Literal Physical Truth of the New Testament
"Modern New Testament scholarship has shown that
we know far less All
Christian documents in existence before the 4th century are on
about the historical Jesus than we
thought we did." - Karen Armstrong
Papyrus is fragile, only fragments of these works have been
Before the invention of the
printing press all
documents had to be copied by hand, a laborious process that invited
variations: misspellings, altered wording, grammatical corrections, stylistic
improvements, insertions, omissions, etc.
Many New Testament versions
have marginal notes added.
These marginalia were often copied into the
main text of later versions.
No two New Testaments written before the
15th century are identical !
20th century versions of the New Testament
are primarily based on parchment uncial codices of the 4th through the 9th
Many of the earliest of these, like Sinaiticus, have
undergone extensive "correction" by later scribes.
parchment uncial codices of the 4th through the 9th
century5th century Codex
Alexandrinus is largely an Alexandrian witness and the oldest text of the
A passage - "All things came into being through him;
and apart from him no single thing came into being. In him was life; and the
life was the light of men."
5th to 7th
century Codex Washingtonensis or Codex Freerianus
paleographers have deduced that the original scribe corrected some of his own
errors, followed by another who made revisions. Finally, two later hands made a
few additional changes.
Codex Washingtonensis is variegated in
its representation and believed to be copied from one that had been pieced
together out of fragments of several manuscripts. Readings representative of
all of the major text types can be found in this manuscript.
- "All things came into being through him; and apart from him no single thing
came into being. What has come into being in him (is or was) life. And the life
was the light of humanity."
Codex Bezae: the left hand page
is the Greek and the right hand side
is Latin. As many as nine correctors worked on the manuscript between the sixth
and twelfth century.
"All things came into being through him; and apart
from him nothing came into being. What has come into being in him is life. And
the life was the light of humanity."
Alcuin of York during the reign of Charlemagne attempts to purify the corrupted
text. This correction is the basis for the Paris edition that was widely
disseminated among the clergy in northwestern Europe.
12th or 13th century Codex 666 reads as follows:
A passage - "All things came into being through him; and apart from him
no single thing came into being that has come into being. In him was life; and
the life was the light of men."
Corrected passage - "All things came into
being through him; and apart from him no single thing came into being. What has
come into being was life in him; and the life was the light of men."
Printing press reaches
The Vulgate, produced by
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden
zum Gutenberg, is not entirely without error as several editions of the
first printed work vary.
the 66 books that make up the Bible where
written at different times in history, in different languages;
some are compilations of earlier myths while
others synthesize myths of neighboring cultures;
the inclusion of
the writing of Saul of Tarsus carry
forward the dialectic victim
perpetrator ponerology of the Sadducees.
The choice of the 66 books
included in the Bible at the Council of Rome shift
the subconscious image of the
Creator from Nature to the State.
The Septuagint is the
Greek translation named
'according to the seventy' for the group of Hebrew scholars that translated the
Hebrew scripture into
The Septuagint found widespread use in Hellenistic culture as
well as Jerusalem which had become a cosmopolitan
Several factors finally led most
Hebrews to abandon the Septuagint including:
scribes were not subject to the same rigid rules imposed on Hebrew scribes;
gradual decline of the Greek language among Hebrews after they flee the
Greek-speaking Roman Empire into
the Aramaic-speaking Persian Empire
when Jerusalem is destroyed by the
95 AD The Hebrew historian Josephus canonical list of sacred Hebrew
scriptures has three parts: five books of the
Torah, thirteen books of the prophets, and four books of
Sapiential Books or Books of Wisdom is a term used in biblical
studies to refer to a subset of the books in the
There are seven of these books, namely the books of Job, Psalms,
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Book of Wisdom, the Song of Songs (Song of
Solomon), and Sirach.
The Testament of Job is a book written in
the 1st century BC.
