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Apr 13, 2011

17 Does just God commend and not man

Yet again Paul vs Paul 

                In the New Testament, Paul says:
                Only the Lord commends 

Wait now!

                 In the New Testament,
                 Paul murmurs that:
He ought to have been commended by
 fellow believers 

In 2 Corinthians, Paul (mid first century AD) teaches that only the Lord may commend

2 Corinthians 10:18 It is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

But in 2 Corinthians, too, Paul does an about-face and writes that fellow believers should have commended him

2 Corinthians 12:11 I ought to have been commended by you [Corinthians], for I am not in the least inferior to the "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.

Recap: Paul says that only the Lord should commend. Yet Paul wants other Christians to commend him. It sounds as if he should follow his own teachings about who may commend. Thus Paul vs Paul.

Related post:
15 Does Paul think he's the least of the apostles

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