Christian pastor said, “I’ve never liked Paul. What are his epistles? They are just letters to people. We only have the one side of them, so we have to guess what he’s talking about anyway.”
If he believes what he’s saying, this man just placed himself above the Scriptures, teaching something seemingly in violation of John 1.1-3, 2 Timothy 3.16, and especially James 4:11 which reads,
Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.(James 4:11)
The New Testament and the Apostle Paul
hese professing Christians who are so quick to gainsay1 and malign the Apostle Paul are everywhere, in every supposedly conservative Bible-believing denomination. It got me wondering, just how much of the New Testament are they pooh-poohing?
Here’s the answer: 28 percent of the New Testament was written by the Apostle Paul.
That’s a big chunk of the Bible to be throwing in the garbage. Another gospel? Maybe so. What do you think?
How much of the New Testament scriptures were written by the Apostle Paul?
Based on the word counts of the 1769 edition of KJV from Bible stats, here’s how it works out:
Paul wrote 50190/179011 or 28% of the NT.
Romans 9422 words
1 Corinthians 9462 words
2 Corinthians 6046 words
Galatians 3084 words
Ephesians 3022 words
Philippians 2183 words
Colossians 1979 words
1 Thessalonians 1837 words
2 Thessalonians 1022 words
1 Timothy 2244 words
2 Timothy 1666 words
Titus 896 words
Philemon 430 words
Hebrews 6897 words
Total words written by Paul: 50,190 words
Total words in the New Testament: 179,011
So Paul wrote 50190/179011 or 28% of the NT.
- Gainsay: Speak or act against; oppose; hinder. (Shorter Oxford) ↩