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13 [a]If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer – “foretells by dreams” Paul often speaks of visions of Christ. He speaks of a Christ resurrected, a sure sign to believers. And sure as day he says your salvation depends on your worship of Christ (Gods not worshiped by Jews)
The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.4 It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. 5 That prophet or dreamer must be put to death for inciting rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery. That prophet or dreamer tried to turn you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you. MUST KEEP HIS COMMANDS! that prophet is teaching rebellion, Paul calls God’s Torah a curse (torah means law), that belief in his own revelations is preferable to following what God commandments.
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He will increase your numbers, as he promised on oath to your ancestors— 18 because you obey the Lord your God by keeping all his commands that I am giving you today and doing what is right in his eyes. – Again and again we have a God who rewards people for doing all that he commands.
There is no limiting factor to the miracle. It simply says sign. Sure the resurrection is a sign a miracle to be believed as Paul sells it.
Does this nail Paul and Christianity to some degree?
If faith is is most important to God, why does he not warn against “believing in other Gods”? When he in fact warns against “following” other Gods. As in following what the other god’s command.
If faith is most important then why does he reiterate again that doing what he commands in keeping his commandments is what gets rewarded?
If Abraham was rewarded, as some who misread genesis, for faith, why isn’t faith the center piece of this prophecy?
I can not see how faith in Paul’s revelation as Paul sells it out weighs what God commands.