Now that is interesting. Paul cleaning up the mess Jesus made. That is a twist I have not heard before ROFLOL.What some idiots do not understand about Paul was that Paul was facing an entirely different mind set that Jesus faced. Jesus did not have to deal with Jews in certain ways because as a people they had been conditioned under the Law of Moses for many centuries. Jesus did not have to take a sexually perverted people and straighten them out like Paul faced. The Jews were already having a strong foundation of morals that Jesus could simply teach and build upon.
In Ephesus? The Ephesians were an entirely different foundation. They were amoral by culture. When Paul speaks of no foolish jesting? No foolish talking among them? They had a highly charged sexuality knowing no bounds. Paul was telling them no foolish joking as means to arouse someone sexually with words in a joking way! Foolish jesting had to do with tactile jesting. Touching another jokingly that was used to tease and arouse another sexually! Their pagan temples involved male prostitutes, female prostitutes, child prostitutes, and even animals for sex as a means for worship and religious obligation. Some of their coinage in that day had fertility gods pictured on them. Bisexuality was seen as a norm.
Jesus did not face that to deal with!
Jesus did not face that type of person with the Jews. Damn straight Paul had a different message than Jesus! God was cleaning up a huge swamp with Paul's ministry. That is why Paul was sent to the Gentiles because he knew the Roman culture. Peter would never been able to handle it without Paul going first.
Paul was slick. He found out as Saul there was no way he could destroy Christianity by exaction so he devised a way to infiltrate by what he called trickery to get people to follow him instead of Jesus. And it was master at it. Paul made the mess -- for a whole lot more follow Paul as a sinner than they ever did Jesus to be without sin and perfect even your Father in heaven is perfect themselves as God demands of us if we are to be of Him.