There’s still no god.
It’s all about M O N E Y!
“The Bible not only contains untruths of accidental mistakes. It also
contains what almost anyone today would call lies,” Ehrman writes in
“Forged: Writing in the Name of God – Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not
Who We Think They Are.”
Written by Bart Ehrman, a former evangelical Christian and now agnostic
professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, the book claims to unveil “one of the most unsettling
ironies of the early Christian tradition”: the use of deception to
promote (their beliefs)…!
According to the biblical scholar, at least 11 of the 27 New Testament
books are forgeries, while only seven of the 13 epistles attributed to
Paul were probably written by him.
Individuals claiming to be Paul wrote 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, 2
Thessalonians, Ephesians and Colossians, he adds.
Contradictory views, discrepancies in the language and the choice of
words among the books attributed to Paul are all evidence of this
forgery, the author asserts.
Unlike Paul, Peter, a fisherman raised in rural Palestine, was most
certainly illiterate. So was the Apostle John, who could have not
written the Gospel bearing his name, says Ehrman.
According to the scholar, the idea that “writing in the name of another”
was a common, accepted practice in antiquity is wrong. Forgery was
considered just as deceitful, inappropriate and wrong as it is today…”
Conceding that “some New Testament books probably
were not written by the people traditionally assigned as authors,” the
Catholic website remarks that Ehrman “barely mentions the concept of
“So even if a specific letter was not done by Peter
or Paul, it could well have been written by someone drawing from the
oral tradition passed down by one or the other…(!!),” according to the
But then again…there is no evidence that the oral tradition is not simply a convoluted pack of outright lies..exaggerations…and blatantly false fabrications…!
“The “Strange” Ending of the Gospel of Mark and Why It Makes All the Difference…(spoiler alert: Mark has no account of the virgin birth of Jesus–or for that
matter, any birth of Jesus at all. In fact, Joseph, husband of Mary, is
never named in Mark’s Gospel at all–and Jesus is called a “son of Mary,”…But even more significant is Mark’s strange ending. He has no appearances of Jesus following the visit of the women on Easter morning to the empty tomb…! “https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/new-testament/the-strange-ending-of-the-gospel-of-mark-and-why-it-makes-all-the-difference/
And further…the Gospel writings do not claim to be written by a Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. Their true authors are purposely nameless…!
You don’t meet people by accident. God puts people in our lives. He causes us to notice them. He brings people to our attention so that we can ask God to bless them, strengthen them, and help them live in victory.
None of us like the difficulties but keep the right perspective. On the other side is a new level. Keep doing the right thing.
When we place ourselves at the service of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters we experience the joy of unconditional love.