The Wife of Jesus? In the news today is a fragment of papyrus which purportedly refers to Mary the wife of Jesus. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/us/historian-says-piece-of-papyrus-refers-to-jesus-wife.html Such claims have been made for centuries but only recently have they gained wide spread attention. Due in large part to the blockbuster book “The Da Vinci Code” this theory has now been disseminated beyond the plastered halls of academia and brought into the living rooms of everyday people. What was once only whispered about among so called higher critics is now openly discussed with a measure of respectability. Did Jesus really marry Mary Magdalene? Did they produce offspring? Is there a holy blood line of Jesus? For those who have checked out the claims of the Da Vinci Code and the Holy Blood Holy Grail, you already know that much of the so called evidence in these books is based on the fabricated Templar documents of Pierre Plantard. You also know that the Bible is silent on any such relationship between Mary and Jesus. At the root of this debate are two competing world views. The Biblical world view which believes mankind is a fallen creation and in need of a Savior. The secular world view which believes mankind is evolving and will eventually reach enlightenment by his own efforts. Jesus as a married man who lived to father children fits nicely into this latter world view. Since the 1st or 2nd century this “enlightenment” philosophy has made inroads into Christianity. Egypt has traditionally been a hot bed for some of these claims. There are those of this enlightened philosophy who believe that in 96 AD, the apostle Mark made a convert of an Alexandrian sage named Ormus, along with six of his followers. With their conversion, they brought into Christianity the Zoroastrian, Mithraic, and Hermetic philosophies of the ancients. This new brand of Christianity chose the symbol of the red cross. These enlightened Christians called themselves the Sages of Light. The official version of the story was that these Sages of Light or enlightened ones eventually became known as Rosenkreutz, or Rosicrucians, after their red cross symbol. It is worth noting that Rosenkreutz may well have been a clever concealment for raz karowz, which was Aramaic for “Heralds of Secrets.” The Sages of Light, the Heralds of Secrets, kept the doctrine of enlightenment alive for the next one thousand years until they passed the torch to the Knights Templar.
So what do you believe? Was Jesus just another man or was he the Son of God? What if the answer to this question was encoded in the first chapter of the first book of the New Testament and the 13th Enumeration was the key?
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