The Bible according to MatrixProphet: “The Bible is a lie, within a lie, within the Truth.”
While many skeptics wish to throw the Bible out as nonsense, many literalists take every word as God’s oath. I believe that the truth lies somewhere
in between. Even with the fact that there are insurmountable problems with it, I still feel personally, that it was inspired, but for what reason?
To help me explain my thoughts on this matter I need to explain how I came to this reality in my life.
When I left religion about 12 years ago and left the label of “Christian behind,” I was left with some decisions: leave the whole concept of a
deity behind and become atheist like some family members, or delve into the relationship deeper, with my God. Through painstaking work and meditation,
I decided to not throw the baby out with the bath water. Plus, significant signs
I then had to reconcile or completely adjust my thinking in all aspects of my life, which included the Bible. For it to have meaning for me, I needed
to view it in an entirely new light. Especially with the books that were coming out that showed all the discrepancies, and still are.
In 2003 it hit me like a ton of bricks; the Bible needed to be read as though it were a mystery novel! Not a book of absolute accuracy, but one that
has hidden truths. It was no coincidence that at the time I was voraciously reading all of Agatha Christie & Anne Perry novels, among others. It
helped me to see the Bible and some of its clues
much more easily. To go beyond the surface dogma, teachings, & doctrine (that served to
separate the masses), to finally see that there was a message behind it.
I then, was allowed
to question and to look at all aspects of the Bible to detect possible truths, within the deliberate lies. Here is where my
subject title comes in:
Assuming Jesus lived -
Could Jesus have used someone to help him, who developed a terrible legacy, one who had a bad rap placed upon him, while Paul could actually be the
questionable one, who left a grand legacy?
This begs the question: “Did Jesus show bad judgment, or did he see a future traitor and so therefore, a useful tool? Or did he use one of his
closest, most honorable loving friends, to do the nasty deed, knowing that Judas would be faithful and follow through?
“In the Gospel of Judas, he does nothing Jesus himself does not ask him to do, and he listens to Jesus and remains faithful to him. Judas
Iscariot turns out to be Jesus’ beloved disciple and dear friend.” – Marvin Meyer of Chapman University
Scholar Elaine Pagels said:
“It is something that we could have expected from the clues given by the Gospel of John in the NT. That Judas betrays Jesus is a
despicable act elsewhere, and he is hated and kills himself for that because he sacrifices Jesus for money. In the Gospel of Judas, Jesus instructs
him that although he will be hated, he has a special mission. He has to participate in the divine plan by bringing about the sacrifice of
Jesus’ form. He has to bring Jesus’ life on this earth to an end.” – The Lost Gospel, the Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot," by Herbert
One thing dominating in my re-discovery of the Bible in a different context was; there is a Game going on and we are the Chess pieces. So just as the
“Show must go on,” so did the Game plan. Is it possible that Judas fit a role that has been misunderstood? Can the same be said of Paul?
Here is where it gets sticky! For a lot of what is attributed to Paul in his writings can be considered wise and even Godly, but I found through the
years and even while I was a devout Christian, that there were signs or clues that all was not well with the idea of Paul being righteous. What role
if any, did he fit in this Game I came to discover?
Some scholars question his birth and race. In reading these texts of some authors it leaves one with possible indicators of his personality traits,
which lead me to believe that he was actually a con-man! The irony; I had always felt in my over 40 years as a Christian that something was wrong with
him. He sounded; good, he looked good - Biblically, but never felt “right” to me.
In his book, “The Mythmaker-Paul and the Invention of Christianity,” Hyam Maccoby makes the assertions that: Paul was not a Jew (nor born a Roman
citizen) but was born a Gentile and that he adopted the name of Saul when he converted to Judaism and that may have been the reason that he invented
for himself a genealogical descent from the tribe of Benjamin and that later he adopted the name of Paul after he started Christianity.
“According to the Ebionites, Saul’s parents were Gentiles who had not been converted to Judaism; Saul himself, then, was the first of his
family to be converted – however, Saul would have been exposed in his early childhood to pagan influences far more than a fully Jewish boy. … He
made an abortive attempt to rise in the Pharisee movement; that he enrolled with some Pharisee teacher for awhile – but proved a failure. –
Moreover, his being a person of soaring ambition (as his subsequent career shows), he would not be able to endure mediocrity.”
The fact that he never even knew Jesus is an important clue
to follow. He said that he saw a “great light” and heard Jesus speak to him.
The problem: we have only his word on this. It is my belief that he made contact with Satan who was part of the conspiracy in this Game to mislead
Paul. Paul affirmed this (a confession? most likely: naiveté): “Yet I am not surprised! Satan can change himself into an angel of light, so it is
no wonder his servants can do it too, and seem like godly ministers. In the end they will get every bit of punishment their wicked deeds deserve.”
– 2 Corinthians 11:14, 15 (LB).
A Christian author and believer, who tries reconciling aspects about Paul, A. N. Wilson, in “Paul the Mind of the Apostle” he gives descriptions
as to Paul’s character: he quotes from “The Apocryphal NT,” –
“Onesiphorus saw Paul coming, a man little of stature, thin haired upon the head, crooked in the legs, of good state of body, with eyebrows
joining, and nose somewhat hooked…”
He acknowledges Paul as a bullish, impulsive visionary who does not care how many people he offends, but then says;
“I do not believe the misogynistic Paul, though it is obviously true that the Church which came after him was deeply and incorrigibly
But oh, how he fit the Game! This author goes on to admit;
“…Paul seems a more dominant figure in the NT tradition than Jesus himself, The Jesus of the Gospels, if not the creation of Paul, is in some
senses the result of Paul. – The very word ‘gospel,’ like the phrase ‘The NT’ itself, are one which we first read in Paul’s writings –
It is for this reason that we can say that Paul, and not Jesus, was – if any one was – the ‘Founder of Christianity.’”
I think his role played a far more grievous one, that being; a tool that would lead to 2000 years of deception, persecutions, tyranny and bloodshed,
and I believe Paul was led by the Gods to do this!
What also came as a revelation to me in 2003 was; Could Paul actually be the figurative; “False Prophet” spoken of in Revelation 19:20 who misled
the masses, and got them to worship him? A figurehead that has existed for almost 2000 years through his vehicle of Christianity? This can be a lot to
In reading mysteries it is essential to read between the lines and to not take a character at face value. How the person may be perceived, or even
talked of, can be a far cry from who the individual actually is, or what they represent!
If any of this is even remotely correct, then what a cunning divinely orchestrated book, the Bible is!