4.06.2006

Fascinating News Today

I think things like this are amazing: There is a 1700 year old document which is believed to be a handwritten copy of the original "Gospel of Judas". It's text was released today (the copy was found 30 years ago in the Egyptian desert and scholars have spent the last five years translating it). That "gospel" did in fact exist in that it was first acknowledged in another document that was written in the year 180 A.D. No one knows who, whether Judas or someone else, wrote the gospel. It quotes Jesus as saying to Judas, "You will exceed all of them (the other disciples) for you will sacrifice the man who clothes me." That is, Judas understood Christ's purpose. (National Geographic is all over the story).

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

There was a reason it was not part of the Bible barry! Duh

Anonymous said...

Its another gospel! Do NOT BELIEVE IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

We know what Judas is, I'm sure he's lied a time or two. I don't believe a single word he had to say!

Anonymous said...

I am so relieved to know intellectualism, intellectual curiosity, and open mindedness are alive and well in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

I don't really believe it, but if you stop and think, regardless of where you stand on it, I don't see it changing any of Christianity's core beliefs.

Anonymous said...

I think we will soon find the lost Gospel of Pele in the South American mountains. It will likely show that the true meaning of "Jesus Saves" was he wanted to be a soccer goalie.

miz.gina said...

From a historic stand point it is an amazing find! From a religious stand point time will tell... I doubt it will change anyones's mind, but a different view of the times and events would be interesting.

Anonymous said...

This is from the Gnostics. They were the ones referred to in the Bible as denying a physical resurrection by maintaining it was only spiritual. There has been a resurgence of that thought in this century.

It is not surprising to find Gnostic documents from this era with this doctrine. We were taught in Seminary they believed this.

What has apparently been found is an authentic document from a group promoting false doctrine.