Here is where the hatred of Jews begins…. with the self-appointed apostle, Paul
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.
But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.
But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium
And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.
We ask…. where, when “hath the Lord commanded” Paul to be “a light of the Gentiles”? We would really like to see this commission. This is entirely contrary to everything Jesus preached, (except for the one time only, Johnny-come-lately attempts in Mark 16, Matthew 28 to portray Jesus as universal).
Where does Paul get the idea that he is now the mouthpiece of God, just as Jesus was? He may think he had a meeting with Jesus but he doesn’t say anything about Jesus passing on the title of God’s mouthpiece. Jesus eliminated the need for any more direction from God when he died on the cross for our sins.
This is one more example of Paul’s delusions that he is God’s mouthpiece; the second coming of Christ. Paul believes he is equal to Jesus.