Would you Believe that the New Testament was created by a VOTE?


“By Rahmyah Ben Yisrael”

Origins of the New Testament
Would you Believe that the New Testament was created by a VOTE?

What is the New Testament? Is it the actual ‘Word of God’? According to Christian belief it is. If asked who wrote the New Testament, most Christians will reply, “The New Testament was written by the direct apostles of J-sus.” But is that the fact?

Research scholars have concluded that soon after the death of J-sus there arose a conflict of interests between the original twelve apostles of J-sus Judeo-Christianity [Jews] led by James, the brother of J-sus, on one side and the Gentile-Christians led by Paul on the other. Paul is sometimes called the ‘Apostle’ but this often misleads people to think he was a direct disciple of J-sus, when in fact he was not.

Paul or Paul of Tarsus describes himself in his writings as an Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin and a Pharisee. He was born in Tarsus of Cilicia and received a Jewish education. Paul at first persecuted the followers of J-sus but later claim to converted to Judeo-Christianity [Jews] while on the road to Damascus, wherein he claims to have had a vision of J-sus. For some years Paul traveled in Arabia and preached. Then at Jerusalem he met Saint Peter and James the Just. Later Paul preached extensively among the Gentiles in Greece.

Historically speaking Judeo-Christianity [Jews] led by James at Jerusalem was a Jewish sect and the followers of Paul [Pauline Christians] were a Jewish heresy. Paul claimed to have met J-sus in a vision but he disagreed with the teachings of the original apostles and of James. Paul introduced his own version of Christianity by adding the conceptions of ‘original sin’ [later elaborated on by Augustine of Hippo] and the PAGAN ideas of the resurrection, SALVATION THRU THE BLOOD of J-SUS, SALVATION BY FAITH NOT WORKS, THE DIVINITY OF J-SUS [J-sus as God], the DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT [later to be developed into the DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY], etc!

A large number of very recent works based on contemporary discoveries have chronicled the events during this period of Christianity. It was a period of religious controversy leading to the second eventually supplanting the first, and Pauline Christianity triumphed over Judeo-Christianity (Jews). It was during this period of in-house fighting that the Gospels were written by anonymous Gentiles to further prove the doctrines of Paul. These Gospels were compiled only after the deaths of Paul and the original apostles.

With the passing of J-sus, the original apostles formed a Jewish sect that remained faithful to the form of worship practiced in the Jewish tradition. However, when the observances of converted Gentiles were added to the ranks a ‘special system’ was established. The Council of Jerusalem in 49 CE exempted the new converts from circumcision and some Jewish observances.

Many Judeo-Christians [Jews], however, complained about the concessions for the Gentiles and insisted that Gentiles fully conform to Jewish law or be rejected. Overall, Paul and the Judeo-Christians[Jews] were in conflict over the question of pagans who had turned to Christianity. For Paul, the circumcision, Sabbath, and forms of worship practiced in the Jewish temples were henceforth old-fashioned. Christianity in Paul’s thinking was to free itself from its political-cum-religious adherence to Judaism and open itself to the Gentiles.

For those Judeo-Christians [Jews] who remained ‘loyal Jews’ Paul was a traitor. Judeo-Christian [Jews] documents call him the ‘enemy’ and accuse him of ‘tactical double-dealings,’ etc.

Until 70 CE Judeo-Christianity [Jews] represented the majority of the Church and Paul’s following remained a group of isolated rebels. The head of the community in Jerusalem at that time was James, the brother of J-sus. With him were Peter and John. The family of J-sus had a very important place in the Judeo-Christian [Jews] Church of Jerusalem at the time. James’s successor was Simeon, son of Cleopas, a cousin of J-sus. James represented the Judeo-Christian [Jews] church that deliberately clung to Judaism as opposed to Paul’s followers who renounced Judaism.

Paul is the most controversial figure in Christianity. He was considered to be a traitor to J-sus by the latter’s family and by the apostles who had stayed in Jerusalem in the circle around James. PAUL CREATED CHRISTIANITY at the expense of those whom J-sus had gathered around him to spread his teachings. He had not known J-sus during his lifetime but he proved the legitimacy of his mission by declaring that J-sus rose from the dead had appeared to him on the road to Damascus.

