666 The Anti Christ
Chapter VI: FALSE MESSIAH
Religion or Science ?
It is useful to contrast faith with science ( knowledge ). One definition of a scientific theory is that it must be capable of being ” falsified ” ……. it must make predictions which ….. if not borne out ….. will cause it to be judged false.
Had Einsteinʼs predictions for various theories not been experimentally verified then no scientist would have accepted them. All scientific theories are provisional because, at any time, new experimental data can refute them.
Newtonian physics, which had been successful for centuries ( and remains successful in most situations encountered in everyday life ), was eventually overthrown by Einsteinian physics because in specific situations where the two theories predicted different outcomes, the experimental data vindicated Einstein and refuted Newton.
Towards the end of the 19th century virtually no scientist would have anticipated that Newtonian physics was about to be replaced, nevertheless ….. it happened. This is one of the greatest strengths of science, the most cherished of theories can be discarded if the facts demand it.
Why have Christianity, Islam and Judaism not gone the same way as disproved scientific theories ? Because religion relies on faith ……… the enemy of reason.
If Newtonian physics were a faith-based religion, we would have “ Newtonians ” stomping around condemning the “ Einsteinians ” as dangerous heretics who should be exterminated and cast into hell. No matter what the Einsteinians said, no matter how much proof they offered ….. the Newtonians would never change their minds. Science spares us this tragedy. Religion, on the whole …. does not.
There are thousands of religions, all making radically different claims.
Here is a question for everyone following any of these different belief systems. Is there anything that would stop you believing ? That is, would you accept any kind of “ falsification principle ” being applied to your religion ? Is there any “ fact ” that you would accept as a refutation of your chosen religion ? If you cannot formulate such a possibility then does it not mean that you believe blindly ?
If you proudly state that your faith is ” unshakable ” then you are not prepared to
accept anything as evidence against your beliefs. Therefore, your beliefs constitute
an irrational fanaticism, completely divorced from reality. Then the only difference
between you and an insane person is merely a matter of degree or opinion since
a madman also adheres to unreasonable, unverifiable beliefs that he will never abandon under any circumstances.
Scientists actively look for anomalies and inconsistencies. They seek data that does not conform with the expected results. That is where Quantum Mechanics came from. Classical physics could not account for a number of observed phenomena and so had to be discarded, no matter how painful that was.
Do religious believers look for anomalies, for reasons not to believe ? And, if they donʼt, arenʼt their beliefs worthless ? They could literally believe anything if they are never willing to challenge their beliefs. Every religious person ought to be skeptical because why would the True God want to associate with fools and blind believers ?
Virtually all religions are designed to brainwash people into a state where they become “ mad ” i.e. they will buy into the particular religion hook, line and sinker and nothing will ever dent their faith. Look at the millions of Muslims participating in the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Do they ever give the impression that they are thoughtful, independently-minded individuals who are open to criticism of their religion and who are capable of questioning their beliefs ? Or do they resemble a mind-controlled horde who will tear to shreds anyone who rejects their beliefs ?
Islam, more than any other religion, is the angry scream of the lynch mob. Muslims went berserk because of a cartoon in a Danish magazine depicting Mohammed as a terrorist. People were killed. Danish products were boycotted. Imams spoke out against the evils of free speech ….. someone even tried to murder the cartoonist.
Is this behavior sane ? Is faith sane ? Or is it another word for madness ?
Since Christianity is the worldʼs dominant religion, we particularly challenge all Christians to consider what facts they might accept as refutation of their religion. Are there any ? Every aspect of Christianity has been put under a microscope and found wanting. Nothing other than blind, defiant belief has survived the forensic analysis of Christianity.
One of the most enigmatic figures in the history of the world is the person referred to as Jesus Christ. Many Christians think they know Christ, but the history of heresy in the early centuries of the Christian Church reveals they are deluding themselves. Jesus Christ is a complete mystery to the uninformed person and so it is useful for people to reflect a little bit on what they think they know about Christ …….
1) The Judaic Heresy
Christ professed himself a Jew. He never at any stage repudiated Judaism.
It seems odd that he never stated with crystal clarity that the special status of Jews as the Chosen People was approaching its end and that, upon his death, Jews and Gentiles would be equal in status if they accepted him as their Savior. Gentiles had never obeyed the Law of Moses and had openly scorned the religious practices of the Jews, yet were now about to be embraced as equals.
You would think Christ would have spent a great deal of time explaining that. But it was left to Saul of Tarsus – St Paul – to clarify that Christianity was open to everyone rather than only Jews, and that Jewish Law did not have to be obeyed.
Before his death, shouldn’t Christ have announced that the Jewish religion was about to be superseded ? It seems an extraordinary omission. The Jews are no longer the Chosen People, according to Christianity ….. Christians are. So what are the Jews now ? Refuseniks ? Insane ? The damned ? Evil ? The children of Satan ? The Unchosen Ones ?
The Old Law was fulfilled in Christ. So why does Judaism still exist ? Few of the original Chosen People embraced the new religion of Christianity. How strange that God’s Chosen People, almost in their entirety, rejected Christ / God.
The people of the Old Testament became heretics when Christ died, refusing to accept the New Testament. What kind of God loses the devotion of basically every member of those people he had chosen ? Anti-Semitism was inevitable. Jews were thus an eternal reminder to Christians that the Jews did not believe in Jesus Christ. The Christians were, in the minds of the Jews, in error, worshipping a false God.
2) The Sabellian Heresy
The followers of Sabellius rejected the concept of the Trinity. They said that there were not three persons in one God, but instead that God presented himself in three different ways to mankind …… as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3) The Arian Heresy
Arius asked the following question … ” If God the Son was begotten of the Father,
does that not imply that the Father existed before Him ? ”
He argued, ” He is the Son …… therefore posterior to the Father, therefore not eternal. Since the Father is Eternal and the Son not …. He is unlike the Father.”
