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Episode 6 · 1 year ago

Constantine, Marcion and the Old Testament Hustle

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The street corner hustle known as the Council of Nicaea, stapled church to state, erased the first Christian bible and glued the Hebrew bible into Christian canon. And that was before they all broke for lunch - get the rest of the story about the events in 325 A.D. on today's podcast.

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Time for another edition of the RightBible podcast, your weekly deep dive into the story of the very first Bibleand the Marcion I Christian Church. Find out more at the very first BibleDot Org. Stripping away two thousand years a false doctrine isn't easy, butwe've had lots of coffee now your host, Darren Colombay. Everybody, great tobe back with you again on another edition of the Right Bible podcast.I'm Darren Klama. It's a beautiful Sunday again, and just a quick reminderthat this covid has been kind of the long running excuse and justification for lockingdown churches, but we may be entering a new phase of things now,after the election, where they don't even bother with pretenses like a common coldvirus to attack Christians. So you really do need to be kind of onguard and be prepared. And one of...

...the things that you may not seecoming from left field is the fact that your digital library, your ebooks,are subject to a retroactive editing and deletion by large retailers like and I'm nottrying to single them out, but like Amazon and Apple. They can actuallygo back and a race or edit sections of the e books that you buyfrom them, because when you make that purchase you're not actually buying the EBOOK, you're buying a license for that Ebook and they have the legal right tomake changes that they deem necessary at any time. So in our show linkswe have some places and some tips for you on how you can protect yourdigital library, ways to change its underlying formatting and structure so that you cansave it on a USB stick and not...

...have to worry about that again.Also in the show notes we're going to have links for you for those ofyou justifiably concerned about this ongoing covid hoax and the things that they're rolling outfor it, like testing and masks and vaccinations. Just a reminder that theMARCI and I Christian Church offers exemption forms for those and in our show linksyou'll be able to access those resources. And of course those are all forfree. That's part of the mercy and I outreach programs. It's just foryour benefit and you don't have to pay for it. So we'll have thoselinks in the show. And speaking of ebooks and paperbacks, today's show we'regoing to, as promised, get into a little bit about how it wasthat the Old Testament even got into the Bible in the first place, andone of the good reference points to start with is going to be on pagetwo hundred thirty eight of the very first...

Bible. That's in the reference instudy guide in the back section. So page to thirty eight. If youturn there you'll be able to follow along a little bit more coherently as weget into it. Now, one of the things that a lot of peopleagree on is it the addition of the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament intoyour modern Bible with stories of its psychopathic deity. When people read that OldTestament it has driven untold millions of people away from Christianity, souls that arenow lost forever. Will never get those people back. So we want toget into a little bit about how did that Old Testament even get there,because the god, the Christian God that we know, the one that wasrevealed to us through Christ, is nowhere to be found in the Old Testament. And of course we know Jesus isn't anywhere to be found in the OldTestament. So to kind of make that trip we're going to need to takea little journey back in time to a...

...town in Greece, and the nameof that town was called NICEA and the year was three and twenty five ad. and at that time, to be blunt, Christianity was a completemess. The judaisers had done their their their job pretty well by that point. Even some of the big big names and early Christianity were celebrating Easter onSaturdays and they were basing the day on Jewish interpretation of the lunar cycles.Now, at this point you had faction, sex offshoots and breakaway church as scatteredacross the Roman Empire, literally across the known world, and there wereall poisoned by the faith and customs of an alien religion and Deity. Somewere even falsely preaching that circumcision was necessary to be saved. Now, stainingagainst all of this chaos and confusion and false gospels was the largest group oforganized Christians with a coherent faith in dogma,...

...with the very first Bible as thebedrock of their faith, and they were the Marcian Nights. The MARCIANKNIGHTS had millions of followers and were much larger than the Church of Rome thatwas established by Peter who at one time had also been a Judaizer, beforebeing corrected by the Apostle Paul, and later that Church would become the RomanCatholic Church, as we're going to see later in our in our episode today. Now, the Marcy Knights also had lots of enemies, powerful and wellfinanced enemies that hated them for rejecting the Hebrew Bible, or is, youknow, at the Old Testament, and they came to the obvious conclusion thatour Christian God was not the same as the psychotic Colonel Deity that's portrayed inthe Old Testament. Now, unlike the Marcianites, the Romans didn't have aJewish problem at all. They had just crushed to rebellions one and seventy eightD in Jerusalem and another, with finality...

...and extreme prejudice, in one hundredand thirty five a d even going so far as to literally salt the earth, to plow salt into the earth. They had had quite enough of theJewish rebellion. Now the Hebrews had rolled the dice with yet another in along line of false Messiahs, and Rome really made them pay. And ona historical side note, it was during this period that the Hebrews invented.Terrorism is a tool of wards, the first time we've heard of it,and the Romans suffered heavy casualties as they learned to counteract US new technique ofresistance. And ultimately, we know, they prevailed. In fact, youcan still find the coins that they minted in celebration with the words Judaea CaptaJudea de Victa, which means Judea captured, Judaic conquered. The arch of titus, you may have heard of. That also commemorates their hard fought victoryover rebellion and terrorism of the time.

