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Did Paul Teach a Different Gospel than Jesus Did?

The Apostle Paul has many critics, about 1.5 billion of them from Islam alone. Their chief contention is that Paul taught a very different Gospel than the one Jesus brought: that the Son of God, Himself God, had come to earth to be the Sinless Sacrifice Who would redeem us from our sins and restore us to the Father.
  In Philippians 2:5-11, the Apostle Paul lays out his Gospel for us to compare with Jesus' own teaching:

5 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,
6 who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage.
7 Instead He emptied Himself
by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, 8 He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death— even to death on a cross. 9 For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow—