Posted: Jul 19, 2013 12:05 pm
by RealityRules
tanya wrote:Let's follow spin's advice, and look at Paul's text ...
RealityRules wrote:& Galatians 1:22 "I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ"

Clearly, Christianity was established when whoever-wrote-Galatians wrote it.
dejuror wrote: Your statement is not logical. You seem not to understand that Galatians attempts to establish that the writer did NOT start Christianity. In Galatians it is claimed Paul was a persecutors of those in Christ. Christianity must have been already known and established if Paul persecuted the Jesus cult. The earliest source for a cult of Christians is Lucian of Samosata c 160 CE.

Whoever wrote Galatians knew the Later Jesus stories in the Canon. The Pauline Corpus matches the Later Gospels and Acts--not gMark.

I agree that "Whoever wrote Galatians knew the Later Jesus stories in the Canon."

and agree that "Christianity must have been already known and established if Paul persecuted the Jesus cult."

That was my point.

however, I would be prepared to concede that "the churches of Judea that are in Christ ... has no necessary direct connection to christianity at all", as per ...
spin wrote:It seems rather hard when confronted with "the churches of Judea that are in Christ" not to be swayed by later interpretations and ignore what the phrase actually says, which has no necessary direct connection to christianity at all.

.... if, someone could outline an accurate interpretation of
spin wrote:" ... what the phrase actually says ..."