“For God is not the author of confusion… Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.” 1 Corinthians 14:33-35. Paul is citing the Law, teaching women are not equal to men. But then he says, “…there is neither male or female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus,” Paul is mixing carnal law with spiritual truth— milk with meat, which is unlawful. “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not yet carnal, and walk as men?” 1 Corinthians 3:1-3. ANOTHER LIE. Paul did speak carnally and spiritually, causing great confusion, which is why we have so many Christian religions, all built upon Paul’s false doctrine. The problem with Paul is that he throws out spiritual stuff, which feeds his ego, but provides no spiritual meat to feed his babes in Christ. And labeling them babes is how Paul gets away with not providing the spiritual meat that would allow them to grow, to mature spiritually. Does this mean we are to disregard everything that Paul said? God forbid! Paul was a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee, having access to the ancient sacred texts and writings. The problem is, Paul received no revelation on what he was reading. He did not fully understand it. And he did not fully understand it because he did not experience it firsthand, which is why he can provide no instruction. For example, Paul teaches circumcision of the heart, which he took from the prophet Jeremiah (4:4), but Paul offers no instruction for the removal of this spiritual or invisible flesh. And any instruction Paul does offer, according to Peter, is “bad instruction.”
Paul teaches that one fulfils his law of Christ (found only in the Pauline Epistles) by bearing one another’s burden. ANOTHER LIE, being the opposite of what the prophet Jeremiah and Jesus taught. Jesus teaches that we are to bear our own burden, which was illustrated for us by carrying his own cross. “And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the Lord, I will even punish that man and his house… And the burden of the Lord shall he mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God…” Jeremiah 23:34,36. The burden was never Jesus’ to carry, as the word of God, truth, carries no burden— it makes us free. Paul also said, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Paul teaches that Christ has made us free. The truth is, we are made free of our yoke of bondage through christ the power, which Paul does not understand. Religion teaches that Jesus died for our sins, which has been perverted. The truth is, Jesus died for (because of) our sins, not for (in place of) our sins. Truth dies because of iniquity. Because of Paul, Christians believe that by accepting Christ as their personal savior they are made free of their yoke of bondage. And you will hear testimony after testimony from Christians who say they have been delivered of some physical bondage or addiction. That is because there is power in the name Jesus. The children of Israel illustrated this power when they cried out to be delivered from their physical bondage in Egypt. God heard them, the type-and-shadow of the fulfilling of the first covenant, Ishmael, meaning God will hear. However, that does not deliver us from our spiritual bondage. The energy that drove the physical bondage or addiction still remains, and energy is either transferred or transformed. For many Christians, the energy was simply transferred to a new addiction, such as their new-found religious belief. The works of the Father and the works of the Son are one, which is why Jesus said, “I and my Father are one.” They were one with respect to the works of creation; God’s physical creation an instruction for the spiritual creation that comes with finishing the spiritual works that Jesus spoke of and illustrated for us while he was on this earth, whereby we fulfil the second covenant, receiving Isaac, symbolizing the promise, as Isaac was the promise that was made to Abraham and Sarah.
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves…for even their woman did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another…” Here we have Paul speaking out against homosexuality, citing the Law, which he claims his law of Christ sets them free of. Paul says, “there is neither male or female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” If there is no such thing as gender when one is “in Christ,” why is he, who refers to his followers as “babes in Christ,” even talking about the physical relationship to begin with? Jesus never taught on homosexuality because he was teaching obedience to something greater than the carnal law. Jesus would not have brought our attention to the physical act, but to the spiritual act taking place within us. I have come in contact with many Christians who love to boast about not being under the Law, arrogantly placing themselves above the Law. Yet, being followers of Paul’s teachings, they are compelled to judge homosexuality according to what is written in the Law. So how can they say they are not under the Law? “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely put him to death; their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus). Paul circumvents the issue by coming up with his own law, substituting the carnal law of God with his own “law of Christ.” On the contrary, Jesus said he came not to destroy the carnal law, but to fulfil it, which takes place through the spiritual works he spoke of and illustrated for us while he was on this earth. As obedience to the carnal law requires works, so does obedience to God’s spiritual law. Contrary to Paul’s made-up law, which requires no works, and the only obedience required is to the words of the LIAR that conjured it.
Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2017