Are Paul’s teachings easy to understand?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018

Question: Are Paul’s teachings easy to understand?

Answer: We have been told that Paul’s teachings bring more clarity and understanding of the Scripture and particularly when they refer to the main-street doctrine of the Church that the Law of God (Heb. the Torah, “Instruction, Direction”) has been done away with.

But are they easy to understand? Apostle Peter has this to say about Paul’s teachings to the dismay of the “theologians” (WARNING: the following verse is unwelcomed in the churches and may be offensive for some! Reader’s discretion is advised!):

So then, beloved ones, looking forward to this, do your utmost to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and reckon the patience of our Master as deliverance, as also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom given to him, as also in all his letters, speaking in them concerning these matters, in which some are hard to understand, which those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also the other Scriptures. You, then, beloved ones, being forewarned, watch, lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the delusion of the lawless, (2Pe 3:14-17)

What we read in Peter’s warning to those who teach that Paul allegedly taught against the Law can be re-translated thus: “Do everything possible to be found blameless before the Lord! But, if you while being ignorant of the Scripture still teach that brother Paul taught against the Law of God, twisting some of his words which are hard for you to understand, then kiss your ticket to heaven good-bye! I have forewarned you!”.

Well, Peter did not say exactly that, but this is what “for their own destruction” means. (Read more)

And whether Paul teaches that the Messiah had [allegedly] nailed the Law of God on the cross, read more in the article “Has the Messiah abolished the Law of God?”. And it suffices to say that Paul’s teachings have been subjects to [intentional] mistranslations to fit the main-street doctrine of the Church that the Law of God the Law of God has been done away with. And by the way, there is a command in the Law that the religious leaders keep very jealously (for more read here).