Did Paul carry a Jewish Bible to make sure his preaching was from God?


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Bibles as we know them today honestly did not exist back in Paul's day and the entire concept of a Bible comes to us long after the first century writings of the holy apostles and their associates were collected and canonized several centuries after.

Paul mostly likely did not need a "Jewish Bible anyway - He was a Devote Pharisee i.e. teacher of the law and so he therfore probably knew the written law by heart. He was the top student of the most renowned teacher of the law of the day Gamaliel. 

Now here is the important point Paul was chosen along with the the other apostles to propogate and put forth a new administration of Christ. Something that had been planned all along that made the law obsolete but encompassing all its power and authority thus fullfilling it requirements by placing the responsibility for keep it written on the conscience of men's hearts and not on a written page. That is one of the reason's the Holy Spirit dwells within us to keep us in rememberance. Do honestly think that everytime you or I think about God in any way that thatis "US"! Absolutely not. Man's mind and heart is so corrupt that if left to our device it would never occur to us to think about God. Even when sinners think about God that is not them that is the presence of the Holy Spirit/Christ in the world today calling us. Getting Back to Paul, he did not even carry the New testament around with him because God only gave it to him as the occasion gave rise and need for it thus he wrote most of it and he did say he "spoke in tongues more than most - This is one of the ways the inspired word of God was given in the early days of the church. Tongues way the medium by which prophecy came, prohecy in this case did not always mean future events it was actual instruction coming from God validated through speaking in tonguews which was alway a know language spoken my indigenous peoples of earth. Thus the requirement that an separate individual other than the tongue speaker be present to "interpret" It could have been anyone present who knew the language or had the gift of langauge interpretation. But most likely it was someone in the presents of the speaking who knew the langues the tongues were being spoken in. For more about Paul and a Jewish Bible read carefully the book of Ephesians the glorius book that unveils the Mystery of the Church and the book of Hebrews that says Jesus' way is the better one becuase it fulfills the law of the OT and there christians are not bound by it. In essence Judism is an out dated system. The OT has great teaching about acquiring Godly habits and life skills and therefore in this regard just as important as the News Testament. This point is made abundantly clear in the New Testament for it multitude of references and analogies made from the OT. Especially by Paul - for example Ehesians 4:8 is not a reference to Jesus going to "preach to captive souls in Hell" it is a direct quote from David from Psalm 68:18 which is not talking about the dead but more the ancient custom of restoring prisoners of war to there full inheritance; this is exactly what Jesus does when He call us out of the cpativity of sin and restores us to a right relationship with God along with all the rewards of that relationship. Jesus quoted the OT more than anyone. This tells us that it is viable and important for use; what is not useful is the strict following of the law. It is very important to know that if you just practice one thing of the law as written in the OT the law requires that you follow it all! Grace is so much simpler and easier to do. The Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus' time proved that out via all their hypocracy.

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