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Old 09-28-2013, 01:10 PM   #51
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Paul has presented himself as someone who was specifically chosen by God to proclaim his son.
The writer of Acts professes to relate details of Paul's ministry. Yet the writer of Acts shows no awareness at all of any such Pauline writings, nor ever cites any of Paul's peculiar beliefs, claims, or 'Epistles'.
The only writings the writer of Acts ever connects with Paul are those that Paul received from the elders of the Jerusalem church, and as a courier passed on.

The accounts of Paul in Acts, and those in the 'Pauline Epistles' do not jibe. This strongly suggest that at the time of the writing of Acts, there were no such 'Pauline Epistles' known, all being latter produced forgeries.
Or still were local epistles circulated in a few churches that accepted, more or less, that Paul was authoritative. These epistles would not early on be widely disseminated beyond these 7 Asian churches, And not well known, though Paul might be known. The claim these were all later forgeries cannot be supported.

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Or still were local epistles circulated in a few churches that accepted, more or less, that Paul was authoritative. These epistles would not early on be widely disseminated beyond these 7 Asian churches, And not well known, though Paul might be known. The claim these were all later forgeries cannot be supported.

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Actually it is your story that is not supported. You have invented a story about the Pauline Epistles that no-one has claimed in antiquity.

Where is the evidence that any Pauline letter was actually composed in the 1st century and before c 68 CE?

There is no corroboration at all--not even in the Pauline Corpus itself that any letter was composed before c 68 CE.

Who told people that the Pauline Corpus was written before c 68 CE?

It was NOT the Pauline writers.

It was NOT the author of Acts.
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