1 Corinthians 2:13, Paul Contradicts Jesus, part II of III
And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.
//Continuing the theme from yesterday, and presenting another verse about Paul’s insistence that his understanding came through supernatural means, let’s highlight a few more “contradictions” between Paul and Jesus. While all of these comparisons are somewhat shallow, the question at hand is whether or not Paul properly preserved the atmosphere Jesus left behind.
Today’s comparisons highlight Paul’s tendency to remove the conditions of our salvation. Jesus set conditions, and Paul negated them.
Jesus: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. –Matthew 5:7
Paul: Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy –Romans 9:18
Jesus: For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. –Matthew 6:14
Paul: In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace –Ephesians 1:7
Jesus: For by your words you will be justified –Matthew 12:37
Paul: Much more then, having now been justified by His blood –Romans 5:9