Arius maintained that Christ was a super-angelic being …… the first and highest creature of God. ( This is what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, for them Christ was the incarnation of Michael the Archangel ).
Part of the orthodox response to Arius is that God exists outside of time, hence the begetting of the Son of God by the Father was not a temporal event, and therefore meaningless to talk about the Father preceding the Son. Because the Son was begotten and not created, he must be of one substance with the Father.
Only if he were a created being would he be something different.
4) The Eusebian Heresy
Eusebius, tried to find a way of reconciling with the Arians, wanted to use the word Homoiousion – ” of like substance ” to describe the Son’s relationship to the Father. The Church insisted on the word Homoousion ….. ” of the same substance ” being applied to God the Father and God the Son.
5) The Apollinarian Heresy
Apollinaris argued that Christ was a divine being in a human body ( something Arius also held to be true ). Some of his followers said that even Christ’s human flesh was actually divine.
6) The Nestorian Heresy
Nestorius denied that Mary was the Theotokos, God-bearer, the Mother of God. Nestorius said she was in fact the Christotokos, Christ-bearer, the Mother of Christ. He argued that Christ had two distinct natures and that Mary was the mother of the human nature ….. but not of the divine nature.
He said that Jesus the man was the temple of ” the Word “, but that God did not die on the Cross, only the man did. He claimed that if Mary was the Mother of God then she would have to be a Goddess. And he pointed out, “A mother cannot bear a son older than herself. ” ( This resembles the Arian dispute. ) Nestorius’s position was that in Jesus Christ there were not just two natures …… but two distinct beings.
The Church’s orthodox stance was that Christ was not united to an already existing being, Christ’s human nature was not given a moment of a purely human existence.
Protestantism is a version of the Nestorian heresy since Protestants do not acknowledge Mary as the Mother of God.
7) The Eutychian and Monophysite ( ” single nature ” ) Heresies.
Eutyches opposed Nestorius by arguing that Christ had a single, divine nature – there were not two distinct beings and natures. Accused of heresy, Eutyches was challenged to accept that Christ had two natures ( both human and divine ) in one human person. Eutyches responded …. ” Of two natures – but not in two natures.” He was excommunicated for maintaining this position. The official doctrine was that there were two distinct natures existing in one person.
Supporters of Eutyches became known as the Monophysites and they insisted,
” One nature only after the union.” Eventually some were prepared to accept that Christ existed in two natures but they argued that the union of the two natures meant that the human nature was incapable of its own distinct, natural acts.
The Coptic Church and several other Churches in the Middle East hold the monophysite position to this day.
If this position is true then Christ’s flesh was different from everyone else’s, being
imbued with divinity. That, of course, would mean that Christ did not suffer as an
ordinary human being. Perhaps he did not suffer at all.
The Passion might have been an illusion.
8) The Monothelitism ( ” one will ” ) Heresy.
In an attempt to heal the rift caused by the Monophysite heresy, Sergius, Patriarch
of Constantinople, and Cyrus, Patriarch of Alexandria, came up with a new formula.
They affirmed that Christ had two natures, both divine and human, but worked via a single ” theandric operation ” i.e. he had two natures but only one divine will. This teaching was declared heretical at the Sixth General Council of Constantinople.
According to the orthodox view of the early Christian Church, Christ was God and man ( two natures) united in one person. Of course, there is an immediate problem with this ….. God cannot sin, hence Christ the God / Man cannot sin either. Since all men sin and Christ didn’t sin then he can’t be said to be a representative of ordinary humanity. But the whole point of the Incarnation was that Christ was to suffer as an ordinary man ….. yet he was nothing like an ordinary man.
Hypostasis means ” that which lies beneath as basis or foundation.” It is a term used to distinguish reality from appearances. Christ, according to the Christian Church, appeared as one person, but the reality was that he was a hypostatic
union of two natures, the divine and the human. The Council of Chalcedon ( 451 ) declared that in Christ the two natures retained their own properties, but were united in one subsistence and one person. They were not joined in a moral or accidental union as Nestorius argued, nor were they commingled as Eutyches maintained. Nevertheless, they were ” substantially united.”
One other person was sinless …. Christ’s mother Mary.
The expression ” immaculate conception ” applies to Mary and not to Christ as is often erroneously believed. It was essential for Mary to be sinless so that she couldn’t pass on ” original sin ” to her child.
9) The Pelagian heresy denies the reality of original sin.
10) Origen’s Heresies
Origen was accused of heresy on four grounds …..
a) He believed in the pre-existence of souls rather than souls being created at the
moment of conception.
b) He therefore believed that Christ’s human nature as well as his divine nature existed before the Incarnation.
c) At the Resurrection, human souls will be given ethereal bodies rather than
d) All men and even all devils will be saved at the last.
The Nicene Creed
Adopted by The Emperor Constantine at the Council of Nicaea.
It was here that Christianity was first defined in any rigorous way. There has never been a more abstract statement in human history.
Read it then ask yourself ….. isn’t this the most bizarre thing I have ever read ? The highly intelligent heresiarchs mentioned above could make no sense of it and tried to change it to something more logical. Their attempts were crushed by the Church.
The Nicene Creed ( AD 325 )
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds. God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God. Begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from
heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father, and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The whole story of Christ is absurd from beginning to end, anyone who thinks carefully about the Trinity and the Incarnation quickly finds these concepts to be incomprehensible. Is the Trinity even compatible with monotheism ? It is truly astounding that this religion has spread all across the face of the earth …..
and has more followers than any other.
