December 2017           "A Journal of Biblical Understanding"           Volume 14           

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Holy Blood, Holy Grail - The DaVinci Code - The Lost Tomb of Jesus! Are They TRUE?

MORE ATTACKS ON THE HOLY BIBLE AND SALVATION!!!

Many people in the Christian community are outraged because of these publications, but their responses do NOT tell us WHY they disagree with these books and documentaries! The great religious leaders of the world are not telling you why either!!
This article will bring you, the reader, those very things, the rebuttal as to why JESUS COULD NEVER HAVE MARRIED MARY MAGDALENE BECAUSE HE WAS NOT FREE TO MARRY!!

Holy Blood, Holy Grail BookA book authored by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln and published in 1982 titled "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" (later titled "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" for U.S. publication) claims that evidence in documents which had been found in the French National Library, as well as other documents which were supposedly found hidden inside a pillar of a small church in southern France describes the Prieure de Sion (or Priory of Sion), a thousand-year-old secret society! It has been shown to be a HOAX created in 1956 by a man called Pierre Plantard who was a pretender to the French throne. He claimed to be from the royal line of Merovingians. Plantard hoped the Priory of Sion would become an influencial irregular masonic lodge dedicated to the restoration of chivalry and monarchy and that it would promote his own claim to the throne of France.

From the web site Answers.com we find this paragraph ...

"Between 1961 and 1984 Plantard contrived a mythical pedigree of the Priory of Sion claiming that it was the offshoot of the monastic order housed in the Abbey of Sion, which had been founded in the Kingdom of Jerusalem during the First Crusade and later absorbed by the Jesuits in 1617. The mistake is often made that the Abbey of Sion was a 'Priory of Sion', but there is a difference between Abbey and Priory. Calling his original 1956 group 'Priory of Sion' presumably gave Plantard the later idea to claim that his organization had been historically founded in Jerusalem during the Crusades."

Also from Answers.com we have this comment ...

"In order to give credibility to the fabricated lineage and pedigree, Plantard and his friend, Philippe de Cherisy needed to create 'independent evidence.' So during the 1960's, they deposited a series of forged documents, the so-called Dossiers Secrets d'Henri Lobineau or 'Secret Dossiers of Henri Lobineau,' at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, in Paris. Also in the 1960's Plantard began writing a manuscript and had a series of 'medieval parchments' forged by de Cherisey which contained encrypted messages that referred to the Priory of Sion. The story that they concocted claimed that Father Berenger Sauniere had supposedly discovered these seemingly ancient parchments inside a pillar while renovation his church in Rennes-le-Chateau in 1891. The story and existence of the parchments was intended to prove Plantard's claims about the Priory of Sion being a medieval society."

And again from Answers.com this Proof of Conspiracy ....

"Letters in existence dating from the 1960's written by Plantard, de Cherisey, and (another conspirator), Gerard de Sede, written to each other confirm that the three were engaging in an out-and-out confidence trick, describing schemes on how to combat criticisms of their various allegations and how they would make up new allegations to try to keep the whole thing going. These letters totaling over 100 are in the possession of French researcher Jean-Luc Chaumeil, who has also retained the original envelopes. Jean-Luc Chaumeil during the 1970's was part of the Priory of Sion cabal, and wrote books and articles about Plantard and the Priory of Sion before splitting from it during the late 1970's and exposing Plantard's past in French books."

The DaVinci Code BookThe book entitled "The DaVinci Code" written by Dan Brown claims also that these HOAXES are 'fact' and bases the story line on them to try to show that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had children. The story goes that they moved to France and the royal line of Merovingian began from this bloodline.

"The DaVinci Code" contains many symbols, pyramids, and puzzles which purport to show these things as fact. These symbols come from the Babylonian Mystery religion and have nothing whatsoever to do with Jesus.

The Lost Tomb of Jesus BookThe latest offering is a documentary film by James Cameron (recent director of the film "Titanic") called "The Lost Tomb of Jesus." It is claiming that the discovery of 10 stone coffins in a Jerusalem suburb in 1980 is actually the family crypt of Jesus of Nazereth!

James Tabor, chairman of the religious studies department at the University of North Carolina, who is interviewed throughout the documentary, says it will not be so easy to dismiss this work.

Could it be true what these authors write, and what this documentary claims, that Jesus didn't really die, but continued to live, get married and raise children? Was all that just a SHAM to start a dynasty of human beings to rule on this earth? Did Jesus marry Mary Magdalene as these "discoveries" proclaim?

Why is the Bible SILENT about all this? Why is it NOT EVEN INTIMATED?

All these things and many more previously, down through the ages, IS AN ATTACK ON THE TRUTH OF GOD'S HOLY WORD, and specific attacks upon the assertions from the Bible that there will be SALVATION from sin and a resurrection from the dead, Jesus being the FIRST of THE FIRST FRUITS!! (1 Cor. 15:20-23; Jas. 1:18; Rev. 14:4)

IF JESUS WAS NOT RESURRECTED FROM DEATH BY GOD THE FATHER, THEN NO ONE ELSE WILL BE AND THERE IS NO SALVATION!!!

