Posted: Jul 19, 2013 8:45 am
by neilgodfrey
spin wrote:
RealityRules wrote:
tanya wrote:Let's follow spin's advice, and look at Paul's text ...

& Galatians 1:22 "I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ"

Sadly the use of "churches" is a tendentious translation. There were no churches (in what became the christian sense) when Paul wrote. There were just assemblies or congregations. That these particular congregations were in christ, indicates that they were messianists. There is no evidence provided by Paul that these people believed in Jesus.

What's a "messianist"?

(I think most of us know that "church" in the NT refers to an assembly.)