 40:7-8 - God’s law is written in the heart. 

Then I said, “Here I am, I have come— it is written about me in the scroll. 

I desire to do your will, my God;  your law is within my heart.” 

Paul - Hebrews 10: 7 - Conveniently eaves out the part about the law being within the heart, which isn’t surprising because Paul repeatedly speaks out against the law. 

Then I said, “Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll - I have come to do your will, my God.” 

Tanakh - Isaiah 59:20 - God will come to Israel and redeem them forevermore in the Messianic Age.  This is what is meant by the New Covenant. 

“The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” 
declares the Lord.”  “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. 

Paul- Romans 11:26-27 - Calls God the Deliverer instead of Redeemer and also says he will take away their sins (meaning through Jesus). 

“...and in this way, all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer (Jesus) will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”

Hashem's favored first born sons & daughters - they have so much to teach us

By Luanne Hunt

Those who have at least one or more siblings may have heard of the birth order theory, which was developed by Austrian researcher Alfred Adler in the early part of the 20th Century. 

Adler’s theory claims that the order in which a child is born shapes their development and personality.  He theorizes that family, community, and social aspects also play a major role in shaping a child's personality. 

For instance, first born kids typically are strong, independent leaders, who are confident and conscientious.  Because they are the first child, their parents usually lavish a lot of attention on them but at the same time hold them to very high standards.   

A survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) confirmed that parents often favor their first born, sometimes even going so far as to spend extra time with them or to give them special treatment. 

By contrast, second born children (the middle child) often receive far less attention and typically develop the opposite qualities of their first born siblings. Middle children are quite often free-spirited, extremely resilient and sometimes rebellious.   

According to  Adler, last born kids (or the babies of the family) are sociable, charming, loving, and open but also tend to be temperamental, irresponsible, and self-centered. 

Considering the birth order, it’s interesting to look at the country of Israel, who is called God’s First Born Son in the Tanakh/Hebrew Scriptures. The Lord Hashem also refers to the Children of Israel as His Chosen Ones and assigned them with the responsibility of being a light to all the nations. 

In the new, Messianic Age, when the Jewish Messiah will reign over a utopian-like earth, the Jews will be at the helm of humanity and held in the highest regard throughout the entire planet.  Finally, these faithful leaders will fulfill their mission to be a shining beacon of G-d’s eternal love, mercy and forgiveness for the whole of humankind. 

For the past 2000 years, the Jewish people have suffered great persecution simply for being Hashem’s Chosen and for upholding the truth of the Creator’s eternal plan.   

It seems hard to fathom such hatred of these first born children, for the most devout among them have done nothing but work to follow    G-d’s commandments to the letter and also become the highest expression of themselves through the principles of faith they strictly adhere to. 

They, of all people, understand what G-d truly desires from all of His children - deep love, boundless admiration, obedience to His Word, a repentant spirit and a reverent heart forever willing to glorify Him through every thought, deed and action. 

Though nations continue to rise up against this beautiful group of human beings, they remain steadfast in their devotion to their G-d and keep their eyes on the promises that one day, perhaps in the very near future, all will meet the true Messiah and live in a world more glorious than we could’ve ever imagined. 

It should be such a simple thing to do to love Hashem’s First Born, yet because of profound jealousy and extreme arrogance, people all over the world continue to persecute the Children of Israel and many believe the New Testament claim they are the “Children of the Devil.”   

In the end, the whole world will see the true evil behind the hatred of the Jews.  Those who have failed to accept who they truly are in Hashem’s eyes will experience a grief so painful there are no proper words to describe it. 

The truth has been with us since the beginning of time and “home” lies in the bosom of Israel and its precious people.  There’s a place for everyone there, even though the masses have been unable to grasp this magnificent reality. 

If only the whole world would embrace Hashem’s First Born and follow their lead into the brilliant Messianic Age.  Imagine how pleased our Creator would be to know we have listened to His Word, accepted His truth and offered our hearts to Him for all eternity. 

He wants us to understand how immense His love is for all of us and that He alone is the final authority and there is none as great or no savior besides Him. 

May we sing Hashem’s praises as King David did in Psalm 145 for it surely is splendid music to His ears. 

“I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.”