The Origin of Paul’s Religion

“Various anti-Christian writers, such as Reitzenstein on a high level of scholarship and Jehovah’s Witnesses on a low level, have sought the origin of Paul’s theology in Hermes Trismegistus, or in a variety of pagan sources. J. Gresham Machen’s monumental The Origin of Paul’s Religion disposed of Reitzenstein, and a reading of Athanasius’s De Decretis and other works of his overwhelms the ignorance of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The origin of Paul’s religion is God” (Gordon H. Clark, First and Second Thessalonians, p. 26).