Was Jesus crucified? Old Bible says no!

Agron BelicaIn an age when it can be difficult enough for Roman Catholics and Christians to hold onto their faith, news that an old Bible written on animal hide indicates that Jesus was not crucified can only add fuel to the fire and leave even more desperate souls seeking the truth in other ways – if they can find it at all.

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According to the National Turk, a 1,500-year-old Bible was found in 2000 but kept secret in the “depositum of Ankaran Justice Palace” in Turkey. This ancient book is said to be “written in Aramaic, the native language of Jesus.”

It is the Gospel of Barnabus that calls Jesus’ fate into question. Although it states that He was a prophet, it makes no reference to the man as either the “Son of God” or having been crucified on the cross – beliefs that have been prominent for over 2,000 years. However, the book does say that He “ascended to heaven alive” – something that UFO investigators will likely jump on as proof that he actually flew away.

Even if they are right, it does not take away from the fact that Jesus was a prophet, seemed to be an empath that could easily identify with people, a healer and quite possibly a psychic as well. These abilities might have been unheard of in that time and place.

The gospel also claims that the Apostle Paul is “The Impostor” and that Judas was the one who died on the cross. As well, the book notes that Jesus foresaw the coming of the future prophet Muhammad, who founded the Islamic faith 700 years later. Naturally, the Islamic religious authorities in Iran believe the book is authentic.

The Holy Bible has been called into question before with some people claiming that the Catholic Church decided which gospels should be included and which ones should be left out. The Gospel of Barnabus, along with a number of others, was omitted it is said, during the Council of Nicea – a gathering of Christian bishops convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine in Nicea, Bithynia in AD 325.”

However, this was not the purpose of the council. Instead, they got together to come to a consensus on the nature of Christ and his deity. In fact, there is no record that the books of the resulting Bible were discussed at all and it took several more centuries to determine which ones should be included.

In their discussion on the nature of Jesus, they referred to the Muratorian fragment, which was originally found bound in a 7th century Latin manuscript in a monastic library in Bobbio, Columbia. This fragment, which includes just 85 lines, is believed to be “the oldest known list of the books of the New Testament” that were accepted as authentic by the church in about 170 AD. Since it is only an old fragment in a deteriorated condition, no one knows who wrote it.

The Muratorian fragment was rediscovered by Father Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672–1750) – thus its name – in the Ambrosian Library in Milan, Italy. He was a famous historian of his time and published the work in 1740. Since that time, other biblical texts have surfaced, including the Gnostic Gospels known as the Nag Hammadi that was found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945 and the Dead Sea Scrolls found in an ancient settlement called Khirbet Qumran in Israel’s West Bank between 1946 and 1956.

The Gnostic Gospels include 52 different texts, including the Gospel of Thomas. This gospel has been designated as Codex II written between the 2nd and 4th century and includes sayings that are attributed to Jesus. It is believed that the Gospel of Thomas is based on the gnostic teachings of Jesus’ time.

The Dead Sea Scrolls include 981 different writings that were discovered in 11 caves. Two of the oldest were included in the Hebrew Bible canon. Written in Hebrew with some in Aramaic, Nabataean, Greek and other local languages, they are believed to stem from the 1st and 3rd centuries, and originate from a Jewish sect called the Essenes. There are 225 biblical texta including the Book of Enoch, Book of Tobit, Jubilees, Wisdom of Sirach, Genesis, Ezekiel and more. There are others that pertain to certain groups’ rules and beliefs of the time.

The point here is that new works are being found all the time and it is important to consider the source of them. As with all writing, works can be slanted in a specific direction so the writer can get his own point of view across. It is also vital to consider what the writer’s purpose and/or prejudices might have been at the time.

Christian-based religions around the world should not throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater just because one old book differs from what they have come to believe. At the very most, this particular find should encourage Christians to continue their search for truth, rather than take everything as ‘gospel.’

Some will say that religion is the cause for all major wars. It should be remembered that these wars have always been caused by religious extremists – not the average believer no matter what the faith. It is also important for people to have ‘something’ to believe in, particularly at this time in our history when there appears to be so much evil in the world- and that we need to hang onto for our own sanity’s sake.

Source:

National Turk, www.nationalturk.com/en/1500-year-old-syriac-bible-found-in-ankara-turke…

Bio: Albanian-American author/musician Agron Belica re: video with this article

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Martha Jette Agron BelicaMartha Jette
Hamilton Paranormal Examiner
Martha Jette is a former newspaper and magazine editor who has held a strong interest in the paranormal since experiencing a vision at seven years old. Throughout her life, she has had many paranormal experiences and has written several books, including Glimpses: True Stories of the Paranormal and Glimpses: 2 (it could happen to you!). Send Martha an email.

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