Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Interpolations into Paul

"But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation." (Philippians 1:22)
The above passage shows a clear obsession with the Levite Holiness Code and agrees with passages about a kingdom of priests in Peter's letter and Revelation. A kingdom of bishops on earth for all time. This is the old leaven of the lawyers. The passage presents Christ which is the Savior and Logos as being flesh. He took on flesh, he put flesh on. He wore flesh. He never BECAME or transformed into flesh. We wear flesh. You cannot possibly be your flesh in Gnostic thought so this passage cannot make any sense.

"For in Christ all the fullness of the deity lives in bodily form." (Philippians 2:9)
The above passage has a clear problem when it says, 'bodily form'. Form could be the original reading or 'who lived in bodily form' would fit even better. The current reading cannot be original.

"According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air." (1Thessalonians 4:15-17)
There are obvious problems with this passage. First, it is preceded by Paul telling us not to be ignorant about those who fall asleep like others who have no hope. Paul equated falling asleep with ignorance. Since this passage equates falling asleep with bodily carnal death it goes on to tell us not to grieve because we will rise again and the second time it says 'Jesus' likely originally said 'Christ'. Even if we kept 1Thessalonians 4:13-14 it still seems to have problems when compared to the most authentic Pauline epistles. It says the day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night and the Gospel originally either did not have this message or it meant another meaning.

It teaches, like Revelation, a Jerusalem coming down from the sky. It teaches that resurrected carnal fleshly bodies fly into the sky in the clouds. It agrees with the Luke interpolations and the Catholic letters.
 "saying that the day of the Lord has already come." (2Thessalonians 2:2)
The day that he was seated at the right hand of God did already come and it was at his crucifixion and immediate resurrection. Not the stupid three days in the belly of the earth Talmudic nonsense the Church Fathers added to scripture.

"Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for [that day will not come] until the rebellion occurs the man of lawlessness (man of sin) is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. Don't you remember that when I was with you I use to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs, and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness." (2Thessalonians 2:3-2:12)
The above is clearly a later gloss reflecting on the coming (paraousia) of Vespasian and Titus to Jerusalem. The work of Satan is basically everything the Romans do. This was never once applied by Church Fathers to Vespasian but rather they kissed the Emperor's ass and applied it to Gnostics or to this second coming of Jesus in the flesh. The problem is that in the Gospel every passage that seems to speak of a second coming is speaking of appearances after the resurrection. Revelation and 2Thessalonians changed all this to be some apocalyptic future event. Because of this passage it could be written around the time of 70 AD making it very early or it could be that it never applied to Titus, and the Fathers used it for a future event because they wrote it and intended it to be read this way.

Hebrews has Jesus as Melchizedek and also has adoptionist tendencies which mark it off as not being by Paul. The man of sin theme, Melchizedek and many other themes like Belial are themes from the Qumran community and could link the letters to the bar Kokhba revolt.

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