The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi libraries tell my what I’ve known my entire life….
We’re not getting the WHOLE story.
While researching the Knights Templar, I saw on their message board “Do you think the DaVinci Code is true? Was Jesus and Mary Magdalene married?”
Well. That must have the religious world in a tizzy. Look at how batshit insane they went over the sex scene in the “Last Temptation of Christ”.
“My Lord knockin’ boots with a prostitute??? Ohhhhh…..” *faints*
Actually that’s a major misconception. Mary Magdalene is often mistaken for the adultress who was about to be stoned (“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”). She was a very intelligent, attractive and wealthy woman was a major character in the Gospels, and played a large part in the early church. In my opinion, a perfect match for the Son of Man.
Like Lilith, she found herself put in her place by the Council of Nicea in 325AD.
Can’t have no strong wimmen in the Bible, what would the Apostle Paul think?
– 1 Cor 14:33-35 –
What a guy, huh?
Now get in there and make me a turkey pot pie, bitch!!!! *smacks bottom*
Many of Paul’s Epistles were in direct conflict with Christ’s teachings, but I’ll get to that later.
The question at hand. Do I think Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married?
On this site, The Essene Church (Essene was the Jewish Sect that Jesus was believed to be from. ) asserts that there have been radical changes to the Church, from Constantine, to the Council of Nicea, and in the two milleniums of mutations within the denominations. And lots of the more Gnostic books were omitted from the Bible, or heavily edited. But we all knew that, right?
The Gospel of the Holy 12 should look familiar. It’s the Book of Matthew, only far more detailed and featuring a very human Jesus and a very ordinary birth. (The virgin birth was added later because all the other cool deities, from Mithra to Krishna were doing it, and the “Man/God theme had more appeal to the pagans.) When you think about it, the whole “Abraham begat Issac…” stuff in Luke would be pointless if he wasn’t Joseph’s legitimate son.
Worded a little different in the original text, isn’t it? Context is everything.
All of the miracles were there, however his ministry was more focused on compassion (much like the Jesus I always knew). Compassion for not only humans, but animals as well. The Essenes were well aquainted with the mystic side of Judaism (Kabbalah), so his healing powers were part of his training, and he was obviously very gifted.
Reincarnation is a large part of the Essene philosophy, and is curiously absent in mainstream Christianity, despite it saying in the Bible that John the Baptist is a reincarnation of the prophet Elijah. Always wondered about that. After his baptism he then becomes the Christ, the Son of God…
Again… all in the context.
Jesus’ mission was simply to fulfill the messianic prophecies, do away with the law of Moses, unlock the secrets of the universe to all his disciples, and teach them love for one another, and the Kingdom of God was in them…
In other words, as Ghandi said “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
The good news wasn’t that he was risen, but that the Essene/Nazorene way they can be empowered as he was.
It gets wilder, and I’m not sure how much I want to believe from here, but in Plutarch’s Parable, the author of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles used many of the codes of the New Testament. Plus a few new added literary tricks to expose the Apostle Paul as a fraud.
It also alleges that Christ’s “death” was a cleverly planned trick and that he lived on as Philo of Alexandria then as Apollonius of Tyana (Both mentioned in Acts of the Apostles), married to Mary Magdalene their twin sons (also mentioned in Acts) and daughter. The REAL teachings of Jesus can be found as Philo of Alexandria as they knew something like the Council of Nicea was bound to happen and all original works destroyed.
It’s believed that the Knights Templar learned of these things too. They didn’t “find” the Holy Grail (the vessel holding the blood of Christ), but they learned it was in reference to Jesus’ daughter.
Heresy, you say? Blasphemy?
I feel the same way about the butchery that was done to the scriptures in the Fourth Century.