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St. Paul the Apostle: On Love

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 New International Version (NIV)

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~St. Paul the Apostle
Image: “Paul the Apostle” painted by Claude Vignon (1593-1670)

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  1. No offense, but it seems funny to me that someone as truly G-dly, humble, and full of loving kindness as was Mother Theresa can deservedly by given the title of “Saint”, but someone such as the self-appointed “Apostle Paul merits this title as well? I am a bit confused.
    Wasn’t it Paul (who NEVER even knew Jesus, NEVER heard any of his sermons, knew NOTHING about his personal life) the one who deceitfully spread his own Wrong Theologies and Philosophies using lies to do this (1 Cor. 9:20) “And unto the Jews I became a Jew…To them under the Law, as under the Law,”?
    Jesus himself said he had not come to abolish the Law.
    The Christianity of Today is something Jesus would not, could not recognize. Due to Paul it now contains levels of anti-semitism that has sparked generations of hatred of Jews.
    The conventional wisdom and base position of the Christian Church is Jesus of Nazareth founded this Church, when in fact it was “created” by a man who betrayed his own religion, and fostered a belief based on lies, scripture twisting, plagiarism and hatred.
    Last words; Paul claims that he had a “vision” of Jesus on his way to Damascus, and that after that continued having these “divine” one-on-ones with him receiving instructions on the Christian beliefs (which was actually Paul’s), these “visions” being witnessed by him and him alone with lack of any witnesses (does the name Joseph Smith come to mind?) just as 99% of the worlds other religions came to be. And Christians ask “How can 2 million be wrong?”
    Try Judaism’s over 3 million witnesses observing Moses receiving the Torah at Mt. Sanai. You know, the “yoke” that Paul preached about.
    G-d DOES NOT LIE! He promised an eternal covenant in the Hebrew Scriptures, He never, never, not a single time stated through any Prophet that The Messiah was to die.
    Come on now.

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