St Paul was a prophet of God and God's messenger to the gentiles. However, even with his commission from God as a prophet of God he still recognized the AUTHORITY of the leaders of the Catholic Church and went up to Jerusalem to get their blessing on his ministry.<quoted text>
HughBe--- Paul, please don't allow that clown that judges your post funny to reinforce your errors. Pay attention to the scriptures as I point them out to you and you shall be ok.
FIRST, I shall repeat my previous words for your meditation and then address your current post. I have noticed that you have a tendency to ignore issues.
Your words, Paul-- "the leaders of the Catholic Church blessed St Paul's mission to the gentiles and gave him ADVISE on what he should REQUIRE of his converts"
Scriptures for comparison -- Galatians 1
"I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is NOT after man. For I neither received it of man, NEITHER WAS I TAUGHT it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." KJV
"I immediately prepared to do this work WITHOUT asking for ADVICE or HELP from anyone. I did not go to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was. But, without waiting, I went away to Arabia. Later, I went back to the city of Damascus." Easy-To-Read version
DO YOU understand that Paul's ministry started for years before he met any other apostle? If so what was he teaching?
Do YOU understand, that Paul did NOT learn his teachings from any other apostle?
VIP--(QUOTE the passage that supports your claim that Paul was blessed by the other apostles)
Paul---The governance of the Catholic Church was well established during the life time of the Apostles as this excerpt from Acts clearly shows (emphasis in capitals are mine):
The apostles and elders, your brothers,
To the Gentile believers in Antioch
HughBe--- Did YOU notice the words YOUR BROTHERS? what do they mean to you? "The apostles and elders, YOUR BROTHERS"
The gentile Christians SENT the APOSTLE Paul to Jerusalem and so my question to you is, did they have AUTHORITY over the apostle Paul?
Explain, Acts 15:2 below and link it to YOUR "governance of the Catholic Church"
Who was the GOVERNOR in the gentile churches was it the membership or the apostle Paul?
Acts 15:2 "Paul and Barnabas ·were against this teaching and argued [ had no small argument and debate] with them about it. So the CHURCH ·decided to SEND [commissioned; appointed] Paul, Barnabas, and some others to Jerusalem where they could talk more about this disagreement with the apostles and elders"
I am not a fundy and thus do not have to demonstrate anything using only the Holy Bible, for Sacred Tradition and the Holy Bible can not be separated; they form one whole.