a reply to: Akragon
I will answer this, most christian's read the new testament and hunger for older version's of it as the world of christ is life, we are free'd
from the tyranny of sin which is to fail the law (the Law is perfect but we humans are simply not so and therefore nearly no one could survive as
under the law Sin is death) by the Grace of God through Jesus christ, now as for the work's of Shaul/paul I actually do believe he is a true servant
of Christ and as you know as originally a rabbinical persecutor of the Messianic Jews whom the temple authority's saw as heretical but of course we
all know about his conversion on the road to Damascus, remember he had a comfortable life and was an astute servant of the temple but converted to
christ and even though a full Jew himself was sent to the Gentile to preach the Good news about christ and salvation.
So to deny paul no matter your personal opinion is to deny the will of he whom sent him.
As for the three hundred years, no the majority of the alterations happed after about 600 ad and they were more miss interpretation than actual
alteration, the Gnostic sect's who brought pagan ideas into christianity along with remnant's of the non christian faith did do damage in the
earlyer period but that was countered by the fact they whom had known the Jesus on earth were the first teachers and the very strict and warning
letter's to sect's that arose that had LEFT there first love.
There are a great many today whom follow some pretty wacked out belief's based on revisionist historians work's when in fact most of those
revisionists merely courted controversy in order to sell there book's and make a quick buck or else planted there own belief in the so called age of
reason and there belief religion was a superstition to be brought down.
Recently we have seen Dan Brown and his book's court another controversy which was based on hypothetical analysis of a medievil painting that was
not even a christian relic but merely a painting and mistranslated interpretation of early belief's.
Sophia the wife of Christ from Gnostic greek and especially the Gnostic heartland of Egypt is actually Sophis, which is wisdom not a woman, Gnosis
remember means Knowledge and the Gnostic sect's hid Knowledge as they regarded it from earlier pre christian sources in there apparently christian
work's, remember the great fire of alexandria and how scholar's ran out from within there robes and hair on fire trying to carry stacks of papyrii
to safety, well they did not dissapear and actually hid what they saved in the temples and temple precinct's were that knowledge survived long after
the destruction of the library but when Christianity gained a foothold it posed a new danger as those precincts were no longer safe from early
Christian zealots ( whom often acted in a very unchristian fashion much like Al Queada and the statue's of the Buddha the often destroyed the ancient
shrines and monument's and many defaces monuments in egypt were actually smashed not by the arab's but by christian whipped up into a frenzy by
there leaders ) so they kameleon like hid under the veil of the new religion and encoded there knowledge and this gave rise to the Gnostic traditions
which as you can therefore see had no basis in christianity to start with except were the scholars actually became christian which did happen though
the two sources of knowledge then often conflicted meaning they veered off from the christian belief into a new religion of Gnostic christianity.
Christ however is one with the father, the trinity is three beings that are one, the father God almighty, the son God incarnate or emanuel, and the
Christ said that were he was going non could follow, that was when he died on the cross and for three day's he returned to the father, he said
everything he did came from the father and he could do nothing without the father.
Christian belief is best started by reading the Gospel of John though to interpret the revelation and many passages an understanding of the old
testament is necessary and in older translations such as KGV the passages can sound archaic so new translations such as the new world translation are
The oldest Christian chuch is arguably they syriac orthodox church which is being persecuted and murdered by ISIS/ISIL, the Syriac church still hold
there mass in Aremaic and are actually descended from the Jewish messianic church of the first century, they were not part of the conclave of nicenea
and were not under constantine's rule yet there bible is the same with only slight differences, a more recent schism meant one half of the church
unified to the catholic church and ancient animosity to the greek orthodox meant they chose such while half that has almost totally disappeared and
maybe now has with the murders in syria remained independant, if the bible was so wrong when why did this church that still baptises in the jordan not
have a different bible, the western version was not forced on them or the ethiopian orthodox church either.