What did the original Apostles believe about Jesus before Paul?

Paul had his own beliefs and doctrines. But what did the original Apostles believe about Jesus? Did they believe he was divine like Paul did? The Romans only chose Paul’s teachings for the Bible, the other Apostle beliefs were lost (especially in 70AD with the destruction of Jerusalem) but some clues remain.

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7 Comments to “What did the original Apostles believe about Jesus before Paul?”

  • 20 tacos and a cold 40!

    You do know that Paul came AFTER the other Apostles; and that he was taught by their disciples for three years, and directly by them after that, right?

  • Jonathan

    All the writings you see in the Bible were inspired by God, not from private interpretation. That includes Paul’s writings. Read the gospel of John; John sets it out clearly who Jesus is: The Word of God was with God and the Word of God was God. He was in the world and the world was made by Him. The Son of God, They that see Him see the Father etc. Jesus is God.

  • Rodney A

    Jesus was the king of the jews.
    The romans invented christianity after they crucified him.

  • Corey

    If a historical Jesus existed, and he did have devotees, they probably wouldn’t have been like the apostles in the stories. The plausible historical Jesus would have been a populist rabbi(pharisee) associated with the Hillel Academy. So none of that “this guy is divine” stuff. They would have been Jews, and I’m fairly certain that the pharisees and their followers did not adhere to Hellenic Judaism, like Paul originally did, before he and the other early Christians merged it with Gnostic mystery religions.

  • great gig in the sky

    And account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation; as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you: -2 Peter 3:15.
    Paul is approved of by Peter in Rome (babylon) they have the same beliefs about Christ..

    The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, salute you: and so doth my son Mark. -1 Peter 5:13.
    Mark is his protege.
    Luke certainly agrees with Paul. He was shipwrecked with Paul in Acts 27& 28.

    All the apostles agree on doctrine. They are a harmony.

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  • Messenger of God

    I have no clue where you got your information but it’s all wrong.

    The Apostles founded different churches in different parts of the known world. The traditions of these churches were different because of the cultures in these different parts of the world. Well let’s say in 50 AD at the Council of Jerusalem the Apostles gathered together and decided upon doctrines. St. Paul happened to be a very strong voice within the Apostles, but they were in agreement with each other. There were other sects that worked outside of the Apostles and their successors. Some of these sects were considered by the Apostles as heretical, that’s right some of these sects in which some of these Protestants quot from were back in the day considered as heretics by the Apostles and their successors.
    And at the Synod of Carthage all the Churches got together and agreed upon what was Canonical Scripture (Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, etc. etc.)

    You should ask a Byzantine (Constantinople), Antioch, Jerusalem, Coptic (Alexandria) Orthodox/Catholic what they think of the teachings of St. Paul. Yes all these traditions still exist today.

    Now what is in the New Testament? The Gosepl of St. Matthew the Apostle, the Gospel of St. Mark a deciple of St. Peter the Apostle, the Gospel of St. Luke a deciple of all the Apostles, the Gospel of St. John the Apostle, the Book of Acts which is St. Luke’s account of the Apostles, than there is St. Paul’s Letters to various churches and people and yes he is an Apostle, than the letters from the other Apostles such as St. John, St. Peter, St. James, St. Jude. And of course the Book of Revelation which is written by the Apostle St. John. The New Testament is the testaments of the Apostles.

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