He was too proud to learn from them, but instead had to receive his doctrine by "divine revelation".
After Yeshua, Paul was the first of many to have come along in history with a "new" revelation.
I also show that Paul's doctrine is responsible for the anti-Semitic doctrine of replacement-theology.
But a rating of 2 can appear impressive in a world where the general level is 1 or lower.
It's a matter of perspective that appears twice as good as others.
It is Pauline doctrine that is the source of most of the problem in Christianity.
Paul's understanding of God was shared by many of the leading first century Hellenistic Pharisees, and much of modern Rabbinic Judaism fondly traces its roots back to this same sect.A problem stems from man's tendency to evaluate himself in terms of absolutes.