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Seized from smugglers, the leather-bound 'gospel' which Iran claims will bring down Christianity a

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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Seized from smugglers, the leather-bound 'gospel' which Iran claims will bring down Christianity and shake world politics Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


www.dailymail.co.uk

The text, written on animal hide, is thought to be an authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, one of Jesus's disciples

It was discovered by Turkish authorities in 2000 during an anti-smuggling operation

'Laughable' Iranian report claims the book states that Jesus was never crucified and He predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad

The Vatican has made an official request to view the text


Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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A leather-bound religious text, thought to date from the fifth century but discovered only 12 years ago, will cause the collapse of Christianity worldwide, Iran has claimed.
The book, written on animal hide, was confiscated during an anti-smuggling operation in Turkey's Mediterranean region in 2000.
Turkish authorities believe it could be an authentic version of the Gospel by Jesus's disciple Barnabas, and an Iranian press report has claimed that its contents will trigger Christianity's downfall by proving that Islam is the final and righteous religion.


Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


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Others have dismissed the Iranian claims as 'laughable' anti-Christian propaganda.
The Basij Press claims the text was written in the 5th or 6th century and it predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad and the religion of Islam.
It says the Christian world denies the existence of such a gospel.


Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


Blimey O Reilly! Christianity denies its existence, but the Vatican wants to read it. That alone gives massive weight to the claims being likely true.

Watch this space I reckon, it probably is too good to be true but what if? If it is, then this is a world shaking Earth shattering game changer.

www.dailymail.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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it probably is too good to be true

Indeed; especially considering that it would be the only copy of the Gospel of Barnabas that has this information.


but what if?

I guess Islam would be the one true religion then?



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by octotom
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it probably is too good to be true

Indeed; especially considering that it would be the only copy of the Gospel of Barnabas that has this information.



do you mean its the only copy of the Gospel of Barnabus? Or there are other versions with a differing narrative?



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Lmao.... come again… daily mail...??


I believe Indiana Jones and his books..!


No offence..

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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See Enochwasright's topic on the matter. This "find" is more than likely a sham to get people to convert to Islam. Not to mention it completely contradicts Barnabas, in the Epistle of Barnabas, about the meaning of the cross.




Barnabas 11:8
Ye perceive how He pointed out the water and the cross at the same time. For this is the meaning; Blessed are they that set their hope on the cross, and go down into the water; for He speaketh of the reward at his proper season; then, saith He, I will repay. But now what saith He? His leaves shall not fall off; He meaneth by this that every word, which shall come forth from you through your mouth in faith and love, shall be for the conversion and hope of many.

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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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It really doesn't matter what this material says because religion is all about believing what you want to believe despite and in spite of all evidence to the contrary.

The book could come from 100 or 1000 BC for all it matters.

Hinduism is far far far older than Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, by thousands of years as far as established on-going and continually practiced/observed faith goes, and no one is batting an eye at that.

Hinduism says we got aliens for gods, and no one is really soiling themselves over it.

This book? Big woop. From an academic stand point it might be interesting, but, from a faith standpoint, it won't make any more difference than if one sacred cow poops in one field or another.


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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Druscilla, for once we are in complete agreement.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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This..




posted on May, 24 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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Its 5th and sixth century. Which means it is younger than even Gnostic writings (which were banned). Come on now, people 5th and 6th century means that it was written within the birth of islam. This is not news, nor damaging



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by Druscilla
It really doesn't matter what this material says because religion is all about believing what you want to believe despite and in spite of all evidence to the contrary.

The book could come from 100 or 1000 BC for all it matters.

Hinduism is far far far older than Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, by thousands of years as far as established on-going and continually practiced/observed faith goes, and no one is batting an eye at that.

Hinduism says we got aliens for gods, and no one is really soiling themselves over it.

This book? Big woop. From an academic stand point it might be interesting, but, from a faith standpoint, it won't make any more difference than if one sacred cow poops in one field or another.


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Ughhh hindusim (although I dont know it entirely), Hindus, don't believe in aliens, where do you get your information, Majority of hindus on the other hand believe in the metaphoric/allegory of their bible, or the Rig Veda.

Maybe you should be more enlighten,
with the 5 people who starred you too
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posted on May, 24 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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Yes people really!!!!!

After thousands of years of being "lost" Iran just happened to find proof that Allah is real!!!!

People if you believe that nonsense i gots some swamp land to sell you.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 07:49 PM
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The gospel Has appeared many times in history, recorded as existing in numerous places. No one denies it exists. The problem is the versions throughout history have all been .. different. It appears that the gospel was used in a pseudo Christian/Islamic sect most likely, the original text likely being skewed to fit a specific doctrine. Even this version of the gospel found was likely written after the death of Muhammad..

There are numerous of gospels that were not included in the manufactured Bible.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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I did a thread on this yesterday. LINK

I'll repost the main facts that deny the claims from Iran. There Epistle (Not Gospel) of Barnabas is well known. It does not deny Christ, the cross, his death or the fact that Israel is the seat of God's people. Here are the quotes:



To see if this is accurate, let's consult "The Epistle of Barnabas." The Iranian Gospel of Barnabas is a clear forgery from the 13th century. The Epistle of Barnabas, from the 4th century, clears the air on the subject.

The Epistle of Barnabas (Greek: Επιστολή Βαρνάβα, Hebrew: איגרת בארנבס‎) is a Greek epistle containing twenty-one chapters, preserved complete in the 4th century Codex Sinaiticus where it appears at the end of the New Testament.