As I continue this writing, I will try to answer the questions I posed above ...

Marriage between a man and woman does have its physical side, but God MADE A MAN AND WOMAN ONE THROUGH MARRIAGE !! How could He do that? Through the human spirit, the MIND, of man and woman. They begin to think alike about things and have very similar goals to accomplish as husband and wife!

The HUMAN SPIRIT is what BINDS a man and woman together in marriage!

Let's be very clear at the beginning of this treatise that God is NOT the author of confusion! You can check that out in ...

1 Cor. 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
Jas. 3:16 "For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work."

Evil works proceed from Satan, therefore Satan is the author of confusion. Wouldn't you agree? Then when something or someone causes confusion, are they not, at least, being inspired by Satan the Devil? I think they are. Therefore when these books, movies, documentaries create confused thinking about Jesus, God and the church, I have to conclude that they are inspired by Satan the Devil. It seems to me it is nothing more than a foregone conclusion!

Jesus said He would BUILD His Church and the gates of hell (Gr. - Hades, the grave) would not prevail against it. (Mat. 16:18)

Catholic leaders grabbed onto the scriptures in that context to try to prove that Peter was set up as the "Head of the church" and the Popes from that time on began to claim unbroken descendency from Peter.

But what does that scripture REALLY say? Jesus is talking to Peter and tells him "you are Petros, meaning a 'stone', but I will build My church on this PETRA, meaning a rock, cliff or ledge, a projecting rock, crag, rocky ground, a rock, a large stone, metaphorically: a man like a rock, by reason of his firmness and strength of soul.

Jesus was saying that He would build His Church upon Himself. He described himself as Petra, a huge, massive outcropping of rock, an extremely SOLID foundation! He described Peter as "a little stone, or pebble".

How can we know this for sure?

1 Cor. 10:4 "And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock (Petra) was Christ."

YES! The ROCK upon which Jesus would build His Church was a huge, massive, sturdy foundation ... because it would be built on Himself.

However, this brings up another big question ... How could it have been Jesus the Christ who led the Children of Israel out of Egypt and cared for them for their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness??

The answer is, of course, that Jesus existed PRIOR TO HIS HUMAN BIRTH!!! You might say WOW!! HOW CAN THAT BE?

And of course, I am going to tell you!

WHO WAS JESUS IN A PREVIOUS LIFE?

Deut. 32:3-4 "Because I will publish the name of the LORD (Yehovah, God): ascribe ye greatness unto our God (Elohim, God - uniplural noun). He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he."

Who WAS this Lord being spoken about here? Who was this God? The Hebrew word Elohim is a uni-plural noun which can mean more than one. The Singular for this word is Eloah which can only mean ONE person, one unit, one being. However, Elohim can, and does, mean MORE THAN ONE!

Why do I say this? We need to go to some scriptures in the New Testament to fully explain it.

John 1:1-3 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

As I have explained in other articles on our web site, these scriptures tell us exactly who Jesus was in His previous life! His NAME was The Word! In the beginning of ALL THINGS He was there! The Word was WITH God, and The Word WAS God!! Please NOTICE the word "WITH"! It clearly designates another being who was WITH God, and this other being WAS God TOO!!

The Word CREATED ALL THINGS that were created or made! ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM. That even includes angels, but COULD NOT include Himself, since HE created ALL things!!

Verses 10-14 "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

YES! The Word became flesh through a miracle birth from the womb of Mary, Joseph's wife, and was EMMANUEL ... GOD WITH US!!! (Mat. 1:23) God Almighty became the Father of Jesus when He performed that miracle in Mary's womb, causing a complete DNA chain, through the power of His Mind (The Holy Spirit), so that Jesus would be born!!

Some now teach that God is only ONE UNIT or PERSON, that Jesus was just a thought in His Mind which He brought to fruition by causing Jesus to be born. However, when one realizes that Jesus (as The Word) was The Rock which led the Children of Israel out of bondage, when one realizes that Jesus (as The Word) WAS the God of the Old Testament, that thinking MUST go out the window!!

Was Jesus the God of the Old Testament? Yes. How can I prove it? Well, let's see ....

Adam and Eve talked with God as described in the book of Genesis. ( Gen. 2:15-17 )

Moses talked with and SAW God as described in the Old Testament. (Ex. 3:4,6,14; 6:2; 20:20-23 and many more)

Abraham talked with and SAW God. (Gen. 18:1-33)

All these, and more, SAW God!

However, Jesus tells us this ...

John 1:18 "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
1John 4:12 "No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us."

NO MAN HAS SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME!!! Did Jesus KNOW what He was talking about? Or was He mistaken?

What about man HEARING GOD?

The Children of Israel HEARD God! (Deut. 4:36, Moses speaking)

There are MULTIPLE scriptures which show that MANY PEOPLE heard God speaking, AND YET Jesus plainly tells us ...

Joh 5:37 "And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape."

Did Jesus lie? Or did He not know? What Jesus said was true so whoever was seen and heard in the Old Testament was NOT the God that became The Father!!

