St. Paul talks about the Father, Son and Spirit1 but God is one.2
St. Paul talks about the resurrection of the dead3 but it is nowhere found in Scripture.4
How are sins atoned for? Not Jesus!5 Rather, Leviticus 4-7.
Our prophets have told us how to live.6 We don’t need Paul’s moral exhortation.7
Jerusalem is the heart of Judaism. How can Paul prefer Arabia and Damascus, Syria and Cilicia to Jerusalem?8 How can Paul say Hagar represents Sinai, a mountain in Arabia which corresponds to the present Jerusalem?9 We are descendants of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How can Paul say, ‘You will become free’?”10
Why does Paul have Timothy circumcised?11 But not Titus?12 Is this the behavior of someone who knows what he’s talking about? Have you heard what Festus, procurator of Judea (A.D. 60 to 62) thinks of Paul? "You are mad, Paul; much learning is driving you mad.”13 Even the so-called "Prince of the Apostles" attempts damage control for the loose cannon that is Paul of Tarsus, saying, "Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, also wrote to you, speaking of these things as he does in all his letters. In them there are some things hard to understand that the ignorant and unstable distort to their own destruction."14
Just remember, Peter sat with us in Antioch!15
Incidentally, when was the last time you saw Paul?16
How can someone who is still living say they have died and have been crucified with Christ and that Christ lives in him?17 Paul himself has even said, "For it is not those who hear the law who are just in the sight of God; rather, those who observe the law will be justified."18 In saying this, Paul is in good company,19 especially with our brother, James.20
We don’t want your money21— we don’t have any churches to support. Do you think that we will take advantage of you as you recover from circumcision as our ancestors did?22 Of course not!23
Incidentally, that Paul wishes we would slip with the knife and castrate ourselves is hardly Christian!24
1 Galatians 1:3, 3:2 grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ ... did you receive the Spirit from works of the law, or from faith in what you heard?
2 Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
3 Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle not from human beings nor through a human being but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead
4 Job 14:12 So mortals lie down, never to rise. Until the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be roused out of their sleep. [NB Daniel 12:1-3 is about a small group of martyrs during the reign of Antiochus IV Epiphanes. NABRE footnote: “Many of those who sleep: Daniel does not envisage the universal resurrection as later developed.”]
5 Galatians 1:4 who gave himself for our sins that he might rescue us from the present evil age in accord with the will of our God and Father
6 Micah 6:8 You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. [NABRE footnote: "To do justice refers to human behavior in relationship to others. To love goodness refers to the kind of love and concern which is at the heart of the covenant between the Lord and Israel; it is persistently faithful. To walk humbly with your God means to listen carefully to the revealed will of God."]
Deuteronomy 26:16 This day the Lord, your God, is commanding you to observe these statutes and ordinances. Be careful, then, to observe them with your whole heart and with your whole being.
Zechariah 7:9 Thus says the Lord of hosts: Judge with true justice, and show kindness and compassion toward each other
8 Galatians 1:17, 21-22 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; rather, I went into Arabia and then returned to Damascus. Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. And I was unknown personally to the churches of Judea that are in Christ;
10 John 8:33
11 Acts 16:3 and Paul wanted him to come along with him. On account of the Jews of that region, Paul had him circumcised, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
12 Galatians 2:3 Moreover, not even Titus, who was with me, although he was a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised
13 Acts 26:24
16 Galatians 4:20 I would like to be with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed because of you. cf Exodus 32:23 They said to me, ‘Make us a god to go before us; as for this man Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.’
18 Romans 2:13
20 James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar?
21 Galatians 4:17 They show interest in you, but not in a good way; they want to isolate you, so that you may show interest in them.
22 Genesis 34:15, 25 Only on this condition will we agree to that: that you become like us by having every male among you circumcised. On the third day, while they were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, brothers of Dinah, each took his sword, advanced against the unsuspecting city and massacred all the males.
24 Galatians 5:12 Would that those who are upsetting you might also castrate themselves!