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To Teach or Not to Teach the Gentiles ?

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Claim : After Paul received the sup­posed rev­e­la­tion, he went out to teach to the Gen­tiles, imply­ing the rev­e­la­tion was for the Gen­tiles or can be preached to the Gentiles.

Prob­lem : The prob­lem aris­es when we see that in Gala­tians and Acts, two dif­fer­ent accounts exist as to which peo­ple that the mes­sage was revealed for :

    Gala­tians 1:16 : To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the hea­then ; imme­di­ate­ly I con­ferred not with flesh and blood :

    Gala­tions 2:7 But con­trari­wise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncir­cum­ci­sion was com­mit­ted unto me, as the gospel of the cir­cum­ci­sion was unto Peter ; 

So as we can see, in Gala­tians after receiv­ing the rev­e­la­tion Paul jumped and start­ed preach­ing to the gen­tiles, hence the rev­e­la­tion was for the Gentiles.

Now lets see what Acts says :

    Acts 9:20 : And straight­way he preached Christ in the syn­a­gogues, that he is the Son of God.

    Acts 13:5 : And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the syn­a­gogues of the Jews : and they had also John to their minister.

    Acts 13:14 : But when they depart­ed from Per­ga, they came to Anti­och in Pisidia, and went into the syn­a­gogue on the sab­bath day, and sat down.

    Acts 14:1 And it came to pass in Ico­ni­um, that they went both togeth­er into the syn­a­gogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great mul­ti­tude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed. 

So essen­tial­ly, we see two problems.

One, these are two con­tra­dic­to­ry accounts. We see in Gala­tians that Paul, after receiv­ing rev­e­la­tion, went and start­ed preach­ing to the Gen­tiles. Where­as in Acts, after receiv­ing rev­e­la­tion he went and start­ed preach­ing to the Jews and when they reject­ed him, only then did he went to the Gentiles.

Sec­ond­ly, it seems obvi­ous that Paul had want­ed to preach to the Jews, and the rev­e­la­tions he alleged­ly received were for the Jews. Fur­ther­more, they reject­ed him as an imposter and a liar, because they knew their own scrip­tures and hence they knew that Paul was noth­ing more than an imposter.Endmark

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