Why would Christ's disciples come forward during the time of Christ? Wouldn't they meet the same fate and perish next to him? Why would leaders of the time not suppress Christ's message? As this was the reason for killing him anyways. His message was radical, against the main tenets of the established order. Of course they suppressed the message.
I think it went underground, just as occultism must. I think that Christ's disciples taught the children and grand children the way and came forward to the mass public when it was safe to do so.
Is that outside possibility?
edit on 23-6-2012 by Serraphina because: extra unneeded word