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Josephus and His Footprints


Wiki: Josephus problem

The problem is named after Flavius Josephus, a Jewish historian living in the 1st century. According to Josephus’ account of the siege of Yodfat, he and his 40 comrade soldiers were trapped in a cave, the exit of which is blocked by Romans. They chose suicide over capture and decided that they would form a circle and start killing themselves using a step of three. Josephus states that by luck or maybe by the hand of God (modern scholars point out that Josephus was a well educated scholar and predicted the outcome), he and another man remained the last and gave up to the Romans.

Using a step of three?  What does this mean?

Alter steps?

OR DOES JOSEPHUS MEAN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC STEPS OF SAINTHOOD?

Steps to Sainthood: the third being a martyr?

Third Step: To be beatified and recognized as a “Blessed,” one miracle acquired through the candidate’s intercession is required in addition to recognition of heroic virtue (or martyrdom in the case of a martyr).

Wiki: Siege of Yodfat

The Siege of Yodfat (Hebrew: יוֹדְפַת‎, also Jotapata, Iotapata, Yodefat) was a 47 day siege by Roman forces of the Jewish town of Yodfat which took place in 67 CE, during theGreat Revolt. Led by Roman General Vespasian and his son Titus, both future emperors, the siege ended with the sacking of the town, the deaths of most of its inhabitants and the enslavement of the rest. It was the second bloodiest battle of the revolt, surpassed only by the sacking of Jerusalem, and the longest bar Jerusalem and Masada. The siege was chronicled by Josephus, who had personally commanded the Jewish forces at Yodfat and was subsequently captured by the Romans. [2]

I have a big problems with the story

told by Flavius Josephus!

1) My first concern is why does Josephus not tell how the people committed suicide or killed each other EXCEPT that they cut each others neck.

2) Who decided that it would be every third person?

3) Who decided where each person would stand?

4) and who decided where to start the circle!

It sounds to me like a cruel joke!

If I were there I would be switching places a bunch.  It makes no sense! I cannot imagine that all 41 of those soldiers (“forty persons of eminency that had concealed themselves”) would all be desiring the same fate of death! What kind of military people were they, or were they a different kind of army? Was this cave actually a choking point?

IF they were going to kill each other so that they would not commit suicide, why not fight the enemy to the death?

This story is full of holes!

I thought Flavius Josephus was a general, but as he says he was assisted by

a certain supernatural providence!

Interesting choice of words!

The next link is a simulation game of the Josephus dilemma!

Please click on the title below:

Josephus Flavius game

Josephus Flavius was a famous Jewish historian of the first century at the time of the Second Temple destruction. During the Jewish-Roman war he got trapped in a cave with a group of 40 soldiers surrounded by romans. The legend has it that preferring suicide to capture, the Jews decided to form a circle and, proceeding around it, to kill every third remaining person until no one was left. Josephus, not keen to die, quickly found the safe spot in the circle and thus stayed alive.

If Josephus was trapped in a cave with 40 other soldiers or eminent persons, then there were a total of 41 people in the cave, including himself. He says that two people survived this suicide pact, Josephus and some other person.

Why doesn’t he include the name of the other person that survived with him?

And as he was very desirous neither to be condemned by the lot, nor, if he had been left to the last, to imbrue his right hand in the blood of his countrymen, he persuaded him to trust his fidelity to him, and to live as well as himself.

Basically, Josephus bribed the other guy (obviously in a private way) so that the others would not hear and which must have been in his concscience,

which means that Josephus acted as a Devil!

How did Josephus persuade this other man to go along to get along? The other men were there…did they not notice Josephus offering “his fidelity” and “the good life” to this other fellow?


Sounds like a bribe to me!

IN the simulation game in the link above Josephus would have been the 16th person or the 31st person in the circle to survive!

What a difference it makes where he stood in that circle!

Did he arrange the soldiers (eminent persons)? Wasn’t he in charge?

Josephus says that they drew lots!

How do you draw lots to kill every third person ?

Here is what Josephus says happened, but it still does not make any sense since his 40 fellow cavemen were EXTREMELY desirous that he die with them, so he says!

Why in the world would they (his fellow cavemen) wait for him to be second to the last, or the last?

Please read what Josephus said happened below:

7. However, in this extreme distress, he was not destitute of his usual sagacity; but trusting himself to the providence of God, he put his life into hazard [in the manner following]: “And now,” said he, “since it is resolved among you that you will die, come on, let us commit our mutual deaths to determination by lot. He whom the lot falls to first, let him be killed by him that hath the second lot, and thus fortune shall make its progress through us all; nor shall any of us perish by his own right hand, for it would be unfair if, when the rest are gone, somebody should repent and save himself.” This proposal appeared to them to be very just; and when he had prevailed with them to determine this matter by lots, he drew one of the lots for himself also. He who had the first lot laid his neck bare to him that had the next, as supposing that the general would die among them immediately; for they thought death, if Josephus might but die with them, was sweeter than life; yet was he with another left to the last, whether we must say it happened so by chance, or whether by the providence of God. And as he was very desirous neither to be condemned by the lot, nor, if he had been left to the last, to imbrue his right hand in the blood of his countrymen, he persuaded him to trust his fidelity to him, and to live as well as himself.

There is nothing about the third step in this account!

Josephus lied and connived for his cavemen to kill each other instead of suicide or fighting the Romans, if you believe Josephus!

“let us commit our mutual deaths to determination by lot

It was Josephus that made up this brilliant plan to draw lots!

These guys must have been out of their minds, definitely deceived,  perhaps from fasting, exhaustion, or something else.

I don’t believe it!

I think he murdered them, probably with poison!

Remember Mithradatism?

The mustard seed was used for anecdotes for many things including scorpian bites and poison in Egypt!

Botanical: Thlaspi arvense

—Synonym—Pennycress.
—Part Used—Seeds.

Mithridate Mustard, Thlaspi arvense, grows higher than Treacle Mustard; the leaves are small and narrower, smooth, toothed, arrow-shaped at the base. The flowers are small and white, growing on long branches, the seed-vessels form a round pouch, flat, with very broad wings, earning for the plant its other name of Pennycress.

Recall Cephas in the BIBLE?  Josephus is Cephas.

JOSEPHUS is the STONE!

Remember that Paulus said:

1 Corinthians 3:22

22Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s;

Another bribe!

Whereupon Vespasian sent immediately and zealously two tribunes, Paulinus and Gallicanus, and ordered them to give Josephus their right hands as a security for his life, and to exhort him to come up.

Galatians 2:9
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision

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I have never heard of a general in any military who would get his men to commit suicide or murder their fellow soldier beside them, but instead would hold off the enemy as long as possible, or fight the enemy to the death, or surrender! But it depends on what kind of army we are speaking of. I have a feeling these men were priests!

Wasn’t murdering each other a sin, to the Jews?

This does not make sense!

Josephus Problem

He did try to abandon them early on in “his own account”, because he was the false shepherd, the false christ (of the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke), the instigator, and the destroyer!

Josephus seems to know everything and even what people thought

miles and miles away.

He “set up” the Jews for destruction.

I think he is the devil!

The EYE of Horus!

The Prince of this world that Jesus spoke about that was coming! (In the Gospel of John)

“Thou, O Vespasian, thinkest no more than that thou hast taken Josephus himself captive; but I come to thee as a messenger of greater tidings; for had not I been sent by God to thee, I knew what was the law of the Jews in this case?

Now Josephus is bribing Vespasian!

(He sounds like the fallen angel Lucifer!)

IN fact, he sounds like the Gospel of Luke’s angel that visited Mary!

Even Paul’s angel in the book of Acts!

And then Josephus continues his bribe to Vespasian:

….and how it becomes generals to die. Dost thou send me to Nero? For why? Are Nero’s successors till they come to thee still alive? Thou, O Vespasian, art Caesar and emperor, thou, and this thy son. Bind me now still faster, and keep me for thyself, for thou, O Caesar, are not only lord over me, but over the land and the sea, and all mankind; and certainly I deserve to be kept in closer custody than I now am in, in order to be punished, if I rashly affirm any thing of God.”

YUCK!

Sounds very slithery!

Siege of Yodfat

Yosef Ben-Matityahu had hidden in one of the caves that litter the site, along with 40 other prominent citizens of Yodfat. Although Ben-Matityahu was in favour of surrendering to the Romans, the majority of his comrades opted to kill themselves rather than fall into Roman hands. [4] As suicide is considered sinful, they decided to draw lots to kill each other. Ben-Matityahu and another man, however, were the last to survive, and both resolved to give themselves up. [18] Taken to see the Roman general, Ben-Matityahu prophesied that Vespasian would one day become emperor. Vespasian subsequently spared the rebel leader, who began collaborating with the Romans. At first a slave, he would later be freed and be granted Roman citizenship as Flavius Josephus. [4][19]

 

I looked up what happened in history in 1631 to see if anything pertaining to that number of the Josephus JOTAPATA survivors which were # 16 and  # 31 of the infamous circle suicide had occurred (just for the heck of it) and I found a few interesting facts WHICH I believe ARE related …..

The ERUPTION OF VESUVIUS in 1631

AND MORE STRANGER THAN THAT

King James Bible, 1631 edition –
One Word Makes a World of Difference
In the 1631 edition printing of the King James Bible, in Exodus 20:14, a very small word was forgotten by the printers. The word “not”. This changed the 7th commandment to say Thou shalt commit adultery!

Botched 1631 King James Bible

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Archaeology of Yodfat

One find of particular interest is an 8 by 11 cm stone slab, found in the residential area on the eastern slope of Yodfat, [9] covered on both sides with scratched drawings made by a pointed tool. One side depicts a building with a triangular roof upon a podium, a small tree and a harp, and is thought to portray a Nefesh (a traditional Judean mausoleum). The other side of the stone features a crab, the astrological symbol of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, on the first day of which Yodfat fell. The stone is believed to have been the work of a besieged Jew anticipating his own impending doom, [7] [22] and its likeness has been etched on a modern memorial to the defenders of Yodfat placed at the foot of the Roman siege ramp.

made by a pointed tool

Perhaps an aul?

I mean, an awl!

Capstone

“One side depicts a building with a triangular roof upon a podium”

Psalm 118:22
The stone the builders rejected has become the
capstone;

Zechariah 4:7

“What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’ “

Matthew 21:42
Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ” ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the
capstone ; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’ ?

Mark 12:10
Haven’t you read this scripture: ” ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the
capstone ;

Luke 20:17
Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: ” ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the
capstone

Acts 4:11
He is ” ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the
capstone.

1 Peter 2:7
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, “

Funny, the Gospel of John says nothing about a capstone!

But the Gospel of Luke says:

Luke 20:18
Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

a small tree

Probably the mustard tree which is small and is told about via parables in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke,

but not in the gospel of John!

and a harp

More than likely referring to Nero or

maybe a fallen angel!

The ANGEL OF DEATH!

Maybe HAARP is the meaning to this sign?

a Nefesh

and is thought to portray a Nefesh (a traditional Judean mausoleum)

A Crab

a crab, the astrological symbol of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, on the first day of which Yodfat fell

It looks more like an eye to me!

EYE OF HORUS

Then there looks to be a picture of a scarab which does not seem to be mentioned?

It is voice from the past which could have been a warning, a message,

or could be a footprint,

IE

A signatureA possible premonition?

Yodfat

In June, we found the water cisterns completely full of water

but Josephus said in chapter 7 of Book 3:

12. Now the besieged had plenty of corn within the city, and indeed of all necessaries, but they wanted water, because there was no fountain in the city, the people being there usually satisfied with rain water; yet is it a rare thing in that country to have rain in summer, and at this season, during the siege, they were in great distress for some contrivance to satisfy their thirst;

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Book 3 of

The Wars Of The Jews

Or

The History Of The Destruction Of Jerusalem

Interesting !!

In Number 3 of Chapter 2 of Book 3 Josephus talks about Niger which I have linked.

Remember Niger of the Bible?

Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called
Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

But their former ill fortune followed them, as the consequence of their unskilfulness, and other deficiencies in war; for Antonius laid ambushes for them in the passages they were to go through, where they fell into snares unexpectedly, and where they were encompassed about with horsemen, before they could form themselves into a regular body for fighting, and were above eight thousand of them slain; so all the rest of them ran away, and with them Niger, who still did a great many bold exploits in his flight. However, they were driven along together by the enemy, who pressed hard upon them, into a certain strong tower belonging to a village called Bezedeh However, Antonius and his party, that they might neither spend any considerable time about this tower, which was hard to be taken, nor suffer their commander, and the most courageous man of them all, to escape from them, they set the wall on fire; and as the tower was burning, the Romans went away rejoicing, as taking it for granted that Niger was destroyed; but he leaped out of the tower into a subterraneous cave, in the innermost part of it, and was preserved; and on the third day afterward he spake out of the ground to those that with great lamentation were searching for him, in order to give him a decent funeral; and when he was come out, he filled all the Jews with an unexpected joy, as though he were preserved by God’s providence to be their commander for the time to come.

4. And now Vespasian took along with him his army from Antioch, (which is the metropolis of Syria,

How does Josephus know these particulars?

Joseph of Arimathea (A JUST MAN)

Salute No Man


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THE PARABLE OF FAITH -PART ONE

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THE PARABLE OF FAITH – PART ONE


PART ONE

The other night I was watching Face Off with my daughter who loves the artistry of makeup. The show is very creative and a lot of fun to watch. The theme of the show that night was about Fears: The contestants had to create a monster from a particular fear or phobia. While inspecting the monsters that were created Tom Sevinian American actorstuntmandirector, award-winning special effects and makeup artist and one of the judges on the shoe that night mentioned a person he knew from a famous horror movie who had scars on his neck for many years that were the result of mustard gas. He said the wounds had never healed, but remained open sores.

 I challenge whoever reads this series about the mustard seed parable

to truthfully consider the possibility that this parable

is fraudulent, deceptive, and misleading!

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FAITH AS A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED

Matthew 13:31-32

31Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

Matthew 17:14-21

14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.18And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.19Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

The disciples did not have the faith as a grain of mustard seed

to help banish the devil from the child,

yet it is only faith of a grain of mustard seed that can move mountains!

Jesus in the gospel of Matthew says that the kind of devil the disciples were attempting to banish from the child would not depart without prayer and fasting.

So their faith was not enough,

EVEN if they had faith as a grain of mustard seed!

HUGE CONTRADICTION!

The gospel of John does not include the parable of the Mustard Seed!

Why?

Because the parable is a lie!

I wonder why Jesus (in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke) did not demonstrate this faith by MOVING/REMOVING a real mountain?

I MAINTAIN THAT THE JESUS SPEAKING IN THE GOSPELS OF MATTHEW, MARK, AND LUKE COULD NOT MOVE/REMOVE A MOUNTAIN!

What kind of mountain are they referring to?

Could this parable be referring to

Isaiah 14:12-14

12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:

I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

It is a great possibility that this is the mountain that the synoptic gospels are referring to in the Parable of the Mustard Seed!

Mark 4:30-32

30And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:32But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

Here is an article/blog that discusses the truth about the mustard seed!

PLEASE READ!

In the Bible versus the Quran: the Mustard seed is the smallest of all the seeds on earth

The mustard seed is NOT the smallest seed on earth!

That is an out and out lie!

The World’s Smallest & Largest Seed

The authors of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke

were either ignorant of the truth about the smallest of seeds on earth,

or they lied!

If they lied about this FACT,

what else have they lied about??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


IN answer to the man’s question as to whether the Quran is an offshoot of the bible, I would respond with a definite YES, at least THE QURAN is an offshoot of the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke!

The Jesus in the three synoptic gospels is not the true Son of God

as I have written about numerous times in most of my articles on my blogs!

Syria has begun moving its chemical weapons stockpile out of storage, U.S. warns 

(Friday, July 13th, 2012)

“Syria has undeclared arsenals of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas, cyanide”

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Do you really think the Messiah would compare the kingdom of God to a mustard seed? The Destroyer certainly would, though! 

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The mustard seed is not greater than all herbs!

THE HERBS OF THE Ginkgo Biloba IS

GREATER THAN THE MUSTARD HERB!

By the way the birds of the air/fowls of the air lodging in the branches of a mustard tree is a deceptive aspiration.

The birds/fowls of the air are evil spirits!

Remember the parable about faith called the Parable of the Sower where the birds eat the seed (God’s Word) that falls on stoney ground.  The birds are not good and they eat the WORD of God!

FALLEN ANGELS

and PEOPLE THAT SERVE THE DECEPTION

AND SERVE THE EVIL SPIRITS

ARE THE BIRDS AND FOWLS OF THE AIR!

The parable of the Mustard Seed is an invention from a false Messiah

of the false gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke!

HE IS THE DESTROYER!

DEATH

AGAIN,

The gospel of John does not include the parable of the Mustard Seed!

Proverbs 14:12
Thereis a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

It isn’t the size of your faith that matters. You can’t measure love…how can you measure faith? It is faith itself!

The gospel of Luke says that the seed is the Word of God….not the size of faith!

Please Read:

Luke 8:5-15

The Parable of the Mustard Seed and the Parable called The Sower and the Seed seem to be conflicting!

Many people that don’t believe in God, but have faith in themselves, have achieved great heights (good and the bad) on earth,

but nevertheless it isn’t just faith that matters,

in the end it matters in whom we believe!

Please read: I AM THAT I AM LINKED BELOW!

Please compare the synoptic gospels to each other.  If you do compare them you will notice they seem to ying and yang each other in quite a few instances.

Please take note: Whether or not the author of the Gospel of Luke intended to highlight the contradictions of the synoptic gospels, often the Gospel of Luke seems to be the catalyst, at least for me, to notice the differences. Almost as if, in the agreement of events, the Gospel of Luke points to the deception in the synoptic gospels either in his addendum to the Gospels of Matthew and Mark or his diminution of the events in the Gospel of John!

The Gospel of Luke obviously was written after the Gospels of Matthew and Mark!

Then compare the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) with the Gospel of John and see the difference in the events, the personality, and the purpose of the Son of God.

You should notice that the antithesis between the Synoptic Gospels

and the Gospel of John is astounding!


The Truth about the Father and the Son does matter!


TOBE CONTINUED!

On a positive note, here is a site called Mustard Seeds which uses this name for their fantastic business to help children with Autism or PDD!

What is the smallest seed in the world?

The Parable of Faith – Part two

Pope Benedict XVI and the Mustard Tree

Parable of the Mustard Seed Part 4

Indulgences and the Parable of Usury

The Fig Tree – Blessed are the Barren 

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TO READ ABOUT THE TRUE MESSIAH PLEASE READ:

I AM THAT I AM (THE SIGN) – Revised

and

I Am the True Vine

Why Callest Thou Me Good?

Billy Graham and The Synoptic Dilemma: The Beast

The Grace of Anathema Maranatha

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How is it That Ye Do Not Understand?


MARK 8:13-21

13And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.

15And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.16And they reasoned among themselves, saying,

It is because we have no bread.

17And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?18Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not?

and do ye not remember?19When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

21And he said unto them,
How is it that ye do not understand?

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Someone please tell me what this means!

Is this a trick question?

I hate to sound mean but I think this rendition of Jesus sounds maniacal!

I’ll tell you the truth, I don’t and never have understood what the above means!

I have never perceived, understood, nor seen, neither remembered anyone that does get what the above means!

I don’t think it means anything!  Do you?

(For the longest time I thought this was a mathematical poser.)

The point is he doesn’t want you to understand. It is a mock of Jesus, his disciples, the miracle of feeding of the 5000 etc and

mocking the gospel of John!

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Lets take these verses a few at a time and figure out what the Synoptic Jesus is trying to swerve:

1)Did they have bread or not?
Obviously, they did have bread because verse 14 states that they had a loaf of bread! So someone is contradicting himself  just in the above verses! They must not have realized that they had bread, because they ask within themselves is it because we have no bread, when they had a loaf of bread.

2) Does the Synoptic Jesus know that they had a loaf of bread?

 Either the Synoptic Jesus doesn’t know that they had a loaf of bread, or he is lying and using his power of suggestion to make them think that they don’t have bread when in actuality they had a loaf of bread as verse 14 states. (If they had a loaf of bread on the ship….why didn’t the Synoptic Jesus know it? If the Synoptic Jesus knew that there was a loaf of bread on the ship why didn’t he just tell them that they had a loaf of bread on the ship?)

3) Is the Synoptic Jesus berating the disciples?

Definitely! The Synoptic Jesus is very good at creating chaos and confusion. He loves to make them look stupid and make himself look oh so smart when in reality he is crazy, but he is so crazy he doesn’t know that he is crazy. (Reminds me of OBAMA.) 

For if he were in his right mind he would say.

Hey guys, there is a loaf of bread on the ship as verse 14 states.

4)What does the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod have to do with whether or not they had taken bread?

Nothing.  Just propaganda, I’m sure!  In these verses Jesus is saying to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod and they say, Is it because we have no bread? when they did have bread.

It makes no sense! It is inane.

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The feeding of the four thousand is not in the gospel of John

and it is not in the Gospel of Luke.

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Diminishing Jesus written about in the Gospel of John

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John 6:51
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

He is the bread that came down from Heaven. So either the Synoptic disciples did not believe that he was the living bread and did not believe the Gospel of John or the Synoptic Jesus forgot to tell them that he was the living bread or he did not know himself that he was the living bread,

or the Synoptic Gospels  are full of HOT AIR

otherwise they would make sense!

This is proof that the Synoptic Jesus is trying to confuse!

Since Jesus is the bread of life and he taught his disciples this concept

in the Gospel of John

why wouldn’t Jesus in the Gospel of Mark just remind them?

Because Jesus of the Gospel of Mark is not the same person

as Jesus of the Gospel of John.

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Paul wrote 1Corinthians or so the scholars say:

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Isaiah 64:4
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

Compare to the verses in the Gospel of Mark:

17And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understandhave ye your heart yet hardened?18Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not?

and do ye not remember?19When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

Did Paul write the Gospel of Mark and Isaiah or did he just add to them?

Maybe. Certainly “his own hand” is in them or someone at the very least that is imitating him.

Josephus Flavius admitted to stealing the Holy Books from the Temple

and took them to Rome of all places

maybe he did it.

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How is it that ye do not understand?

The point is he doesn’t want them to understand!

But as usual he betrays himself: 

Paul was identified with being the Greek-speaking Egyptian that led 4000 murderers in the wilderness in the book of Acts.

Acts 21:38

Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar,

and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?

The point I’m making is that

 Paul is the Synoptic Jesus!

This is proof that the Synoptic Jesus is trying to confuse!

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Megan Kelly of Fox News just said that two Senators now believe that the Sequester is responsible for the bomb blast at the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts which is absolutely ridiculous as is this post demonstrates.

Same kind of ridiculous and insane delusion.

It is not a coincidence that the Newtowners were at this event near where the explosions occurred. I would look into why they were put there and by whom, etc. There were bomb sniffing dogs around and they did not smell the bombs at the beginning of the race  in those areas so that ought to be a big clue.

I’m suspicious of drone usage and involvement.

If you watch drone attacks on line it could easily be altered to mimic a rough bomb

and it makes sense that it is.

Why?

Because the Obama administration said they would not use drone attacks on Americans on American soil.

This is more deadly distraction for Obama and his legion which is his M.O.

Now they have their sites on a bag in front of the fence line at the Marathon yet very few people were affected on that side of the fence line ie the runners. Obviously it was not that bag. On Sean Hannity of Fox News I watched some films as closely as I could (they are pretty quick films) and there was a hole made by something in the middle of the spectators area that was affected which is consistent with a drone strike but people overseas don’t lose their limbs when a drone strikes them, right? If it was in the trash can that was on the outside of the fence line it also would have affected the runners……doesn’t add up

and as far as Napolitan’s suggestion that there is no broader plot

….can you believe anything she says?

Isn’t she the lady lying about ammunition.

DHS excuses for buying so much ammo don’t add up

J. D. Heyes
Natural News

March 27, 2013

Just move along, folks. There’s nothing to see here.

That’s the attitude of the Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano when it comes to scrutiny of her agency’s massive purchase requests for billions – that’s right, billions – of rounds of ammunition, along with 7,000 “personal defense weapons” (they would be called assault weapons if owned by private citizens), and 2,700 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) armored vehicles of the type used to protect troops in Iraq and Afghanistan from improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Which is what this explosive at the Marathon is being described as

is an IED.

Possibly this is about the Sequester in a perverted kind of way!’

Course the press won’t even question anyone about the difference of the appearance of the two men at Benghazi the one that they claim is Ambassador Chris Stevens and is not.

So I guess they would believe that a bag in front of the fence line that affected the people behind the fence line and not the ones in front of the fence line would be the incendiary bomb, because they have their thinking caps on.

