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Episode 78 · 3 months ago

The Capernaum Conundrum: Luke's Gospel And A 2,000 Year Old Timeline Error


In today's episode we try and solve a scriptural problem that's plagued theologians and biblical scholars for millenia: Now on the docket is the strange case of Luke chapter 4, verse 23. The mistake made by this anonymous author may have just upended the entire narrative and motivations behind the synoptic gospels and is one of the most important episodes published by FBN FirstNews.

Links mentioned during the show and additional information:

The Gospel of the Lord

Stolen Divinity and the Magic Bullet of Bethlehem

Marcion’s not quite Marcionite Gospel

Do Marcionites Celebrate Christmas?

Sounds Like BS (Biblical Studies), ep. 6: The Synoptic Problem

The Plan of St. Luke's Gospel: A Critical Examination

The Synoptic Problem

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"Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils." 1 Corinthians 10:18

In today's episode we try and solve a scriptural problem that's plagued theologians and biblical scholars for Millennia. Now on the docket is the strange case of Luke, Chapter Four, Verse Twenty Three. The latest news, history and analysis from the perspective of the First Christians. Tune into the FBN worldwide. Twenty four seven radio stream. FBN recently did an episode that grappled with an overlooked verse in John Seven Forty Two that highlighted a monumental problem with the Bethlehem birth story and the narrative about Jesus having a Jewish background. The response from viewers was pretty overwhelming. Now I use overwhelming in a relative sense because we're such a tiny network with a very niche audience. You could probably post a video of Moss growing on a rock with time lapse photography on Youtube and get more views than we do. But the viewer we do have are pretty focused and dedicated, and one of the things we recommend to other people that follow the pre nicene faith and use the first Christian Bible of one forty four a d is to always seek the truth, and it spawned kind of a cottage industry, where people will take that First Bible and see for themselves the changes that were made, the editing that was done to it, when they compare those original verses to the Modern Bible, the Judeo Christian Bible, the King James Version that everyone uses today anyway. As a result, we had a lot of viewer mail about Luke. Chapter Four, Verse Twenty Three. Some sharp eyed people notice that the verse doesn't make any sense. It has Jesus referring to places using the wrong timeline of events. But really what it is is just amateurish plagiarism and bad editing. But let's read it together and see what all the hubbub is about. Quote. And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me. This proverb physician, heal thyself whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. Unquote. Even for casual readers of the Bible there's a glaring error because in the next few sentences we find out that Jesus hadn't even been to Capernaum yet. Fast forward to verse thirty, right after the Jews try to kill Jesus when he's in Nazareth by throwing him off of a cliff. Here we go, verse thirty, just a few sentences after verse twenty three. But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way and came down to Capernama, city in Galilee, and taught them on the Sabbath days, and they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was with power. Wait a minute, what how did that happen? Jesus just got done telling the Jews in Nazareth that he knows they want to see him do the same miracles that he did in Capernaum. Let's read it again. Physician, heal thyself whatsoever. We have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. But a few sentences later we find out that he had never been in Capernaum. He was on his way to Capernaum, as we just read here, and came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the Sabbath days, and they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was with power. Now, obviously it's a screw up. It's a major screw up. If this was a Hollywood script, they would have to reshoot the whole scene and maybe in a strange way. It is a Hollywood scene, or maybe a little closer to a crime scene. Now, before I get into this and really dissect it, you have to know that this screw up has been the subject of intense explanations for hundreds of years. Is the Judaizers tried to patch it up with a series of word games, some man ticks and linguistic...

