This is just a sample. There is awesome revealing and shocking information in the book: http://tinyurl.com/4xyjh6r
* Jesus recommends that to avoid sin we cut off our hands and pluck out our eyes. This advice is given immediately after he says that anyone who looks with lust at any women commits adultery. 5:29-30
* Jesus says that most people will go to hell. 7:13-14
* Jesus sends some devils into a herd of pigs, causing them to run off a cliff and drown in the waters below. 8:32
* Jesus condemns entire cities to dreadful deaths and to the eternal torment of hell because they didn’t care for his preaching. 11:20-24
* Jesus says that entire cities will be violently destroyed and the inhabitants “thrust down to hell” for not “receiving” his disciples. 10:10-15
Christianity was based on previous myths:
WHO WAS THIS?
His birth in a grotto was attended by magi who followed a star from the East. They brought “gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh” and the newborn baby was adored by shepherds. ____, one of a trinity, stood on a rock, the emblem of the foundation of his religion, and was anointed with honey. After a last supper with Helios and 11 other companions, ____ was crucified on a cross, bound in linen, placed in a rock tomb and rose on the third day or around 25 March (the full moon at the spring equinox, a time now called Easter after the Babylonian goddess Ishtar). The fiery destruction of the universe was a major doctrine of ______ism-a time in which _____ promised to return in person to Earth and save deserving souls. Devotees of ____ partook in a sacred communion banquet of bread and wine.
Archeologists have found as many as 718 monuments or statues of ____ at Ostia (near Rome-Author) and close to 300 in Rome. A ____ shrine was uncovered under St. Paul’s cathedral.____ was a god, a son of a god, born of a virgin on December 25.
WHO WAS THIS?
His name was Mithra, the messiah of the first kings of the Persian Empire around 400 B.C. (600 B.C. according to another source.)
Statue of MITHRAS, ancient Persian god of light who was adopted into the Roman pantheon. Shown wearing the Phrygian cap. Louvre, Paris
HOW CHRISTIANITY WAS INVENTED
Christianity is a copycat religion created by Emperor Constantine (for political purposes) based upon a myth (The Persian savior god Mithra, crucified 600 B.C. ? 400 B.C.?), which was based on other similar myths, all the way back to Chrishna of India (a mythical god that some claim was “crucified” or violently died around 1200 B.C.). There were 16 mythical crucifixions before Christ. The belief in the crucifixion of Gods was prevalent in various oriental or heathen countries long prior to the reported crucifixion of Christ. Of the 16 crucifixions, most were born of a virgin and about half of them on December 25th.
There were too many religions in Rome in 325 A.D. A Council was called in an endeavor to amalgamate the many religions of the Roman Empire into one. Christianity plagiarized older myths and legends historicized to suit the Roman Catholic Church while combining the numerous religions existing at the time (Krishna, Horus, Mithraism, Osirian, Isis, and many other mystery religions). For unity and to stop all the conflicts between the numerous religions,
Christianity was INVENTED.
Eusebius (Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine “Father of Church History“) attended the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. and was a friend of Emperor Constantine, who also attended, and who made the keynote speech.
Constantine instructed Eusebius to organize the compilation of a uniform collection of new writings developed from primary aspects of the religious texts submitted at the council. Eusebius has been described as follows: Jacob Burckhardt (19th century cultural historian) dismissed Eusebius as “the first thoroughly dishonest historian of antiquity”. He has been also described as ” a political theologian”. He favored doctoring his history in his own words to “be useful first to ourselves and afterwards to posterity”. Edward Gibbon (18th century historian –“The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”) dismissed his testimony on the number of martyrs and impugned his honesty. (To be clear on this matter, I say don’t trust Eusebius’s reports of the Apostles or how the Apostles died, and be suspicious of all of his writings - Author Samuel Butler)
Eusebius then arranged for scribes to produce fifty sumptuous copies to be written onparchment in a legible manner, and in a convenient portable form, byprofessional scribes thoroughly accomplished in their art (ibid.).
