The important books that were not allowed in The New Testament

Mary Magdalene by Leonardo De Vinci

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth....

Lets imagine a scene together here, St. Jerome sitting at his desk carrying out the enormous task of translating into Latin the 27 books, chosen by the Synod of Carthage. I have always felt he looked mournful of this task in the paintings representing this scene and perhaps there is good reason for this.

Three criteria were given for the choosing of the texts. Firstly that they must have been written by an apostle. Secondly the text must be recognised as having been divinely inspired. Thirdly and most catastrophic for many of the known early manuscripts - it must relate to the teachings of the Church (not christianity) or have the infallible agreement of the ecumenical councils. This third criteria was a reason to ban many manuscripts and texts which up and to that point had inspired christians for hundreds of years.

The Councils who made the rules then went against them openly by using gospels by Mark and Luke who were not apostles. 30% of the New Testament is said to be letters written by Paul who also was not an apostle. There has never been proof that he actually wrote the letters. A third of the New Testament was declared to be acceptable by the ecumenical council because it fitted in with what the church wanted to teach.

If children and young adults are to be taught our history then we should of course ensure that it is indeed a true history of the events of that time. If we refer them only to the New Testament in the Bible where it is a known fact that this is a much shortened and revised history of the true teachings of Jesus the Nazarene then we do them an injustice.

Before the decision was made as to the 27 manuscripts to be included it was a man called Athanasius who made the short list. Athanasius was a man known for his violent methods with a band of henchmen for backup. The story of Athanasius and how he became responsible for the short list is long and not very pleasant but is worth researching if you doubt this information. The Athanasius canon's selection of books was accepted in Carthage in 397AD and subsequently accepted by Rome.

One of the important texts to be thrown aside by the Catholic church was the gospel of Thomas held in high regard by the original christians who followed the teachings of Jesus the Nazarene. This was the book which held the original teachings and did not give credence to the idea that Jesus and "the way" was only accessible through the church. In fact the gospel of Thomas said nothing of the resurrection but placed the real importance on the teachings for everyday life.This gospel also gives reverence for feminine equality within the teachings which the church would never allow even though women were involved in the rituals and ceremonies of early christianity.

The writings of Josephus are manuscripts which were rejected even though they gave detailed descriptions of the essene teachings which Jesus the Nazarene followed. The word Nazarene does not have any connection with the area of Nazareth. The Essene community at Qumran were known as "the keepers of the covenant" - Nazrie being Keepers.

Another rejected manuscript was the gospel of Philip in which he details why Jesus was the Nazarene and that Nazara is the truth. More information of the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene is also included in this gospel. Thousands of Cathars were later destroyed in order to destroy the history and bloodline of Mary Magdalene and Jesus but this is said to be retained even today both in words and lives. Reading the history and demise of the Cathars will enlighten you more of the details of Mary's life in France. The Cathars are said to have been led by the teachings of Mary Magdalene who was herself a revered disciple of Jesus in her own right.

Abdias wrote 10 volumes of gospel history and was himself a disciple but he also was deamed not good enough for the New Testament. There are many more texts which would have given a true history of this great teacher for humanity.

The religion proclaimed by Constantine in 313AD as the new state religion was completely different than the teachings by Jesus the Nazarene and his followers. Constantine made himself the head of this new religion and declared the christian's God his sponser thereby retaining his divine right as emperor. This still carries on today with the Head of the roman catholic church in Rome as the Pope - who is still infallible in their eyes.



The Vatican

This was one of the biggest heists of our history ever carried out ....

My writings here are a very short precis of some of the many facts that indicate what happened to the original teachings of Jesus which showed people how to live in the light from their own hearts loving their neighbours as they loved themselves. When you look at the conflict in "religion" you will know that religion was not what the Nazarene taught.

The gospels that were included were heavily adulterated and even today still include many conflicting facts and statements which are not upheld by the church. You will read in the gospels in the New Testament that Jesus had brothers and sisters but the church still upholds that Mary his mother was a virgin when she conceived Jesus and that she remained a virgin!

Do not forget the library at Alexandria which held all the texts from historians, philosophers, scholars, doctors etc from far and wide which was razed to the ground in 391 AD and all books burnt by Bishop Theophilus and his mob. This was in order that the church could re write the history and rules of Christianity. All of these facts can be checked for their authenticity.

