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The Key of the Old testament is to begin from Ezechiel book, that is the one that gives clear light of what of what appears published in that section
of the Bible came really from God, through his trully prophets, and what was added by other people along 20 centuries. After Ezechiel,read Elijah (1st
and 2nd book of Kings, Malachi book and Chronicles) and after him Isaiah and Jeremiah.
Only if you follow that order it is easy to distinguish in the content of the first five books of bible in between what it was the actual original
message and what it was added later along centuries by other people.
The key to understand the real meaning of the message that was left by Jesus is the Gospel of St John, then read gospel of St Marc, that is the eldest
one of the synoptics, if you take it and do crossed references toward the other two canonical gospels everything make sense.
If after searched through all of them there are still questions without answer refer to the letters of the apostles, but beginning by the ones written
by the half brothers of Jesus: St James and St Jude, and followed by the ones of St Peter. From that point you must read Acts of Apostles and if
there are still doubts refer from there to the Letters of St Paul. Finally look for crossed references toward the minor gospels that are contained in
the so called apocrypha.
Now the so called Apocrypha can not be read all at the same level there are books that are more reliable than others,
1) The gospels of the infancy of Jesus : Infancy Gospel of James (also called the "Protoevangelium of James") and Infancy Gospel of Thomas, and on
their later combination into the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew (also called the "Infancy Gospel of Matthew" or "Birth of Mary and Infancy of the
The other significant early infancy gospels are the Syriac Infancy Gospel, the History of Joseph the Carpenter and the Life of John the Baptist.
2) The gospels of the first jewish Christian communities:
Gospel of the Ebionites - 7 quotes cited, all by Epiphanius
Gospel of the Hebrews - 7 quotes survive, six of them by Jerome
Gospel of the Nazarenes - 30 quotes survive in works by Jerome and Origen
Everything else in the apocrypha is less reliable, including of course the gnostic gospels.
The key to understand the prophecies of Bible about our time or future is by reading first the book of Daniel, then the eschatological discourse of
Christ in synoptic gospels (St Mathew, St Marc and St Luke) and then the apocalypsis of St John.
To Read the Bible in the correct order is very important, since not all the books have the same weight of validation, and the ones I have mentioned to
be read before, are the ones that are less poluted of things added by other people, contaminating the original message.
What happen if you find a contradiction in between two different parts of the Bible? follow the version that is written in the book that has more
weight of validation in the order I have given here.
The Angel of Lightness
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