...gymnastics, all of which make no sense and really are just pretty embarrassing. In fact, biblical scholars and theologians have made career moves out of trying to fix these errors. Even to this day. It's a never ending list of problems that just roll on and on. You See, Luke four three is just one of dozens of glaring problems in these synoptic gospels. Out of all of them, the episode we did on John Seven, forty two and the Jesus birth story is probably the most damning. By comparison, Luke for twenty three is just lazy editing and half stepping plagiarization. The John Episode was titled Stolen Divinity and the Magic bullet of Bethlehem, and if you haven't watched it, I suggest you check it out, because it also covers a lot of the basics and backstory behind why some of these mistakes were simply inevitable. And I say inevitable for a few reasons, because there's no such thing as a perfect crime and mistakes are inevitable with every crime. And what we have here is a massive crime scene and cover up, a conspiracy so vast it makes the fake plague we just went through look like some kid lying about his dog eating his homework. And it's interesting, is it not, that we find the same criminals from two thousand years ago hard at work today. Don't wait. If you don't think they're capable of doing what I'm about to explain to you, you're pretty gullible, and there's really no other way to say it. But you have plenty of company. But don't worry, it won't last much longer. For now, just reflect on a verse from an Epistle you might be familiar with. It's from first Thessalonians to fifteen, in which these criminals are described as, quote, the enemy of all mankind that displease God himself, unquote. Mind you, not just one, not just some of them, all of them, the whole group. And yes, they're capable of anything, including about what we're about to go over, and there's nothing new about it, although if you're hearing this for the first time, it's going to be a little jarring, as the truth usually is. You see, they didn't just kill Christ, they attempted to steal his divinity. They hijack Christianity itself. Let that sink in now. I told you it was a massive crime scene and the cover up was even bigger. But to understand how big, we need to start with a foundation of truth, the simple basics, free of confusion. You see, there is but one God, our Christian God, and he revealed himself to us only when he sent his son, Jesus Christ to us. Nobody knew God prior to the arrival of his son, nobody, not the Greeks, not the Romans, the Jews, the Hindus, the Chinese, the Egyptians, nobody. First Corinthians Eight, chapter three gives us the big picture, and here it is. But to us there is but one God, the father of whom are all things and we in him, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things and we buy him. Unquote. Any person or group of people that tells you different from that is a liar. And you can quote me. You see, Jesus transcends race and religion. He didn't play favorites with one group over another. Period when he arrived, it was a clean slate all across the board for everybody. Now, if you understand what I just told you, congratulations, because it just eliminated about seventy percent of the confusion and nonsense that has been ingrained in you since birth concerning God and Christ. But what about after he arrived to teach us? And let us know, God loved us all? We weren't there. How can how can we be...

...sure of what he said and what he taught? Should we just take the word of four or five anonymous authors with different stories and confusing timelines? No, this is not something God would leave to chance. which brings us to the Gospels, or rather the Gospel Singular, the gospel of the Lord. You may know, it is the Apostle Paul's revelation that he had on the road to Damascus. What it was was Jesus Christ searing into his brain and soul the Gospel that he wanted all of us to hear, the Gospel in which Paul says quote, but I certify you brethren that the Gospel which was preached of me is not after man, for I neither received it of man but by the revelation of Jesus Christ, unquote. And of course we find that in Galatians one eight through nine. So yes, that one, that Gospel, a message is so powerful he was driven to establish Christian churches across the known world with it. You see, he wasn't preaching Matthew, Mark, Luker John, he was preaching the Gospel of the Lord, every jot and tittle given to him directly by Christ. And from that Gospel we learned how Jesus arrived, when Jesus arrived, what he said, what he did and how he left. Now you might be saying, Whoa, wait a minute, Darren. I've got a Bible right here and there's nothing called the gospel of the Lord in here. What's going on here? What is this witchcraft? What's the story, Darren? And while you'd be right, or rather kind of right, you see, bits in pieces of the gospel of the Lord are still in your modern Judeo Christian Bible, at least in the New Testament section of it, most of it has been edited, redacted, reward it and Judaized to the point that it's virtually unrecognizable. You have to know what the original parts look like to be able to discern what was later added and changed. Now, of course, even better would be to have a copy of the gospel of the Lord and with it you'd be able to see exactly what was changed and edited, kind of like what I'm doing right now with my copy. You See, I have the original Christian Bible of one forty a D and that means I have the original gospel of the Lord, along with Paul's original ten epistles. Oh and the epistles. Yeah, they changed those two. Now, before we get into why they made all the changes, I figure now is as good a time as any to take another look at that luke four three again. I mean maybe some of the bits and pieces of the original gospel of the Lord are in there somewhere. I mean, that would be something, wouldn't it? Maybe a stray word or two, knows, it couldn't hurt to check, I reckon. No need to get all fancy about it. Let's just open her up to page one, start right at the beginning and see what's what. And it begins in the Fifteenth Year of Tiberius Caesar, ponscious pilot, Being Governor of Judea, Jesus descended into Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath days, and they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was in authority. And in the synagogue there was a man which had a spirit of an unclean devil and cried out with a loud voice saying let us alone. What have we done with you, Jesus? Are you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the holy one of God. and Jesus rebuked him, saying hold your peace and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him and hurt him not. And they were all amazed and spoke among themselves saying what a word is this, for with authority and Power...