The Davidic Conspiracy
The true story of Jesus Christ has nothing to do with religion.
It was actually one of the most audacious plots in human history.
To bring the lost line of kings back to power, to resurrect the Davidic monarchy.
Much of the astonishing story is hinted at in the 4 Gospels, and yet is consistently ignored or misinterpreted. Even though the truth of Christ can be laid out for all to see, the majority of Christians will never accept it ….. because they have ” faith “.
A king of the house of David had not ruled over Judah since Zedekiah in 586 BC. The Jews were defeated by Nebuchadnezzar and forced into captivity in Babylon. By the time Jesus Christ ( Yehoshua ben Yosef ) had reached his thirtieth birthday, it was over 600 years since a Davidic monarch had sat on the throne in Jerusalem.
Every Jew wanted nothing more than to find a new David.
They wanted to be free of the Roman occupation, they wanted the southern kingdom of Judah to be reunited with the northern kingdom of Israel, to form the united ancient kingdom of Israel ……… as it existed in the time of David.
The people longed and prayed for it, were certain that their God would deliver it to them. One day, the Messiah would come and restore everything to Israel that had been lost. The Temple would become more glorious than ever. They would bathe in the favor of Yahweh. And the more they watched the Romans tramping through their streets, abusing them and flaunting pagan gods, the more they dreamt of the
But how could the power of Rome, the greatest empire on earth, a savage military machine, be overcome ? Only the direct intervention of Yahweh could defeat such a power. In the time of Joshua, the priests of the Jews had carried into battle the Ark of the Covenant, the holy vessel that, in a very real sense, contained Yahweh himself ………… to vanquish the enemies of Israel. But the Ark was lost long ago.
The importance of the Ark cannot be stressed enough. It enabled the Shekinah – the earthly presence of Yahweh – to live amongst the Jews. The Chosen People had their Chosen God in their midst.
The Jews quite literally believed that they, through their high priests, could converse directly with God. You didn’t merely pray to God, you had a two-way conversation with him ……. No God ever had greater resonance for a people.
( As to the reason why the Creator of the Universe would choose to inhabit a box and be carried about by a human tribe that lived in dusty, ancient Israel thousands of years ago, and lead them into savage battle, well …….. you’ll need to ask him. )
To have a Davidic king on the throne, the Roman occupation of the province of Judea would have to be made so militarily costly for the Romans that they would cut their losses and leave. The whole nation would have to rise up to drive them out. But what could inspire an entire nation to risk their lives for the freedom from Rome, to re-establish the rule of the Davidic kings ?
The recovery of the Ark would certainly do it ….. but that wasn’t going to happen.
But then the leaders of the Davidic royal family in waiting had a stunning thought. What if a person could be a human Ark of the Covenant ? That is, what if a specific person were possessed by the Shekinah and walked around as a being of flesh and blood but expressing the voice of Yahweh, expressing the divine will itself ?
If the people thought that the divine presence was amongst them once more, they would rise as one …. Judea would become ungovernable and the Romans would leave. Then the Davidic king could be restored to the throne.
But how could it be engineered? There was no reason at all to expect Yahweh to help since he had failed to help the House of David for some six hundred years.
So, if they wanted to achieve their ambition, they would have to fake it. It would be for the greater good and hence fully morally justified but nevertheless it would be the biggest deception in all history.
There was one thing above all that would have to be pulled off if people were to truly believe …… the chosen candidate would have to do the impossible ………. He would have to rise from the dead.
And so began the greatest lie of all time …….
A god cannot be born in the normal way. His birth must be distinguished from that of ordinary mortals. Either he is born of other gods …… or he is born of a ” virgin “. Jesus Christ was said to be born of a virgin for no other reason than that no one would take him seriously as a deity if he weren’t.
Anyone who seriously believes that Jesus Christ actually was born of a virgin is incredibly stupid. You would have to have taken leave of your senses to believe it. Even two of the gospels do not repeat the nativity story of Jesus, so ridiculous is it.
The nativity myth had two other functions to serve.
1) To show that Jesus was a humble man of the people, hence he was visited by shepherds in his manger.
2) To show that he was a great king and god, hence a star appeared over Bethlehem and three kings of the East visited him.
This is pure mythology. It is astonishing that billions of people treat it as real. They are celebrating a fake god being born in a mythological setting involving mythological characters. December 25th is the birthday of Mithras, Sol Invictus, Lucifer and other solar and light deities ….. It is not the birthday of Jesus Christ.
There was no star over Bethlehem, and Herod carried out no slaughter of the innocents. King Herod died in 4 BCE and the Roman Census took place in 6 CE. The nativity tale that claims that both the Census and Herod’s ” massacre ” took place within months of each other is an obvious fabrication.
But does it matter to Christians that the nativity is an invention ?
Would it stop them celebrating Christmas ? Isn’t it about time to replace Christmas with the ancient pagan festivals of the winter solstice such as Saturnalia ? Nothing could be more symbolic of a new world than the abolition of Christmas with all of its saccharine, fake, hypocritical sentimentality ……… its annual orgy of consumerism.
The Family of Jesus Christ
Very little is reported in the Gospels concerning Jesus’ mother and father. We hear next to nothing about any extended family. Why not ? Because the very existence of a family is inconvenient, to say the least, in terms of the construction of the Christian myth. To discuss the family is to betray what was really going on.
It was especially forbidden by the Christian Church to say that Jesus had brothers
and sisters, even though it explicitly says that he did in the Gospels.
Christian apologists spent a great deal of time trying to explain away such remarks, but their attempts were laughably unconvincing.
Here and there in the Gospels, attempts were made to hide the truth ( usually by changing names of key figures ) … but every now and again the truth is glimpsed.
