it is not. What Paul does is systematize the life and teachings of
Jesus, drawing out their implications at various points and applying them to
controversies as they arose within the Church from time to time (somewhat
similar to what Systematic Theology texts try to do in their synthesizing of
the data of scripture). That said, Paul
was still an apostle and was thus able (as God directed) to give authoritative
instruction not necessarily mentioned by Jesus or anyone else. But in such cases, Paul is careful to
distinguish his own words from those of the Lord (see 1 Corinthians 7).
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