Also a friend just mentioned to me that in the comparisons of the pictures of the bag in front of the fence line before and after the explosion one picture has a man hole cover and the other picture does not yet they are supposed to be of the same scene.

So to put it another way

they are lying.

SO if anyone ridicules the public for suspicion of conspiracy they are liars because obviously conspiracies have been occurring for a long time. Why in the world did the clergy not inform us of these contradictions in the bible? Why do they say that the gospels harmonize?

You can learn quite a bit from Walter Veith if interested in learning about the deception most of the world is mired in. I found his you tubes to be of great value and I hope if you want to start getting a real grasp of knowledge you might start there. There are many other sites with his works besides the following but this set of you tubes ought to help quite a bit.

He is prolific, entertaining, honest, and interesting:

Walter Veith: Total Onslaught Series

He is a former Catholic, a scientist, and a teacher:

Who is Walter Veith?

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Tell No Man

Salute No Man

Why Callest Thou Me Good?

 The Fig Tree – Blessed are the Barren

Folly of the Synoptic Gospels

America Land of the Nuns and Dishtowels

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In The Garden of Gethsemane


Part one: The Prayers in the Garden

Matthew 26:36-46

36Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.37And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

Mark 14:32-34

32And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.33And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;34And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

Both Matthew and Mark say essentially the same thing!

Luke 22:35-40

35And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

The reason for the contradiction is he has to lay the guilt of the arrest of Jesus Christ on Jesus Christ himself : for sedition

Jesus Christ did not tell his disciples to buy a sword!

And Luke was not a disciple of Jesus Christ and was not present in the garden to know what Jesus said and has come up with this story out of thin air!

37For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned (weighed) among the transgressors:

for the things concerning me have an end.

38And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords.

And he said unto them,

It is enough.

This is a parady of the last words Jesus said before he died when He said:

It is finished.

By the way, the things concerning Jesus of Nazareth do not have an end!

It is only wishful thinking outloud from Luke the follower of Saul/Paul and their “way”  which looks more and more like they are against the truth and they are the ones that weigh us.

The apostles of the false Christ from the Land of Synopsia

use their swords to slice and dice men, 

Jesus of Nazareth and his chosen apostles!

They are antithetical in their three gospels

and other books in the New Testament about

Jesus Christ in the gospel of John!

39And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.40And when he was at the place, he said unto them,

Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

Just out of nowhere Jesus says: Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

Again, making Jesus sound really weird!

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Prayer Number One

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Matthew 26:39-41

39And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.40And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Mark 14:35-38

35And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?38Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Luke 22:41-46

41And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,42Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.43And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.44And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.45And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,46And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

It is hard to enter into temptation when asleep and besides they were not asleep as the gospel of John tells.

Why in the world would they be sleeping in a garden in Gethsamane with their two swords that they armed themselves with before entering the garden anyway

(as Luke says earlier).

This is so ridiculous and fakey!

Luke says an angel appeared unto him from heaven to strengthen Jesus, but the other two synoptic gospels (Matthew and Mark) do NOT mention an angel. 

As I said a while ago, Luke was not there, so the angel comes from his own imagination!

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Prayer Number Two

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Matthew 26:42-43

42He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.43And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

Mark 14:39-40

39And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.40And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.

Both Matthew and Mark say that Jesus went back a second time to pray for the cup to pass away from him! But in the gospel of John when Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Jewish Feast and he says:

John 12:27

27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

Jesus was not trying to escape the reason he came!

He is telling us in John 12:27 that others will say that he asks to be saved from this hour are not witnesses! All three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) are agreed in this representation and have obviously misplaced this quote to another event and placed it in the garden and it has something to do with the Covenant with Many made in their rendition of the “Last Supper.” John does not include the Covenant with Many made in the Last Supper about drinking the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God has come.

Must be that the mysterious “Q” source told them to say it.

The Synoptic “Q Source”

I don’t believe the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) of what happened in the garden, because Jesus said that was why he came to this hour was to glorify the name of God. Which he did at the feast in Jerusalem:

John 12:28

28Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

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Prayer Number Three

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Matthew 26:44-46

44And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words 45Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

Mark 14:41-42

41And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.42Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

Both Matthew and Mark say that Jesus tells his disciples to sleep on and then tells them to rise.  They should have asked him “what do you want us to do? Sleep or rise?”

They make Jesus sound skitszoid!

Luke has no more to say about when Jesus prayed in the garden. Matthew says Jesus prayed a second time and a third time for the cup to pass from him. Mark only says he prayed a second time and a third time all the while the disciples were asleep. Does that include Mark? If he was asleep, how would he know? Luke doesn’t mention a second and a third prayer time. And to top it off……they were not there!

All verses are pretty similar but in Matthew Jesus fell on his face, and in Mark Jesus fell on the ground and in Luke Jesus kneels down to pray. Luke, who adds an angel, agony, and great drops of  sweat. Of course, they are all asleep so how would he know of the angel and drops of blood-like sweat and the agony. If Jesus was doing this would not that wake up the disciples, but they were asleep. I imagine if there were an angel visibly there they would be wide awake, but they were asleep.

Does not make sense! 

All three of the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke say that Jesus is praying for the cup to be taken from him, but in the gospel of John this does not happen at all, in fact, Jesus had already prayed (chapter 17 Gospel of John) at the site of the Last Supper. We know Luke was not there, Mark was not there, and Matthew was not there since they missed out on the dialogue at the Last Supper and the prayer.

Jesus was not asking for the cup to be taken from him in the prayer at the Last Supper. John mentions no prayer at the garden but, of course, John and Peter and whoever was in the garden were supposed to be sleeping. Jesus knew what was going to happen. He is the spirit of prophecy as he says in Revelation.

Why do these other three gospels add this blarney when they were not there at the garden or the supper?

I like Shakespeare, but this is ridiculous.

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Part Two: The Kiss and the Arrest

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Matthew 26:47-48

47And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came,

and with him a great multitude with swords and staves,

from the chief priests and elders of the people

.48Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.49And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.

Sounds like Judas was Roman!

Mark 14:43-44

43And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.44And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.45And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him.

How would Mark know what Judas said? Mark says that Judas says to lead him away safely and Matthew says: hold him fast after Judas kisses Jesus!

Matthew says Judas says Hail Master and Mark says Judas says Master, master.

