Who was Paul?
Acts 23:6 Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of… Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.”
Acts 21:39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Acts 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
When people twist Paul’s words into a person that was against the “LAW”, they are doing what 2 Peter 3:16 warns of.
So here we have it. Paul was a Torah observant Kosher Jew that believed in the Messiah. He was a Pharisee that Jesus came to and opened his eyes. Paul never taught to throw away any of the Law as most are taught. Being a Pharisee and believer made him part of a sect of Judaism called “THE WAY”. They were believers in the Messiah which went against everything Paul was taught.