1 John 17:14, Paul Contradicts Jesus, part III of III

I have given them Your word;

//In today’s verse, Jesus seems to imply that he reliably passed on to us all we need to know. Yet Paul considerably enhanced the “word,” adding instruction that he obtained in one or more visions of Jesus. Doctrines such as Original Sin, Total Depravity and Unconditional Election stem primarily from Paul’s writings. But would Jesus have thought this way?

For your consideration, here is one last collection of “superficial differences” between Jesus and Paul:

Paul: As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;” –Romans 3:10

Jesus: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things –Matthew 12:35

Paul: The night is far spent, the day is at hand. (indicating that the day of Jesus’ return was near) –Romans 13:12

Jesus: Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. –Luke 21:8

Paul: It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. –Romans 9:16

Jesus: Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. –Matthew 7:21

… and because I can’t resist it, my own refutation of “original sin”:

Jesus: Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. –Mark 10:14

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  1. God attributed righteousness to some in the old testament. NO?

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