We know that Jesus had four brothers. What were these brothers doing while Jesus was preaching in Judea ? Well …….. three of them were standing right behind him. The three apostles known as James, Simon and Judas were Jesus’ brothers and leading supporters and were deliberately misrepresented as having no fraternal relationship with him.
James ( the Just ) was the most important of the three. Although Jesus, the oldest brother, was the ” Messiah “, it was James, the next oldest, who was intended to assume the throne as the Davidic King of Israel. Simon ( later renamed Peter, the “Rock”, the man who came to be regarded as the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church ) was to be the high priest of the new post-Messiah Jewish religion ( which had nothing to do with Catholicism ). Judas was the family’s treasurer, but Jesus had also earmarked him to play the role of the traitor. It was the most thankless ….. and yet vital of tasks …. this will be discussed later.
The youngest brother was Joseph, better known as Joseph of Arimathea.
( It is traditional to say that Joseph of Arimathea was Jesus’ uncle, but that was simply plucked out of thin air by Christian commentators to explain why Joseph was allowed to bury Jesus. Clearly, he had to have a family connection, which he did ….. he was Jesus’ brother. )
Joseph also had a key role to play, he was the ” inside ” man, working within the Sanhedrin as the eyes and ears of Jesus’ family. The Sanhedrin was the highest judicial and religious council of the Jews, consisting of 72 members. Joseph was a scribe for the Sanhedrin. A scribe was a distinguished professional who combined the roles of adviser, counsellor, minister, financier and lawyer. The Sanhedrin had several scribes who provided expert support services to the council.
These five brothers were reminiscent of the American Kennedy brothers, Joseph, John, Robert and Edward. The Kennedys’ father was determined to have a son in the White House, to establish a new dynasty. The oldest brother was the ” Chosen One”, but he died in WWII. The baton then passed to JFK. He was assassinated and it passed to RFK. When he in turn was assassinated …… to Teddy.
In the case of Jesus’ family, Jesus was the “Chosen One”, but it was never intended that he should assume power. His job was to ” die “, be ” resurrected ” and ” ascend into heaven “. His family would then be deemed to enjoy the favor of God himself.
Jesus’ family would be the Chosen Family of the Chosen People of the one God. The Jews would fall at their feet and hail the divine family of God, the priest-kings, the living Ark of the Covenant that could communicate directly with God.
Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist …. a second cousin of Jesus.
Jesus’ family tried to pretend that John the Baptist had sanctioned him as the Messiah. John the Baptist actually had someone else in mind, Simon Magus.
Like many ” holy men “, Jesus was said to have gone into the wilderness ….. for forty days and nights to spiritually test himself. Members of many religions, secret societies and Special Forces carry out the same exercise.
It was inherent in the ideology of the Family that Judaism would have to be reformed to accommodate the special status of Jesus as a divinely chosen Messiah, a flesh and blood Ark of the Covenant through which the Shekinah manifested itself as in times of old.
The Davidic line of kings would be upgraded to a line of priest-kings with the closest possible connection to God. Jesus, of the line of David, would be deemed to be the vessel of the Shekinah. From them on …. the Davidic family would be the most sacred family on earth, the anointed ones, the holy ones, the chosen of God.
They would rule Israel in perpetuity.
To establish the new Jewish religion that recognized the unique status of Jesus and the sanctified Davidic line, it would be necessary for the old Jewish religion to be reformed.
But the old regime had no intention of bowing to the will of the Family.
Their whole power base was threatened. They hated the Family just as the priests of ancient Egypt hated the Pharaoh Akhenaten for trying to replace their gods.
They had no intention of letting this coup happen. Many of them were actively collaborating with the Roman ruling regime to ensure themselves a good living. Many were making good money from all of the commercial activities taking place within the Temple precincts. They would brook no interference. They would remain as the establishment. They would resist the Family with all their power.
Raising people from the dead was almost commonplace in the Bible
In one instance, St Paul is stoned to death by Jews in Antioch. He apparently resurrected himself and then went about his business, without a word on the profound mysteries of being dead. In fact, in every instance, there is never any follow-up regarding any of these so-called literal resurrections from the dead.
They are not mentioned again. None of the select group who have overcome death is ever asked any questions about what happened. There is no medical verification of any of their allegedly lethal conditions. These stories are blatant fabrications. No one who is truly dead ever comes back to life in the same body. But gods and holy men need their ” miracles ” to prove their credentials so they dutifully arrange the charade of resurrecting collaborators of theirs from the dead, or they simply make the whole thing up and it then becomes a matter of ” faith ” whether you believe these episodes or not. The brainwashed masses suck it all in without question.
In fact, the expression ” raising people from the dead ” is often used as a spiritual metaphor. The ” dead ” are those who are stuck in spiritual ignorance ….. they are raised from the dead when they “see the light” and are initiated into a spiritual sect. Gnostics often referred to non-Gnostics as ” the dead “.
Jesus no doubt regarded those who were not part of his sect as ” the dead “.
So, how can you make a convincing pretense of bringing someone back from the dead ? The issue is to make a person seem sufficiently dead for a sufficient amount of time to deceive medically naïve people. Certain drugs can induce such deathlike states.
Prior to his own ” resurrection “, it was imperative for Jesus to carry out a full-scale test of ” coming back from the dead “. The person he chose for this task was his closest confidant, his brother-in-law Lazarus ( aka the ” beloved disciple ” John, brother of Mary Magdalene, the other half of the ” beloved disciple ” designation.)
Chapter 11 of the Gospel of John furnishes the story of Lazarus.
Mary of Bethany ( aka Mary Magdalene ), who had anointed Jesus, sent word to Jesus that … ” he whom thou lovest is sick. ” Jesus replied, ” This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God that the Son of God may be glorified by it.”
