In the previous chapters, we have outlined the origins of Paul and how he rose to prominence as the founder of the religion which is today known as Christianity. Having established that Paul was never acquainted with the original teachings of Jesus (PBUH), we aim to demonstrate that this liar never was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Let us now take a look at what Paul was reported to have said:
1 Corinthians 7:25–28
25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.
26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are.
27 Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife.
28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.
There are a few important points to be mentioned here:
- Paul never met Jesus in person while Jesus was on earth. Paul became a “prophet” by claiming that Jesus appeared to him on his way to Damascus.
- The Jewish Law allows for a man to divorce his wife if she is not pleasing to him.
- Paul was a Jew, and from his writings, he seemed to be very knowledgeable about the Jewish Law.
- Paul, who had never met Jesus, was obviously unaware of the fact that Jesus forbade divorce between the husband and the wife, except in the case of adultery.
Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 7:27 exposed him to be a liar, because if the Holy Spirit was truly inspiring him, then he would not have uttered such statement! Paul, the Jew, was talking about divorce in general. Yes, the Jewish Law allows divorce between ordinary couples, but Jesus had forbidden it.
In Christianity, a divorce between ordinary couples (when neither one of them committed any major sin against the other) is strictly forbidden, and Paul’s general advice for his followers to not seek a divorce makes it clear that he was ignorant of what Jesus had taught. The Holy Spirit would have inspired Paul to speak only about those whose spouses had cheated on them to not get divorced from them, which we have no idea how this would have helped his followers.
Paul, in fact, was speaking in general terms, which can be summarised as:
- Are you married? Do not seek a divorce.
- Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife.
Paul was clearly not speaking about adultery here. The two parts of 1 Corinthians 7:27, when put together, are clearly speaking in general terms and to all people in general. What man or woman can live with an adulterous spouse? And why should they not divorce when Jesus allowed them to do so?
Let us look at what Jesus said:
31 It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’
32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.
There is no question that Paul was unaware of this law by Jesus, and if he truly was inspired by the Holy Spirit, then the latter would not have deceived him like that.
Paul was a liar and a charlatan who claimed to be a “prophet” sent from God Almighty, that he was inspired by the Holy Spirit. Clearly, the only spirit that inspired him was none other than the spirit of Satan.