—The “Other News” of Judas?


Ephesians 4:14-15
14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.

[I was hoping to hit the intellecual snooze button on this, but it just isn’t going away fast enough.]
the “Good News”, usually tranlated as “Gospel”, properly referring to the “Good News” of God’s Love, and our Salvation and freedom from slavery to sin and death through Jesus Christ. [graphic NT Greek text from http://www.greekbible.com/]
Then, there’s this other…stuff. Over the centuries, every possible permutation of every possible combination of lies, insults, and venomous assaults against Jesus and the other personalities of the Gospel and writings of the Apostles must have been committed to writing or other media at least once. In the last couple of decades, fanciful melodramas (aka “soap operas”) featuring New Testament names for their characters have become very popular. Evidently the whole “Bible code” fad was losing steam, though…
N
ational Geographic presented a documentary about the latest fantasy last night on their cable channel [also in The Lost Gospel of Judas–Photos, Time Line, Maps–National Geographic]. Here we have either a) an extremely clever and scientifically/ archeologically literate forgery involving authentic 3rd -Century papyri and sophisticated “missing link” ink, or, b) a real 3rd-Century example of an uncountable number of psuedo-Christian heresies, here involving a purported plot between Judas and Jesus to vault Jesus to world stardom through martyrdom, or something—ignoring the fact that Jesus had repeatedly rejected such opportunities throughout His life, and nearly every other possible fact involved in the legitimate Gospels. Moreover, unlike Gnosticism, Arianism/Monophysitism/Monoelitism, Catholicism, Mormonism, and other heresies that caught on to various degrees, this one was so poorly received that it survives only as a single fragmented copy stuck in a book, probably to distract the roaches from the important papyri in the stack (okay, so I’m not an archeologist, I’m mostly disinterested, I’m overdue for my afternoon espresso drink—why expect more scientific rigor from me than from these “Bible coders” you’ve been wasting your time on?).
D
on’t you people have anything better to do? Who paid for this, anyway?

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