He commands the unclean spirits and they come out. And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about, and he came to Nazareth and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath Day and sat down and he began to speak to them, and all wondered at the words which proceeded out of his mouth and he said unto them. You will surely say unto me this proverb physician heal thyself whatsoever. We have heard done in Capernaum. Do also here in your country? Oh My, that sure sounded familiar, didn't it? Well, there you have it. It looks like our Buddy Luke just copy pasted from the original gospel of the Lord and then put the Nazareth visit in front of Caepernow he even copied the physician heal thyself line word for word. But was it just a simple mistake, or was there a reason in well, what reason? Now? I think I have a pretty good idea about why he did it, and you might as well. But to get there we need a little bit more context, and that starts with asking who was this Luke Guy? Anyway, it seems it would be a pretty important question. After all, the Catholic church is ascribing his writings to be the very word of God. Let that sink in. This guy must be pretty important. I mean at least an apostle or something spent time with Jesus and knew what happened. I mean he had to have been a real insider. Well, no, according to the Church, the gospel of Luke, and all the gospels for that matter, including acts, were written by four or five anonymous authors. That's their official position. Don't ask, don't tell. It's the word of God, divinely inspired, but we have no idea who any of these people are. Well, that sure gives the church a lot of wiggle room, a lot of plausible deniability. It's the word of God, but we're not obligated to prove it or even tell you who wrote it. Ye, see how far that would fly in a courtroom. Now that's the official position, but unofficially the general consensus is that Luke is actually pretty well known as being while Luke Luke the traveling companion of the Apostle Paul, Luke was also a physician. Now we know that part is true, because Paul tells us about Luke and his original epistles. Now, because we're investigating this as a crime scene with suspects, let's focus in on a couple of key details and facts. Number One, Luke was not an apostle. Number two, Luke never met Jesus. Number birth three, all of Luke's accounts were acquired. Second or third hand, as he tells US himself. Now already our suspect is looking pretty shady, wouldn't you say? But there's more. You see, Luke spent time traveling with the Apostle Paul, helping him preach the original gospel of the Lord, and Common Sense tells us he would have had access to everything in that Gospel and been able to question Paul about it thoroughly. He probably made his own copy of it. And what does luke do right after traveling with the Apostle Paul? Well, you guessed it, he pumped out his own Gospel, his own version of the Real Gospel. Now it's pretty obvious what happened, and we've shown unassailable examples of the plagiarism and the amateur cut and paste job he did. And there's literally dozens more examples. If Luke was smart, he should lawyer up right about... and just in the interview. But the problem is he would have asked for a lawyer in Greek, the same language his Gospel was written in, and I don't understand Greek, so we're gonna go ahead and just keep this interview rolling. You See, with the crime we like to cover three things. Means motive and opportunity. We nailed down means an opportunity, but that still leaves motive. Luke, buddy, we know you did it. The cats out of the bag. That parts over. We just want to know why you did it. Give everyone some closure. Things will go better for you. Just tell us why you did it now. The answer to this question unlocks everything, and the importance of knowing why, knowing the motivation, cannot be overstated. Because it's not just luke. There are three synoptic gospels that all did the same thing, that all use the original Gospel and then changed it. There is a conspiracy, there's no question. But why? Now? This is where it gets fairly interesting. Regular viewers and listeners, I'm assuming, already have a free copy of the very first Bible in e Book Format or bought a hard copy so that they can follow along as we get deeper into the weeds here. If you're new, just type four words into any browser the very first Bible, or go to the very first Bible Dot Org, dot org and download a free copies so you don't get lost on this next part. Only with a copy of the original Gospel in original ten epistles will you be able to see exactly what they did. And, by the way, we do these episodes in podcast audio format and in video, but video, I think, will be best on this one because of the side by side comparisons. But I'll do my best to explain it all so for listeners, so that it's at least uh partially coherent. Anyway, back