Since you think "Paul" was more enlightened on what was being taught than what Jesus taught, let me repost something I posted in another forum, when that individual used your same false argument.Hi New:
New, God has to reveal truth to one and this can only take place when God saves one by His word because the word declares that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Rom. 10:17
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I wonder what Jesus has to say about this "hearing the word of God" teaching.....let's find out....
(8)(1) And he says: "The human being is like a sensible fisherman who cast his net
into the sea and drew it up from the sea filled with little fish.
(2) Among them the sensible fisherman found a large, fine fish.
(3) He threw all the little fish back into the sea,(and) he chose the large fish effortlessly.
(4) Whoever has ears to hear should hear."
-- sounds to me Jesus is doing the teaching, nothing about referring to any "bible" -- but precisely a teaching that, one should seek out that "large, fine fish" [Self].
(17) Jesus says:
"I will give you what no eye has seen, and what no ear has heard,
and what no hand has touched, and what has not occurred to the human mind.
-- no bible here, either. Hmmm, he does teach of something unseen and unheard. If one is to reflect on this a bit more - it is of the spiritual nature. One could also say he is talking about the Self.
Additional comparative sayings I can also include (as in relation to your comment about "hearing the word of God", which I presume you are talking about listening to others read from the Bible)- could also reflect that Jesus wants us to hear what he teaches and not what you state:
Sayings - 21, 24, 33, 38, 65, 79 (notice he does not state "God"), 96
All to do with growing and strengthening one's inner Self. An action done by the individual - and if he/she succeeds, he/she will find that "kingdom of God."
Move past the words and understand their meanings.