- Apr 16, 2017
Because the Bible contradicts itself in various places so you get different interpretations.
The closest testimony we have from God is when he endorsed Jesus and said "this is my son, listen to him". So when it comes to the NT, the words of Jesus himself are the only truly reliable words that can be considerd the Word of God. The words of the dsiciples who walked in the flesh with him come second as Jesus said the Holy Spirit would remind them of his words.
The words of the self proclaimed apostle who never knew Jesus in the flesh, are the least likely to be the actual words of God. I think that is quite appropriate as the name Paul literallly means "least". Paul himself stated he was the least of the Apostles , even though most Christians, if they are honest with themselves, consider him the greatest Apostle. Pretty ironic!