The author of Wisdom of Solomon was an
Alexandrian Jew during the silent persecution initiated in Egypt under
The Wisdom of Sirach is a work of ethical teachings
written by the Jewish scribe Shimon ben Yeshua ben Eliezer ben Sira of
Jerusalem approximately 175 BC.
Ecclesiastes includes the presence of
and Aramaisms which point to a date no earlier than 450 BC and no later than
180 BC, when Eliezer ben Sira quotes from it.
The early Christian Church
used the Septuagint since most of its
earliest members were Greek-speaking and because
the Messianic passages most
clearly pointed to Jesus as the Messiah.
When Jerome of Stridon began the
translation of the Vulgate into Latin he started with the
Even when Latin,
Armenian and other
translations appeared, the
Septuagint continued to be used by the Greek-speaking portion of the Christian
Scribes of the New Testament, also written in Greek, quoted
from the Septuagint frequently, though not exclusively, when relating
prophesies and history from the Septuagint.
Eastern Orthodox Church still
prefers to use the Septuagint as the basis for translating the Old Testament
into other languages, and the
Greek Orthodox Church
(which has no need for translation) continues to use
it in its liturgy even today.
Many modern Catholic translations of the
Bible, while using the Masoretic text as their basis, employ the Septuagint to
decide between different possible translations of the Hebrew text whenever the
latter is unclear, corrupt, or ambiguous.
The Greek of the Septuagint has many
idioms and phrases based on
Hebrew, and the grammatical phenomenon known as attraction is common there.
Some parts of it have been described as "Hebrew in Greek words".
However, other sections show an
Hebrew idiom, so that the literal
translation provided makes
The translators usually, but not always, employed one and
the same Greek word for one Hebrew word whenever it occurs.
Septuagint can be called a mostly concordant
However, as in most translations of any literary
work, often more than one Hebrew word gets
translated into one and
the same Greek word, removing some nuance from the text.
Vulgate 382 Emperor Theodosius
I orders Jerome of Stridon under the
direction of Pope Damasus I and the
Council of Rome to produce the
The Vulgate is written in everyday Latin, versio
vulgata, as opposed to Ciceronian Latin of which Jerome of Stridon was a
Roman Catholicism united Western Europe, under
the Pope, for over a thousand years until Martin Luther translates the Bible into
The closest equivalent in English to
the Latin Vulgate is the King James Version which shows
a marked influence from the
Vulgate in the vigorous rhythm of its prose
The Vulgate, designed to be easier to understand, was
directly translated from Hebrew rather than the Greek Septuagint.
Jerome of Stridon was responsible for at least three slightly different
versions of the Vulgate.
The Romana Vulgate was the first, soon
replaced by later versions except in Britain, where it continued to be used
until the Norman Conquest in 1066.
The Gallicana Vulgate was produced a
few years later with revisions.
The Hispana Vulgate is largely identical
to the Romana Vulgate except for the book of Psalms, which Jerome of Stridon
translated from the Hebrew for this version.
Old Latin Vulgate The Latin Bible used before the Vulgate is usually referred to as
the Vetus Latina, or Old Latin Bible, or occasionally the Old Latin Vulgate.
The Old Latin Vulgate remained in use in some circles even after the
Vulgate translation of Jerome of Stridon became the accepted standard
throughout the Roman Catholic Church.
Gauls continued to prefer the Old
Latin Vulgate for centuries.
The Old Latin Vulgate was not translated by
a single individual or institution, nor even uniformly edited. Each book varies
in quality of translation and style.
The Old Latin Vulgate books were
translated from Greek, not from the Hebrew Septuagint as each book varies in
quality of translation and
Church of Rome strives to refute the doctrines of Protestantism,
the Vulgate is reaffirmed in the Council of Trent as the sole authorized text
of the Bible.
To reinforce this declaration, an attempt is made to
standardize the spelling and overall text of the Vulgate out of the countless
editions written during the Middle Ages.
Pope Sixtus V (1585-90) produces the Sistine Vulgate.
