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All the Gospels are Anonymous Until 180-185CE

Who Wrote the Four Gospels of the New Testament? An Introduction to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

By Vexen Crabtree 2015

http://www.humanreligions.info/gospels.html

2. All the Gospels are Anonymous Until 180-185CE

Book CoverThe four Gospels… are all anonymous, written in the third person aboutJesus and his companions. None of them contains a first-person narrative (“One day, when Jesus and I went into Capernaum…”), or claims to be written by an eyewitness or companion of an eyewitness. Why then do we call them MatthewMarkLuke and John? Because sometime in the second century, when proto-orthodox Christians recognized the need for apostolicauthorities, they attributed these books to apostles (Matthew and John) and close companions of apostles (Mark, the secretary of Peter; and Luke, the travelling companion of Paul). Most scholars today have abandoned these identifications, and recognize that the books were written by otherwise unknown but relatively well-educated Greek-speaking (and writing) Christians during the second half of the first century.

Lost Christianities” by Bart Ehrman (2003)7

Justin Martyr, writing around 150-60 CE, quotes verses from the Gospels, but does not indicate what the Gospels were named. For Justin, these books are simply known, collectively, as the ‘Memoires of the Apostles.’ It was about a century after the Gospels had been originally put in circulation that they were definitively named Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This comes, for the first time, in the writings of the church father and heresiologist Irenaeus, around 180-85 CE.

Forged” by Bart Ehrman (2011)3

Ehrman kindly points out that the gospels were not forgeries – they were anonymous, and it was a case of false attribution8 by Christians later on that was the cause of the misdirection which lasted many hundreds of years.


 

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How Come Peter and John Wrote the Gospels When They Are Illiterate?

When you ask the Christians about who wrote the Gospels. They will answer “The Disciples of Jesus of course.” BUT, you’ll be surprised when you open the New Testament Act 4:13. Both Peter and John were Illiterate. The Bible versions below show that John and Peter are: UNSCHOOLED, NO SPECIAL TRAINING IN THE SCRIPTURES, UNEDUCATED, UNLEARNED AND IGNORANT, UNEDUCATED AND UNTRAINED MEN, THEY DID NOT KNOW THE SCROLLS AND THAT THEY WERE UNEDUCATED, NO EDUCATION OR SPECIAL TRAINING. And finally, ILLITERATE.

So the question: HOW CAN ILLITERATE MEN WROTE A BOOK?

Acts 4:13

New International Version
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were UNSCHOOLED, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

New Living Translation
The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with NO SPECIAL TRAINING IN THE SCRIPTURES. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.

English Standard Version
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were UNEDUCATED, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Read more of this post

Interpolations in the Bible

interpolation
ɪntəːpəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
  1. 1.
    the insertion of something of a different nature into something else.
    “the interpolation of songs into the piece”
  2. 2.
    a remark interjected in a conversation.
    “as the evening progressed their interpolations became more ridiculous”

By Ben Love ~ 

Here’s a word you might not have heard before: Interpolation. What does it mean? An interpolation is a spurious addition to a written work, added by someone other than the original author. The Bible is replete with interpolations, a clear sign of tampering by persons other than those who originally wrote the texts in question.

Below is a list of New Testament verses considered by most historians (even Christian ones) to be interpolations:
  • Matthew 6:13

Spurious or Interpolation or Redaction Passages of the Bible

Matthew 17:21

King James Version (KJV)

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

This verse is eliminated, completely GONE, LEFT OUT of the NIV version of the Bible! The New International Version deletes over 64,000 words! including words like: Godhead, regeneration, mercyseat, Calvary, remission, Jehovah, immutable, omnipotent, Comforter, Holy Ghost, Messiah, quickened, infallible, et cetera. Most of the modern Bibles line up very closely with the NIV.

If you read a modern Bible, don’t let your pride get in the way of really looking at this information. Some people get hostile because I’m sharing these facts. Look up the verses and see that what you call the Bible is not the Bible. Get a real Bible. The King James conformable to the edition of 1611–NOT the New King James or the KJ21, etc. they are not King James Bibles.

WHOLE Bible verses deleted in the NIV

The following WHOLE verses have been removed in the NIV–whether in the text or footnotes…over 40 IN ALL!!!

Matthew 12:47 — removed in the footnotes

Report!! “Luke 22:19-20 was changed represents instance “orthodox corruption of Scripture.”

Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament

By Bart D. Ehrman

MSS = Manuscripts (plural). MS = Manuscript (singular)

CORRUPTION

PROOF THAT GREEK MANUSCRIPT HAD BEEN FORGED (IMAGE)

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Introduction to the New Testament: History and literature of early Christianity

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Verses Deleted In Modern Bible Versions

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Verses “Taken Away” in the New Testament

T = Taken Away F = Taken Away in Footnote
VERSE NIV NASV NKJV RSV NRSV NCV LIV
Matt 12:47 F T F
Matt 17:21 T T F T T T F
Matt 18:11 T T F T T T F

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CORRUPT TEXTS OF THE MODERN VERSIONS

Table of Changes

King James Bible Modern Version Commentary

Matthew 1:25, And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Matthew 1:25 NASB, and kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

(“firstborn” is out. )

We are scarcely into the N.T. proper, when Satan, willing to show the Catholics a pleasure, gives room for the false R.C. doctrine of Mary’s perpetual virginity.

Matthew 4:12, Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

Matthew 4:12 NASB, Now when He heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;

The context of this verse is the passage concerning Jesus fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 9:1-2.

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The Name “Jesus/Christ” Missing in Modern Bible

II.  Names of Christ Missing: The Old Heresy

It is this fact of omitted Sacred Names that has often caused the first doubts over the modern Bibles.  Names of Deity are missing and they are missing frequently!  This in fact takes us back to an old heresy that began very in the history of the church.

Here are the total number of New Testament omissions in two of the most popular versions: The New American Standard and The New International.  Where these Names are in combination, they have been counted separately.

NASV NIV
Jesus 73 36
Christ 43 44
Lord 35 35
God 33 31
Other Names 30 30
Total Missing Names 214 176

The KJV (mentioned first) is compared with the NIV:

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness.

Matthew 8:29
And behold, they cried out saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?
What do you want with us, Son of God? they shouted.

Matthew 13:36
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house.
Then he left the crowd and went into the house.

Matthew 13:51
Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
Have you understood all these things? Jesus asked. Yes, they replied. Read more of this post

Words Missing in Modern Bible

I. Key Passages Missing

The first list is a partial sampling of the kind of words and phrases that are missing from the Modern Bibles.  These omissions often diminish the basic doctrines. The New International Version, which we have used as our representative, has somewhat fewer omissions than the New American Standard, Revised Standard, New English, and Good News Bible etc.  But they are, nevertheless, considerable.  This will become increasingly evident when we look at the second list that gives the Names of Deity that have been omitted.  From the Gospel of Matthew the two translations placed together, this will enable you can come to a conclusion as to whether the NIV has the same sense of authority, reverence, and readability as the KJV.

The first passage in each example is from the KJV:

Matthew 1:25
And knew her not till she had brought forth her  firstborn son. 
But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son.

Matthew 5:44
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
But I tell you; Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Read more of this post