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What I did not know then and what escapes the vast majority of Christianity in today's world is that many of the stories of these "solar gods" and "godmen" down through history which parallel the events in the life of the New Testament "Christ" as found in the New Testament and which appear at first thought to be apparently historical were understood only allegorically in the beginning. This "pattern" of the Descent of the Soul would be acknowledge by nation after nation down through recorded time. This explains why that all these Sungods, the stories of Osiris, Horus, Dionysus, Attis, Adonis, Mithra, and a host of others, read like the New Testament "Jesus Story".
So to lump Paul in with Satan is just wrong, in my opinion. No one has ever given the gift that keeps on giving, except Jesus - and that is of his spirit - his Holy Spirit. People who are part of this new blood covenant can see Paul objectively for what he did contribute. The Bible says we will "all be taught by God" not just the "men".
I seen you quoted Pagels - she's smart but she don't really know the truth, and the evidence for that lies in her guesswork.
I can tell you this much - whatever I say from this point on - puts me in Judas' shoes. That may not make sense to you now, but maybe someday it will.
This, of course, is where anything I write comes up against the huge obstacle of others questioning the Canon of Scripture and the imagined purpose of those accussed of manipulating its composition to serve their own ends. The evidence of Scripture is itself questioned and cherry picked. I believe unquestioningly that the Scriptures have been transmitted to us in their form not by "satan" but by a Spirit guided Church acting in accordance with that Counsellor given by Christ Himself.
Remember God does not change and is true,
there fore there is no New covenant only the one "Christ" must fulfill, to every last person on earth has received the God spell, which is a spell of blindness and of confusion. This blindness is brought over us so that we may breed "to be fruitful and multiply"
I think you expressed a view that many have dared only to think.I have pondered and wrestled with these ideas also.It truly brings meaning to the scripture that says "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling!"I cant help but feel that there has been a deliberate tampering so as to hide the truth.Pauls gospels definitely have a differant flavor when compared to Jesus teachings a differant feeling altogether.
the church in Rome does not want this info out.
Why didn't the romans know what the emperor's most wanted man looked like? they needed judas to kiss him on the cheeks to point him out..sounds a bit off to me..course i believe the whole books is fiction but still like to discuss it...
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...
The Bible according to MatrixProphet: “The Bible is a lie, within a lie, within the Truth.”