The written history of Ancient Christianity
The written history of the Ancient Christian religion
is almost completely destroyed.
There is almost no authentic written history
of early ancient Christianity,
because official church archives
and even the existant holy scripture have been rewritten
by many so-called editors during the years 300-350 AD.
Specially books and scrolls about early ancient Christianity
and the first centuries are destroyed by the
NT-groups. The history of Christianity in the centuries
before the New Testament has almost been erased.
The church of Marcion was in the first centuries (30-450 AD)
the biggest church in North Africa and Syria
and the biggest Christian denomination overall.
This church had many ancient Egyptian features
as well as Gnostic features. Very special was their thinking
about God the father as mentioned in the Old Testament.
They did not recognize the god Jahweh
as the god of the Christian church.
It is known that the Marcion church also
banished certain writingsand had holy writings
different from other Christian churches
of the apostles and the Christian churches of the Gnostics.
The church of Marcion can be seen as the first world-wide
organised Christian movement. We know something
about the church of Marcion because their annihilators
wrote about them to mock them and abuse them.
The followers of John the Baptist represent a group,
that certainly originates from before the Jesus religion.
The religious groups around John the Baptist were
even more fanatically erased then the church of Marcion.
Some say that the church of John the Baptist secretly still exists.
This is said to be recognizable in the works of art
of well known sculptures and painters.
If this is true, it would be interesting to see,
whether these hidden John the Baptist groups
still have archives available with ancient texts.
It is known that the successor of John the Baptist
is mentioned in the New Testament as Simon the Magus.
Simon was accompanied by a female priestess Helena.
The relation between Maria Magdalene and Helena is unknown.
But the significance of the presence of priestesses is sure.
Both women Maria Magdalene and Helena are mocked
and called bad names in the New Testament.
The second wave of banishing writings
came in the second century (130-200 AD),
even before the New Testament was being written,
many scriptures were banished
because they did not fit in with the goals
of the NT-groups of that time.
The so-called heresy-hunters were appointed and have done
their destructive work well in Egypt and Syria.
The third wave from 200 to 500 AD of banishing scriptures
came with the destruction of all non NT-churches,
like the church of Marcion (although Marcion apparently
honored the letters of Paul), the church of John the Baptist,
the Gnostics, the religion of Mani,
the believers of the Seth manuscripts,
the destruction of the ancient Egyptian religion
in the same time. Officially the year 552 AD is
seen as the end of the ancient Egyptian religion.
The burning of the library of Alexandria in Egypt
by the Romans around 290 AD was extremely tragical.
The back up of this big library in the temple of Serapis
was destroyed by the Christian church of the NT-groups in 391 BC.
This is also the period where the Roman military forces
where used to destroy every non-NT-group.
Is this the oldest Christian church in use?
The Christian church became the official church
of the Roman empire at about 362 AD.
This will certainly have had further repercussion
on the Christian churches outside the NT-groups.
The original Pagan religion of the Romans
was reduced and property was confiscated.
Without doubt many written scriptures have been erased
or altered to fit in with the opinions of
the NT-power groups.
Also the church of the Nestorians was thrown out
of the mainstream.
It is fashionable to put all guild of the destruction
of ancient scriptures on the emperor Constantine after 362 AD.
This is a tempting thought but not true at all.
The NT-church started the burning of books
directly while coming into existence.
One of the burnings is even mentioned in the New Testament.
It is the burning of books in Ephese.
The NT-writers claim, that Paul was before
his conversion a terminator of believers
but the reality is most probable different.
Some letters of Paul in the NT are authentic,
but many other letters of Paul are most probable
altered or not written by Paul at all.
The NT-groups tried to incorporate
the well known memory of Paul into
their believe system for gaining authority.
Paul was in his time (30-80 AD) very probable
a modern and spiritual
Christian with a veneration for the female
element in the Christian religion.
Gnostic writings of Paul have been found.
The Islamic invasion of Egypt left
the Christian churches of the Copts relatively in peace,
the fourth wave of destruction of Christian scriptures
came centuries later with
the reign of caliph al Hakim 996-1021 AD.
The fifth wave of destruction of scriptures and
church organizations came with the Inquisition
of the Roman Catholic church during the Middle Ages,
let us say from 600-1550 AD.
Every religious group that was not of the same belief
as the Roman Catholic church was tortured,
destroyed, killed, burned, erased.
the church of Arius in eastern Europe,
the church of Manicheus,
the Bogimil church,
the Hussite church (now the Moravian church of the Hernhuters),
not to mention the destruction of Celtic and
Germanic religions in Europe,
the cultures of the Inca and the Aztecs
in the Caribbian and South America.
The fall of Constantinople (now Istanbul)
into the hands of the Venetian army around 1420
has again given destruction
of writings of the Eastern churches.
The same happened by the crusaders,
who conquered and plundered Jerusalem.
Those crusaders burned and plundered many holy places.
It seems that important scriptures were brought
to Western Europe secretly and survived hidden until today.
The Roman Catholic crusade against the Cathars
in the south of France around 1244 has destroyed
much evidence of the true history of the Christian church.
It seems that the destruction of the Cathars also was meant
to destroy remnants of the order of Templars
and remnants of the John the Baptist churches
and other Greek traditions in the South of France.
Finally the Inquisition has chased away
the illustrious Arabic universities of Spain
and the Jewish population of many parts of Europe
as well as the belongings of many sects and heretics.
Certainly the Inquisition played a role in the witch hunt
in Europe and North America from 1200 to 1650 AD.
A conclusion could be, that at the end of the middle ages
around 1550 the history of Christianity was
almost completely destroyed and rewritten
by the Western NT-churches.
The church history as it is taught nowadays
is strongly influenced by the mainstream thinking
of the surviving NT-churches.
Even many Prostestant churches are seeing
the church history
as the history of the NT-churches and
nothing is being taught about the other ways
of Christian spirituality.
Even well known scientific books still are mentioning
the Christian churches as the churches inside
the NT-power groups and do mention everything
else with other names as the Gnostic churches
or even as heretics, as if those churches
were not Christian at all.
During the years 1600 to 1800 AD the order of the Jesuites
had the secret instruction to destroy
the written tradition of
every non Roman Catholic religious group
around the world and that is what they did.
This secret instruction has been published,
but is normally not integrated
in the publications of church history.
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