In other words, he already knew all about it, and its purpose was to bring him fame and glory, to establish his divine credentials. He waited two days (!) and then went to see Lazarus. He said, ” Lazarus our friend sleepeth, but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.” When his use of the word ” sleep ” was challenged, he hastily changed it to ” dead “. The Apostle Thomas then said, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” ( The disciples had previously been discussing Jesus being stoned to death by the Jews if he went back into Judea from Galilee, so this can easily be interpreted that the disciples knew they were going on a ” martyrdom ” mission.)
When Jesus arrived in Bethany ( just outside Jerusalem ), it was to be told that Lazarus had been ” four days already in the grave “. Martha, Mary’s sister, said to Jesus, ” Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.” Jesus replied …. ” I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live.” ( This of course is the entire basis of Christianity. ) They went to the tomb of Lazarus, a cave with a stone laid over it, exactly as Jesus himself would soon be placed in …… and Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead by commanding, ” Lazarus, come forth “. ” And presently he that had been dead came forth, bound feet and hands with winding bands, and his face was bound about with a napkin ”
( The drug Lazarus had taken to simulate death had worn off within a day, by which
time he was already placed in his tomb. He left himself a hidden supply of food and water in the cave. Then all he had to do was wait for Jesus to arrive and call him. )
Some Jews who had witnessed this went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done …. The Sanhedrin then assembled and discussed the matter.
” What do we do .. for this man doth many miracles. If we let him alone so, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come, and take away our place and nation.”
There are two points to observe here. Firstly ……. it is somewhat remarkable that they don’t seem in any way disposed to start treating as a possible god someone who supposedly raises people from the dead. If it happened nowadays, and was scientifically verified, even atheists might start to change their opinions.
Clearly, the Sanhedrin did not treat the resurrection as ” real ” …… merely as propaganda by a ” miracle worker “. Secondly ….. they associated Jesus Christ with a violent rebellion that would bring down the wrath of Rome on the Jews.
No intelligent person should be in any doubt that Jesus Christ was the leader of an armed revolt against the Jewish establishment and the Roman army of occupation. So eager was he to arm his followers …… that he ordered them to sell their clothes so that they could buy weapons.
( ” He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” )
Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest, knew precisely what the stakes were.
He said “… it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not “…. he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation.
” From that day therefore they devised to put him to death. Wherefrom Jesus walked no more openly amongst the Jews, but he went into a country near the desert, unto a city that is called Ephraim, and there he abode with his disciples.”
So, Jesus knew he was under sentence of death from the Jewish Sanhedrin.
( ” And the chief priests and Pharisees had given a commandment, that if any man knew where he was, he should tell, that they might apprehend him.” ) If caught, he would be stoned to death. He and his armed followers went into hiding temporarily.
The whole of Judea was buzzing with talk about Jesus and Lazarus, the man who came back from the dead. Jerusalem …. about to celebrate the great festival of the Passover, was in a frenzy and everyone was waiting for what Jesus would do next.
( ” They sought therefore for Jesus and they discoursed one with another, standing in the temple. ‘What think you that he is not come to the festival day.'”) Was the time of the prophesied Messiah at hand ? Would the hated Romans with their false gods finally be overthrown ? The whole city and country was a powder keg.
If Jesus came to Jerusalem for the Passover, either the whole city would rise up and his military coup would succeed …….. or he would perish. The stakes, quite simply ….. could not have been higher.
How were the Gospels able to say what the Sanhedrin was thinking ? Because amongst them was the scribe Joseph, brother of Jesus. Long before, an artificial feud had been constructed between Joseph and Jesus to make it seem as though their relationship had broken down irretrievably. Now he was a trusted member of the administrative group that served the Sanhedrin. In fact, he was often consulted about Jesus’ likely plans and movements ….. and he had often provided valuable information. But all along, he was playing a part. He was fully committed to Jesus and the agenda of the Family. He was a ” fifth columnist “.
It is valuable to compare Jesus’ plan with the Irish Easter Uprising of 1916 against the British. The leaders of the rebellion knew they would lose and that they would either die in battle or be hanged or shot for high treason after they were captured, which they surely would be. ( All of the main leaders were indeed executed in due course by British firing squads. ) Victory was not the point of the exercise though. The uprising was a blood sacrifice, intended to enter the rebels into the annals of Irish myth …… to inspire the Irish people and make them rise against their British oppressors. Although the uprising failed, within six years 26of the 32 counties of Ireland had achieved their freedom from Britain. In other words ……. within six years the ” failed ” uprising had largely achieved its purpose.
Jesus’ plan was the same …… except that he had no intention of dying.
Welcomed as King into Jerusalem
” And on the next day, a great multitude that was come to the festival day, when they had heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, ” Hosanna, blessed be the king of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord, peace in heaven and glory on high.”
There can be no doubt that Jesus was being treated as a divinely mandated and
legitimate king …. the true Messiah. This was a direct challenge to the Sanhedrin
and also to Rome, for only the Emperor could appoint kings.
It was an act of high treason against Rome ….. warranting the death penalty.
Jesus did absolutely nothing to disabuse the people of the notion that he was the Messiah and the prophesied king of Israel. In fact, he went out of his way to meet the expectation.
” And Jesus found a young ass, and sat upon it, as it is written ….
‘Fear not, daughter of Sion …. behold, thy king cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.'”
Since Jesus was determined to fulfill the scriptures regarding the coming of a king, it is a disgrace that he refused to answer Pontius Pilate when the Roman Governor asked him directly whether or not he was the king of Israel.