1592 Clement VIII (1592-1605) produces the Clementine
Vulgate which has been the official
Bible of the Roman Catholic Church until the 1960s, when
worship in vernacular languages
was first permitted.
Pope holds the place of
Christ on Earth
Bread and wine
Sale of indulgences to
Dogma to be clearly defined
List of forbidden Protestant translations
Mass to be in Latin using the
Forbidden: Simony, Nepotism,
Seminaries to train priests 'properly' in the art of flogging
Vulgata commissioned in by Pope Pius X of the Benedictine Monastery in Rome,
though many decades would pass before it would be completed.
difference between the Nova Vulgata and the Vulgata Clementina is that it takes
account of the modern textual criticism.
There are a number of changes
where the modern scholars felt that Jerome of Stridon had
failed to grasp the meaning
of the original languages.
Spelling reflects a more Classical
leaning than the Renaissance spelling of the Clementine edition.
Nova Vulgata does not contain some books found in some editions of the
Vulgate - for example the 3rd and 4th Book of Ezra.
The Nova Vulgata is
currently the official Latin version published and approved by the
Roman Catholic Church.
Vulgata has not been widely embraced by conservative Catholics, as it sounds
unfamiliar compared to the Clementine, a fact common in the history of the
Bible as new translations attempt to supplant older, more familiar
The Stuttgart Vulgate is published by the German BibleSociety
(Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft), based in Stuttgart.
In this edition,
Biblia Sacra Vulgata, the German BibleSociety seeks to reproduce the original,
pure Vulgate text that Jerome of Stridon produced 1,600 years ago.
Stuttgart Vulgate attempts, through critical comparison of important,
historical editions of the Vulgate, to achieve the original text, cleansed of
the errors of a millennium and a half's time.
The main critical source
for the Stuttgart Vulgate is Codex Amiatinus, the highly-esteemed 8th century,
one-volume manuscript of the whole Latin Bible produced in England, regarded as
the best medieval witness to original text of Jerome of
your point of view, one of the beauties or one of the problems with the Bible
is that, by carefully picking and choosing your passages, you can get anything
you want out of it.
Using passages from the canonical gospels,
scholars, theologians, and lay alike have
'proven' that Jesus was a Pharisee, an Essene,
a revolutionary Zaddikim intent on
overthrowing Roman occupation, a Kabbalist, a
Taoist and even
Of course others have also found
passages to repudiate all of these assertions and prove that
Jesus of Nazareth wore three hats -
Therapeutae and dined with the
time, as we all know, everything decays or becomes corrupt.
have been the case with 1) the original sayings of Jesus, 2) the original
writings about Jesus and 3) the copies of texts of
We have no way
of knowing exactly what changes were made and what was added to the original
texts dealing with Jesus but research suggests that the original texts were
simply the statements and sermons of
Jesus which were later elaborated upon.
Thousands of men spent their
entire lives redefining the religion which we now call
There was much debate about authorship and actuality as
opposed to what was
heretical even in the first century after
the birth of Jesus.
The process of narrative selection gradually
evolved, and even the Bible itself tells us that what we currently have is not
the full story or
a complete image.
One generation removed from the living Jesus gnostic thought
began to build Mystery upon the evolving legend of Jesus the Tekton.
Mystical Gnosticism is simply a religion of
redemption - wisdom of truth gained
through the coupling of experience
Once the Legend of the Narzarine became
widespread Gnostikos universally heralded Jesus the Tekton as the One who brought the
"In Gnostic terms the body's site of power has been referred
to as those of the 'sleepers' and 'wakers.' The 'sleepers' being those whose
conscious self has yet to break through the layers of the body's social
conditioning. The spiritual-somatic experience has been seen as a threat to
hierarchical societies because it exists beyond their bounds of power. This is
one reason why ecstatic experiences - whether through spiritual or other means
- have been suppressed, outlawed, and discredited by religions and mainstream
institutions alike. Ecstatic experiences that can break down human thinking
patterns and conditioning structures are unnerving for institutions of
social-political power. How can you control, regulate, and discipline a
body/energy/experience that has no physical location?" - Kingsley L.
