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Old 06-12-2019, 11:19 AM
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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?
Well, no doubt Jesus started it. Carried on by his brother James, Peter and a number of other apostles. However, at that time, it was still a Jewish messiah sect. It was Pauls idea to spread it to the gentiles more, which very likely was the thing that made Christianity a roaring success.

If no Paul, what would have happened? Would the sect have grown? Disappeared? Another person gets the idea to spread to the gentiles? We dont know.

So, who is responsible for the popularization and spread of Christianity among the gentiles can be said to be Paul.