by Alberta Parish
I recommend the following books for people to read. The New Doubting Thomas and African Origins of the Major “Western Religions”. Watch the video entitled The Truth About Jesus, by M.M. Mangasarian — The Jesus of Paul, Not The Jesus of The Gospels. The creator of the video is saying Paul’s account of Jesus is different from the Jesus of the Four Gospels. I’m thinking the mythological figure named Jesus Christ was a creation from the stories of others. The Jesus of the Gospels is not a historical figure. He is a creation of the ancient Roman priesthood as well as Roman aristocracy. I think there was a Hebrew man named Yahshua whose story was hidden from us. This man was a revolutionary leader crucified by the Romans because obviously He was a threat to the government. The Romans also used the story of Yahshua’s crucifixion (AND ADDED THE RESURRECTION STORY) to the mythological Jesus. In fact, the Romans used many other ancient characters as well as pagan deities to create the mythological Jesus and the Four Gospels.
They also plagiarized many ancient stories to create many of the Old Testament writings. The authenticity of the entire Bible has to be questioned. According to author and public speaker Jeremiah Camara, the Four Gospels were created by a man named Flavius Josephus who was born into a royal family in Judea called the Maccabees. In Jeremiah Camara’s book, The New Doubting Thomas, he wrote, “Ironically, what is often unknown or ignored in bible colleges and among biblical scholars is that there was a significant messianic militaristic movement going on in Palestine during the time Christianity was emerging.”
Please note that the Romans crucified many inhabitants of Judea (Iudea). Yahshua being just one of many crucified revolutionists. If Yahshua even existed, I think Yahshua was a religious leader (rabbi) in the sense that He followed the Torah but He was also a revolutionary leader. Yahshua is still very much different from the Jesus of the Four Gospels.
“Jesus, in many respects, was the reincarnation of Mithras,” said author Jeremiah Camara, The New Doubting Thomas, p. 13. The author continued, “Mithras was born on December 25. Mithras, like Jesus, was called the “good shepherd” and considered the “light of the world.” Mithras, like Jesus, was buried in a tomb, and then rose after three days. Not only was Jesus nearly a carbon copy of Mithras, he came at a most opportune time when the Roman Empire needed a new commodity to sell to the world. Jesus was just what the Roman Empire needed to restore itself to its past glory.”
“The war began because the Jews refused to worship any of the Caesars of Rome,” said Jeremiah Camara, The New Doubting Thomas, p. 14. The author continued, “Their monotheistic background would not permit them to do so. Rome’s aristocracy was faced with the problem of the Jewish religion increasing in numbers. In Judea, there was a militaristic messianic movement of Jews…To solve the problem of the proliferation of Judaism and to win the war, the Flavians needed to create a turn-the-other-cheek, pacifistic alternative to Judaism that would not only cooperate with the Roman Empire but also subdue the militancy which characterized the messianic movement. That was essentially the motivation behind the creation of the gospels.”
In addition to what Jeremiah Camara wrote concerning the word “Jews”, they were not called Jews in the first century A.D. because the word “Jew” had not yet been invented until the 18th Century A.D. The word that Mr. Camara should’ve used for “Jew” was the word “Judean”. The Judeans (inhabitants of Judea) were fighting the Romans in the so-called Jewish-Roman Wars. The Roman province of Judea (Iudea) is present-day Israel and Palestine.