Luke 22:47-48

47And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.48But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

That is what Matthew, Mark and Luke seem to be saying is that Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss! Jesus already knew Judas was going to betray him. He said it a bunch at dinner and in the gospel of Matthew 3 times before that. It wasn’t as if Jesus did not know that Judas was going to betray him! This kiss business is so contrived! Jesus knew who would betray him way before the betrayer knew. He also knew if he would kiss him or not and Jesus never prophecies a kiss from the betrayer.  HMMMMMM!

Why not?

I guess the authors of Matthew, Mark and Luke forgot to do that!

THE “Q” SOURCE FORGOT TO TELL MATTHEW, MARK AND LUKE.

Please read my post that I have linked:

An Holy Kiss

They betray themselves with their sign: an holy kiss!

Wasn’t it the Synoptic gospels

that said no sign would be given?

Well let’s check:

Matthew 16:3
And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

Matthew 16:4
A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

Mark 8:12
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Luke 2:12
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Luke 2:34
And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

Luke 11:29
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

Luke 11:30
For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

So was the sign of the kiss from Judas in the Garden

the same sign as the sign of the prophet Jonas?

Was the sign of the prophet Jonas the sign of

the baby Jesus in swaddling clothes in a manger?

The Synoptic Gospels are a mess!

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Part Three:  One of Them That Smote the Ear

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Matthew 26:50-51

50And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.51And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear.

Mark 14:46-47

46And they laid their hands on him, and took him.47And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

Luke 22:49-51

49When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?50And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.51And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

Luke set this up earlier in his gospel when he said that Jesus told his disciples to buy a sword, so I’m surprised he doesn’t say who it is that smote the ear! But he does say that they asked whether they shall smite with the sword.

This is so unreal!

All three synoptic gospels say it was one of them that smote the ear, so I guess they don’t know which one of them it is!

Doesn’t sound like they are in the know!

Only the gospel of Luke says that Jesus healed the ear.

Luke wasn’t there!

He doesn’t know who smote the ear, but he knows Jesus healed the ear yet no one else notices Jesus healing the ear.

Perhaps Luke or Paul is Malchus?

In depictions of Paul there is always one ear missing or a covering of one ear. ( At least that is what I have noticed IN MY STUDIES AND EXPLORATION.)

Sounds an awful lot like Jackie Kennedy’s amnesia of leaping to the trunk of the car, but knowing why she did. To get brain parts when in actuality it looks an awful lot like a hard tube rolling, Maybe caps from a weapon? Not to mention failing to tell about the puppet she received over the fence line at the airport 1/2 hour before the assassination of JFK, but musing as to why someone would give her red roses as she arrived in Dallas. What is so odd about receiving red roses? Jackie Kennedy had lots of selective memories!   Back to the Gospel of Matthew:

Matthew 26:52-54

52Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.53Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?54But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Legion is a roman military term!

Only the three synoptic gospels speak about legion and legions, but mostly in reference to demons! Here is a post about Legions and demons:

Chief Priests and the Legion – Revised

Part Four:  Disciples Forsook Him


Matthew 26:55-56

55In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.56But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

Of course thats what they were doing, and Jesus knew it! Why did Jesus ask when he already knew that they came out as against a thief with swords and staves to take him?

Again, the synoptic gospels have made nonsense of the truth and betray themselves!

Mark 14:48-52

48And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?49I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.50And they all forsook him, and fled.

51And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:52And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

This is a very strange addition to the story! I really don’t understand the meaning of it,

but I am sure the intent to deceive is written all over it!

Kind of makes me think of the Shroud of Turin!

Luke 22:52-53

52Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?53When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

Part Five:  Peter Follows

Matthew 26:57-58

57And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.58But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

Mark 14:53-54

53And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.54And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.

Luke 22:54

54Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off.

Looks like not all of the disciples fled or forsook Jesus as Matthew and Mark suggest in the section above! Matthew says Peter followed to see the end which is kind of suggesting that Peter was looking forward to this end. Luke seems to suggest that because of the “buying a sword tale” that the true Jesus Christ was the wolf that scatters the sheep only to cover up who the real wolf is!

This post tells who are the wolves in sheep’s clothing:

Chief Priests and the Legion – Revised

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Part Six:  According to the Gospel of John


John 18:1-12

1When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.2And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.3Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.4Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?5They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.6As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.7Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.8Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:9That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.10Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.11Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath:

the cup

which my Father hath given me,

shall I not drink it?

12Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

Peter was the ONE OF THEM that smote the ear!

The man that had his ear whacked was Malchus!

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Jesus went forth to the garden to meet the band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, and also Judas.

He did not try to escape! He deliberately met the multitude!

He asked that his disciples be allowed to go their way!

They did not forsake him!

He did what He had purposed to do!

The Crucifixion

John 19:29-30

29Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar:

and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

30When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished:

and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

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The Covenant in Blood

I wonder why the three Synoptic Gospel have a a covenant for the many at the Last Supper,

but not in the Gospel of John.

Seems to me that the Gospel of John would include this covenant made with the many?

Matthew 26:26-28

26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mark 14:22-25

22And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.24And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.25Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

Luke 22:20

20Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

It is written as “covenant” instead of “testament” in the NIV and many other versions of the bible.

Definition of TESTAMENT

1
a archaic : a covenant between God and the human raceb capitalized : either of two main divisions of the Bible
2
a : a tangible proof or tributeb : an expression of conviction : creed
3
a : an act by which a person determines the disposition of his or her property after deathb : will
— tes·ta·men·ta·ry adjective
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Daniel 9:27
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

So what is Paul saying below?

I have a hard time with Paul and understanding where he is coming from because he seems most of the time to digress/swerve often!

Galatians 3:15-17
15Brethren, I speak after the manner of men;

Though it be but a man’s covenant,

yet if it be confirmed,

no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

16Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

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And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

Daniel 9:27 (New International Version)

27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ [a] In the middle of the ‘seven’ [b] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.

Confirmation of the Covenant: Who is “He”?

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Prophecy of Esaias


Revising at this time:

Parables, Isaiah, and Ashes

Matthew 13:10-17

10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Then why bother talking to them in parables!

Does that make any sense? Why gather people about you and talk so they don’t understand?

Isn’t that what speaking in tongues is for?

12For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias,

which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand;

and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

Well, that is the important thing ….to fulfill prophecy at every cost!

