Q. There are those bible teachers of today that disregard the Apostle Paul’s letters, especially the book of Romans, and say that they should not have been placed in the Bible in the first place. They say Paul made himself an apostle, was never chosen by God and was at the end excommunicated. Could you please give your insight on this matter?
A. Anyone who has taken the time to study Paul’s life knows that such claims are absolute nonsense. The Bible makes it clear that Paul was called by God to be an Apostle (Acts 9:15) and Christian tradition holds that he was executed outside of Rome for his unwavering faith in spite of relentless persecution. By saying Paul’s letters should not be in the Bible these teachers are admitting they don’t believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and are relegating it to the status of a man made work.