You are forgetting that Jesus chose Paul.<quoted text>
.. like Jesus, the first Christians (Nazarenes or Ebionites), did not believe in sacrificial death. Paul did ..
.. back then, Pagans preferred Paul's evangelizing, his message was a perfect fit with existing deity beliefs ..
.. Christian theology has become the unlucky heir of Paul's apparitions instead of the teachings of Jesus ..
Without Paul, our faith might still be a small piece of the Jewish faith.
Paul opened up the faith to the Gentiles.
Without Paul, Christianity would be reserved for the circumsized Jews.
Just some food for thought....