Even at the expense of truth!

Why would Jesus waste His time teaching people He did not want to learn from His teaching. I just can’t imagine the Son of God wasting His time in such a fashion.

Didn’t He have better things to do than that?

15For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

So the Synoptic Jesus of the Gospel of Matthew came to gather crowds about him, because he did not want to heal the people.

Synoptic Ignorance ….yea, that will keep them busy and under his spell.

He came so they would not see with their eyes?

He came so that they would not hear with their ears?

He came so that they should not understand with their heart?

He came so that they should not be converted?

He came so that He should not heal them?

Somehow, that just doesn’t seem even logical,

much less sane.

I really don’t think Jesus Christ came to trick people,

yet Matthew’s rendition of Jesus

admits to tricking the people.

Isn’t that deception!

Obviously, this was not the Messiah!

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16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17For verily I say unto you,

That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see,

and have not seen them;

and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

(now he his pandering)

Then the Synoptic Jesus of the Gospel of Matthew

tells the the parables of the

Sower and the Seed

and the

Wheat and the Tares:

Matthew 13:34-36

36Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house:

and his disciples came unto him, saying,

Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

Then the Synoptic Jesus explains the parable of the Wheat and the Tares to the disciples

because they did not seem to be blessed?

I thought they (the disciples) were blessed, because their eyes saw and their ears heard, but apparently they needed help to see and to hear, so they came to Jesus in private,

and then he explains the parable of the Wheat and Tares to them.

So was this Jesus pandering to his disciples even though their ears didn’t really hear, and their eyes didn’t really see, and their hearts didn’t really understand?

I thought he said:

16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

Was Matthew’s Jesus lying to his disciples?

Was the Synoptic Jesus using reverse psychology to get his disciples to admit to not understanding him and come to ask him what the parables meant?

Something is not right here!

This Synoptic Jesus contradicts himself by saying that

they had eyes to see and ears to hear unlike everyone else,

because obviously they didn’t!

Wouldn’t the real Jesus know whether they understood what he was saying

so that he would not contradict himself,

or was this Synoptic Jesus being sarcastic about his disciple’s blessedness

ie. presumed knowledge?

Somebody is trying to make Jesus look sinister

and/or his disciples look dumb.

Either way it’s a very odd!

All I can surmise from this is it doesn’t sound like Jesus Christ the Son of God…the one that gave his life for his friends. I am not saying he did not share wisdom, but why did he pretend that they knew the meaning when he knew they did not know the meaning? Why did he teach people so that they would not understand,

so he wouldn’t have to heal them? 

Isn’t that insane? Isn’t that deceitful? Isn’t that evil?

I don’t think the true Jesus Christ was deceitful.

Isaiah 53:9
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death;

because he had done no violence,

neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Deceit is deception!

OR is Isaiah insane along with Matthew

who supposedly wrote the Synoptic Gospel of Matthew, OR is it possible that someone added to the book of Isaiah?

(In any case the fact that his disciples had to get help to understand his parables when he said that they understood because they were blessed at the very least was sarcasm. Jesus in the Gospel of John was not sarcastic. I have noticed that many people have resorted to sarcasm in the years of the Obama administration even those that seemed to be on his side referring to him in terms of the Messiah by the press, Time Magazine, and even a few comedians. So far it seems that everything Obama says people have to weigh because it seems nothing he says is true. Of course usually we find out later in time because most of what he says are promises he doesn’t intend to keep, etc. It seems that Jesus of the Gospel of Matthew also had that same personality trait. Maybe the Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew was a sneaky politician. There are many examples if you read my posts that are on the subject of the gospels and especially the ones that compare the gospels.)

The Gospel of Matthew basically is saying that Jesus was deceiving and yet Isaiah says there was no deceit in his mouth.

SO which is it?

Do you believe the Gospel of Matthew on this point about Jesus,

or do you believe Isaiah?

Then whose mouth was deceiving in the Gospel of Matthew?

The DECEIVER

Please read:

Salute No Man

In my opinion, this rendition of Jesus Christ in the gospel of Matthew seems like a pompous show-off and a deceiver.  I really truly believe that Jesus Christ was not a show-off.  I believe Jesus Christ was sincere to the utmost and kind, and the gospel writer Matthew either misunderstood Jesus to the nth degree, or made this one up! The Synoptic version of Jesus is pretty mixed up

and I think it was done purposefully to mix us up! 

I don’t believe for a minute that Jesus Christ came to ridicule men,

even the ones that did not see, and did not hear,

or have hearts to understand! 

If I did believe that Jesus came so I and others would not understand or perceive, and if I believed that He came so he would not heal me and you,

then why bother learning about Him!

I wouldn’t waste my time on a false Messiah!

These Synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke)

are uncannily similar in places and seems that their goal was to diminish and overpower the gospel of John. Its apparent to me that Luke wrote his gospel after seeing John’s gospel, because Luke’s gospel is eerily antithetical to the gospel of John in many, many places, and the same goes for the gospels of Matthew and Mark!

Is it possible that there are some parts of the Synoptic Gospels that are true?

There is definitely big disagreement as to His character

His purpose,

if and when you compare it to the Gospel of John,

Which you ought to do,

because it is very telling and has been a blessing to me!

There are so many problems when you compare the Synoptic Gospels with the Gospel of John. It is also possible that Luke, by being so antithetical with the Gospel of John,

is actuality highlighting the deception in the gospels of Matthew and Mark?

Could be that the writer of the gospel of Luke was trying to point to the deception without being obvious. Then again the writer of the gospel of Luke may be so depraved that he/she relished the insertion of aberrant remarks against Jesus Christ.

One thing to keep in mind is that the people that hated Jesus were in power and people were killed for telling and writing the truth about Jesus. It is possible that the writers of the gospels had to write in ways so that we might have to search for the truth in the gospels! We are very lucky in these times to be able to write what we want to write and read what we want to read without the threat of death, but under Roman rule people were slaughtered for no reason and sometimes simply for entertainment.

Which could be why Jesus Christ says:

John 13:18

I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up

his heel against me.

Jesus was also cryptic in his words! He could have just said who it was that had lifted his heel against him, but instead he left clues in his words for us. Obviously, there were reasons for this because he knew the words would be destroyed!

