Pullman has previously ruffled feathers in religious circles with the trilogy His Dark Materials, interpreted by some groups as being anti-Christian.
He said: ''By the time the gospels were being written, Paul had already begun to transform the story of Jesus into something altogether new and extraordinary, and some of his version influenced what the gospel writers put in theirs.
''Paul was a literary and imaginative genius of the first order who has probably had more influence on the history of the world than any other human being, Jesus certainly included. I believe this is a pity.''...
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Even if we never had the Gospels or the writings of Paul, it would still be possible to prove Jesus Christ is God from the Old Testament. In fact some of the greatest proofs of Christ's Divinity are from the Old Testament, Psalm 2, Isaiah 7 & 9, Micah 5, etc. It's foolishness to talk about Paul inventing the idea of the Trinity.
Ahem, one of those who was exposed to "Red Letter" Bible at an early age?
What Paul said is entirely Biblical, and it usually the atheists and heretics that say otherwise.
Galatians 2 7but contrariwise, when they saw that I had been intrusted with the gospel of the uncircumcision, even as Peter with the gospel of the circumcision 8(for he that wrought for Peter unto the apostleship of the circumcision wrought for me also unto the Gentiles); 9and when they perceived the grace that was given unto me, James and Cephas and John, they who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision; 10only they would that we should remember the poor; which very thing I was also zealous to do.
2Peter 3 15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote unto you;
"Pullman told The Times newspaper that the idea of Jesus being the son of God came from Paul's ''fervid imagination''."
Only God's Elect know the Truth! Only the true believer In Christ knows Jesus Christ Crucified the Son of God.
Those who do not know this truth, - which man can only receive by the Holy Spirit - are bound for hell and damnation, unless God has elected them to be saved at some future time.
GOD says.... Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.