to our motive. But Luke isn't talking anymore because his lawyer just showed up. Now we need to go back and find what triggered the event. There must have been a conflict. There had to have been. Who would want to rewrite and Change The gospel of the Lord? What were they looking to gain? Qui Bono? Who benefits from such a thing? And certainly, given the gravity of the changes involved, e. g. The very word of God and divinity of Christ, somebody must have objected. Somebody had to have said something. Now to find out, we need to sit down and review what we know before it was changed. Paul's revelation on the road to Damascus happened in thirty four a d. That puts the earliest dating of the Gospel of the Lord Att a D. and what does Paul do with this? Revelation and New Gospel, while he tells us in Galatians one twelve through fourteen. Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them, which were apostles before me, but I went into Arabia and returned again, unto Damascus. Then, after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to see Cephas and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none Save James, the Lord's brother. Now, by the way, Cephas is Peter, and the part about the brother isn't meant in the familial sense, so don't get too hung up on that now. This two week visit with Peter and James is an important part of the timeline that we're establishing because it means the earliest any of the other apostles would have known about the gospel of the Lord would have been in thirty seven a D. and in thirty seven a D there was only one Gospel, the gospel of the Lord. Nothing else existed. There was no matthew, there was no mark, no Luke,... John and no acts at that time, only one gospel. And this is the time that the Judaizers and Ebia nights had elevated James to cult icon status, even going so far as proclaiming him the real head of the church, not Peter. These were Messianic Jews that were blending oil and water, Kabbalah, wizards and alchemists and proclaiming Jesus as a descendant from the Line of David and pronouncing him to be the Jewish Messiah. Now I don't think it's possible to actually overstate what a dire situation it was for Christianity at this time, in thirty seven a D Christianity was effectively dead in the water. All the other apostles had been murdered or were on the run in hiding, and Peter and James were neck deep in Jews and Ebia Nights. In fact, Peter and James Were de facto practicing Jews at that point and fully adherent to the six thirteen Tarah laws, as they lived right smack DAB in the middle of Jerusalem, right next to the temple. Christianity was as empty as the tomb that had once held the body of Jesus, and the Judaizers were well on their way to hijacking the divinity of Christ and subverting the faith and making matters worse they now would have known about the gospel of the Lord. Paul was with Peter and James for two weeks and I'm sure the subject came up. In fact it's probably all they talked about, and that means they would have known. The Gospel begins with the words, and I quote, in the Fifteenth Year of Tiberius Caesar, ponscious pilot, Being Governor of Judea, Jesus descended into Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath Days, and they were astonished at his doctor and for his word was in authority. That's right. Nothing about two Jews and a horse stable in Bethlehem, just Jesus descending from heaven to Earth, specifically into Capernell, coming to earth the same way he left it, ascending and descending. Nothing about King David and Solomon and mysterious bloodlines Torah laws and confusing Jewish lineage and fulfilling this or that prophecy on this or that moon cycle and him being the Jewish Messiah. No, none of that, Nada. It's very simple, clear cut and direct, as it should be, because we're reminded in First Corinthians four thirty three, that God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. And this truth represented a huge problem for the Ebian Nights and Judaizers that were surrounding James and Peter. You see, it's hard to fabricate a Jewish Messiah out of thin air if the very first sentence of the gospel of the Lord refutes your entire narrative. It's hard to appropriate and hijack the divinity of the son of God when your script just blew up in your face. Now, on top of that, you've killed Jesus and murdered some of his apostles. Talk about bad optics, not to mention the fact that Jesus himself said Your father is the devil and that you don't know God and God doesn't know you. The Jews were going to need a lot more than a public relations firm to fix a problem this large. And that, my friends, is where the synoptic gospels come into play. They are the competing narrative, the make Jesus a Jew at any cost game plan. The anonymous authors of Matthew, Mark, Luke John an acts, with their carefully crafted editing in Mad Jack Carpet Weaving,...

