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Iran: Discovery will collapse Christianity
WND ^ | 5/21/12 | Reza Kahlili

Posted on 05/25/2012 9:35:23 AM PDT by null and void

Iran’s Basij Press is claiming a purported Gospel of Barnabas, discovered in 2000, will prove that Islam is the final and righteous religion, causing the collapse worldwide of Christianity.

In the Barnabas text held by Turkey, chapter 41 states: “God has hidden himself as Archangel Michael ran them (Adam and Eve) out of heaven, (and) when Adam turned, he noticed that at top of the gateway to heaven, it was written ‘La elah ela Allah, Mohamad rasool Allah,’” meaning Allah is the only God and Muhammad his prophet.

According to the Barnabas Gospel in Turkey’s hands, Jesus was never crucified, He’s not the Son of God and He, Himself, predicts the coming of Muhammad. The book even predicts the coming of the last Islamic messiah, the report says.

Turkey plans to put the Bible on public display. Though Turkish authorities believe it could be an authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, others believe it only goes back to the 16th century and is a fake because it would have been written centuries after Muhammad’s life.

Erick Stakelbeck, said Iran is highlighting the book because it sees Christianity as a threat.

“In promoting the so-called Barnabas Bible – which is not accepted by any mainstream Christian denomination – the regime is once again attempting to discredit the Christian faith. Record numbers of young Iranians are leaving Islam and embracing Christ, and the mullahs see Christianity as a growing threat to their authority.”

The Vatican has requested to see the text, but it is unknown if Turkey has provided access.

Khamenei said: “In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty Allah, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated. Allah’s promise will be delivered and Islam will be victorious.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aramaic; deathtoislam; epigraphyandlanguage; faithandphilosophy; forgery; gnosticgospels; gnosticism; godsgravesglyphs; gospelofbarnabas; jamescameron; letshavejerusalem; simchajacobovici; talpiot; turkey; yawn
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Uh huh. How's that well dweller of yours coming?
1 posted on 05/25/2012 9:35:31 AM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void
Oh yeah..good old Barnabas...
2 posted on 05/25/2012 9:38:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: null and void

Well then I’m just gonna excommunicate myself before some maniac with his underwear on his head does it for me.

I wonder if this will negate my extreme kevorka


3 posted on 05/25/2012 9:41:23 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: null and void

Another gnostic text?

New Dan Brown novel to appear in 10...9...8...7...


4 posted on 05/25/2012 9:41:35 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: null and void

and it comes in proportional type!


5 posted on 05/25/2012 9:42:07 AM PDT by buffaloguy (uab.)
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To: null and void
There is actually a sect in Japan which claims Jesus escaped to Japan, married and had children. His little brother bought the time necessary for the escape by allowing himself to be crucified in the place of Jesus.

The sect has a couple hundred followers. I don't believe them, but at least they are generally nice people and don't go around chopping off heads of those who disagree with their brand of theology.

6 posted on 05/25/2012 9:42:30 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: null and void

The “Gospel of Barnabas” is a 16th century Muslim forgery, and not even a very good forgery.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 9:43:50 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: null and void
In the Barnabas text held by Turkey, chapter 41 states: “God has hidden himself as Archangel Michael ran them (Adam and Eve) out of heaven, (and) when Adam turned, he noticed that at top of the gateway to heaven, it was written ‘La elah ela Allah, Mohamad rasool Allah,’” meaning Allah is the only God and Muhammad his prophet.

But a week later it was written in the same place, "Eat at Joe's Restauarant. Best burgers anywhere!"

8 posted on 05/25/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: null and void

islam.</crap>


9 posted on 05/25/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: galloway15

Probably will only make you attractive to gays...


10 posted on 05/25/2012 9:45:05 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Vigilanteman

Give them time.....remember the Tokyo Subway massacre.............Aum Shinrikyo............


11 posted on 05/25/2012 9:47:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: null and void

Mohammad was a ...

* pirate
* mass murderer
* rapist
* pedophile
* adulterer
* polygamist
* incestuous
* slave owner and slave trader
* torturer
* executioner
* liar
* truce-breaker
* idolater
* racist
* misogynist
* Jew hater
* genocidal savage
* warrior
* conqueror
* unspeakably cruel and despotic tyrant

Sounds more like Mohammed and his ideological spawn worship Satan, not god.