SO WHO WAS IT? IT WAS THE WORD GOD as mentioned in John 1:1. It was the SECOND member of the GodHead who existed from the beginning!! It was the one who BECAME FLESH and dwelt among us!

I have said all that to say this ...

The God of the Old Testament was the one who became Jesus! He was the one who dealt with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He was the one who dealt with Moses and Aaron. He was the one who dealt with Noah, and he was the one who dealt with The Children of Israel, and has all down through the centuries to this very day!

In the book of Jeremiah, God (The Word) tells the children of Israel ...

Jer. 3:12-14, 20 "Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:"

Yes, God (The Word) made a marriage covenant with the Children of Israel! He took care of them and prospered them. The marriage was to be "of the spirit" making them ONE with God! It was a spiritual marriage (a meeting of the minds, a binding covenant), don't you see?

Later though, the tribes of Israel played the whore and began to worship other Gods. They began to ignore the True God and commit SPIRITUAL ADULTERY with other gods! The Word (God) at this time divorced Israel (Jer.3:6-8)

Could this divorce allow The Word to marry someone else? NO! Marriage is for LIFE according to God's Law as shown in the book of Romans. It is a spiritual marriage which lasts a lifetime!

Romans 7:1-2, 4 "Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband."
Verse 4 "Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law (of Marriage) by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God."

Jesus even solidified what I've told you above by saying ...

Mt 19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Yes!! From the very beginning IT WAS NOT SO!! The Word had married physical Israel for better or for worse, until death would part them!!!

The Word could NOT marry again, even when He took human form and became Jesus, for even though He had changed from a Spirit Being into a human one, HE WAS STILL MARRIED TO ISRAEL!!!. Jesus HAD TO DIE in order to FULFILL many things which included the termination of His marriage to physical Israel!! At His death, His marriage covenant with physical Israel ended and He was FREE to marry SPIRITUAL ISRAEL at their resurrection when He returns to earth.

Of course, the church, His called-out ones, (gr. - ekklesia) became betrothed to the resurrected Christ when each person accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. That WEDDING will be consummated at His RETURN to earth!!

At the Second Coming of Christ, the church will be united with the Bridegroom, the official "wedding ceremony" will take place and, with it, the eternal union of Christ and his wife (the church) will be actualized (Revelation 19:7-9; 21:1-2).

His Church will be made AT ONE WITH HIM at His return to earth. This is pictured in the Day of Atonement (at-one-ment) observance which pictures that time in the future when the complete church will be resurrected and become AT ONE SPIRITUALLY with God!!!

John 17:20-22 " Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; (that includes us! - the editor)
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

We are told in Romans 7:14 ...

"For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin."

Sin is primarily of the mind (of the spirit), so do you see here how that Jesus would have SINNED if He had married anyone while still alive, since He would STILL be lawfully tied spiritually to physical Israel by that COVENANT they had made with Him at Mount Sinai??

IF JESUS HAD MARRIED MARY MAGDALENE, THERE WOULD BE NO SAVIOR!!!

SALVATION COULD NOT EXIST FOR ANYONE!!

THE PLAN OF GOD WOULD HAVE BEEN CIRCUMVENTED!!

The work of Satan the Devil is very devious and beguiling! His counterfeit religions have been set up to act as a smoke-screen to the truth.

The church that Jesus is building has always been, and in this age always will be very small in numbers. Jesus' church is NOT composed of millions and billions of people who refuse to obey His Law, but claim to be His church anyway!!

There will be a time when many will come to Christ and proclaim their good works in His Name, but He will say to them ...

Mt 7:23 "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Lu 13:27 "But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity."

Iniquity is defined as LAWLESSNESS! These people had been claiming the Name of Christ but DENYING HIM IN THEIR LIVES by disobeying His Laws. Too many preachers, priests and teachers tell everyone that God's Law is DONE AWAY!! The DECEPTION of Satan is almost perfect!

Almost all religious leaders believe and teach that the law is done away even though in the very Bible they proclaim to teach it says ...

Mt 5:17 "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."

He tells everyone to NOT think He came to destroy the law! But what do they teach? Yep, that's right ... they teach that He came to destroy the law!

Of course, these teachers never continue down into that same chapter of Matthew 5 where it tells us this in the very next verse...

18 "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."

Has heaven and earth passed? Nope. Still here! NOT ONE JOT (PERIOD) OR ONE TITTLE (CROSSING OF A T) WILL PASS FROM THE LAW UNTIL EVERYTHING IS FULFILLED!!!

How much plainer could it be?

God's Law still exists! It is SPIRITUAL, as we read above!!

Jesus had to KEEP that Law in order to keep from sinning. Had He NOT kept that law, part of which says 'thou shalt not commit adultery', He would have been a sinner and COULD NOT HAVE DIED FOR OUR SINS!!!

Again, how much plainer could it be?

All you professing believers out there ...

READ AND STUDY YOUR BIBLE! BELIEVE WHAT GOD TELLS YOU and NOT what some MAN says is the truth.

1 Thes. 5:21 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."

For more information on this subject, please click this link also:

Is The New Testament A Fraud?

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