Originally posted by Valhall
And therein lies the rest of my theory. I believe the Catholic church and the protestant churchs have long been infiltrated by false teachers. Teachers who have led believers to accept things that weren't stated in the scriptures.
For instance, it doesn't say Christ didn't get married, does it? Therefore, we cannot hold a teaching that says Christ was never married as scripturally sound. But this teaching has been so embedded in christian doctrine that to even propose that a child may have been fostered from a union is taken as blasphemy.
What difference does it make to the sacrifice of Christ if he was married or had a child?
Not one stinking bit of difference. It does not change his sacrifice in the least. It does not change the Gospels in the least.
Tied to this is the false doctrine of the pretribulation rapture. You have a mass of phat, dumb and happy christians sitting out there convinced they will not be here when the false teachers arrive or when the tribulation takes place. This leaves them in a vulnerable state that when the tribulation starts, and the false secrets are revealed - they will fulfill the scripture that predicts the believers saying "He said he would come and He has not - it was all a lie!" And hence the great apostasy.
There are so many things coming together that can fulfill John's dire prediction.
Originally posted by QuietSoul
I may go out and buy the holy blood book.. do you recommend this?
But while I'm here, I have one question regarding scriptures and whatnot that's always bothered me. Why after all this time, have there been no additional scriptures? Lost scriptures, or newly created ones? Has God no need to further his teachings? That's always been a contributing factor in my belief of the bible.. why the sudden silence?
Originally posted by Valhall
There are many extraneous books to the canonized bible. There is the Jewish Pseudepigrapha and the christian apocrypha.
Originally posted by Valhall
In other words...I don't give a rat's a** whether Christ was married and had children. Unfortunately...many many people are greatly offended by the idea and deem it heretical in nature. That fact alone supports my concerns.
[edit on 10-28-2005 by Valhall]
Originally posted by RANT
But the "great apostasy" occurs like every 100 years.
Man isn't made of mud. Christianity survived evolution though by evolving on it's own. Just one example.
But you see what I'm saying.
Temple of Solomon, or the Pyramids. The freemasonic fascination with geometry and numerology, and the description of it as "the craft" all seems to tie together...but how? Freemasonry also alludes to "seeking the light". What is it that they are searching for exactly?
A Latin inscription was incised in the porch lintel above the entrance:
TERRIBILIS EST LOCUS ISTE
(THIS PLACE IS TERRIBLE)
Immediately inside the entrance a hideous statue was erected, a gaudy representation of the demon Asmodeus - custodian of secrets, guardian of hidden treasures, and, according to ancient Judaic legend, builder of Solomon's temple. On the church walls lurid, garishly painted plaques were installed depicting the Stations of the Cross - each was characterized by some odd inconsistency, some inexplicable added detail, some flagrant or subtle deviation from accepted Scriptural account. In Station VIII, for example, there is a child swathed in a Scottish plaid. In Station XIV, which portrays Jesus' body being carried into the tomb, there is a background of dark nocturnal sky dominated by a full moon. It is almost as if Sauniere were trying to intimate something. But what? That Jesus' burial occurred after nightfall, several hours later than the Bible tells us it did? Or that the body is being carried out of the tomb, not into it?
Nearly 30 years ago, a television programme documentary programme about a tiny French village ended with the words: "something extraordinary is waiting to be found on the mountaintop ... and in the not too distant future, it will be". Rennes-le-Chateau, the village in the French Pyrenees, is world renowned. Bornholm is a tiny island in the Baltic Sea, a 1000 miles to the north. This book shows how these two specks upon the surface of the earth are tied indissolubly together. They have been touched by the hands of master builders who shared a common expertise and a common body of knowledge. Bornholm is barely 20 miles by 10 and possesses 15 mediaevel churches and many hundreds of standing stones which mark the island out as a sacred site in remote antiquity. These ancient markers - and especially the churches - demonstrate a skill in land surveying, geometry and mathematics. It is a knowledge which was jealously guarded and handed on. In the Middle Ages, those mysterious mediaeval warrior monks, the Knights Templar, were still using and developing the same expertise. And they were doing it knowingly. This treasure of the "secrets of the past" as a body of knowledge was only for the chosen few. "The Templars' Secret Island" shows many extraordinary links between Bornholm, France and Jerusalem. The author's collaboration began when Erling Haagensen, born on Bornholm, was beginning to find the strange truth of his island home and contacted Henry Lincoln who had already produced three books and three documentary films which had provided the first glimpse of the provable facts which were underlying the story.
