posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 08:39 PM
Been a long time since I have looked or thought about such things but I seem to remember (as you) there were several books that did not fit into the
Church's plans for a united book all would preach from. Book of Mary Magdalene, Judas, and 14 books known as the Apocrypha were either removed from
the King James Bible or have become something of a rarity. Most of the agnostic writings were totally discarded from the King James version and
I am not a bible scholar but the way the King James version was agree upon is a story unto itself. If I remember the story told or read to me his
kingdom was divided and there was actual violence being committed by the different sects and teachings in his kingdom. He called the leaders of the
different sects and told them they would not leave until they could agree and unite their flocks by a common Bible they could all teach from. A little
more involved than that but it was an act to save the peace of the Kingdom.
Someone of faith will say "The 1611 King James Bible is the only bible the GOD intended for us to have. it is the one HE protected and spread, before
man decided to start translating it and chopping it up. what is in it or what was left out of it is exactly what HE wanted in or out of it". Which
sounds good (I suppose) to the faithful but is a load of crap for those doing research. "God's will" may answer questions of the heart but where is
Did the Roman Catholic church have it's own agenda; of course it did, just as all religions in some form or fashion do. There were several passages
that were more in line with Buddhist teachings that were omitted but I have no reference or article to show because I have not really cared or thought
about such things for over 50 years. It is still going on today with each new rewrite. Look at an old old King James version starting @ Matthew 15-23?
(sorry been a long time) where Christ was speaking to a Canaanite woman and he came right out and said, "Woman I came for the Jews; it would be
unfair to take the bread from the children of Israel and cast it to the dogs...She was wanting her daughter healed and I am not to sure she felt all
that well herself??...Sorry I do not have a Bible handy or I would look the chapter and verse up..If you look at some of the newer versions that whole
passage has been softened or written with several caveats about testing faith. In many old world countries a dog is as low as you can go, for a dog
does not know who it's father was....Surprised that passage was not removed altogether.
Internet is my friend!!
15:21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter
is grievously vexed with a devil.
15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
15:25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
15:26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
15:27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that
The Bible I had from my grand father also said how the disciples had rebuked her 3 times telling her to leave until Christ finally stopped and heard
her plea.. So what I am trying to say is go on blind faith as referred to above or realize most of history is doctored to fit someones agenda. Once
upon a time I too would have like to studied the scrolls of Alexandria or spent days researching the Catholic Library in Rome but my fervor for such
things has all but disappeared..Getting old I suppose..Good luck with your quest.