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  • The Gospel of Philip is always a good place to start.
  • More than eighty gospels were considered for the New Testament, and yet only a relative few were chosen for inclusion—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John among them.

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  • Who chose which gospels to include?
  • This is from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene.
  • Sophie had not known a gospel existed in Magdalene’s words.
  • Constantine commissioned and financed a new Bible, which omitted those gospels that spoke of Christ’s human traits and embellished those gospels that made Him godlike.
  • The earlier gospels were outlawed, gathered up, and burned.
  • Anyone who chose the forbidden gospels over Constantine’s version was deemed a heretic.
  • Therefore, any gospels that described earthly aspects of Jesus’ life had to be omitted from the Bible.
  • Unfortunately for the early editors, one particularly troubling earthly theme kept recurring in the gospels.

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  • The cover read: The Gnostic Gospels.
  • Troublingly, they do not match up with the gospels in the Bible.
  • At this point in the gospels, Jesus suspects He will soon be captured and crucified.
  • According to these unaltered gospels, it was not Peter to whom Christ gave directions with which to establish the Christian Church.
  • If Jesus were not married, at least one of the Bible’s gospels would have mentioned it and offered some explanation for His unnatural state of bachelorhood.
  • Constantine commissioned and financed a new Bible, which omitted those gospels that spoke of Christ’s human traits and embellished those gospels that made Him godlike.
  • Sophie tilted her head and scanned the list of titles: THE TEMPLAR REVELATION: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ THE WOMAN WITH THE ALABASTER JAR: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail THE GODDESS IN THE GOSPELS Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine "Here is perhaps the best-known tome," Teabing said, pulling a tattered hardcover from the stack and handing it to her.
  • "Fortunately for historians," Teabing said, "some of the gospels that Constantine attempted to eradicate managed to survive.

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as in: a gospel song Define
the religious teachings of Jesus or: one of the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that Christian's believe tell the story of Jesus Christ's life and teachings or: a type of vocal music that originated in African-American churches in the United States
as in: they consider it gospel Define
a set of beliefs firmly held by a group or: an unquestionable truth
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