Titus Flavius Clemens Clemens used the term 'gnostic' to describe anyone
who had penetrated deeper into the Gnostic
Clemens saw sin as involuntary and irrational - removed
only through the wisdom of the Logos.
Clemens states in
Paedagogus that only through conversion to Christianity can man fully
participate in the Logos, which is Universal Truth.
He suggests that
Christ is neither male or female, and God the Father has both male and female
aspects: the Eucharist is described as milk from the breast (Christ) of the
Clemens argues that both promiscuity and sexual abstinence are
unnatural, and that the main goal of human sexuality is procreation.
an attempt to demonstrate the primacy of Moses, Clemens gives an extended
chronology of the world, wherein he dates the birth of Christ to 25 April or
May, 4-2 BC, and the creation of the world to 5592 BC.
scripture is an innately true primitive philosophy which is complemented by
human reason through the Logos.
Clemens condemns those who actively seek
out a martyr's death, arguing that they do not have sufficient respect for the
gift of life.
Clemens exhibits extensive knowledge of both Hellenism and
Titus Flavius Clemens emphasized the permanent importance of
the use of philosophy to understand the relation between knowledge and
As faith involves
knowledge of the essentials, knowledge allows the believer to
penetrate deeply into the understanding of what he actually believes and by so
doing perfect his faith.
In order to attain the "Faith of Knowledge,"
to find the Truth, which is so much higher than the mere "faith of conjecture,"
or simple reception of a truth on authority, philosophy is permanently
To judge those who professed esoteric knowledge or the Truth all that was
needed, Titus Flavius Clemens argued correctly,
check to see if they lived a moral
life which was the test of real wisdom.
Clemens championed the ideal of spiritual enlightenment.
Gnosis, communion with the
Father, could be held by common Christians.
of the real Christian as an
intellectual whose life is a moral example for others influenced the
development of the monastic ideal but Clemens was against youth become
During the persecution of
Alexandrian Christians, Titus Flavius Clemens found refuge in
Although Clemens believed himself to have experienced the
Lumière Infinie that is
unlikely as he was focused on faith rather than Gnosis.
philosophers, in touch with the Lumière Infinie, never spoke about
Christ Consciousness as something that
Titus Flavius Clemens was succeeded at Alexandria by
Roman Catholics attempted early on to
stamp out any train of thought, to destroy all
branches of the Gnostic mysteries and destroy any text of the religion of
Christ which did not strictly adhere to Roman
Catholic dogma which continued
After the gnostic confrontation and until the
Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church was the
overwhelmingly dominant force in
entrenched mentality of Catholic orthodoxy must be taken into account in
any reasonable examination of the Christian religion.
Schisms, dissensions, and new ideas were crushed by
a pronouncement of spiritual death (excommunication) or
physical death (
Dogma is not to
be challenged; dogma is inflexible to change:
is supernatural (outside of nature); God is three-in-one, (the Father,
the Son and the
Holy Spirit); God requires
worship him as a
human Emperor (descended God) on Earth is worshiped; that something called the
soul (which exists outside of nature) is condemned by God to
a place called hell unless one
believes in and follows the religious dogma of whichever
sect or cult one has joined or
been born into; that to some, belief in their
sect or cults religious dogma guarantees one a secure position in the nether
realm of heaven; that to others good works and belief are necessary to gain
admission to heaven, and that to still others
good works, belief and a following
of religious law is the only way to gain admission to
The Roman Catholic Church needed then and needs now
the information made available to the public about Jesus.
Without a uniform dogmatized religion the Roman
Catholics realized they would lose control of adherents.
from this Roman Catholic Church that the ultimate lists of approved, canonical,
and heretical texts issued.
Even within what is now the Roman Catholic
Church there has always been dissension.
