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Posted by Richard Ruquist on October 21, 2002 11:53:01 UTC

***most churches weren't even in the main roman empire mostly on the fringes***.

The Roman Empire occupied the whole civilized world. The fringe churches as you call them have almost all disappeared. I do not know of a single church that cannot be traced back to the Roman Empire.

The death of Paul does not prove anything. It is clear that Paul profoundly distorted christianity and made it acceptable to the powerful rather than the meek. He transformed the church into a means to control the meek.

Paul's letters in the New Testament are the earliest writings in the New Testament. The other books like Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written long after Paul's Letters, and those books reflect Paul's thinking to a significant extent. However, those books hopefully give accurate quotes of the teaching of Jesus. From these quotes we can easily see that Paul distorted Christianity. You do not attend the church of Jesus. You attend the church of Paul.

My view is that as Saul, he could not defeat christianity. So he switched sides and made it into a religion of his liking.


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