A Story of the First Apocalypse of James Discovered

A rare original Greek copy of ‘Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James’ has been discovered by biblical scholars.

Fragments of a 1,600-year-old heretical document describe how Jesus passes on knowledge of heaven and future events, including James’ inevitable death.

The text, from the story the ‘First Apocalypse of James’, refers to James as Jesus’ brother, though ‘not materially’.

The story was deemed ‘forbidden’ because writings that added to or changed the existing New Testament in any way were not permitted.

It forms part of the Nag Hammadi library, a series of 52 religious manuscripts written sometime between the 2nd and 6th Century AD.

Spread across 13 leather-bound vellum codices found buried in Egypt, they are of a heretical tradition known as Gnosticism – an early, mysterious form of Christianity. read more

Now For the Real Story – of Thanksgiving

The Real Story of Thanksgiving

Every year around this time, most schoolchildren hear the same ol’ Thanksgiving story in their classrooms across the nation. That so-called official story is a heartwarming tale of how the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared a bountiful feast together. But it does not tell the full truth about what really happened on the Plymouth Plantation.

We’re told that the Pilgrims struggled for their survival when they landed in present-day Massachusetts in the 1620’s. Half of the Pilgrims starved to death or went back to England during the first year alone because of harsh winter weather and their lack of proper farming skills. Their chronic food shortages were ultimately resolved when the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn the following spring and together they celebrated their blessings with a huge feast. read more

I Wrote a Book

Okay – so I’ve written and published my first book and it’s nothing like what you might think. It is not political. It is instead about the Old Testament and more specifically, centers on the story of Noah.

It is a departure from the norm, and I can assure most of you that it’s like nothing you’ve ever read.

The book is entitled “Noah, the Ark & the Untold Story.”

I invite you to check it out by clicking on the link just below.

Link to Amazon books.

Thank you

Video Podcast – Pastor for Reproductive Rights – Price Gouging Can be Good

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A Female Methodist Reverend claims she was “moved by Scripture” to become an abortion advocate. She says her interpretation of the Bible called her to join the pro-abortion movement.

No one likes price-gouging – especially during times of exceptional need, as in the case of Hurricane victims. I argue that these pirates who jack up prices of goods and services actually perform a needed service to the desperate evacuees. read more

Ramadan Isn’t Just for Prayer and Fasting

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Hey – it’s Ramadan. Let’s smash things, burn churches, stab, shoot and bomb the infidels. It’s the perfect kick off to the Muslim HOLY month of Ramadan, which began at sundown Friday, May 26 and runs through June 24.

History.com writes that, “Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. They are also supposed to avoid eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity, as well as unkind or impure thoughts and words, and immoral behavior.”

I assume that “unkind and impure thoughts,” as well as “immoral behavior,” do not include the murder of close to 200 people, and injury to thousands – so far.

“Muslims break their daily fasts by sharing meals with family and friends.” Then a few jumped into a van with 12 inch knives, drove into London, running over and wiping out dozens, before exiting the van to begin stabbing as many as they could before armed police finally killed them.

“Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint and self-reflection. Muslims go to work and school and take care of their usual activities during Ramadan; however, some also read the entire Quran, say special prayers and attend mosques more frequently during this time.” read more

Can Catholics Impeach the Pope

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Not being a Catholic, I can say I am neither a particular fan, but certainly not a detractor of the Catholic faith. To me, it’s just one of many Christian faiths. In other words, although I am Christian, I have no skin in the Catholicism game, so I can write as an objective observer.

As an objective observer, I believe the Catholic Church has a serious problem. No – it’s not a problem of religion, faith, or the faithful – it’s a leadership problem.

Since he was installed in 2013 as the 266th Pope, we’ve known that Francis leaned a bit to the left. So much so that conservatives have written many articles dedicated to this topic. And that is unusual for mostly political authors to write about specific religions, other than citing them to make a point.

But I personally have written 2 or 3 articles and recorded a podcast regarding, not Catholicism or the Church, but of Pope Francis. Simply put, the Pope is at the very least, a leftist, and at worst, a communist. There is simply no way of sugar-coating it. He is a redistributionist and global warming fanatic, and has softened the Church’s stance on abortion and homosexuality. These are not merely political stances that can be tweaked over time. These are centuries-old Catholic traditions, as well as set-in-stone tenets of Christian faith. read more

Christian Genocide in the Middle East

New Documentary film  highlights the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, where almost 1 million have been killed since 2005.

from the Blaze:

Paula Kweskin, 33, didn’t expect her life to turn out this way — but she’s glad it did.

Kweskin attended law school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she earned a jurisdoctorate in international law in 2010. Her goal from the outset of her higher education pursuit was to help the less fortunate in the world through practicing law.

She soon found out that bureaucracy made that task extremely difficult. So, she focused on other ways to help — specifically, she turned to media.

Paula Kweskin speaks with TheBlaze about the documentary film she helped produced, "Faithkeepers." (Image source: Paula Kweskin)
Paula Kweskin speaks with TheBlaze about the documentary film she helped produced, “Faithkeepers.” (Image source: Paula Kweskin)

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A Different Interpretation of the Easter Story

Emanuel Swedenborg offers us a different interpretation of the Easter story

It is Easter morning – a celebration of rebirth!

The Story of Easter in the Bible:

The Resurrection
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

Jesus-AscensionThe angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” read more

Religious Freedom Will be Breaking Out Everywhere in 2017!

from Conservative Review:

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The secular-left website Slate recently warned on Twitter that “‘Religious Freedom’ legislation will be everywhere in 2017.” “Religious freedom” is in scare quotes, a warning that deplorables will use that thing called religion as their weapon of choice in the coming assault on the LGBTQ community.

The same website is celebrating a petition urging the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to reverse its acceptance of an invitation to sing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. read more