And with the memory of these Jewishrebellions still fresh on their minds and a growing group of Christians quickly becoming restless, the Roman Emperor Constantine devised a brilliant plan that would unite the divided youngchurch under one roof while at the same time making Rome's Jewish problem someone else'sproblem. And he called it the Council of NICEA. And Constantine, bythe way, was a pagan. He was a devoted worshiper of the RomanSun God, Saul and Victus, and he was so devoted, in fact, that he had coins minted with his profile on one side and the imageof the Sun God on the other, minted, in fact, even asthe Council of NICEA was in session in three hundred and twenty five a dnow, the Council of NICEA codified Christianity and its set the framework for anew Christian Bible, with the Gospel of...

...the Lord that we know replaced bythe four gospels that you're familiar with, and it would also contain a HebrewBible renamed to the Old Testament. Now, the Marcionites, the largest organized groupof Christians on Earth at the time and keepers of the very first Bible, were not invited to the Council of NICEA. Also, we find thatPope Sylvester the first was also absent from the proceedings, and of the onethous eighteen hundred bishops under Roman rule, three hundred were selected to be onthe council, but they were instructed that failure to agree with any pronouncements thatwere to be issued in the name of the council would be met with exilefrom the Roman Empire. And at the end of the council, three ranafile of Constantine's wishes. Areus, theonus of Marmarica and secondest of telemay areas. His teachings were declared as heretical and his books were burned, just asthey would soon burn the first Bible. And, by the way, areashimself was exiled by the emperor to Illyria.

Now, one of the things you'llnotice if you do a Internet search on the Council of NICEA, you'llnotice it all the top results loudly proclaimed that no Bible was created at thecouncil. But yet we find in history books we see that Constantine ordered fiftybibles created right after the council ended. And Remember, at this point intime there was only the Bible that the Marcia Knights were using, the veryfirst Christian Bible prior to Niceea. So really the only question is which Codexwas called this, this new Bible. There were two codexes and that's reallythe only argument that historians have is which one of those codex has was partand parcel of the fifty bibles ordered by Constantine. But it's kind of amoot point in terms of an argument, because both of the codexes in question, they both contained the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament. So in onestunning move and one fell swoop, Constantine...

...had merged the divided Christians under oneroof, solved the empire's Jewish problem and also merge that Christian roof into theRoman Empire, Blending Church and state. Now is a pragmatist. As anoutside observer, it's actually hard to argue with the outcome. Because of theChristians now had the full protection of the Roman Empire, no more persecutions andbeing fed to lions. So it looked like a pretty good deal. Butit wasn't such a good deal for the Marcy Knights and their first Bible.They would now be labeled as heretics and the True Bible, with its tenbooks and Gospel of the Lord, would be hunted down and burn also,by decree, Constantine ordered that all of the mercy night churches be handed overto the Catholics. What this means is a constantine and his Pagan Street CornerHustle had effectively ended their ministry and codified an alien Hebrew Deity into a newBible. Now, fifty years later, in eighty two a d the newlyminted Roman Catholic Church announced the unveiling of...

...its New Bible and it looked verysimilar to one of the fifty bibles that were issued by Constantine some fifty yearsearlier. Now, in this new Catholic Bible, there were forty six booksfor the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament. There were twenty seven books for theNew Testament, for a total of seventy three books with four different gospels. Most, by the way, of those gospels contain snippets and pieces ofthe original gospel of the Lord, but they've been redesigned and weaved in sucha way as to give Christ an imaginary Jewish back story. And, bythe way, less than three percent of the words in your Modern Bible areactually attributed to Jesus Christ. Now, as Christians, we know Jesus meantfor his salvation to be universal for the whole world, not just for aspecial race of people. But some people are rideful and greedy and they wantownership of it, they want authorship of it, they want control over itsnarrative. And in the next episode of...

...the Right Bible podcast we're going tolook at how the gospels were edited by the Judaisers to achieve just that goal. And when you contrast and compare the original Gospel of the Lord to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. You'll immediately see how they did it andyou'll see where they did it, and we're going to have a link inthe show notes so you can download a free copy of the very first Bibleand hopefully that'll help you kind of break away from internalizing the commands of youroppressors. is at work. And just to wrap it up, you'll noticeon this show we don't, you know, bombard you with endless advertisements or hurtfelt please for donations, but if you'd like to show your appreciation forthe content, I'lls they have to do is like, share, subscribe onthe podcast or the Youtube Channel, and it's especially helpful, by the way, if you just leave a quick review. People love to read those and ithelps guide them towards towards better content,...

...so we would appreciate that. Also, if you'd like to pick up at the paperback version of the veryfirst Bible, just go to Amazon, type in the forwards the very firstBible or click on the show links at the bottom of the page and withthat will see you next time on the Right Bible podcast.

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