Paul the Liar


When I first heard that Paul was a liar in 1975, which came by revelation to the Teacher in 1960, I was not affected, as I had not been influenced by religion in any way. You could say, I took it on faith up until the time I received evidence of its truth as my husband and I watched the first documentary on "The Dead Sea Scrolls," in which they found written, "Paul the Liar." It came as no surprise that this bit of information was excluded from subsequent documentaries, as the Church of Christianity is built upon the foundation of Paul's teachings.

Written by Clement of Rome in the first century:

"The Assembly of the Lord, which was constituted in Jerusalem, was most plentifully multiplied and grew, being governed with the most Righteous ordinances by James," (Recognitions of Clement 1.43).

The Recognitions of Clement 1.15 has an interesting quote from Apostle Peter about Paul in his letter to Clement, giving us some insight into Paul's teachings and character... " bad instruction... vain boasting, and other such evils have filled the whole house of this world like some enormous smoke preventing those who dwell in it from seeing the Founder aright." Peter goes on to say that Paul is the source of these errors, and that his visions deluded him.

"Our lord and prophet, who has sent us, declared to us that the Evil One, having disputed with him for forty days, but failing to prevail against him, promised that he would send Apostles from among his subjects to deceive them. Therefore, above all, remember to shun any apostle, teacher or prophet who does not accurately compare his teachings with James... the brother of our Lord...and this, even if he comes to you with recommendations." (Homilies of Clement' 11.35).

Compare what James teaches on works with what Paul teaches.

"But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?" James 2:20

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast" Ephesians 2:8,9 (Paul)

Apostle Paul has developed a "saved by grace" doctrine, which teaches salvation through faith that requires no works, teaching that one can do nothing to save themselves. It is the gift of God. What Paul was teaching is diametrically opposed to what James was teaching.

Excerpt from "The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception" by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh:

"Eisenman stresses that James, whether he was literally Jesus' brother or not, had known Jesus personally in a way that Paul never did. In his teachings, he was certainly closer to 'the source' than Paul ever was. And his objectives and preoccupations were often at variance with Paul's - were sometimes, indeed, diametrically opposed. For Paul, then, James would have been a constant irritant. With the triumph of Pauline Christianity, therefore, James's significance, if it couldn't be obliterated completely, had, at the very least, to be diminished."

And that is exactly what Paul did. He diminished the importance of works.

According to Clement's homily, Jesus (during his forty days in the wilderness) knew that there would be apostles that would change his teachings, which he had only three years to deliver, followed by a multitude of years in which to pervert it. As we see in the above scripture, Paul deems the works of the law unnecessary, further saying "I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him." Paul teaches that the righteousness Jews associated with obedience to the works of the law, was a self-righteousness. Paul had been a Pharisee, son of a Pharisee, a zealot when it came to obeying the law. But having seen the light, now claims to have shed his robe of self righteousness, "not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith." While it is true that righteousness, internal righteousness that is, does not come by keeping the external works of the law, it is also true that God gave them the law, to be obeyed until they believed (put action to) the internal works that fulfil them. If Abraham obeyed God through an external act that was counted as righteousness, wouldn't obeying the external works of the carnal law be counted as some degree of righteousness? The problem I see with Paul's teachings is his focus on the man rather than on what the man taught, which was the spiritual or internal works through which one is made righteous on the inside.

Paul teaches that righteousness comes from God, and is by faith. Faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. Internal righteousness does not come from God. It is the result of doing the spiritual works that God revealed to us through His works of creation, and which Jesus revealed through his words and actions. Internal righteousness is not obtained through Paul's elementary-level faithfaith in the man, Jesus Christ. And neither is internal salvation. What Paul has omitted is the spiritual works associated with what Peter calls "the end of faith"... "Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:"

Salvation is not a gift that comes through the level of faith that Paul is promoting. This is where Christians get the idea that they are saved the moment they accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Just believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you're saved. No works necessary. The truth is, salvation is the result of doing works. Spiritual or internal works. When Jesus said he came not to destroy the law but to fulfil it, he was referring to the purpose of his coming, which was to reveal the spiritual works that fulfil the law, which the Jews rejected, and Paul omitted, replacing it with his "saved by grace" doctrine, through which one can obtain salvation without works. Noah obtained grace by building the ark and entering it. Not by believing (thinking in his mind) that grace or a faith without works was enough to save him. Grace is given to those doing the works. Grace is a period of time in which we do the spiritual or internal work that satisfies our spiritual debt. Paul teaches that all has been paid through the BLOOD of Jesus Christ, putting the focus, once again, on the external. Paul has formed his own doctrine, one that is diametrically opposed to what Jesus and James taught.

