Reading a Censored Bible?
Are you reading a censored Bible?
Did you know that in the year 325 the Nicene Council eliminated much of the Bible contents.
That council decided which books were truly “inspired” and which were not. The
accepted books became our current popular bible.
There are MANY other sources of inspired works, gospels, and recent discoveries
of ancient texts that give fuller meaning to the teachings of Christ.
There are various sources and include
1. The Apochypha – the so called missing books
of the bible ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_apocrypha ),
2. The recently popular Gospel of Judas ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Judas )
3. The Dead Sea Scroll, called the Nag Hamadi library
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag_Hammadi_library )
These works are important to Christians because the help explain some of the
teachings of Christ.
One example is whether or not we, like Christ, can become the “Sons of God.”
or if that title belongs to Jesus alone.
One purpose of the council was to resolve disagreements arising from within the
Church of Alexandria over the nature of Jesus in relationship to God the Father;
in particular, whether Jesus was the literal son of God or was he a figurative son,
like the other “sons of God” in the Bible. St. Alexander of Alexandria and
Athanasius claimed to take the first position; the popular presbyter Arius,
from whom the term Arianism comes, is said to have taken the second.
The council decided against the Arians overwhelmingly
(of the estimated 250–318 attendees, all but two voted against Arius.)