These orders, said Eusebius, were followed by the immediate execution of the work itself we sent him [Constantine] magnificently and elaborately bound volumes of three-fold and four-fold forms (Life of Constantine, vol. iv, p.36). They were the New Testimonies, and this is the first mention (c. 331) of the New Testament in the historical record. With his instructions fulfilled, Constantine then decreed that the New Testimonies would thereafter be called the word of the Roman Saviour God (Life of Constantine, vol. iii, p. 29) and official to all presbyters sermonising in the Roman Empire.
He then ordered earlier presbyterial manuscripts and the records of the council burnt and declared that any man found concealing writings should be stricken off from his shoulders (beheaded).
NONE OF THESE 50 NEW TESTAMENTS EXIST TODAY OR ARE ADMITTED TO EXISTING!
THIS NEW TESTAMENT WAS THE OFFICIAL BOOK OF THE NEW UNIFIED RELIGION OF CONSTANTINE NOT THE BIBLE!
ALL OTHER BOOKS TO BE BURNED ,THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE TORAH/OLD TESTAMENT
IT INCLUDED BURNING THE GREAT LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA IN EGYPT 391 AD
In 391 AD, Christian Emperor Theodosius I ordered the destruction of all pagan (“heathen” they were also called) temples. The Christian Patriarch Theophilus of
Alexandria (Egypt) complied with this request. Seizing this opportunity, Theophilus exerted himself to the utmost to expose the pagan mysteries to contempt, the Serapeum also he showed full of extravagant superstitions, the commander-in-chief of the troops in Egypt, assisted Theophilus in demolishing the heathen temples then he destroyed the Serapeum. -Historia Ecclesiastica
The Serapeum housed the Great Library of Alexandria.
Why there are no records of Jesus Christ.
It is not possible to find in any legitimate religious or historical writings compiled between the beginning of the first century and well into the fourth century any reference to Jesus Christ and the spectacular events that the Church says accompanied his life. This confirmation comes from Frederic Farrar (1831-1903) of Trinity College, Cambridge:
“It is amazing that history has not embalmed for us even one certain or definite saying or circumstance in the life of the Saviour of mankind … there is no statement in all history that says anyone saw Jesus or talked with him. Nothing in history is more astonishing than the silence of contemporary writers about events relayed in the four Gospels.” (The Life of Christ, Frederic W. Farrar, Cassell, London, 1874)
This situation arises from a conflict between history and New Testament narratives. Dr Tischendorf made this comment: “We must frankly admit that we have no source of information with respect to the life of Jesus Christ other than ecclesiastic writings assembled during the fourth century.” (Codex Sinaiticus, Dr Constantin von Tischendorf, British Library, London)
There is an explanation for those hundreds of years of silence: the construct of Christianity did not begin until after the first quarter of the fourth century, and that is why Pope Leo X (d. 1521) called Christ a “fable” (Cardinal Bembo: His Letters…, op. cit.), and later Pope Paul III expressed similar sentiments, saying that there was no valid document to demonstrate the existence of Christ. He confessed that Jesus never existed, adding that he was no other than the sun, adored in its Mithraic sect ..”
WHAT DOES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ITSELF SAY ABOUT THIS?
You will be surprised:
What (your local) Church doesn’t want you to know, and/or wouldn’t want you to know, even if they knew.
It has often been emphasized that Christianity is unlike any other religion, for it stands or falls by certain events which are alleged to have occurred during a short period of time some 20 centuries ago. Those stories are presented in the New Testament, and as new evidence is revealed it will become clear that they do not represent historical realities. The Church agrees, saying:
“Our documentary sources of knowledge about the origins of Christianity and its earliest development are chiefly the New Testament Scriptures, the authenticity of which we must, to a great extent, take for granted.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. iii, p. 712)
The Church makes extraordinary admissions about its New Testament. For example, when discussing the origin of those writings, ”the most distinguished body of academic opinion ever assembled” (Catholic Encyclopedias, Preface) admits that the Gospels “do not go back to the first century of the Christian era” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. vi, p. 137, pp. 655-6).
This statement conflicts with priesthood assertions that the earliest Gospels were rogressively written during the decades following the death of the Gospel (sic) Jesus Christ In a remarkable aside, the Church further admits that, ”the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD” (Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit., pp. 656-7).
