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It should be called Paulianity – for centuries Christians have presented the ideas of Paul as the teachings of Jesus, and that’s a mistake. It was all Paul’s INTERPRETATION. Check the data.

No, 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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