The Bible of the Church (Part 6)

The Real New Testament
Part 2

A Deception of Wider Scope

            This is only the beginning, of what is even a more serious  theological deception than the exclusion of the 15 books of the Apocrypha from the Old Testament in the late 1800s.  We find that, indeed, this may be only the tip of the iceberg.  We know, which books Eusebius dealt with, in his limited role as a minor scholar prior to his promotion to the most important and influential theologian in Christian history.  What we don’t know, is how many books he just dismissed outright, with no mention or, which books he had limited or no, knowledge of.   Here are some indications that many more genuine books were written but simply ignored or unknown to the first editor of the Bible.
            In a Syriac translation of the Catholic Bible by Bishop Philoxenus in 508 A.D, the Coptic Bible, and from Origen we find 1 and 2 Clement.  The Armenian Bible has a third letter to the Corinthians and efforts have been made to include Advice of the Mother of God to the Apostles and The Books of Criapos.  The Ethiopic Bible includes books nowhere else found: the Sinodos, (a collection of prayers and instructions by Clement of Rome), the Octateuch, (an epistle from Peter to Clement of Rome), the Book of the Covenant (rules of church order, the second relates instructions from Jesus to the disciples), and the Didascalia (rules of church order).  Clement is credited with writing the Apostolic Constitutions encompassing eight books.
            Add to this, a very strange reality.  Eusebius studied under Pamphilius, in the church at Caesarea. Pamphilius was an ardent disciple of Origen and Eusebius was said to be guided by the Origenist tradition.  Origen accepted the following books as being of true Christian origin: the Gospel of Peter, the Gospel of the Hebrews, the Acts of Paul, I Clement, and, the Didache.  Contrary to this, Eusebius considered the Gospel of Peter a heretical work and the Gospel of the Hebrews as “refuted”.  
            Origen refers to, but does not verify the authenticity of, these writings: the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of the Twelve, the Gospel of Basilides, the Gospel of the Egyptians, the Gospel of Matthias, , and the Preaching of Peter.  Eusebius does not refer to the gospels of the Egyptians, Basilides, the Twelve, or the Preaching of Peter, but declares the gospels of Thomas and Matthias heretical. 

Why the Contradiction

            One, very careful consideration, must be given, at this point.  Eusebius was not an inspired theological genius, but a minor scholar who was in the right place at the right time.  Very little, is known about his past, but there are indications he came from a wealthy and influential background.  His theological training was tightly focused on a limited view of theological reality and he only chose the authority of those few he knew.  And, as far as the records speaks; he was the sole authority on all final decisions concerning original church doctrine.  
            Suddenly, Eusebius finds himself in the court of a Roman Emperor, who is forming a new religion by combining Christian and pagan beliefs to unite both, under one single divine authority; the Roman Emperor.  He is dedicated to this man, writes highly of him, and he is given charge of forming this religion to the desires of Emperor Constantine.  We have no way of knowing how, or why, he chose what he did, to be included in the New Testament of his first Bible, but we certainly can’t be assured it was done honestly.  What we can be assured of, is that there is serious question as to whether any of those books eliminated were chosen for any other reason than to satisfy the Emperor Constantine. 

A Careful Consideration

            It is, with all the realities discussed above in consideration, that we propose; at least some, if not most, or all of the New Testament books ignored, refuted, or considered heretical by Eusebius are actually inspired works.  And, that these many of works were accepted and used by the early church Jesus established, until Eusebius thought otherwise.  There is no absolute way of knowing, whether these works purged from the New Testament were inspired or, for that matter, whether the books included were inspired.  What we do know is they were accepted until Eusebius, under the rule of the Emperor Constantine and the church founded by Constantine, decided otherwise.  And, scripturally, there is clear evidence that there was plenty of material to write about:
            “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. (John 21: 25)
            “Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; (Luke 1:1-2) 

A Conservative Number of the Books Ignored or Removed from the Bible

            Here is a list of 15 Old Testament books removed from the King James Bible in the late 1800s: 
1st Esdras, 2nd Esdras, Tobit, Judith, Add to Esther, The Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus or the Wisdom of Jesus Son Sirach, Baruch, Letter of Jeremiah, Prayer of Azariah or Song of the Three Young Men, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, Prayer of Manasseh, and 1st Macabees and 2nd Macabees
            Add to that the 23 of books directly mentioned, or quoted in the Bible but completely ignored by humanity:
Book of the Covenant, Book of the Wars of the Lord, Book of Jasher, The Manner of the Kingdom / Book of Statutes, Book of Samuel the Seer, Nathan the Prophet, Acts of Solomon, Shemaiah the Prophet, Prophecy of Abijah, Story of Prophet Iddo, Visions of Iddo the Seer, Iddo Genealogies, Book of Jehu, Sayings of the Seers, Book of Enoch, Book of Gad the Seer, Epistle to Corinth, Epistle to the Ephesians, Epistle from Laodicea to the Colossians, Nazarene Prophecy Source, Acts of Uziah, The Annals of King David, and Jude, the Missing Epistle
.             With the books of the New Testament mentioned in this writing, that brings to over 70, the number of books removed or ignored by the church that claims the Bible as its authority.  This is not something that just happens by chance; this is the greatest theological deception ever revealed.

            In conclusion, we would like to deeply impress the importance this paradigm has to the entire Christian reality.  There are 32 books clearly identified as, having an influence on the church, but not included in the Bible and countless others, not mentioned in this writing, relating to the New Testament.  Only 27 books do appear in the Bible under the authorship of only 8 men; Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James, Peter, and Jude.  Only 3 of them were of the original 12 Apostles; Matthew, John, and Peter.  Contrary to popular belief, Mark and Luke were not apostles.  Only eight people relaying the entire life of Jesus and the immediate past after his death is not only unrealistic, it is unbelievable.  More books were excluded or ignored than were included, and the person who started the whole thing was not, at all, above lying to serve the needs of the emperor he served.  It cannot be stressed enough that a proposal to remove even a single page of the existing New Testament, now, would cause a tidal wave of resistance, yet, the wholesale removal of over half the New Testament doesn’t even stir ripple.

            Below, are all the New Testament books mentioned in this writing that were not included in our modern Bible.  We will soon embark on a project to put all these books, which are available, on this website.  Along with the complete books, we will provide research into the origins and histories of these books.  The book title in gold linked online, the ones in white are not available.

Clement I
     
Clement II 

Acts  of Andrew 
  
Acts of John

Acts of  Paul 
Advice of the Mother of God to the Apostles 
Apocalypse of   Peter 
Apostolic Constitutions
 (8 books)
Book of the Covenant
Books of Criapos 
Didache

Didascalia
Epistle of Barnabas 
Epistle of Peter to Clement 
Gospel of Basilides

Gospel of Matthias
Gospel of Peter 
Gospel of the Egyptians
Gospel of the Hebrews, (Hebrews 2)
Gospel of the Twelve 
Gospel ofThomas , 

Octateuch
Prayers of Clement
   
Preaching of Peter 
Shepherd of Hermas 
Teachings of the Apostles

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