The facts spoke for themselves. It reveals what a dishonest, sly character Jesus was that he refused to give a direct answer to a direct question. It is extraordinary that Christians see nothing wrong with Christ’s shiftiness, evasiveness and refusal
to speak the truth. ( See Luke 20: 2-8 for another example of Jesus wriggling out of giving straight answers.) The man was a charlatan ….. a cheap conjuror and a liar.
The Pharisees were appalled by Christ’s rapturous reception ….
” Do you see that we prevail nothing ? Behold, the whole world is goes after him.”
Jesus, followed by a huge crowd, triumphantly went to the temple to goad and challenge the Jewish establishment by attacking their money-making machine. ” And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought, saying to them, ‘It is written, My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves.'”
The Jewish authorities were appalled.
“And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him. And they found not what to do to him, for all the people were very attentive to hear him.”
In other words, Jesus had seized control of the temple and was preaching to the people as a fiery demagogue …… working them into a frenzy. A full-scale uprising was imminent. The Romans and leading Jews met in emergency session to decide what to do. Pilate was not confident he had sufficient men to deal with Jesus and his insurgents. He sent for reinforcements. Jerusalem waited with bated breath.
Jesus, knowing that events were moving towards a climax, had a last supper with his wife, brother-in-law, brothers and other most loyal disciples. He made it clear to them that he would die and then be resurrected. But only Lazarus knew that Jesus would simply be repeating the same pretend resurrection that he had undergone.
His ” martyrdom ” required one final bitter twist …. he must be betrayed by one of his brothers. It couldn’t be James, the person earmarked to be King of Israel after Jesus’ death, nor Simon Peter, earmarked to be the high priest of the new Jewish church. It couldn’t be Joseph because he was a scribe to the Sanhedrin and was not part of Jesus’ entourage. There was only one person it could be …….. Judas.
Jesus did not conceal from any of the attendees at the Last Supper that he would nominate a ” traitor ” from amongst them ( although they were shocked ), and nor did he make any secret of whom he had chosen.
Although there is then a pathetic attempt to pretend that the others did not know who the traitor was despite the fact that he had been chosen right in front of them, no person who has actually read the Gospels could possibly doubt that Judas was selected rather than uncovered as the traitor.
Imagine that the leader of a small group of revolutionaries said that one of them was a traitor. The others wouldn’t have rested until the leader had said who it was, because such a traitor endangered the security of all of them. Jesus had to explain to them that he needed a traitor for his plan to work, and one of them would have to perform the dreadful task, because betrayal was necessary to fulfill the scriptures.
The idea that Judas betrayed Jesus by identifying him with a kiss is one of the most laughable fables ever committed to paper. Jesus Christ was the most notorious and recognizable man in Jerusalem at that moment. To say that someone would need to point him out with a kiss is as ridiculous as saying that no one would recognize Brad Pitt if he walked up Fifth Avenue. The true nature of Judas’ betrayal is not actually mentioned in the Gospels because it gives the whole game away.
There is one further great irony. Judas in fact WAS a traitor to Jesus, he had thrown in his lot with Simon Magus, leader of the Illuminati, and was providing information to Simon Magus about everything Jesus did. The Gospel of Judas, mentioned by the Church leader “Irenaeus” and thought lost, is in the hands of the Illuminati to this day. it is from this gospel that the details of this narrative have been obtained. Judas is held in the highest regard by the Illuminati.
Many Gnostic sects revered Judas, and one sect actually named themselves the Judasites in his honor. Judas did not kill himself. This was a Christian fabrication. He joined the intimate circle of Simon Magus …. wrote his Gospel and remained a loyal member of the Illuminati until his death.
Mount of Olives
After the Last Supper, Jesus Christ, Lazarus and the other men, joined the camp of their army on the Mount of Olives, most of whom were asleep. They had previously told them that at dawn they would storm the city. Morale was high among the rebel force because they thought they could overcome death, as Lazarus had ” proved “.
But Jesus and Lazarus knew it would take a miracle to defeat the expertly trained, battle-hardened Roman garrison …….. backed up the temple guards of the Jews.
There would be no great battle. Judas had gone to see his brother Joseph. Joseph immediately took him into an emergency meeting of the Sanhedrin. Judas explained that he knew of an unguarded path that could be used by a force to bring them undetected into the heart of the rebel army and take them completely by surprise while they were asleep.
The Jews went to Pontius Pilate and he immediately assembled a force of Roman soldiers, accompanied by the Jewish temple guards. Although we are told about a
“band of soldiers”, it is imperative to understand that this was actually a full Roman cohort of six hundred men. The Latin translation explicitly uses the word cohortem.
We can assume that the temple guard would also be a few hundred strong.
Since it would be inconceivable that a military force of some 1,000 men would be assembled to take a handful of men prisoners, we can assume that the rebel army consisted of anything between one thousand and five thousand men.
Surprise was almost total.
Many of the rebel army were captured ( and would later be crucified alongside Jesus Christ ), and many managed to escape into the darkness. A few skirmishes broke out. One involved Simon Peter ( John 18:10 ): “Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And the name of the servant was Malchus.”
The Romans were briefly pushed back and a few were killed or wounded.
In the fray, Jesus himself was stuck across the forehead, making him seem to sweat blood. In the end Jesus and many others were arrested and taken away.
The authorities tried to round up those who had fled, challenging people in the street who looked suspicious, most of whom tried to save themselves by denying any link to Jesus ( hence the tale of Peter denying Jesus three times. )
The trial of Jesus was brief. He had led an armed revolt against Rome and had called himself the King of the Jews. Pilate instantly ordered his crucifixion ……. along with all the other rebels who had been captured.
The Jewish philosopher and writer Philo said of Pontius Pilate ……
” He executed troublemakers without a trial,” and referred to Pilate’s ” venality, his violence, thefts, assaults, abusive behavior, endless executions, savage ferocity.”
