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Straw Man Arguments (part 4)

The Bible plainly says that the church which is the Body of Christ was a mystery hid in God until He revealed it through the apostle Paul (Eph. 3:1-13) and that we are made members of this one spiritual Body by believing the gospel (Eph. 3:6). Which gospel? The one that Christ revealed through Paul (Gal. 1:11-12). But for some reason most fundamental preachers think that is some kind of dangerous heresy and they are dogmatic that God started building the Body of Christ before Paul was saved. A dispensation is a dispensing of divine revelation with corresponding human responsibility. How could this present dispensation begin before Christ dispensed the distinctive truths of it through Paul?  Another straw man argument goes something like this, "Paul himself said that he persecuted the church before he was saved (1 Cor. 15:9; Gal. 1:13) and he referred to those who were in Christ before him (Rom. 16:7)." This is a straw man argument because the fact that there was a church bef…