The Gospels provide an account describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus (PBUH) which
were written by a number of people based on what they had heard about him or on information which was available to them about him.


While there is no conclusive evidence, Rumours have always circulated that the Canonical Gospel of Matthew, Mark , Luke and John which came to be accepted as part of the New Testament were
written between 70CE and 125CE and biblical scholars are not generally agreed regarding this.
It is obvious that the authors of Matthew and Luke had Mark’s work open in front of them when they
wrote their versions, a fact easily established by comparing the text. Matthew incorporates about
90% of Mark and Luke retains over 50%.


It is worth mentioning that the four Gospels were not the only documents written in the centuries
following the departure of Jesus.


There were many others, which were recognised by some fathers of
the Church, such as the Gospels of Jacob, Peter, Thomas, Philip and Barnabas, in addition to the
Gospel of the Hebrews, a syncretic Jewish- Christian gospel which survives only as a brief quotations by the early Church Fathers.


The largest part of the New Testament is composed of the writings of Paul and his students. Paul, who never saw or heard Jesus speak, was initially one of the most prominent enemies of Jesus’ ministry.


He killed many followers of the Messiah and imprisoned
them (Acts 8:3, Acts 9:1-2). He afterward forced them to confess to lies against Jesus (Acts 26:11).


However, when Saul (later called Paul) supposedly converted, “he tried to join the disciples; but they
were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought
him to the apostles” (Acts 9:26-27).


This Paul event occurred after Paul claimed that Jesus appeared to him and spoke to him on the way
to Damascus. He bore witness for himself without presenting any evidence establishing the truth of
his claim (Acts 9:3-8).


Suprisingly, he suddenly
became the chief spokesman in the name of Jesus, claiming that he was appointed by Jesus to preach
to the world (Acts 9:3-6). Paul also cursed those who “believed not that he was a disciple” of erring
concerning the Faith (1 Timothy 6:20-21).


He described Barnabas, who had been good to him, as “carried away with their hypocrisy.” (Galatians
2:13). Paul even gave himself the right to propagate teachings that were contradictory to those taught by Jesus Christ and went against the law which Jesus came to fulfill (Acts 21:20, Romans 7:6).


Thus, we find “And when Paul wanted to go in to the people, the disciple would not allow him” (Acts
19:30). He also declared “All those in Asia have turned away from me” (2 Timothy 1:15) and “No one stood with me, but all forsook me” (2 Timothy 4:16).


Some of the changes that are now being implemented are so fundamental that they strike at the very foundations of Christianity. For
example, the only two references to the ascension of Jesus that were found in the Gospels of Mark
and Luke have been deleted and unceremoniously expunged from the Revised Standard Version (RSV)


“So then after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God” (Mark 16:19)

“Now it came to pass, while he blessed them that he was parted from them and carried up into
heaven” (Luke 24:51)


The aforementioned mentioned verse from Mark 16:19 has been…….continue reading


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