The order of creation of the
Synoptic Gospels of
Matthew, Mark and Luke was debated and revised.
The Gospel of John was considered
heretical and was added later.
Revelation was considered heretical and then added later.
commentary made on the Gospel of John was by the gnostics Ptolemy and
Heracleon, as quoted by Irenaeus
Ptolemy and Heracleon were Gnostikos disciples of
Tertullian, Valentinus, a rejected
candidate for bishop of Rome, founded a
Gnostic mystery school in
Valentinus taught that
there were three kinds of people.
These were the
Those of a material
nature were doomed to perish.
Those of a psychic or emotional nature
could attain a lesser form of salvation.
Only those of a spiritual
nature received gnosis (knowledge) that allowed them to return to the
divine Pleroma after inhabiting
a material human
The Gospel of John is
a highly intellectual account of Jesus' life
which would have required a good level of education and was most likely penned
by John the Presbyter (priest)
as opposed to John the Apostle who was
an uneducated fisherman.
John the Presbyter most likely
penned Revelation as well.
Irenaeus insisted there could be only one
orthodox (literally, "straight-thinking") church outside of
which "there was no
Christian writers before 150 years after the
birth of Jesus do not generally refer to any document (including the canonical
gospels) as their source for Jesus'
The Synoptic Gospels were originally anonymous, and
decisions of authorship came about in the 2nd century based on
Christianity follows the Hebrew
tradition of being practiced initially as a cultural Oral
There are several references to the "Words of Jesus".
of sayings are more than likely, fragments still exist.
325 Anno Domini A new state religion,
Pauline Christianity codified as the
'official' form of Christianity, protected and promoted by Constantine, is
formalized, as "Nicene Christianity" at the
Council of Nicaea.
could become a Christian layman through baptism but you could only be a
Christian clergyman, initially by being born into the group.
Roman Catholics had to abandon
the right of being birthed into the Church as there was not enough layman being
born to support the clergy.
Nicene Creed solved this problem by
the decree that after ordination a priest could not marry (prefigures the
pedophilia?) with the likely conclusive theory that Constantine wanted to reign
in the power of the priests.
352 Council of
Laodicea decrees women are not to be ordained.
385 Pope Siricius
leaves his wife in order to
become pope and then decrees that
priests may no longer sleep with
Council of Rome, authorized by imperial sanction in the Theodosian decrees in
both the Eastern and Western Roman Empire makes it a capital offense to
practice in form of religion accept Nicene Christianity as expounded at the
Council of Rome or Judaism.
Both groups consisted of "chosen
You can only be a
Jew if your mother is a Jew so being a Jew is race based.
The Gospel of Thomas was one of the
gospels that did not make the final cut and is a collection of over
one hundred statements made by Jesus.
Although it is known to be a corrupted text, as it was transcribed from Greek
to Coptic, about half of
the sayings have direct parallels to sayings recorded in the canonical gospels,
and much of the other half can be linked theologically to the rest of the
The existence of the
Gospel of Thomas has been known
to scholars since the origins of Christianity, but
no copies were known to have
survived any of the puritanical purges.
The work is mentioned by
the early Roman Catholic Church fathers in a negative manner.
Throughout the text of the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus offers
numerous ways to attain the Kingdom of
This makes redemption a personal
thing and bypasses the need for a priest or an organized church
orthodox Catholic standpoint, the Gospel of Thomas would have been
Around 233, Origen, mentions the Gospel of Thomas on a list of
Coptic gospels. In 1952 it
was established that Papyrus 1 and 655 were also fragments of the Gospel of Thomas.
The Gospel of Thomas was never cannonized
and was found to be heretical because it
encourages the reader to think
Origen was the most prolific and influential Christian
writer prior to the legalization of Christianity by Rome.
responsible for the intellectual triumph of
Catholic Christianity over the
gnostic and pagan cults of
between different types of biblical
interpretation, historical, moral and
spiritual, and argued that
biblical works were primarily
This forged real problems of
interpretation at the
historical and moral levels and because of this Origen was condemned as a
heretic by the Roman Catholic Church a
century after his death.
