Paul was a pharisee, the son of a pharisee, born in tarsus a city in Cicily and a jew, who learned at the feet of Gamaliel who was a teacher of the jewish law. Paul had deep roots in the jewish torah way of doing things. He persecuted the christians because he saw them as being a threat to the jewish worship of God. Paul thought he was doing right until....
After judas betrayal, there were 11 disciples. Lots (Acts 1:26) were cast to pick another, Matthias, who was never mentioned again, because God picked another apostle, Saul of tarsus. I agree that having done such sin as to persecute Gods apostles would be hard to bear, i would not go so far as to say that Paul was certifiable.
When Paul saw that stephen was not inconvenienced at all during his stoning, but shone brilliantly, Paul went into a frenzy of persecution, to go and drag as many as such speak the name of jesus, Paul the berzerker indeed. God stopped Paul, however, dead in his tracks and turned him around. This past sin that Paul had done in persecuting the christians was an exhibition of his tenacious nature and both a humbling reminder to himself. In 3 days of blindness Paul did not snap but was instructed of God intimately.
Self professsed, not in the sense of being wrong. The qualifications for being an apostle were: must have seen the lord and be able to testify of his resurrection. Appointed by God. Be infallibly inspired in teaching new revelation, and the working of miracles. If we believe bible, we see that Paul fulfills all those categories.
He had run ins with others, however, Luke (the writer of the gospel of luke) remained his steadfast companion.
I don't agree with your answer, but thanks for replying.
I am looking for more direct information as to what Paul taught that was not correct. Since people say Pauls teachings are incorrect, i would like to know what some of these are.