WIKI

Complete Text

If you read the true Epistle from Barnabas, you will quickly realize that Barnabas was no Muslim.


Barnabas 2:5
What to Me is the multitude of your sacrifices, saith the Lord I am
full of whole burnt-offerings, and the fat of lambs and the blood
of bulls and of goats desire not, not though ye should come to be
seen of Me. or who required these things at your hands? Ye shall
continue no more to tread My court. If ye bring fine flour, it is
in vain; incense is an abomination to Me; your new moons and your
Sabbaths I cannot away with.

Barnabas 2:6
These things therefore He annulled, that the new law of our Lord
Jesus Christ, being free from the yoke of constraint, might have its
oblation not made by human hands.



First of all, the religion of Islam is a definite work of the hands of man. It is a works based religion. On the other hand, God desires mercy and not sacrifice. Mercy is not something that we find in the world of Islamic extremism. Jesus demands our love and forgiveness of others--even our enemies (Luke 10).


Barnabas 4:8
But they lost it by turning unto idols. For thus saith the Lord;
Moses, Moses, come down quickly; for thy people whom thou
broughtest out of the land of Egypt hath done unlawfully. And
Moses understood, and threw the two tables from his hands; and their
covenant was broken in pieces, that the covenant of the beloved Jesus
might be sealed unto our hearts in the hope which springeth from
faith in Him.



The article states that the false Gospel from Iran says Jesus never died on the Cross. Barnabas, in the Epistle of Barnabas, would disagree.


Barnabas 11:8
Ye perceive how He pointed out the water and the cross at the same
time. For this is the meaning; Blessed are they that set their hope
on the cross, and go down into the water; for He speaketh of the
reward at his proper season; then, saith He, I will repay. But now
what saith He? His leaves shall not fall off; He meaneth by this
that every word, which shall come forth from you through your mouth
in faith and love, shall be for the conversion and hope of many.



Not only was Barnabas not a Muslim, he has a clear word for when we see Jesus return. No mention of Muhammad here.

Epistle of Barnabas 15:3 "Of the Sabbath He speaketh in the beginning of the creation; And God made the works of His hands in six days, and He ended on the seventh day, and rested on it, and He hallowed it.

Epistle of Barnabas 15:4

Give heed, children, what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all things to an end; for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years; and this He himself beareth me witness, saying; Behold, the day of the Lord shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end."


To see this clearly, let’s put the information into context with the entire story of the Bible:

-Adam to Abraham 2000 Years of Age 1 (FATHER)
-Abraham to Jesus 2000 Years of Age 2 (SON)
-Jesus to Today 2000 Years of Age 3 (HOLY SPIRIT)
-Day of Rest (Day of the Lord) 1000 years (SALVATION)

What makes more sense? Iran claiming to kill Christianity like they kill infidels? Or, does it make more sense that God loves us enough to send His Son in the flesh to save us in the ultimate act of love and kindness? Who steals, kills and destroys? Not God.

Truth is on the side of the ones that love others every time. Know them by their fruit.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Take a look at the manuscript. It's written in late style Syriac in what appears to be gold ink. The handwriting indicates a late origin, and the blackened leather is an uncommon medium for Biblical manuscripts. The fifth - through-eighth centuries produced a lot of fake Biblical works - stuff like letters to or from Jesus or some other New Testament figure, unknown gospels and revelations and so forth.



posted on May, 24 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by spacedonk


'Laughable' Iranian report claims the book states that Jesus was never crucified and He predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad

The Vatican has made an official request to view the text



This news story is anti-Iranian propaganda, why are you advertising it as a legitimate story? What does this have to do with Iran? The book is in Turkey, it was found 12 years ago, by the Turks and is owned by the Turks?

Look at this:

"Erick Stakelbeck, a terrorism analyst and a close observer of Iranian affairs, told WND.com: 'The Iranian regime is committed to stamping out Christianity by any means necessary, whether that means executing Christian converts, burning Bibles or raiding underground churches.'

That is a clear attempt to associate a completely benign (if silly) story in the Iranian press with terrorism. Wtf does this have to do with terrorism?

Iran has a long association with Christianity, just because the current regime is persecuting them at the moment (far more mildly than is suggested here), that doesn't mean they are attempting to destroy Christianity in some kind of holy war.

The whole story is designed to provoke anti-Iranian feelings.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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The Iranian gov't doesn't represent it's people anyways. I mean, come on: their president talks of "the mahdi" coming on his behalf, and it happens to be spelled out in his name.
Iran has been "defeated"

They get the citizens to cast letters into a well and the gov't reads them, then claims divinity.,
That is disgusting.
We all know the persians don't control iran
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posted on May, 25 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by HamrHeed
The Iranian gov't doesn't represent it's people anyways. I mean, come on: their president talks of "the mahdi" coming on his behalf, and it happens to be spelled out in his name.
Iran has been "defeated"

They get the citizens to cast letters into a well and the gov't reads them, then claims divinity.,
That is disgusting.
We all know the persians don't control iran
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Why are you randomly insulting the Iranian government? What does this story have to do with the Iranian government?

The story is being used as propaganda. The only holy war here is the info war being subjected on us by our own PTB.



posted on May, 25 2012 @ 09:35 AM
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that book looks more like the necronomicon! written on the skins of slain Christians
seriously the book is kind of scary looking

animal hide? humans are animals too hummmm wonder why they didn't name which animal skin it was

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