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Episode 3 · 1 year ago

Where is the gospel preached by Paul?


We know Paul preached his own gospel that he received through revelation and it wasn't Matthew, Mark, Luke or John - but where is it? You won't find it in your modern bible but in today's podcast we have some answers.

"But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." (Galatians 1:8-9)  

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Time for another edition of the RightBible podcast, your weekly deep dive into the story of the very first Bibleand the Marcion I Christian Church. Find out more at the very first BibleDot Org. Stripping away two thousand years a false doctrine isn't easy, butwe've had lots of coffee. Now your host, Darren Colama, and welcomeback to another edition of the Right Bible podcast. On Darren Klama. Inour first podcast we did a complete overview of the exact contents of the veryfirst Bible, and from that show we know that they are, or thatit consists of the ten epistles of Paul, Galatians first and second, Corinthians,Romans first and second, Thessalonians, Laodiceans, Colossians, Philammon and Philippiansand, last but not least, the...

...gospel of the Lord. And noticethe the wording that's used here. It's not a gospel of the Lord,one of the Gospels of the Lord, it's The gospel of the Lord,denoting singularity, denoting that there's only one gospel of the Lord. There's notfor, there's not five, there's not three, there's one gospel of theLord. And we know that because Paul tells us that in Scripture Multiple Times. In fact, when you read through the epistles, throughout them, hesays and uses the exact phrase my gospel on three different occasions. In fact, the epistles are just loaded with examples of Paul talking about this Gospel ina singular sense. In fact, let's run through a few of those ontoday's episode. And before we do,...

...just to give you a little backgroundon the Gospel. Where did it come from? You know, how didhe get it? Paul received that that Gospel directly from a revelation from JesusChrist. The circumstances surrounding it are not pretty. He was on his wayto Damascus to continue in the persecution of Christians, hunting them down and inprisoning them. We know for a fact that that Paul was there when StStephen was martyred. So Paul had a quite the history and persecuting Christians andhe was on his way to do what he did best, which was persecuteChristians. And so on this trip to Damascus to do just that, theLord intervened and he received a revelation from Jesus Christ and he turned and becamea Christian. It was during that moment...

...that he received this revelation of thegospel of the Lord, and this is what drove him to travel the entireworld, or the known world, or the Roman Empire at that time,preaching the Gospel. In fact, he was the most prolific preacher of Christianityof that era and many churches were formed as a result of his travels.So obviously this had a huge impact on him, and again he's very specificthat this was, he uses the phrase, my Gospel. So there's no questionthat we're not talking about a wide variety of gospels out there at thetime. There was only one Gospel and he knew it, and we're goingto talk later about how the other apostles also knew it. Everybody was onthe same page with this. It wasn't until later that the the the watersbecame murky. So let's go to the two examples that, for the mostpart, just erase any doubt. The first one is Galatians nine, quoteunquote, as we have said before.

So now I say again, ifanyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let himbe a cursed unquote. The SEC in one is even more direct and andI don't know how you can frame this or put this through some kind ofconfusing Judaic prism that makes it seem like what it's not. It's very clear, quote unquote. But I certify you, Brethren, that the Gospel which waspreached of me is not after man, for I neither received it of manbut by the revelation of Jesus Christ, unquote. And that's from Galatians one, eight through nine. Let's let's let's read it again. But Icertify you, Brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me is notafter man, for I neither received it of man but by the revelation ofJesus Christ. So Paul has just got...

...done telling you there's one gospel.He got it from a revelation and he got it directly from Jesus Christ.He wasn't referring to Matthew, mark, Luke or John. It also meansthat everything in the epistles, all ten of them, is derived directly fromthe gospel of the Lord, his revelation, this one gospel. Now this bringsup a lot of questions and before we kind of delve or do ordeep dive into them. It's really important that you actually have a copy ofthe very first Bible. I'm going to have links showing, thanks, whereyou can, as always, download a free copy. If you want,you can pick up a paperback, go to Amazon, type in, forwords, the very first Bible, boom and it should show right up.But or just get the free ebook.

It doesn't matter. The point beingyou really are going to need to be able to follow along as we aswe talk about these scriptures and and get into the knooks and crannies of someof these verses. You're going to find it very helpful because otherwise we haveto go back and forth between the First Bible and the Modern Bible, andwe're just going to get nowhorth ast doing that all right now, we alsoknow that, and again we just talked about it, even from the ModernBible, that Paul was sent out specifically to preach this gospel of his,this gospel of the Lord, to the uncircumcised, meaning the gentiles, andit was also decided that Peter and James, they would focus on on preaching andtrying to convert the Hebrews. It's what they were good at. Paulon the other hand, seem to have a knack with talking to gentiles.He spoke Greek, so for him it...

...was kind of a natural fit todo this, and he had the gospel. So with that in hand, hegoes out throughout the known world and starts preaching. But this really shouldbring up a lot of questions in your mind. The first one should be, well, I don't see Paul's Gospel in my modern Bible. I lookedeverywhere and it's not there. I see Matthew, mark, Luke and John. I don't see anything that's called the gospel of Paul or Paul's Gospel.The good news is you can read it. It's in the very first Bible andit's about twenty chapters long and I recommend reading it for our future podcast. It'll give you a frame of reference as we go along, because thestory of this Gospel is is really amazing. It took the equivalent of the ManhattanProject To make this Gospel go away. In fact, Paul, throughout hishis history with the church, was a huge problem for some of theearly church fathers who insisted on Judaizing the...

Gospel and the history. And thoseare some of the things we're going to get into, which are going toare going to include some someone comfortable subject matter like, especially the gospel ofMatthew. You know, when, let me put it this way, whenyou read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and you read it having theactual gospel of the Lord in front of you, as you do, thethe the original Gospel acts as a type of cryptographic key and you can sitback and actually read these other four gospels and you can look and say thatis exactly where they changed it, or that's exactly where they added it,or look at the nuance or the narrative that they were trying to weave inhere. But unless you had the actual original, unless you had the gospelof the Lord itself, you would read Matthew, Mark, Luke and Johnand be completely clueless. You'd said,...

...well, that's that's you know theBible and you know that's it. But having this key are really allows youto see what the original intent and meaning was. So really just some fascinatingstuff coming up and you know we're going to do more episodes and shows onit, but I think I'm going to leave it there today give you anopportunity to get your copy of the very first Bible. I'm going to havesome show links you can click on and get it for free, or youcan get the paperback, whatever you want to do, it doesn't really matter. The point is you really do need to have a copy of it soyou can follow along and and become just as as amazed as everyone else iswhen they when they finally get a look. So we'll leave it there and we'llsee you next time.

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