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Old 06-11-2019, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by CookingWithGas View Post
I am not a theologian or biblical scholar, but isn't this a matter of some debate that cannot be objectively be proven true or false?
I guess it depends on how you define your terms. Something, that it seems not unreasonable to refer to as "Christianity," existed before Paul got involved with it.

But it absolutely is a matter of debate, and we'll never know for sure, how much of what we think of today as "Christianity" originated with Paul, or how much different it would be if Paul had never gotten involved.

Still, it seemed wrong to me to claim, unequivocally, in the General Questions forum, that "Paul started Christianity," for reasons explained in the article I linked to.