I thank everyone for their replies. Very nice. Especially the one about timothy.
I am a Muslim and I believe in Christ. I believe that following the teachings of Christ is a means to save me from my sins. Jesus is someone who submitted himself to God and so that is what I do.
Yes no one is perfect but to completely ignore the 10 commandments and than just say believe is crazy!
The first commandment:
I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have other gods besides me. You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth; you shall not bow down before them or worship them. For I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their ancestors' wickedness on the children of those who hate me, down to the third and fourth generation; but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation, on the children of those who love me and keep my commandments.
People not only created an idol by drawing christ and sculpting his image, they worshipped him as a partner to God.
The first commadnment is very clear ladies and gentlemen.
You cant say that verse was for a time only or it is ambigious!!
And what I am trying to say here is that if we follow the rules of Christ, we wouldnt need what Paul has to say.
Christ was the one who came to correct the Jews not Paul.
Christ was sent by God not Paul.
And Christ also made it clear in the Gospels that he was a prophet. He was refered to as a prophet. It is Paul that has made an idol to be worhsipped out of him.
So how can we say Jesus the Messiah is the author of Christianity when we follow the doctrine of Paul and discard the commandments that Jesus came to reinstate?
On top of that there is about 40 versions of the bible, all different and not just in translation, there are countless errors that contradict one another and no one asks questions. Just believe?