That is some 350 years after the time the Church claims that a Jesus Christ walked the sands of Palestine, and here the true story of Christian origins slips into one of the biggest black holes in history. There is, however, a reason why there were no New Testaments until the fourth century: they were not written until then, and here we find evidence of the greatest misrepresentation of all time.
It was British-born Flavius Constantinus (Constantine, originally Custennyn or Custennin) (272-337) who authorized the compilation of the writings now called the New Testament.
Yes, but what about references to the four Gospels and/or Christians being persecuted supposedly before the 3rd Century A.D.?
For example, what about Tacitus, Roman Historian,
who wrote about the persecutions of the early “Christians”?
Regarding Tacitus, (Senator and Historian of the Roman Empire) these writings supporting the persecution were mysteriously found in the 15th century in the forests of Germany, following a reward offered by Leo X for old writings, and following a history of forgeries in Catholicism: In any case, there has been serious questions about the integrity of the famous passage about Christians.
Gordon Stein denied the authenticity of this passage, arguing:
(1) no corroborating evidence that Nero persecuted the Christians
(2) there was not a multitude of Christians in Rome at that date
(3) Christian was not a common term in the first century
(4) Nero was indifferent to various religions in his city
(5) Nero did not start the fire in Rome
(6) Tacitus does not use the name Jesus
(7) Tacitus assumes his readers know Pontius Pilate
Yes, but what about Josephus?
His reference to Jesus in Testimonium Flavianum has been claimed as a later addition (Forgery-Author Samuel Butler), not questioning the authenticity of the main work.
Yes, but what about Pliny the Younger’s letter to Emperor Trajan 112 A.D. ? (Pliny was not a contemporary of Jesus, and he never mentions “Jesus”)? Pliny the Younger (c. 61 – c. 112), the provincial governor of Pontus and Bithynia, wrote to Emperor Trajan c. 112 concerning how to deal with Christians, who refused to worship the emperor, and instead worshiped “Christus”.
What about that?
Charles Guignebert, who does not doubt that Jesus of the Gospels lived in Gallilee in the 1st century, nevertheless dismisses this letter as acceptable historical evidence: “Only the most robust credulity could reckon this assertion as admissible evidence for the historicity of Jesus” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_Jesus
Nevertheless, I was concerned about the possibility of far older Gospels when I stated that Christianity was invented around 325 A.D., but the research thread leads back to Eusebius, the FORGER, (“Papias, quoted by Eusebius…”). Eusebius is the most unreliable Christian historian and a forger, and the research thread also connects with the “spurious” writings of Irenaeus: http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/gospels-late-forgeries/blog-249881/
In any case, the Catholic Encyclopedia itself supports the thesis that the Gospels of Christianity were written no earlier than the 4thCentury: ”the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD”– (Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit., pp. 656-7).
WHO WAS THIS?
The evidence of his having been crucified is as conclusive as any other sacrificial or sin-atoning God, whose name has been memorialized in history, or embalmed as a sacred idol in the memories of his devout worshipers. Holes pierced in his feet … a hole in the top of one foot, just above the toes, where the nail was inserted in the act of crucifixion. Savior __________ atoned for the sins of a grief-stricken world by “pouring out his blood as a propitiatory offering” while stretched upon the cross.
But Before the crucifixion :
“he soon became surrounded by many earnest followers, and the people in vast multitudes followed him, crying aloud, ‘This is indeed the Redeemer promised to our fathers.’” His pathway was thickly strewn with miracles, which consisted in healing the sick, curing lepers, restoring the dumb, deaf and the blind, raising the dead, aiding the weak, comforting the sorrow-stricken, relieving the oppressed, casting out devils, etc. He come not ostensibly to destroy the previous religion, but to purify it of its impurities, and to preach a better doctrine. He came, as he declared, “to reject evil and restore the reign of good, and redeem man from the consequences of the fall, and deliver the oppressed earth from its load of sin and suffering.” His disciples believed him to be God himself, and millions worshiped him. There is more:
1. His miraculous birth by a virgin.
2. The mother and child being visited by shepherds, wise men and the angelic host, who joyously sang, “In thy delivery, O favored among women, all nations shall have cause to exult.”
3. The edict of the tyrant ruler ______, ordering all the first born to be put to death.
4. The miraculous escape of the mother and child from his bloody decree by the parting of the waves of the River ________ to permit them to pass through on dry ground.
