“What did the historical Jesus teach in comparison with what the historical Paul taught?… Jesus taught that to escape judgment a person must keep the central teachings of the Jewish Law as he, Jesus himself, interpreted them.
Paul, interestingly enough, never mentions Jesus’ interpretation of the Mosaic Law, and Paul was quite insistent that keeping the Law would never bring Salvation. The only way to be saved, for Paul, was to trust Jesus’ death and resurrection… Paul transformed the religion of Jesus into a religion about Jesus.”
~ Bart D. Ehrman, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, 1993.
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