The Jewish historian Josephus said that several times Pilate had almost provoked insurrections among the Jews due to his insensitive approach to Jewish customs.
It can be concluded that the Jesus affair was buried amongst these numerous partial insurrections during the governorship of Pilate, hence why there is virtually no record of it in Roman history.
The Jesus insurrection was a forerunner of the first Jewish-Roman War of 66-73 CE and Simon Bar Kokhba’s revolt of 132-135 CE and should be viewed in that context. ( Simon Bar Kokhba, ” Son of a Star “, was in much the same Messianic mould as Jesus Christ ….. but with a more obvious military plan.)
Christian apologists have obliterated the Jesus Revolt from history.
It is crucial to realize that the Gospels were written and re written in the seventy years covering the two major Jewish-Roman wars. Jewish Messianic hopes was
crushed, the Second Temple was utterly destroyed and Judaism itself was on the verge of extinction. The Messianic Dream of the Jews had proved catastrophic.
Judea was forcefully Romanised by order of Emperor Hadrian and the land purged of huge numbers of Jews. In that light, it would have been a suicidal strategy to present Jesus as a Jewish Messiah of the Davidic line who had led an uprising against Rome. He had to be distanced from the Jews and
…. made acceptable to a Roman audience.
Paul had already got the process going by linking Jesus to Mithraism, and it was this Roman version of Jesus which would sweep the Roman Empire. The Jewish truth underlying the story of Jesus was buried as deeply as possible. It is time for it to be rediscovered so that the Christian Lie may be exposed once and for all. …… The world has been the victim of a vast fraud.
The men who were crucified with Jesus Christ were not robbers but fellow rebels. And there were several scores of them. Jesus ” died ” in an absurdly short space of time. Most crucifixion victims took two to three days to die. Jesus died in a matter of hours ….. barely enough to make it plausible.
Pilate was astonished when he heard that Jesus had died so quickly, was distrustful and suspicious, but he was also preoccupied with restoring order to Jerusalem after the recent disturbances. Finally satisfied that Jesus was dead, he was prepared to hand over the body to Jesus’ brother, Joseph of Arimathea.
John 19:34 says that Jesus was speared in the side by a Roman soldier to prove that he was dead, but this episode is not mentioned by any of the other writers. In Luke (23:47), a Roman centurion says, ” Indeed this was a just man.” In Mark (15:39), the centurion says, ” Indeed this man was the son of God.”
In Matthew (27:54), the centurion says the same thing.
Some people have suggested that the spearing event was fabricated so that it could be claimed that a prophecy had been fulfilled (John 19: 36-37). However … it was a regular practice for Roman soldiers to spear bodies to confirm death, and Pilate would certainly have wanted to be sure that Jesus was dead ….. especially given the suspiciously short amount of time Jesus was on the cross.
The spear involved in this episode is the so-called Spear of Destiny.
For those who maintain that Jesus did not die on the cross, this spearing is extremely inconvenient, and it is usually denied that it ever happened. However ….. it did happen and we shall return to it later.
Although Matthew says that Pilate was persuaded to post a guard on the tomb (Matthew 27:62-66), Mark, Luke and John mention no such thing. It is obvious that this is a later Christian fabrication to make the event seem more miraculous. Pilate had no soldiers to spare on such a task, with the city still at fever pitch, and he was
sure Jesus was dead, hence the matter was finished.
The women present were Jesus’ wife Mary Magdalene, his mother Mary, ….. and his three sisters ……. Mary ( of Cleophas ), Salome and Joanna. All of the women closest to him and who would be expected to be there.
Lazarus was not present at the crucifixion because he would have been arrested on the spot, but his sister was. What the Gospel of John says is that Mary, mother of Jesus, was to be taken under the protection of Jesus’ wife Mary and her brother Lazarus, the most trusted disciple. Mary ( mother of Jesus ) could not stay with her sons James or Simon Peter who were on the run, nor with Judas who was with the Illuminati, and her daughters couldn’t offer her any protection. Only Joseph of Arimathea could have taken her in, but Joseph’s own future was uncertain.
As it turned out, Mary ( mother of Jesus ) her three daughters, Mary Magdalene, Mary Magdalene’s sister Martha and brother Lazarus, all fled to France within a matter of weeks. Joseph of Arimathea fled to Britain ( Glastonbury ).
Everyone is encourage to read the ” Resurrection ” chapter in each of the Gospels. Remember that this is allegedly Holy Scripture, the ” Word of God “, divine, eternal and infallible.
Protestant Christians are forever proclaiming that they live by scripture alone and not by the man-made laws of the Catholic Church. Yet ” scripture ” is riddled with contradictions, inconsistencies, errors and the downright unbelievable. How can anyone possibly place unshakeable faith in something so flawed, so obviously wrong ? The Protestants must be insane to proclaim the accuracy of scripture.
The Gospel accounts of the Resurrection strongly resemble drafts of a novel where the author is trying out various combinations of events to see which ones work best. And that is what the Gospels really are ……… fiction.
Each Gospel is a novel based on a real person. Using a few core truths, each Gospel writer then created his own particular fiction, getting across his own desired message. John’s story about catching fish is clearly an allegory, the disciples were unsuccessful with converting people until they placed their complete faith in Jesus and only then were they hugely successful at making converts.
The Gospels are often about symbolic ” truths ” rather than literal ones.
The Protestant fundamentalists with their mad insistence on the literal truth of the Gospels are practically deranged. No one in their right mind would set any store by the literal stories contained in the Gospels. It is the coded meaning that these
Gospels are truly all about. They are, in effect, coded, allegorical novels and if you
want to know the truth of them then there is no point in going to preachers, pastors
or priests ( who know nothing about the real meaning of the Gospels ).