If you read some of my earlier posts you will see the lack of harmony between the Synoptic gospels and the Gospel of John and I think the dissimilarities are so striking that they ought to be heavily scrutinized!

Two of the gospels writers of Mark (John Mark) and Luke were not apostles! They were followers/cohorts of Paul/Saul of Tarsus. I don’t think Matthew was an apostle either because he missed some really important events that John writes about in his gospel or he purposefully omitted them to satisfy someone else’s objectives.

I am very suspicious that Paul wrote the gospel of Matthew!

Now wouldn’t that be a coup to have Paul (and his partners) authoring 3 out of 4 of the gospels, Acts and Romans etc, etc, etc?

I am very suspicious that Saul/Paul of Tarsus is either Simon of Cyrene or one of Simon’s Sons.

Tarsus (skeleton)

 the bones of the ankle and heel, collectively  

Gee, that’s a big clue!

Luke in his gospel added this quote from Jesus Christ at the Last Supper event :

Luke 22:31

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

As I said in another post, how does he know?

Luke wasn’t at the Last Supper and the above statement is not in any of the other gospels!

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Isaiah 44:13-20

13The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man;

that it may remain in the house.

What house?

The house spoken of in the Book of Acts?

14He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.15Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself;yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.16He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:17And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.

18They have not known nor understood:

for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see;

and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

 

WHO

HAS SHUT THEIR EYES

THAT THEY CANNOT SEE;

AND THEIR HEARTS, THAT THEY CANNOT UNDERSTAND?

Paul of Tarsus?

Tarsus is part of Turkey.

What is the religion of Turkey?…..98 % Islam.

The Synoptic Gospels are the origin of ISLAM!

19And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof;

I have roasted flesh,

and eaten it:

and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination?

shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?20He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Is this talking about the DECEIVER?

I believe that the

“Q Source”

that is credited to a great degree to be the inspiration of the Synoptic Gospels is the Deceiver!

I think that “The brethren of Jesus” are the

four carpenters James, Joses, Simon and Judas written about in Zechariah:

The Carpenters of Zechariah-The Four Horns

18Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.19And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.20And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.21Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles,

which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.

Who is no man?

 

Please read these two comparisons of the gospels:

Salute No Man

Tell No Man

Matthew 13:55
Is not this the carpenter‘s son? is not his mother called Mary?

and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

Mark 6:3
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

IN the Gospel of John

Jesus never calls his mother by the name of Mary!

He calls her Woman!

WHY?

John 19:25-26

25Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister,

Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.

26When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

Mary was the sister of the mother of Jesus!

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I Am That I Am (The Sign) -Revised *


June 11, 2010 Posted by | bible, Bible Controversies, Gospel of John, Gospel of Luke, Gospel of Mark, Gospel of Matthew, Parables, Synoptic Gospels, The Eucharist, The Gospels, The Monstrace, The Truth, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indulgences and the Parable of Usury


Matthew 25:14-30

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; andstraightway took his journey. 16Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 19After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.22He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed 25And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.28Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.29For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.30And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Talk about being diametrically opposite to

Jesus Christ

in the Gospel of John!

I believe the true Jesus Christ would never

in a zillion years

have said that parable to anyone.

It’s an abomination!

The Gospel of Matthew gives the impression that Jesus Christ

was an investor wheeler-dealer

and wants us to do the same!

How about business practices?

Would it matter

how one doubled their talent?

Not according to Luke!

Luke 19:22-24

22And he saith unto him,

Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant.

Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into thebank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with

usury?

24And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

Two men torch themselves in Italy as hardship bites

Hardship = Austerity=Unmerciful=FAKE

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This is what the real Jesus said:

John 10:9-11

9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,

and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:

I am come that they might have life,

and that they might have it more abundantly.11

I am the good shepherd:

the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Does Jesus Christ sound austere?

Please Read:

I AM THAT I AM (THE SIGN)

I AM THAT I AM (Part two)

I Am the True Vine

Jesus Christ was not austere, nor greedy, nor a thief!

Were there banks in Israel when Jesus Christ visited them?

History of Banking

I can’t help think about Jesus Christ

overturning the money changers

at the temple:

John 2:13

13And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:15And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;16And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.17And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.18Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.20Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21But he spake of the temple of his body.

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The Parable of Usury quoted in the Gospel of Matthew and Luke are diametrically opposed to the Son of God!

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The Old Testament seems to say something totally opposite of the Parable of Usury related in the gospel of Matthew and aped in the gospel of Luke.

Psalm 15:5

5He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Exodus 22:25

25If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

Leviticus 25:35-37

35And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.36Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.37Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20

19Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:20Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

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I guess the Jesus Christ rendered in the gospel of Matthew and Mark will reward the rich, powerful and greedy in these articles linked below!

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POPE BENEDICT INDULGENCES

Why Catholic Indulgences Are Making a Comeback

MYSTICS OF THE CHURCH

Pauline Year Indulgence

Pope approves Lourdes indulgences

Indulgences regain relevance under Benedict

Holy Father to grant plenary indulgences for the Year of Priests

Special Indulgence for the Year for Priests

World Youth Day Indulgences

Do these articles above fulfill the Parable of Usury?

Yes, I believe they fulfill it to the brim! In fact, I would say their cup spilleth over with usury!

Pope Benedict aka Ratzinger fits the mold very nicely!

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The True Jesus Christ was not a liar or a cheater!

Indulgences are an abomination!

Nowhere in the bible does it say you can buy anything in the Kingdom of the True God!

Revelation 16:21

And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Revelation 18:4

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues

Jesus Christ did not come to make slaves, but to free us from slavery. Paul and his followers and their made-up version of Jesus Christ came to make slaves! The Parable above is a lie!

Jesus Christ said that our work is to believe in Him!

Men have added their propaganda in the bible to enslave us! You have to discern what is true and what is false and both are recorded in the bible. That is why it is so important not to rely on scholars, religious zealots, religion, religious leaders, etc. I think that is why Jesus fed the 5000 men his bread and collected 12 baskets of fragments because he knew what men would do to his word.

Now, in the news the Vatican Bank is under investigation for Money Laundering.

OH, REALLY?

Who’d have thought?

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I Am That I Am (The Sign) -Revised *


June 9, 2010 Posted by | Bible Controversies, Gospel of John, Gospel of Luke, Gospel of Matthew, Indulgences, Parables, Synoptic Gospels, The Gospels, The Truth, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment