Paul met Jesus. it was more than a vision. The apostles didnt accept Paul right away either. What do you think that Paul told them to convince them to give him the right hand of leadership?<quoted text>
I put more weight on the words of Jesus in the Gospels than the ramblings of an addled hermit that never met Jesus except in a "vision".
Maybe John of Patmos (not the Apostle, BTW) drank Soma. Ever read the poetry of an Acid Head ? Much the same.
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven.( PAUL is refering to himself here) Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not knowGod knows. 3 And I know that this manwhether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. 5 I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. 6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me,My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christs power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christs sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
You cant change Gods plan of salvation G..Paul was Taught the Gospel of Grace BY Jesus Himself..No mortal man would make up this and die because of it. Nobody who lives under the Law of Moses all their life, wanted to hear this gospel then and NOW...Paul preached NOTHING but the Gospel of grace..Do you think that he made this up? The Apostels didnt agree at first either..Something or "someone" changed their minds. Can you guess who that was?