This was one of the biggest heists of our history ever carried out and the only reason it upholds with so many people today is because people do not want to put in the effort to check what they are being told and what they have always blindly believed.. As with all cover ups to do with our history and todays politics all the facts are there and not really that well covered but if people do not want to be responsible they will make no effort and the de-humanising and anaethatising of the human race goes on. The word ignorant means "to ignore the truth" and as we go forward towards the future it will be ignorance which brings about more suffering. This cannot be blamed on others for we are our own masters and have choice and freewill to free ourselves.

The teachings of Jesus the Nazarene is still true and as real today as in the first century. "The way" is to know thyself and to stand pure and true, not to worship others but acknowledge and respect those who tread the path before you.

Our future is one of oneness not one of hierarchy whether this be of religious or political origin. It is a time to awaken and acknowledge that we are the ones we are waiting for. We are all the light, the way, the truth.

Namaste


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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

Interesting and informative hub!


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msorensson 7 years ago

Thank you for this great hub, Universal Laws. The last point is the telling one.

"The teachings of Jesus the Nazarene is still true and as real today as in the first century. "The way" is to know thyself and to stand pure and true, not to worship others but acknowledge and respect those who tread the path before you."


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DynamicS 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Universal Laws, thanks for the info. Many of us will remain in ignorance because we do not want to believe that there are other truths out there. We want to believe that history as presented to us is universally true and uncontested, especially in things related to the Bible. The world however is slowly opening its eyes to see that there are other possibilities to what we were told.

I agree with you about that there are cover up in history. Some important parts of our history has been glossed over because some people feel uncomfortable with the greed and inhumanity of their past actions. It is time for everyone to educate themselves.

Thanks for such great info.


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emohealer 7 years ago from South Carolina

Universal laws,

Truly we all are the light, the way, and the truth. Beautifully and simply stated. No doubt to the doctoring of what many call doctrine. You have a very good knack for sharing positive, uplifting, meaningful oneness and honoring who we are and have the ability to be-come. I appreciate your light!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

What you wrote here is neither truth nor the facts. First of all, you are way off base that Constantine proclaimed a religion different from that of the Believers in his Empire and secondly it is absolutely false that Constantine declared a Roman state religion. Constantine was a convert to not an originator of Christianity. He never declared a state religion. At the time Christians were still being eaten alive by lions in the Colosseum, burned alive, crucified and far worse things we won't mention here. What he did do is make Christianity legal for the first time—it had been illegal and punishable by death. He declared Freedom of Religion for all religions including Paganism—which was the dominant religion that day. You are dishonest if you equate legalizing a religion with 2 or 3 million Believers with founding a new religion. That is a message from the Deceiver of mankind.

And he did not declare himself the head of the Church. That is utter nonsense. Nor did he start the Roman Church. The Roman Church was extant from at least 64AD when Nero spoke of them there. That's well over 200 years before Constantine. He moved his capital in 330 to Constantinople so if your argument had any validity—which it doesn't—it would make more sense to say he "started" Eastern Orthodoxy. He was never over the church, never a bishop or a clergyman at all.

Obviously, you have been swayed by Elaine Pagels, Dan Brown, the Historical Jesus Project. Fruitcakes.

The Canon is no heist, dear. You have a very small god if you think men can overrule God when it comes to Scripture. God created the Universe. That makes Him perfectly powerful enough to ensure the Canon is correct.

The Cathars taught the Satan was God so I sure wouldn't tout your association with them.

To even consider that Elaine Pagels or Dan Brown holds the "real truth" as discovered just a few years ago when the New Testament has been studied ad infinitum for 1950 years by millions of vastly more wise, knowledgeable people; and most importantly—Believers with the Holy Spirit living inside them, not apostates influenced by Satan—is dangerous heresy.


SirDent 7 years ago

What James said is truth. Men have been trying for centuries to destroy the one true God and have failed miserably. Satan has so many deceived that I am sure he is laughing constantly at the moment.

Satan loves it when people start reading his gospels that were not original to the disciples or the apostles.

Satan knows the Bible better than anyone alive today. So he puts enough in to make it seem to go right with everything else but enough poison in it to kill and destroy.

Takes an 8 ounce glass of water for instance. Add 1 ounce of arsenic mix them together then drink it. If you do this, you will die. Satan knows this and does the same thing with the gospels of Judas, Thomas, etc. . .