About The Author
In 1993 Erling Haagensen wrote the book Bornholms Mysterium (The Bornholm Mystery) - proving that the peculiar medieval churches are not randomly distributed around Bornholm. They are constructed according to an amazing geometrical pattern.
In 1188 AD King Phillip II of France and King Henry II of England (with his heir Richard the Lion Hearted at his side) met on the sacred field at Gisors. This site in France was where kings had come for centuries to debate, forge alliances, and sometimes do battle. A huge elm tree in the middle of the sacred field was the central symbol - an ancient elm thought to be almost 800 years old at that time, so huge that nine men joined hand to hand could not encircle it.
Phillip and Henry were not on good terms; war between England and France was in the air, and Henry was making a claim on France. Phillip informed Henry that the elm would be cut down; Henry and Richard planned to defend it. A battle ensued, Richard was slightly wounded, the French army stormed the field with superior manpower while the English fled and took refuge in the nearby chateaux of Gisors. Phillip chopped down the elm, and retained France for himself. Henry thus did not conquer France but went home and ruled England, passing it on to Richard the Lion Heart followed by his other son, John.
I see the cutting of the elm as a metaphor for - Elm=Tree of Life. Cutting - split in the bloodline - or DNA. This was all linked to alchemy
This treasure belongs to Dagobert II King and to Sion and he is there dead.
Shepardess no temptation that Poussin Teniers hold the key peace 681 by the cross and the horse of God I complete this Daemon guardian at midday blue apples.
In the course of his endeavors he removed the altar stone, which rested on two archaic Visigoth columns. One of these columns proved to be hollow. Inside the cure found four parchments preserved in sealed wooden tubes. Two of these parchments were said to have comprised genealogies, one dating from 1244, the other from 1644. The two remaining documents had apparently been composed in the 1780s by on of Sauniere's predecessors as cure of Rennes-le-Chateau, the Abbe Antoine Bigou. During his tenure in the village Bigou had also been personal chaplain to the noble Blanchefort family, who, on the eve of the French Reveolution, were still among the most prominent local landowners.
The two parchments from Bigou's time would appear to be pious Latin texts, excerpts from the New Testament. At least ostensibly. But on one of the parchments the words are run incoherently together, with no space between them, and a number of utterly superfluous letters have been inserted. And on the second parchment lines are indiscriminately truncated - unevenly, sometimes in the middle of a word - while certain letters are conspicuously raised above the others. In reality these parchments comprise a sequence of ingenious ciphers or codes. Some of them are fantastically complex, defying even a computer, and insoluble without the requesite key. The resulting following decipherment has appeared in French works devoted to Rennes-le-Chateau and in two of our films on the subject made for the BBC:
BERGERE PAS DE TENTATION QUE POUSSIN TENIERS GARDENT LA CLEF; PAC DCLXXXI PAR LA CROIX ET CE CHEVAL DE DIEU J'ACHEVE CE DAEMON DE GARDIEN A MIDI POMMES BLEUES
(SHEPHERDESS NO TEMPTATION THAT POUSSIN TENIERS HOLD THE KEY; PEACE 681 BY THE CROSS AND THIS HORSE OF GOD I COMPLETE [OR DESTROY] THIS DAEMON OF THE GUARDIAN AT NOON BLUE APPLES)