Explains a lot about the Iranian Mullahs, too.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 9:47:48 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Interesting that Adam and Eve could read Arabic. (Shouldn’t anyone who taught Eve to read be executed?)


13 posted on 05/25/2012 9:48:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void

You’ve gotta give those clowns with the white beards and black dresses credit for having a sense of humor.But they’ll be laughing out of the other side of their faces if they don’t abandon their nuke program....soon!


14 posted on 05/25/2012 9:49:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: carriage_hill
islam.</crap>

Nonsense.

Crap can be turned into fertilizer, and therefore is far more beneficial than islam ever will be.

15 posted on 05/25/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void

Well, shoot. Let me run down and get my prayer mat at Waleed-Mat before I am beheaded for being an infidel....

Seriously, Onward Christian Soldiers will not be a hymn sung at services, it will be a rallying cry to arms.


16 posted on 05/25/2012 9:51:23 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: null and void

oh me! oh my!

yawn


17 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:44 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Molon Labbie

Waleed-Mat???

Oy’m stealing that, oy am.


18 posted on 05/25/2012 9:53:58 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void
Ok Iran.

Put. The. Crack. Pipe. Down!

19 posted on 05/25/2012 9:58:05 AM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: null and void
Interesting that Adam and Eve could read Arabic.

They learned it in the 16th century just before this 'Gospel' was written.

(Shouldn’t anyone who taught Eve to read be executed?)

Of course! And Eve should be stoned to death as an adultress - to preserve the family honor! Inshallah!

20 posted on 05/25/2012 9:58:57 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Molon Labbie
Seriously, Onward Christian Soldiers will not be a hymn sung at services, it will be a rallying cry to arms.

I think the UMC has deleted this hymn from their hymnal.
I so totally wanted to sing Onward Christian Soldiers at the church service held on the 1 year anniversary of 9/11. Instead we sang, "Pass It On" and all that other cr@p. Needless to say, I don't belong to the UMC anymore.

21 posted on 05/25/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: null and void

ehhh.FAIL.

Hey. I got an old copy of a Co-ran that says hold it in your left hand and pray with your butt towards Mecca. There’s also a verse that says pig is good mood food.

Guess thats the end of the ‘Slami sect...

Sheesh....


22 posted on 05/25/2012 10:00:38 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: null and void
Every thing this guy just said is bullshit..

Vinny Gambini

23 posted on 05/25/2012 10:01:55 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: iowamark

It is amazing how Muslims continue to lie trying to give credence to their cult.


24 posted on 05/25/2012 10:05:39 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

*SNORT* What do you expect them to do? Tell the truth????


25 posted on 05/25/2012 10:08:52 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void
Record numbers of young Iranians are leaving Islam and embracing Christ, and the mullahs see Christianity as a growing threat to their authority.

Like lovely music to my ears.
26 posted on 05/25/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Molon Labbie

Got to learn how to play the bagpipes and get a full Kilt. That way we all can march into battle to the pipes playing Onward Christian Soldiers. Bring a Scots Drummer in full kilt to accompany me.


27 posted on 05/25/2012 10:11:26 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: iowamark

But I’m supposed to treat their piece of crap religion with respect? They can shove it.


28 posted on 05/25/2012 10:11:43 AM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Resettozero

Yeah, the original article was nearly three times the excerpt limit. I went through great pains to keep that sentence in.


29 posted on 05/25/2012 10:13:04 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Vigilanteman
There is actually a sect in Japan which claims Jesus escaped to Japan, married and had children. His little brother bought the time necessary for the escape by allowing himself to be crucified in the place of Jesus.

The sect has a couple hundred followers. I don't believe them, but at least they are generally nice people and don't go around chopping off heads of those who disagree with their brand of theology.

jesus anime motivational Pictures, Images and Photos

Japanese Jesus is Cool!

30 posted on 05/25/2012 10:13:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: null and void

Lol. Please do, and dispense far and wide. And remember the food side of Waleed Mat is Halal Mart.


31 posted on 05/25/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: null and void
Tom Hanks and "friends" are writing a(sure to be Oscar winning)script as we speak...

Perhaps starring Bill Maher as Jesus???