You can believe whatever you want to believe. That is your choice and your decision to make. Why keep spreading the lies you do? Wouldn't it be better to tell the truth?


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

SirDent - Oh my goodness, I could have deleted this one but I chose not to, because it is so important for people to realise the fananticism that is out there in our world.

I have no reason or need to reply to the ignorance in your comment.

I wish you peace, understanding and most of all I wish you love.

Namaste


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

James, all I will say is "Life is love" and that is a quote from my son when he was sitting in his highchair 2 years old, eating brussel sprouts as I sat beside him reading a book. My understanding comes from life and love and my personal experience of that. Ive never even read some of those you quote. I am in love with life and always will be .... since I am a spiritual being having a human experience.


SirDent 7 years ago

Some would call me crazy for believing God made a single way to Him. Others call me fundie, you can call me a fanatic if you wish to. The problem is this. No matter what you think of me, you still have God to answer to.

Life is not live. Life is full of hate, bigotry, hardships, etc. . . Even when you call me fanatical, there is no love in that statement.

You call yourself a spiritual being having a human experience. I don't buy that at all. You are a human being thinking you are having a supernatural experience, but you are blinded by the father of lies.

Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand. This is the message that Jesus preached. I suppose He was also a fanatic, fundie, lunatic, etc. . .


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Well, I like your response. I love life and life is love. Now we are onto something. :)


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

SirDent, I wish you a different perspective and an open heart if you say life is so bad in your eyes.

Namaste


SirDent 7 years ago

Tell you what, you go and find homeless people and tell them life is love. Then go tell the victims of abuse that life is love. Life is hard. Life is full of hate. It is full of abuse. Get your head out of the sand and just look around you.


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HOOWANTSTONO 7 years ago

The falsety of the idea of missing "Gospels" is exactly what the "True Gospels" talks about. "Secret teachings of Jesus", well they would only be secret to those that reject him Jesus Christ, as God,and also why doubting Thomas gospel, which is not a Gospel but an imitation like the Book of Enoch and is also the Origin of cults and origin of many other religions, with stuff that tickle the fantasy world of minds, that seek not the Truth, but seek a "WAY" which also is not the way, hence.

Joh:14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Not Krishna,not Mohammed,not Shiva.not any other to come also.


SirDent 7 years ago

Jesus also said those who came before are liars.


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

Namaste


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Janais5 7 years ago

Wow! Some of those comments! People CHOOSE to do and be where they want to be because of their intentions! I don't want to be broke and hungry, that's why I'm working for a better way! EVERYDAY!

Love is the way!

J.


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

There are still a lot of people who dont realise that the church is part of the illusion. And yes some of those comments are from a very dark place! Lets keep shining our light.....

Namaste

Linda


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

Universal Laws, this was a fascinating hub, and I can see you've stirred up a hornet's nest here in the comments. Personally I'm a great admirer of Jesus' teachings particularly 'love thy neighbour' and the tale of the Good Samaritan. It's a very simple message. If we all live the best life that we can, and care for those around us, then immediately the world becomes a better place. Wrapping religion up in rules and regulations and shouting down those that disagree has never been the right way forward. I'd love to read those lost texts.


Debradoo 7 years ago

Supposing that one is hungry for heady theology, then your blog hit the spot! But for those hungry for God, the Bible is amply sufficient and complete. God is love. :-)


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

Debradoo - WE are Love. The hub is to help those who know they are love and that love is inside them and not outside of them but who have been indoctrinated with a deity created from only certain manuscripts agreed by "the church" It is helpful for the people who want to, to know about all of the truth and instructions from people in the past who new "the way".

This hub was written because of reading some incredibly narrow, fanatical religious hubs that had no relation to the true history of our planet.

I have no religious background at all and have never felt drawn to an intellectual belief system. My life has been about personal experience of working as a healer, intuitive, sensitive and having amazing experiences of love, bliss and of other dimensions but I choose to play my part to help awaken others.

Namaste

Linda


debradoo 7 years ago

Yes, understood. But even you say 'love' is my belief system and 'love' is the way. Where does this 'love' originate? Who first loved who? Is it accidental? Is it human nature? Just curious. :-)


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

Hi, "love" is not a belief system "love" is a state of being. You are either in the flow of love or not and this depends on letting go of mind. I began to be in the flow of love when I quietened my mind with meditation and have continued that discipline for 30 years. When the lower mind - Manas is quietened then the higher buddhi mind can be heard and operated from. Manas is the illusion - that voice in the head. Buddhi is in the flow of higher mind/consciousness and love. I dont need to be with someone to feel an incredible feeling of love which then inspires me to more creativity. Its science of the body not religion.

