Old Testament Bible

The Old Testament and the Bible are true, in other words, the biblical texts are not false, but the translation is not entirely correct. For example, at the beginning of the Bible, Genesis, followed by the first three books, is quite difficult to understand because it has not been revealed everything that these books contain. That is to say that in the old days the Fathers of the Church did not seek to give explanations because they were powerless. From the beginning, their interpretations of the Bible prevailed, and they established a religion according to their view. This is why, according to the documents they had, and which they were kind enough to extract, there were among all the Gospels submitted, the Apocryphal Gospels.

 

Apocrypha Gospels

Much is said about the apocryphal gospels. It is also claimed to have discovered another Jesus. His personality and character are very different from those contained in the canonical Gospels. However, certain Apocryphal Gospels [1], not that of Nicodemus, but rather the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, corroborate the official rules, which have been called "Canonical".

The most precise Gospel is certainly that of Saint John, while the others, especially that of Saint Luke or Saint Mark, were guided by Saint Paul, the latter had not been designated an apostle by Jesus , whatever the fathers of the Catholic Church say. What a paradox!

 

Gospels of the Twelve Apostles

During the first centuries AD, the fathers of the Christian Church based their certainty on Gnostic writings, which they later condemned. They claimed that Paul of Tarsus was one of the apostles of Jesus Christ like the Four Evangelists. This is incorrect, Paul is not one of the Twelve Apostles. Only the Christian Church added a 13th apostle.

By way of documentation, here are some Christian apocrypha of Gnostic origin: The Gospels of the Twelve Apostles, of the Seventy, of Philip, of Thomas, the Acts of Thomas, of Peter, of André… The Book of Nativity of the Virgin, the Book of Childhood, (The Childhood of the Lord?)…

On the other hand, Manichaeism [2] was a religion inspired by Gnosticism. Before his conversion to Christianity, Saint Augustine, between (373 and 387), was a fervent follower of this religion. He then became a radical opponent of Manichaeism. Over time, his writings have brought great knowledge about the religion of Mani. Coming back to the official Gospels, Mark, Matthew and Luke are so-called synoptic gospels, because they are organized in a fairly similar way.

 

Gospel of John

The Gospel of John stands out, it is doctrinaire and contains a whole lot of knowledge. In his gospel, some chapters of the apocryphal Acts are by John himself, because most of the apocrypha are not authors to whom they are attributed.

 

Four Gospels

- Very difficult to translate. From the official Four Gospels, the Fathers of the Church extracted a teaching which no longer dealt with the abstract side of the text, but rather with the concrete reality of the characters on a religious and ideological level. That is, they did not seek to understand what was hidden, but took the text as such. Thus, over the centuries, their successors have done the same, down to us, individuals of the 21st century.

It is normal for people to wonder when reading the Bible. The Catholic Church, which always ordains its less and less enlightened priests [3] , relies totally on the fourteen Epistles of Saint Paul. These texts are contained in the New Testament. In this way, the usual route of the Catholic Church for centuries is scrupulously respected. The Church cites only those from whom she has learned. She never questioned, God forbid, the writings of Saint Paul, although he probably did not have the privilege of being named an apostle by Jesus. However, and it is to be recognized, Paul was an excellent participant in the birth of Christianity.

 

Old Testament Bible

The question will be answered in the affirmative. But many of the biblical accounts are exaggerated, and the order of the texts leaves something to be desired, as is much of the Old Testament. Moreover, all the accounts of the Bible, apart from the Judaic concept, do not come, as the popular tendency believes, from the word of God.

Believing is perhaps an act of Faith, but also a form of naivety, and moral regression. In fact, to believe that the whole Bible is the word of God is to refuse to participate in one's own mental and spiritual development. Simply.

[1] "We generally describe as an apocryphal (from the Greek ἀπόκρυφος / apókryphos," hidden ") a writing" whose authenticity has not been established " Source: Wikipedia.

[2] Manichaeism is a religion founded by Mani, of Persian origin, 3rd century. It is a syncretism of Zoroastrianism, Buddhism and Christianity . Source: Britannica.

– Author's note: Buddhism (7ème school) was founded by Gautama Buddha, (fifth century). Gautama considered that life was only suffering, (chap.2). Zarathustra, (sixth century BC), shared the same thought. For him, his fellow men were destined for suffering, disease, slavery, etc. Moreover, the Creation of the world by the god "Ahura-Mazda", produced two opposing spirits, Spenta Mainyu, (the spirit of Good), and Angra Mainyu, (the spirit of Evil), also called "Ahriman". It is true that Manichaeism, inspired by the Gnostic writings, demonstrates that life is a permanent struggle between good and evil. The Gnostics believed that the soul is imprisoned in the body of flesh. The return to God could only depend on a contempt for the body and a rigorous asceticism during life, otherwise death, inevitable, was considered, from their point of view, as an anomaly. The Gnostic thought about the heavenly and earthly nature of Jesus Christ belongs only to Gnosticism. For example, a savior god cannot put on a body of flesh, (for them), Jesus had no physical body, etc. In other words, the ignorance that persisted over the centuries and millennia has remained intact.

3] Since Vatican II, the ordination of priests is no longer practiced according to authentic ritual. Currently, in its form and principle, the ordination of priests has become simple. Ordination no longer appeals to the values of yesteryear and to rite and physical practices

John 8-58