Origen, who had
declared the Son was separate from and less than the Father, had a follower in
Roman Catholic Church has always fought against those who would use
the path of knowledge to attain the
Kingdom of Heaven; claiming
that the path to heaven lies in
unquestioning faith in precepts and pronouncements of
the Roman Catholic
This is also true of many of
The First Council of Nicaea, held in Nicaea in Bithynia,
convoked by the Imperial Roman
Emperor Constantine in 325, was the first ecumenical conference of bishops
of the Roman Catholic Church, and resulted in the first uniform Christian
"Many like the holy apostles, bore in their bodies the
marks of the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul, Bishop of Neo-Cæsarea, a fortress
situated on the bank of the
Euphrates, had been deprived of the use of both hands by the application of
a red-hot iron. Some had
had the right eye torn out, others had lost the right arm. In short, it was an
assembly of martyrs." - Theodoret, speaking of the assembled bishops previous
trials and tribulations under Emperor Diocletian
said that the crimes of priests
ought not to be made known to the multitude, lest they should become an
occasion of offence or of sin. He also said, that, if he had detected a bishop
in the very act of committing adultery, he would have thrown his imperial robe
over the unlawful deed." - Eusebius speaking of the Emperor Constantine's
With the creation of the
Nicene Creed, a
precedent was established for subsequent 'general (ecumenical) councils of
Bishops' (Synods) to create statements of belief and canons of doctrinal
orthodoxy - the intent being to create unity of belief for the whole of
The primary purpose of the council was
to resolve disagreements in the Church of Alexandria over the nature of Jesus
in relationship to the Father; in particular, whether Jesus was of the same or
merely of similar substance as God the Father.
Alexander of Alexandria and
Athanasius took the first
position; the popular presbyter Arius, from whom the term
Arian controversy comes, took
1,800 bishop were invited, 300 attended, the huge majority
from the Eastern church.
The council decided against the Arians
The council also decided in favor of celebrating the
date of the Christian Passover on the first Sunday after the
first full moon following the Vernal
"Athanasius, who succeeded Alexander as bishop in 328, was
a violent, vengeful man, but he shaped the future of the church when his side
won the theological war that was raging.
His adversaries, who were
many, charged him with bribery, theft, extortion, sacrilege, treason and
He was excommunicated, anathematized, beaten, intimidated,
kidnapped, imprisoned, and exiled no less than five times by four Roman
emperors, spending 17 of the 45 years he served as Bishop of Alexandria in
Athanasius also thought that only a strong God, a strong Church,
and a strong empire could provide people with the security they craved." - Ed
Athanasius maintained that God transformed himself into a man,
suffered, died, and then resurrected himself.
"While Athanasius accused
the Arians of demeaning Christ to the point that his majesty and saving power
were lost, the Arians accused Athanasius of elevating him to the point that his
love and Gods majesty were lost."- Ed Taylor
builder, agreed with Athanasius perspective.
"The essential feature of that creed (Nicene) was
the safeguard against any denial of the
Son's divinity which, it
provided, through the explicit statement that the Son is homoousion, or consubstantial,
with the Father; not of an essence dissimilar to that of the Father, or even of
an essence merely similar, but of the same essence. Only two of the assembled
bishops, Theonas and Secundus, persistently refused to sign; and these were
excommunicated and banished, together with
Nicomedia and Theognis, while they subscribed the creed, refused to
sanction the sentence against Arius. For
this cause they were deposed and banished shortly after the adjournment of the
council, but ere long were restored and regarded by Constantine with favor." -
History of the Christian Church by Henry C. Sheldon of Boston University,
Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, New York ©1895 The
First Council of Nicaea was historically significant because it was the first
effort to attain consensus in the fellowship of Christ through an assembly
Christendom. With the creation of the Nicene Creed, a precedent was
established for subsequent general councils to create a statement of belief and
canons of doctrinal orthodoxy hoping to
create a textual source that would unify Christendom.