It is quite reasonable to ask what Christianity might have been without Paul and one could no doubt construct all sorts of hypotheses on this subject. As far as the Gospels are concerned however, it is almost certain that if this atmosphere of struggle between communities had not existed, we would not have had the writings we possess today. They appeared at a time of fierce struggle between the two communities. These ‘combat writings’ emerged from the multitude of writings on J-sus. These occurred at the time when Paul’s style of Christianity won through definitively, and created its own collection of official texts. These texts constituted the ‘Canon’ that condemned and excluded as unorthodox any other documents that were not suited to the line adopted by the Church.

The Judeo-Christians [Jews] have now disappeared as a community with any influence. When they were cut off from the new church, that gradually freed itself from its Jewish attachments, they faded out very quickly in the West. In the East however it is possible to find traces of them in the third and fourth centuries CE, especially in Palestine, Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Mesopotamia. Also traces of Semitic culture still persist in the church of Ethiopia.

The truth of the matter is not hard to recover, if we examine the New Testament evidence with an eye to tell-tale inconsistencies and confusions.

An interesting quote from Hyam Maccoby (Talmudic Scholar) to relate here is as follows:
“As we have seen, the purposes of the book of Acts are to minimize the conflict between Paul and the leaders of the Jerusalem Church, James and Peter. Peter and Paul, in later Christian tradition, became twin Saints, brothers in faith, and the idea that they were historically bitter opponents standing for irreconcilable religious standpoints would have been repudiated with horror. The work of the author of Acts was well done; he rescued Christianity from the imputation of being the individual creation of Paul, and instead gave it a respectable pedigree, as a doctrine with the authority of the so-called Jerusalem Church, conceived as continuous in spirit with the Pauline Gentile Church of Rome.

“Yet, for all his efforts, the truth of the matter is not hard to recover, if we examine the New Testament evidence with an eye to tell-tale inconsistencies and confusions, rather than with the determination to gloss over and harmonize all difficulties in the interests of an orthodox interpretation.” [The Mythmaker, p. 139, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986]

By the time of the Council of Nicea in 325 CE, ordered by the Roman Emperor Constantine, Christianity had developed wide differences of opinions within its ranks and many books and parchments in support of each. Constantine called for the council to unite Christianity under one cannon with the promise of Christianity becoming a recognized religion in the Roman state.

None of the books of the New Testament were written by anyone who knew J-sus.

At the time of the Council of Nicea, which ‘holy books’ would be admitted to form a new holy scripture and which were to be destroyed was settled — from that the New Testament appeared. The council decided which books were to be admitted and which were not — the method was by vote.

Since the ministry of Paul the world has been misled to believe that the Gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke, etc are actual eyewitness accounts representing the life and teachings of J-sus, when in fact they are not.

Indeed, none of the books of the New Testament were written by anyone who knew J-sus.

From the outset, Christian clergy, through a systematic omission of facts, have created a religion based on deception and turned it into a prospering financial and political institution, the Church.

Conclusion: The New Testament cannot be taken as an accurate account of the life of J-sus. The New Testament is either hearsay at best [handed down with a bias to support Paul] or wholly interpolations at worst. In either case, the New Testament falls short of being acceptable to us as the “Word of God.”
Councils of Nicea and Laodicea voted the books that now compose what is called the New Testament to be the Word of God.

The Popish Councils of Nicea and Laodicea, about 350 years after the time the person called J-sus Christ is said to have lived, voted the books that now compose what is called the New Testament to be the Word of God. This was done by yeas and nays, as we now vote a law.

So remember people, the doctrine that gives us SALVATION THRU THE BLOOD of J-SUS, SALVATION BY FAITH NOT WORKS, THE DIVINITY OF J-SUS [J-sus as God], the DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT [later to be developed into the DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY], etc, Is the Doctrine of Paul.

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~ by tellitlikeitizsista on September 29, 2010.

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