5. The early retirement of ________ to a desert.
6. His baptism or ablution in the River _________.
7. His transfiguration at ________, where he assured his disciples that “present or absent, I will always be with you.”
8. He was anointed with oil by women.
9. …fish story is told of him — his disciples being enabled by him to catch large draughts of the finny prey in their nets.
Many of the precepts uttered by ___________display a profound wisdom and depth of thought. In proof of the statement, we will cite a few examples out of the hundreds –
Those who do not control their passions cannot act properly toward others.
The evils we inflict upon others follow us as our shadows follow our bodies.
Only the humble are beloved of God.
Virtue sustains the soul as the muscles sustain the body.
When the poor man knocks at your door, take him and administer to his wants, for the poor are the chosen of God.
Let your hand be always open to the unfortunate.
Look not upon a woman with unchaste desires.
Avoid envy, covetousness, falsehood, imposture and slander, and sexual desires.
Above all things, cultivate love for your neighbor.
WHO WAS THAT?
That was Chrishna of India, who according to some traditions purportedly was “crucified” approximately 1200 B.C.
But, not exaclty “crucified”, according to some:
The Vishnu Purana speaks of Crishna being shot in the foot with an arrow, and states that this was the cause of his death.
Another story: Krishna is mediating in the woods when he is accidentally shot in the
foot by a hunter’s arrow.
Specific similarities between
the lives of Jesus and Krishna
The above is only one of 16 Saviors Crucifixions centuries before Christ. See one source’s details of all of them here at http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/kersey_graves/16/chap16.html HERE
Below are the 16 Crucifixions
I. CRUCIFIXION OF CHRISHNA OF INDIA, 1200 B.C
(one account: The body of the God-man was suspended to the branches of a tree by his murderer, that it might become the prey of the vultures.)
Crucified? Not exactly, according to some other accounts:
The Vishnu Purana speaks of Crishna being shot in the foot with an arrow, and states that this was the cause of his death.
BUT, WAIT, DOES IT MATTER how he died? THESE ARE ALL GOD MYTHS, ANYWAY. (They are included to show that “crucifixions of Gods/Son of Gods was a common fable before the crucifixion story of Christ). Six would suffice to make the point.
II. CRUCIFIXION OF THE HINDOO SAKIA, 600 B.C.
III. THAMMUZ OF SYRIA CRUCIFIED, 1160 B.C.
IV. CRUCIFIXION OF WITTOBA OF THE TELINGONESIC, 552 B.C.
V. IAO OF NEPAUL CRUCIFIED, 622 B.C.
VI. HESUS OF THE CELTIC DRUIDS CRUCIFIED, 834 B.C.
VII. QUEXALCOTE OF MEXICO CRUCIFIED, 587 B.C.
VIII. QUIRINUS OF ROME CRUCIFIED, 506 B.C.
IX. (AESCHYLUS) PROMETHEUS CRUCIFIED, 547 B.C.
X. CRUCIFIXION OF THULIS OF EGYPT, 1700 B.C.
XI. CRUCIFIXION OF INDRA OF TIBET, 725 B.C.
XII. ALCESTOS OF EURIPIDES CRUCIFIED, 600 B.C.
XIII. ATYS OF PHRYGIA CRUCIFIED, 1170 B.C.
XIV. CRITE OF CHALDEA CRUCIFIED, 1200 B.C.
XV. BALI OF ORISSA CRUCIFIED, 725 B.C.
XVI. MITHRA OF PERSIA CRUCIFIED, 600 B.C.
Christianity adopted the cross later on.
Early Biblical texts claim that Christ was crucified by a stake, not cross:
- The church did not adopt the cross until about the 6th century (New Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 4, p. 475).
- The word ‘cross’ was later substituted for the word ‘stake’ in the rewriting of the Christian text (Crosses In Tradition, W.W.Seymour N.Y. 1898).
- Christian archives record that the general use of the crucifix became ratified at the Sixth Ecumenical Council in 680 (Canon 82). The council decreed that ‘the figure of a man fastened to a cross be now adopted’.
- This new church logo was later confirmed by Pope Hadrian I (772-792)