"Persistent attempts were made
to poison the mind of Constantine against the most able champion of the Nicene
Creed, namely, Athanasius, who had become Bishop of Alexandria shortly after
the adjournment of the council. Slanderous charges were urged, and finally had
their desired effect (336) in securing the banishment of the cold-hearted
bishop. Meanwhile, Arius had been recalled from banishment and restored to
imperial favor, since he succeeded in convincing Constantine of his substantial
agreement with the Nicene formula, and
declared upon oath that he did
not hold the faith for which he had been condemned. To complete his triumph and
that of his friends, it only remained that he should formally be restored to
church fellowship." - Henry C. Sheldon
Unfortunately that did not
happen as Arius was poisoned through the machinations of Athanasius and he was
"deprived both of communion and of life."
After Emperor Constantine came
Emperor Julian, Constantine's nephew, a philosopher and the last pagan Emperor.
Following Emperor Julian came Emperor Valentinian who sent
his brother Emperor Valens to
rule in the East.
"The tyrannical pressure of Constantius drove the
Nicene party into the shade, and caused not a few instances of defection within
its ranks. But unflinching advocates still sustained its cause. Athanasius, in
particular, was unmoved by the storm of adversity, and his ardor was in no wise
cooled by his repeated experience of banishment. The victory, therefore, had
already been prepared for orthodoxy when the second ecumenical council
assembled at Constantinople, in the year 381, under the auspices of the Emperor
Theodosius. By that council the Nicene Creed was successfully re-affirmed.
Arianism appeared thereafter as a vanquished foe, and found little place except
among certain of the barbarian tribes, in whose midst it maintained itself till
the sixth century. " - Henry C. Sheldon
In conclusion, the books of New Testament where chosen by the
Roman Catholics to be the 'Word of God' and any writing that did not
fall within the dogma of the Imperial
State Religion of Holy
Roman Catholic Church was destroyed.
Most of the historical texts
that could have shed light on what actually occurred when Jesus walked on the
Earth and what Jesus actually
said were destroyed for the sole purpose of elevating the
Holy Roman Catholic Church to
the position of intercessor
The Holy Roman Catholic
Church defined the religion of Christainity by defining the books that would be
included in the Bible.
The truth is this:
Jesus' original works were in words not in
Many different men, with many different opinions, wrote
down the oral accounts of the works, words and life of Jesus embellishing and
refining as they saw fit according to their own belief system, a system always
unique to the individual believer.
If we understand that
spiritual corruption is real
we can learn to walk with God by
understanding the Bible as a
allegorical amalgamated guide for
living embedded in a marvelous art
With this understanding we can respect every living thing God
has brought into creation for what it is: the
Spirit of God animating inanimate matter.
If you see life as a
horrible, ugly thing then you have entirely missed the message of Jesus' word
that Jesus gave his life to bring to you.
Jesus reminds us the attitude
we have when living our lives is what saddles us with our own personal hell or
showers us with our own personal heaven.
the soul in this life, right now, as opposed to some
mythical afterlife that has never
been shown to actually exist in reality.
Redemption comes from
understanding one's own weakness' and
working to correct those
Jesus' message has always been a message of
compassion, redemption and
Self for its imperfections as much as Ego
must forgive others that trespass
against Ego to free Ego from detrimental
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rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which requires no leap of
faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in
which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation
with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality
in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human
spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are
spelled out in detail on this web site by the author. Violent acts against
individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate
This web site in no way condones violence. To the contrary the
intent here is to reduce the violence that is already occurring due to the
international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The
international corporate cartel already controls the world banking system,
corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex
and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on
coöperation. Coöperation does not occur at
the point of a gun.
social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as
the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power
rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media
by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population
through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been
the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do
not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world.
Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the
population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt
international elite that further consolidates their power and which further
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