Skip to comments.'Gospel of Barnabas' Will Trigger Collapse of Christianity, Claims Iran
Posted on 05/25/2012 2:29:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The worldwide collapse of Christianity is set to take place due to a purported Gospel of Barnabas, claims an Iranian newspaper. But Christians have dismissed the claims, describing them as "laughable."
The text was discovered 12 years ago in an anti-smuggling sting in Turkey, and Iranian news outlet Basij claims it says Jesus was never crucified and that he was not the Son of God.
The paper also argues that in the text Jesus himself predicts the coming of Muhammad.
The text was written in Syriac on animal hide, and Basij argues that it was written in the 5th or 6th centuries.
Christian scholars, however, have dismissed the text, rebuking it as a fake and saying that interest in the discovery was sparked only after the Vatican made an official request to review the text back in February.
Basij also claims that Chapter 41 of the text says that Islam is the final and righteous religion.
"God has hidden himself as Archangel Michael ran them (Adam and Eve) out of heaven, (and) when Adam turned, he noticed that at the top of the gateway to heaven, it was written 'La elah ela Alla, Mohamad rasool Allah (Allah is the only God and Mohamad his prophet),'" the Iranian news outlet claims.
"The discovery of the original Barnabas Bible will now undermine the Christian Church and its authority and will revolutionize the religion in the world," the report claims.
St. Barnabas was one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem. He traveled alongside Saint Paul undertaking missionary journeys and was a prominent leader in the formative days of the Church.
Phil Lawler, editor at Catholic World News and author of six books has described the report as a "laughable Iranian challenge to Christianity."
"If the document was written in the 5th of 6th century, it couldn't very well have been written by someone who was traveling with St. Paul about 400 years earlier," Lawler wrote.
"It must have been written by someone who was claiming to represent St. Barnabas. Should we accept that claim? Another good question."
Various ‘leaders’ and churches are indeed showing ‘wheel wobble’.
“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.”
They aren’t the first, and won’t be the last. However, they will be dealt with and Christianity will soldier on.
Could you explain?
Both of those “books” are as phony as three dollar bills.
Good speaker. Thanks.
I believe I am correct in saying that ALL the accepted canon of the New Testament were written either by Apostles (to include Paul) or their very close associates. For example, the Gospel of Mark is thought to actually be Peter’s account as told to Mark (John Mark, I think). I also think that all books of the NT have reliable dating before AD 80, only about 50 years after the crucifixion of Christ. Working on memory here, and I am not a trained Biblical scholar.
No way could a document written over 500 years later could even remotely be considered for canon. Many of the so-called gospels or books that were left out of canon were written by Gnostics, whose theolgy was clearly and forcefully debunked by Paul. The History and Discovery channels carry on a cottage industry of second guessing the books chosen for the canon by conjuring up a conspiracy theory as to why the Gnostic literature was excluded. Most Christians, sadly, do not know why.
The claims by the Iranians are laughable rubbish and probably mere hog dung propaganda for the consumption of their captive Muzzie audience.
Only the Bible says what happens thousands of years before it happens.
The Koran does not do this. It in an imposter.
i have one too! Is yours an mp4? Mine is avi, so it is obviously older and the genuine one.
I’ll wait for the Hollywood version.
Guys, it’s a fake. The idiots that produced this “Gospel” and the Enemedia that ran with the story didn’t even bother consulting anyone that can read Syriac to verify if what the Turkish/Iranian authorities are about the text are true.
It’s NOT 1500 years old aka written sometime in 500 AD. According to the text in the picture of the “Gospel” it was WRITTEN in 1500 AD. And that’s just one of the many problems with it.
Muslims are notorious liars (like how they claim Buddhist and Hindu scripture foretells of Mohammed’s arrival). For all we know this just another copy of the 15th-16th century Gospel of Barnabas that they (Muslims) tried to pass off as the real deal.
Long time lurker but I felt I needed to sign up to post this.
I thought I was the only one who missed dear old Fr. Guido. How I miss his insights!
Sure. As I understood the article and comments about the Book of Barnabas it was stated that the book denies that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and that it denies the literal death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon in fact testifies powerfully of both. Indeed the entire book is a call for men to come unto Christ who is the author of our salvation. It bears record that Jesus Christ is the living son of the living God and that only by Him and through Him can man be saved. It testifies of His birth, His life, His great atoning sacrifice and His resurrection. Finally, it invites all men everywhere to have faith in Him, to repent, to be baptized and to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
In short, from what I can see the two books could not have less in common, so to equate the two seemed incorrect to me.
lol,now I need a new keyboard. Good one.
Doctrine of Demons, my friend. God commands us to test the “spirits” and if they deny that Jesus lived, died in the flesh and rose again as a living human (and God) then they’re liars of the worst kind!
good point: I know these bragadocious Muslims are just liars.
Gee a new ‘gospel’ that supports Islam written at the time that Islam started.
Well, the Romans and the Jewish leaders wanted to find the body pretty bad. They never did.
Yep, they would have to target Paul (especially his teaching on grace). Pharisees didn’t like him much either. He knew them too well.
I remember reading something similar when I was in Saudi in the early nineties. In it, Jesus prophesies that another greater prophet will come after him.
Muslims insist that we translate the scriptures wrong, thats the problem.
The main problem that the Pharisees had with Paul, of course, is that he himself was a former Pharisee. Pharisees like Saul and his father had Roman citizenship from birth, too; privileged class.
“I have a home movie from the time of Jesus that would blow the lid off Christianity.
i have one too! Is yours an mp4? Mine is avi, so it is obviously older and the genuine one.”
I have the oldest!
8mm (not the neo-canonical Super8) that was transferred to BetaMax!
(On a more serious note: “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.” Rev 22:18-19)