Namaste

Linda


debradoo 7 years ago

Ok, misundertood .. love is a state of being, not a religion. But, you did not answer the questions .. where does this state of being originate? I mean, yes you can feel it .. but where did it come from?


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

I feel its all there really is, so its always been there, the rest is an illusion. I dont find it necessary to ask such questions as where did it come from.

Namaste

Linda


debradoo 7 years ago

Not sure I understand. All else, hatred, evil, etc. is an illusion? Meaning, it is not real? If love is a state of being, wouldn't there be other states of being as well?


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

What I feel is it would be good for you to begin meditation on a regular daily basis - 20 mins attention on your breath or on a mantra, bringing your attention back gently when it wanders off - for the next month. See then if the intellectual questions keep coming!

Namaste

Linda


debradoo 7 years ago

I do meditate. And I pay close attention to my thoughts and quiet my mind and bring my mind back to attention when it begins to wander.

What I am asking is how you come to the conclusion that hatred or any sort of evil is only an illusion? Meditation does not answer the question, where does the bad stuff come from. It is a simple question .. not so tough really. I mean, you must know why you think what you think .. right? Just trying to understand where you are coming from.


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

It is the shadow, the duality, until one is integrated. If you have an awareness of your own shadow you will know what I mean. Being aware of the duality is the first stage of understanding yourself. From there you can choose differently and learn disciplines that tame the shadow, you will be able to see where the questionable acts of others in the world come from. It is an illusion of what we really are - the integrated energetic form of love.

I feel what I feel and know what I know from my own journey.

Namaste

Linda


debradoo 7 years ago

Well, I am a curious person. Which is a good thing if I do not allow my curiosity to overwhelm me. You are more of a 'touchy feely' type. I am drawn more towards truth and find my feelings rarely give me insight or truth, so I have to look outside of myself. That explains some things for me. :-)


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someonewhoknows 5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

debradoo

The opposite of FEAR is FAITH!

Maybe your mind's awareness or constant reminder of the negative feelings is the reason for your inability to tune into the more positive feelings.

Do you watch the news on T.V.or listen to the radio often? Is ,the news mostly positive or negative?

We are constantly being bombarded by the negative if we allow ourselves to be drawn to it!


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Thank you so very much for sharing this information. I also have done quite allot of research on this matter since I was younger and feel in my whole being that it is very true. One of these days the proof will all come to light I for one can't hardly wait for this day!


Constance 4 years ago

The TRUTH will set you free when Jesus returns. They prayed together with the Holy Spirit to decide what books to place in the Bible. At the end of the Bible it says that there are many more things that Jesus said and did, but there would have to be many, many books to record them all in. Not everything "manuscript" found has the Truth in it. Therefore, they did not place all of these in the Bible. They would have not been found buried in a cave after many centuries. The four books of the New Testament were written by men who walked with an Apostle before the turn of the first century. When Christ started His Church by telling St. Peter that not even Satan can destroy His Church. The Church is guided by the Holy Spirit which is passed on thru the ages. Now the Magesterium of the Catholic Church guides us in our faith. For those who don't know any religion, how can you expect us to find you credulous? Your just talking off the side of your head. God Bless Everyone!


lincolnanderson 3 years ago

Jesus said that another would come who be called the "comforter". Jesus was also a comforter but another would come after him. Perhaps we are now ready for the comforter to come? Would a state of crises cause us to open up to the comforter if he came? or are we ready for such an event?


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Universal Laws 2 years ago from UNIVERSE Author

"They prayed together with the Holy Spirit to decide what books to place in the Bible" - not true! who do you think the 'they' were? As is still happening today within a religion the people who have importance just want to continue the religion, 'the religion' is the important thing to them. The truth as it is is not so important. I suggest you do your own research as I have done and look back into history. It is fascinating how these illusions become the be all to so many! Checking the practices of the time that these happenings occurred - like going back to the time in history of Jesus will show you how some of the things actually in the bible are now mis-interpreted. Knowledge is everything without it you can only be a pawn in the hands of those who put out certain literature as truth!

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