#150 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday
If you examine evangelical Christianity, it's easy to observe they do not actually practice Christianity, i.e. focused on Christ's teachings. It should be called "Paulianity" He was firm about following Mosaic Law, and a misogynistic control freak. Thus the constant references to the Old Testament when Jesus' teaching are in conflict with what evangelicals would rather do.
Paul was a spoiled rich boy whose parents bought him Roman citizenship. He (and Peter) was extremely jealous of Jesus' relationships with his female disciples; Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Susanna. He did everything he could to erase them from history after the crucifixion. Constantine's Council of Nicaea in 325 did the rest by leaving out all the texts that mention the women disciples as equals of the 12 disciples they told us were all of them.
His fights to be the 'leader' post-Christ are not chronicled in the Bible, but they happened. Jesus' brother, James, was supposed to be the 'leader,' but Paul wasn't having any of that. There is one account recorded by the Ebionites in the Clementine Homolies where Paul physically attacked James. Another, which could be born of confusion - James, son of Alpheus vs James, brother of Jesus - where Paul actually threw him down the stairs at the Temple Mount and killed him with a club when he continued breathing after the attack.
There is a reason Paul was made the star of the New Testament. Far more of his life and writings are included in the New Testament than the very namesake of the religion "Christianity. The reasons are many per the Council of Nicaea, including the need for subjugation of women. Couldn't have them seen as equals to men. No no no.
It was centuries later that Jesus' mother, Mary, was elevated as a 'graven image' to throw a bone to the women of the time who revolted at their 2nd class status. Forced, like modern day Muslim women, to attend services shielded behind a curtain in back of the men. Subjugated rather than appreciated or treated as equals.
BTW, there are many known apochropha, gnostic and other gospels that never made it into the Bible. They include the Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
Here is a link to the translation of the Gospel of Mary. It, like other writings that never made it into the New Testament, is interesting reading: