Jesus Is True
Truths outside of the bible.
There are many people who are not aware of the writings about Jesus and his strong effect on Christians who love him, that are not in the bible. There are many writings about Jesus that were written by Romans, Pagans and other people as early as 61 AD. I am only going to mention a one, because I have written a lot in a comments on another hub.
This one is about the death of Pontius Pilate. When the Emperor Tiberius Caesar was ill, he had heard of Jesus by name, who had cured illness by a simple word. He ordered a servant to go to Pilate and send that physician to him. When Pilate heard of this, he was afraid. because Christ had been crucified. Then Pilate committed suicide, by stabbing himself in the heart. This was translated by Alexander Walker from Ante-Nicenfathers, vol. 8
What is incredible is what has been found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. When the scrolls were found they contained texts of bothbiblical and secular manuscripts that dated back to before the destruction of Second Temple of Jerusalem and the death of Jesus Christ. The most incredible discovery for me, however, was found in the Dead Sea Scrolls writing of the Essens. The Essens wrote about Jesus of Nazareth. The Christian Historian Euebius, who wrote about 301 AD, believed the Essens were influenced by Christianity. There is an amazing text in the Dead Sea Scrolls that mentions the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This is called " The Crucified Messiah Scroll"
In 1991 the world was amazed to learn that there is a reference to a Messiah who suffered for the sins of man was in the scrolls. This scroll was translated by Dr. Robert Eisenman, Professor of Middle East Religions of California State University. He declared " The text is of of the most far-reaching significance for those writings. For these writings are operating in the same general Messianic Framework of early Christianity".
There is a five lined scroll containing incredible information close to what the Prophet Isaiah said about his Messianic Prophecy, in which he told his people that the Messiah would suffer for the sins of his people. This scroll provides that same revelation, except it says that the Messiah would suffer before death, then ultimately return to earth to rule the nations. This scroll also identified the Messiah as The Branch Of David and wrote that he was pierced and wounded. One more thing mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls is that the Messiah would be called The Son of God, The Most High.
There are more stories that are not in the bible because they were not allowed to be put into the bible. About 150 years after the birth of Jesus, a man named Marcian felt that a Christian Bible was needed for the Christians. After Constantine The Great converted to Christianity in the 4thCentury, it was decided to put together a bible that included both Hebrew ( Old Testament ) and Christian ( New Testament) writings. About 40 years later, a list of New Testament books were canonized by the church. Most of the popular stories were left out of the bible.
Here are just a few of the stories that were left out of the bible.
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas: The book only describes Jesus as a child. It tells us that at the age of 5 Jesus may have pushed another young boy off the roof of a house and thus killed the young boy. But, then Jesus resurrected the other little boy.
The Gospel of Mary: This text describes Mary Magdalen may have been a leading apostle not a prostitute. It is interesting why this is left out of the bible. Was it left out of the bible because men felt they were superior to women?
The Gospel of Nicodemus: This is the story of Jesus' trial and crucifixion and descent into hell. According to this gospel, Jesus had power over saten and frees Adam, Isaiah and Abraham from hell.
These are only a few of the writing that were banned from the bible, there are any more? As I wrote in another hub, there are many things hidden in the Vatican. Are there any writings banned from the bible in there?