I recent stumbled upon a book titled "The Essene Gospel of Peace" which is, according to Edmond Svekely, an ancient manuscript that contains
dialogues of Jesus Christ himself. This manuscript was founded in the Vatican archive by Edmond Svekely, who then translated it in English, according
to him. The validity of this claim is disputed, however, with thousands of possible unread scripture pages contained in the Vatican archives, who
knows, it could be legit. For sake of argument, let's assume that this is indeed "divinely inspired" scripture, this would mean one of several
things. But first and foremost, it would mean that Jesus Christ was a vegan, a raw vegan at that. This could be confirmed by several lines from the
book that I will quote:
"Kill not, neither eat the flesh of your innocent prey, lest you become the slaves of satan"
"I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to
you it shall be for meat"
"But flesh, and the blood which quickens it, he shall not eat"
"But he who kills the beast without a cause, though the beast attack him not, though lust for slaughter, or for its flesh, or for its hide, or yet
for its tusks, evil is the deed which he does, for he turned into a wild beast himself"
"Kill neither men, nor beasts, nor yet the fire which goes into your mouths. For if you eat living food, the same will quicken you. But if you kill
your food, the dead food will kill you also. For life comes only from life, and death comes always from death. For everything which kills your food,
kills your bodies also. And everything that kills your bodies, kills your souls also. And your bodies become what your foods are, even as your
spirits, likewise, become what your thoughts are."
The ramifications of this, for me, is huge, as every time I talk about vegetarianism with my friends, they always say, "the bible says it's ok to
eat meat". Well consider this; the bible was hand picked by the powers that be to contain only the scripture they want it to contain; several
important scriptures (like the book of Enoch, for example) were left out. Also, they most likely modified it to fit their agenda, whatever that may
be. If Jesus preached vegetarianism, but it was left out by the powers that be, could it be that they knew that eating meat was a sin but left it out
of the bible to keep humanity in a lower state of sin and wickedness?
Who knows. The gospel emphasizes a clean diet of fruits and vegetables to "cure all disease" and expel Satan.
"So eat always from the table of God: the fruits of the trees, the grain and grasses of the field, the milk of beasts, and the honey of bees. For
everything beyond these is of satan, and leads by the way of sin and diseases unto death. But the foods you eat from the abundant table of God give
strength and youth to your body, and you will never see diseases."
This gospel also talks about several important concepts pertaining to diet such as food combining, when and how much to eat, and fasting. According to
this gospel, it is not beneficial to eat more than 2 or 3 different foods together; anymore than this causes difficult digestion.
He also claims to never eat until full; one should eat only to about 3/4 of being full.
As far as when to eat, the book discovered intermittent fasting before the term was probably coined. Jesus claims to encourage "fasting" everyday
and to not eat until noon. He claims eating more than two times a day as an "abomination" and to eat at noon and at sunset only. He claims those
that follow this schedule of eating will live a long, prosperous, disease free life. The science benefits of intermittent fasting are numerous and
have been proven, so there is definitely sound science to support this claim.
Anyways, back to the main point of the thread, if Jesus was indeed a vegan as this book claims he is, 95% of so called Christians would actually be
living in sin on a daily basis as they don't follow any of these dietary rules.
One's diet is a very important part of spirituality, health, and well being according to this doctrine. Whether or not it truly is divinely inspired
or not remains up to the reader, but my gut feeling is it is as the proverbs, parables, and teachings Jesus uses are so wise, that it does seem to
come from a prophet, not some ordinary author. If you don't believe this, however, I still believe by following the guidelines on eating and living
outlined in this book, you can do away with all diseases and addictions, and live a more spiritual life. Going vegan has definitely made more of a
spiritual person, so I can attest to this firsthand. An interesting read nonetheless, regardless if your a Christian, atheist, vegan, meat eater, etc.
For the record, I am not am a Christian but do believe Jesus Christ existed and was one of several messengers of God. Feel free to comment and if
you've read the book feel free to add your input on it as well, and if you haven't read it, check it out!
Thanks for reading and have a good day.