Jesus's Words

Seeing Jesus in Secret Chambers

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Paul writes to the church in Galatia, But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.Galatians 1:11, 12

So Jesus revealed his gospel to Paul. When did Paul receive this revelation? During his Damascus experience? If so, why was that not recorded? Hence, we interpret that Paul is saying that he received this revelation later, in secret. For if it were in the open, then there would be no debate on Paul's gospel - nor his apostleship.

Paul wrote to the Colossians, Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints.Colossians 1:25, 26

Consider, if the mysteries of God were revealed through the single man Paul, as he claims, then on what grounds should we dismiss other people claiming the same thing? This sets up a dangerous precedent for us.

Surely then we can trust Ellen White of the Seventh Day Adventists, for she says she had visions from God. We can also trust Muhammad, who said he received visions and visits from angels. We can also trust Joseph Smith, who also claimed the same.

But in actuality, we cannot. Jesus said, Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.Matthew 24:26 Jesus speaking about false prophets finding Christ on Earth. No, if we do not believe Jesus' warning about people who find him privately by believing in what Paul wrote, we open ourselves up to many heresies from many false prophets. That is why Jesus gave us this warning about false prophets.

Since Paul did not receive his revelations in the open, then we must assume Jesus's warning about those saying they found him in secret chambers is true in relation to Paul.

Value of this Evidence

This is decent evidence against Paul. The fact of the matter is that Jesus could have publicly called Paul to be an apostle like he did with the other apostles, but he did not. However, Jesus spoke against those who claim to find him in secret places, which applies to Paul.

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