Examples exist where Paul writes of Jesus, “the Lord said” etc. and quotes him.
• …ministers being paid wages2
• …ceremonial cleanliness5
• …being vigilant in light of the 2nd coming6
• …the 2nd coming resembling a thief in the night7
In the same breathe (Romans 13:6-9), Paul quotes two very different things Jesus said on different occasions.
He quotes Jesus on… • …paying taxes1 • …loving neighbors as ourselves2
Examples show Paul echoing sayings of Jesus1 This is relevant because these sayings are generally teachings of Jesus
Paul aimed to teach Jesus what Jesus taught
• …Paul believed he was divinely commissed by Jesus.
• …Paul believed Jesus was God.
• …Paul can lament not having words of Jesus to share on issues.1
1 Corinthians 7:25 — “Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord, but I give an opinion as one who by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy.”