That is a very good explanations as I am sure their teachings were tailored to their audience a bit. Although one still might question why Paul decided to take so much focus off of faith being shown through works and focusing almost solely on grace just because he was teaching the gospel to those who had not heard it before? An easier sell that way? There is evidence in Paul's own writings that sometimes he took the path of least resistance when witnessing.<quoted text>
According to the New Testament,they were Different because Paul was sent to the Gentiles and Peter, James and John was sent to teach the Jews..
I am not saying it isn't smart to try to reach people in a way in which they will relate to you best but it makes me wonder. Just seems like some people love the idea they were predestined to be saved and nothing they can do can ever prevent that from happening and that for some people removes all responsibility. I have seen it in effect. Whereas those that understand about finishing the race, and staying in Christ's love and faith without works is dead know faith is more than just being someone that feels they have been picked by God. It is answering a call sent out to all men and living in a way that is obedient to Christ's teachings
Of course people of all beliefs stumble. But I see I a lot more justification where there should be done IMHO on those who focus more on Paul. It would be interesting to know why his message to the Gentiles was slightly different when it is the same gospel?
Any thoughts you has would be much appreciated