The following comes from the 'Recognitions of Clement,' which surfaced very early in the 3rd century, citing an event that demonstrates an attempt to silence James. According to this document, "James is preaching in the Temple when an unnamed 'enemy', accompanied by an entourage of followers, bursts in. The 'enemy' taunts James's listeners and drowns out his words with noise, then proceeds to inflame the crowd, with revilings and abuse, and, like a madman, to excite everyone to murder, saying, "What do ye? Why do ye hesitate? Oh, sluggish and inert, why do we not lay hands upon them, and pull all these fellows to pieces?" 4. The 'enemy' does not confine himself to a verbal assault. Seizing a brand of wood, he begins to flail about with it at the assembled worshippers, and his entourage follow suit. A full-scale riot ensues: "Much blood is shed; there is a confused flight, in the midst of which that enemy attacked James, and threw him headlong from the top of the steps; and supposing him to be dead, he cared not to inflict further violence upon him." 5. James, however, is not dead.

Who would have had 'an entourage of followers' at this time? Who is this angry unnamed 'enemy' that is trying to silence the one called "James the Righteous"? James is preaching in the Temple, so he is most likely preaching to the Jews; to those adhering to the law, which Paul, at this time (as we know from scripture) is speaking out against. James' obedience to the law would have earned him the 'Righteous' epithet. Could this enemy of James be the same "Paul the Liar" mentioned in The Dead Sea Scrolls? Paul would certainly have been considered a liar to those adhering to the carnal law through external works, and to those adhering to the spiritual law through internal works. Paul rejects both the carnal and spiritual law, which he has substituted with what he calls " the law of Christ," a New Testament phrase found only in the Pauline Epistles.

The following is from The Habakkuk Commentary or Pesher Habakkuk, which was among the original seven Dead Sea Scrolls. 

" Those who were unfaithful together with the Liar, [who] did not listen to the word received by the Righteous Teacher from the mouth of God" and "who were silent at the time of the chastisement of the Righteous Teacher and did not aid him against the Liar WHO REJECTED THE LAW in the midst of all their Assembly" were "UNFAITHFUL IN THE NEW COVENANT in that they have NOT BELIEVED IN THE COVENANT OF GOD and have profaned His Holy Name."
(Habakkuk Pesher 2:1-2, 5:12, 2:3).

Christians REJECT THE LAW and are UNFAITHFUL IN THE NEW COVENANT because they have NOT BELIEVED the works as instructed by Jesus in John 10:38, where he clearly states that he does not care if we believe in him, the man. He desires for us to believe (obey; put action to) the works, referring to the spiritual works of God's spiritual law, through which the carnal works of the carnal law are fulfilled. The NEW COVENANT is made with ISRAEL and JUDAH (Hebrews 8:8), symbolizing the MIND and HEART. We uphold our end of the covenant through the spiritual works that results in the creation of a NEW HEAVEN and a NEW EARTH, symbolizing a NEW MIND and a NEW HEART.

The 'Teacher of Righteousness,' or 'Righteous Teacher,' leads a Messianic Movement befuddled by "the Spouter of Lies, who leads many astray in order to build his city of vanity ON BLOOD and erect an Assembly upon Lying, for the sake of his glory, tiring out many with a worthless service and instructing them in works of Lying, so that their works will be of Emptiness. And they will be brought to the same Judgements of Fire with which they insulted and vilified the Elect of God," (Habakkuk Pesher 10:9-13).

Who was "the Spouter of Lies, who leads many astray in order to build his city of vanity ON BLOOD?" Christians believe they will be saved from God's wrath and punishment. "Saved by the BLOOD of the Lamb." They believe their salvation is a free gift, rather than a reward for good works. This idea clearly came from Paul. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast" Ephesians 2:8,9. Christian's works will be of Emptiness because they perform neither the external works of the carnal law or the internal works of the spiritual law, the latter being the works of a spiritual creation, which like the works of God's physical creation, are good, being a pattern for the spiritual works. "And God saw that it was good." These are the 'good works' that Christians are skipping over, the reward for these works being salvation. And because they have skipped over these spiritual works, they will be brought to the "Judgements of Fire," representing the spiritual judgements they failed to execute upon themselves because the only works they have been instructed in are "the works of Lying." They will experience the same spiritual "lake of fire" as the Elect of God, through which the "false prophet" and "beast" within them are consumed, the Elect being those who are receiving salvation as a result of these spiritual judgments, which is precisely what Jesus was referring to when he told his apostles that they would judge the twelve tribes of Israel (Matthew 19:28). Paul does teach on judging ourselves, but offers no instruction on how that judgment is executed. Why does he offer no instruction? Because the instruction is the works, which he has deemed unnecessary. In deeming the physical works of the carnal law (a pattern for the spiritual) unnecessary, he has unwittingly deemed the spiritual works of God's spiritual law, unnecessary. Add to that, his lack of understanding of the spiritual teachings of the Christ.

I have been asked by Christians over the years why God would allow this deception to take place. It's not that God allowed it. It's that man chose it. A group of religious and political leaders known as the Council of Nicaea decided what teachings would make the New Testament cut, and Paul's best fit their agenda, which was to present One Religion for the people to follow. This in no way takes away from the Holy Bible being the Word of God, which is a detailed account of man's spiritual and religious history. It is up to the individual to discover that Paul's teachings are in opposition to what Jesus teaches, which makes Paul a good candidate for this person dubbed "the Liar" or "Spouter of Lies."

Paul: Apostle or Apostate

Written by Sandra L. Butler (Copyright © 2016)