...desperately trying to staple their Torah into Jesus Christ, just as they nailed his hands and feet to the cross. Incidentally, when one compares the synoptic parallels, some startling results are noticed. Of Mark's eleven thousand twenty five words, only on two have no parallel in either matthew or Luke. Percentage wise, percent of Mark's Gospel is duplicated in Matthew and eight eight percent is found in Luke. You see, it's a coordinated, top down effort. There's nothing independent about them, and the only thing about them that's actually divinely inspired are the remaining unedited sentences that they plagiarized from the gospel of the Lord. In the end, a confusing, conflicted and bizarre patchwork of disjointed nonsense and linguistic gymnastics, fueled by reprobate imaginations and driven by Satan himself. It's the predictable, failed result of stapling two different religions together. Complete chaos. Now are you starting to understand why all the authors were anonymous? Remember how we got here? We were talking about the motive behind changing the gospel of the Lord and Luke screw up, remember, means motive opportunity, and Paul knew what they were doing. He knew all about their false gospels. He knew about their Judaizing and subversive tactics and trying to trick Christians into becoming slaves again under Jewish law. What do you think his epistles were all about? Look at them, open your eyes. Here literally the first words from chapter one of Galatians. I marvel the e are so quickly changed from him that called you in the grace onto a different gospel, which is not another. But there be some that trouble you and would pervert the Gospel of Christ. But though we or an angel should announce to you a gospel contrary to what Ye have received, let him be accursed. That's right, he knew all about these back room serpents. Again, here second Corinthian six, four through seven. For if he that cometh preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit which Ye have not received, or another Gospel which Ye have not accepted, for such are false apostles, deceitful workers transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ, and no marvel, for Satan himself has transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing of his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works. You See, this war with the enemy of all men and kind, as Paul describes them, the Judaizers, would come to a head a short time later at the Council of Jerusalem and forty a D if you're interested in learning more about how that situation developed, I love links in the show notes for earlier episodes we've done on this very interesting subject. Theologians and authors like von Harnack, be Dune, lousy cow child, Schwegler, Vincent Lampi, byard and Bauer also have useful information. But for the thirty thousand foot view of how it all fits together, there's simply no substitute for Bishop Theophilis at the Marcia and night Christian church. And according to Theophilis, Christians need Judaism like a fish needs a bicycle. And he's fond of quoting First Corinthians ten eighteen. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the Cup of devils. Ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table and of the...

...table of devils, unquote. Now these are words we can certainly apply to our situation today. I would imagine. Remember is Christians were compelled to always seek the truth then hold fast to it, and the first step is getting a free copy of the first Christian Bible. See for yourself and make your own judgment. You can get that at the very first Bible Dot Org, Dot Org. Now I think we'll wrap it up for today. And, by the way, that first sentence from the First Gospel about Jesus descending from heaven in the Fifteenth Year of Tiberius Caesar, well, that would be the year and the only historical major celestial event, and that era happened that same year on November at eleven o five am. That's when a total solar eclipse was oneent visible only if you were standing in one special spot on earth and nowhere else, and that special spot was a little town in Palestine called Caper. Now, I'm Darren Collamo. We'll see you next time on FBN. First News.

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