Instead, it is much better to study esoteric writings about the Christian
mysteries ….. which are closely linked to those of Gnostic Mithraism.
Christ and the End of Days
The four Gospels end with an extraordinary eruption of bitterness on Simon Peter’s part towards John ( Lazarus ) the ” beloved disciple ” ( John 21:20-25 ).
Jesus and Peter are walking together, and Jesus tells Peter the manner in which Peter will meet his death. Peter is irritated to discover that the beloved disciple is lurking behind them. Peter petulantly asks Jesus what fate will befall the beloved disciple. Jesus snaps back that it is not Peter’s business, but also indicates that the beloved disciple will remain alive until Jesus ” returns ” ( the Second Coming ). Peter then tells the other disciples that the beloved disciple won’t die. And the beloved disciple, the author of the Gospel, then says that Peter was misquoting Jesus and laboriously spells out what Jesus actually said, even though Peter’s interpretation was surely quite accurate.
It is virtually impossible to understand why this silly bickering, nit-picking and semantic navel-gazing should have been allowed to stand as the culmination of the four Gospels.
The beloved disciple’s concluding sentiments are …..
” This is the disciple which testifieth of these things …. and wrote these things ….. and we know that his testimony is true. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
What happened to the Jesus Plot ?
Jesus Christ knew that the Romans could not be defeated and the Davidic Royal line restored to the throne by guerrilla actions such as those being carried out by the Zealots. It would take a national insurrection, making the land ungovernable, before the Romans would cut their losses and depart.
Jesus calculated that the only thing that would make the people of Judea fight to the death would be the belief that they would not truly die i.e. that they would be resurrected.
So, Jesus’ great plan was to show that he personally could defeat death and anyone who followed him would have nothing to fear. He carried out a test run of his plan using his brother-in-law and most trusted companion John a.k.a. Lazarus. Sure enough, many people were amazed by Lazarus’s resurrection and started to believe in Jesus.
To complete his plan, Jesus had to raise himself from the dead, lead an uprising during the Passover Festival and, as expected, he was caught and sentenced to crucifixion, the standard penalty for anyone who challenged the power of Rome.
A man secretly working for Jesus had been instructed to put a drug in a vessel of vinegar. Jesus would say, ” I thirst ” after a few hours …… enough time to make the crucifixion seem credible, and then would be given the drugged vinegar that would send him into a deathlike state, just as had already been rehearsed in the case of Lazarus days earlier.
Jesus expected that no one would see any need to break his legs, as was sometimes done to crucifixion victims to accelerate death ( to make them unable to support their weight, their lungs would collapse under the pressure, and they’d die of asphyxiation ). He was right about this, but he had not anticipated being speared in the chest by a Roman soldier …… a wound that would prove fatal was inflicted.
Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus’ brother, thought him dead and buried him.
And then one of the most remarkable episodes in the history of the world took place. What happened next was nothing to do with resurrection ( there is no such phenomenon, dead bodies are never reanimated ) but with reincarnation. Jesus died but his soul then found a new host. It was the body of the man mentioned in Mark 14:51: “And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body.” The man had been with Jesus for the last few days, waiting to be initiated into the ” mysteries of the kingdom of heaven “. He had hidden near the tomb, sure that Jesus would rise from the dead and desperate to be a witness to the miracle.
He got more than he bargained for. Jesus’ soul passed into him and instantly changed his nature. Although the man had the same physical features as before, he was now dominated by Jesus’ personality. It is for precisely this reason that all the people who first encountered Jesus after the Resurrection failed to recognize him. It was only when he spoke and was able to say things that only Jesus could know that they realized who he was.
Jesus, in his new body, had to dig a grave and bury his old body since it would ruin everything if it were discovered. Luckily …… he had the entire Sabbath day to work undetected because everyone in Jerusalem was busy with their Sabbath worship.
Every Christian has to account for why the appearance of the resurrected Christ changed to such an extent that he was unrecognizable to those who knew him best. Reincarnation accounts for the difference whereas resurrection does not.
If the same body had come back to life, it should have had exactly the same
appearance as before. The whole tale of ” Doubting Thomas ” seeing and touching the wounds that were inflicted on Jesus during the crucifixion was fabricated to dispel the doubts that lingered amongst many of the eyewitnesses concerning Jesus’ altered appearance.
( John 20:29: ” Blessed are they that have not seen ….. and have believed.” )
The upshot was that Jesus’ ” resurrection ” was a disaster. The original idea was that he would triumphantly reveal himself to the people, show that he had come back from the dead, and the Jewish people would then rise as one. Jesus would instruct them to place his brother James on the throne as the Davidic king, and make Simon Peter the High Priest of the Temple.
( Jesus himself could not assume any power because it would soon become apparent that he was mortal and not a god. His task was to provide the divine sanction for James and Peter and then flee the country while pretending that he had ascended to heaven. He did flee the country in due course …. although he might have stayed given how different he now looked. )
But that outcome was impossible now …. because Jesus was unrecognizable.
Jesus was in fact the ” angel ” seen at the sepulchre. There is one final revelation that must be made concerning Jesus. He was no other than one of the Demiurge’s archons, hence his many powers and angelic appearance after his reincarnation.
Since Jesus no longer had the same appearance …….. only those who knew him personally were willing to believe that he had come back to life. For the rest of the Jews, there was no reason to believe he had done what he had promised to do.
That is why the Jesus Plot failed.
It was one of the bizarre accidents of history that it then mutated into something entirely different and gave birth to the Christian religion. The law of unintended consequences had enjoyed the final joke of the Jesus affair. In the next chapter we will see what became of the descendants of Jesus Christ.
END OF CHAPTER VI: FALSE MESSIAH
666 The Anti Christ