Paul Contradicts Prophets

Justice for widows and orphans

Learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor, obtain justice for the orphan, plead for the widow’s case


Honor widows who are actually widows; but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to show proper respect for their own family and to give back compensation to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

1 TIMOTHY 5:3-4

A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man


The Law: perfect? or a curse?

The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.

PSALM 19:7

For all who are of works of the Law are under a curse


Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us



This is what Yahweh God says: “No foreigner uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the sons of Israel, shall enter My sanctuary.”


Look! I, Paul, tell you that if you have yourselves circumcised, Christ will be of no benefit to you.



Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took the tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing.

EXODUS 15:20

Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided.

JUDGES 4:4-5

So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah …

2 KINGS 22:14

A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.

1 TIMOTHY 2:11-12

The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.

1 CORINTHIANS 14:34-35

Long hair an honor? or dishonor?

For behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and no razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he will begin to save Israel from the hands of the Philistines.


So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, “A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man.”

JUDGES 16:17

Then I raised up some of your sons to be prophets, And some of your young men to be Nazirites. Is this not so, you sons of Israel?” declares the Lord

AMOS 2:11

Does even nature itself not teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her?



even though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only save themselves,” declares the Lord God


“A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” declares Yahweh.

ISAIAH 59:20

But if a man is righteous and practices justice and righteousness, if he does not eat at the mountain shrines or raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor’s wife or approach a woman during her menstrual period— and if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing, and if he does not lend money at interest or take interest, if he keeps his hand from injustice and executes true justice between one person and another, if he walks in My statutes and keeps My ordinances so as to deal faithfully—he is righteous and will certainly live,” declares Yahweh God.

EZEKIEL 18:5-9

But if the wicked person turns from all his sins which he has committed and keeps all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall certainly live; he shall not die. All his offenses which he has committed will not be remembered against him; because of his righteousness which he has practiced, he will live.

EZEKIEL 18:21-22

When I say to the righteous that he will certainly live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits injustice, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but for that same injustice of his which he has committed he will die. But when I say to the wicked, ‘You will certainly die,’ and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness, if a wicked person returns a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing injustice, he shall certainly live; he shall not die. None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall certainly live.

EZEKIEL 33:13-16

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.

JOB 1:1

For if a law had been given that was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.


nevertheless, knowing that a person is not justified by works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law; since by works of the Law no flesh will be justified.


… for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.


… because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight


You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.


For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works, so that no one may boast.


So then, it does not depend on the person who wants it nor the one who runs, but on God who has mercy.


For all who are of works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all the things written in the book of the Law, to do them.” Now, that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “the righteous one will live by faith.” However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “The person who performs them will live by them.”


Teaching the commandments of men (Paul’s doctrine)

Then the Lord said,

“Because this people approaches Me with their words and honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me, and their reverence for Me consists of the commandment of men that is taught …

ISAIAH 29:13

Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.

ROMANS 16:17

In pointing out these things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the good doctrine which you have been following.


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