32 posted on 05/25/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Red Badger
Not likely. This sect claims to predate the first Christian missionaries in Japan some 500 years ago. They will even show you the tomb where Jesus’ earthy remains are said to be buried before his spirit ascended into heaven.

Their entire focus is on preserving and maintaining a place for him to return, as they believe he will.

All in all, a totally different pedigree than Aum Shinrikyo.

33 posted on 05/25/2012 10:21:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GraceG
Japanese Jesus is Cool!

He is, indeed. Way cool. Love the slogan on your Freeper page. So true!

34 posted on 05/25/2012 10:24:27 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: iceskater

Yep. Its gone. When looking for it.

ON the other hand, Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus, and the Battle Hymn of the Republic are both in there and they’re almost as good...


35 posted on 05/25/2012 10:24:47 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: null and void

That’s cruel.


36 posted on 05/25/2012 10:28:16 AM PDT by galloway15
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To: galloway15

Yeah. It’s why I gave up weight lifting.


37 posted on 05/25/2012 10:34:15 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1221 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: BenLurkin; stylecouncilor; onedoug

Thanks for the giggle.


38 posted on 05/25/2012 10:38:02 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: null and void; BenLurkin

Not to be confused with “The Epistle of Barnabas,”

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/barnabas.html

which can be cross-referenced in “The Didache.”

http://bswett.com/1998-01Didache.html


39 posted on 05/25/2012 10:46:19 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: null and void

What’s wrong with a “scholar” who would take this seriously?
This historic document (probably from Galaxy Quest) should be welcomed with the same derision I feel for my neighbors who are preparing for the Polar Shift.


40 posted on 05/25/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by Rytas
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To: iceskater
I think the UMC has deleted this hymn from their hymnal.

I am happy to report that you are incorrect! Onward Christian Soldiers can still be found in TMH on page 474. I was "raised" Presbyterian and that hymn was removed from The Presbyterian Hymnal MANY years ago. I was glad to see it and many other of my favorites in The Methodist Hymnal. You might also be interested to know that homosexuals cannot be ordained in the Methodist Church. Should they "discover" they are gay after being ordained, they can no longer perform baptisms, marriages, etc. The Methodist Church does not recognize same-sex marriages or allow its facilities to be used to perform such ceremonies.

41 posted on 05/25/2012 10:52:49 AM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: null and void

I stand corrected. As a farmer, I always differentiated between ‘crap’, ‘manure’ and ‘fertilizer’; I should have known better. (;^{O)


42 posted on 05/25/2012 11:01:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: srmorton

That’s good to hear. But, at the risk of being Debbie Downer, give it time. The UMC has changed the lyrics on hymns, added a whole lot of ‘alternative’ hymns, and generally ruined what was once a good thing. I sang in the choir for years and I would always sing the traditional lyrics as my little act of defiance.

The UMC may not ordain openly homosexual clergy, but they don’t defrock them if they make their orientation known. The only thing that’s going to save the UMC from themselves are the congregations in Africa which are decidedly more conservative that the ones in the US and Europe.

As for me, I ‘shook the dust off my shoes’ a while ago.


43 posted on 05/25/2012 11:06:07 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: BenLurkin
New Barnabas.


44 posted on 05/25/2012 11:09:54 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: null and void

According to the Barnabas Gospel in Turkey’s hands, Jesus was never crucified

***

24,000 portions, manuscripts, and miniscules of the New Testament say otherwise.

God help them.


45 posted on 05/25/2012 11:10:42 AM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: null and void; iowamark; Westbrook; Adder; 353FMG; Williams; GraceG; Vigilanteman; Rytas

Imagine the collective global outrage if some “christian” group paraded some off-version of the koran.

The would be renewed calls for jihad, rioting in the streets of every muslim country. Our embassies would be bombed, and our own MSM would be cheer-leading the way claiming that all the bad stuff thrown our way was deserved...


46 posted on 05/25/2012 11:17:16 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: MrEdd
(There is much to be learned historically about early Christianity) coupled with this(Nag Hammadi library)....then for a broader view of 'what's it all about' and the Grand Designer, try some of (Gerald E. Schroeder) books....most will need a good dictionary and the (Jewish Bible). Islam is a piker compared to all of this - there is the debate is Islam a real religion or a cult cum the made-up power to govern sans freedom....Islam is not about freedom is it.
47 posted on 05/25/2012 11:24:27 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: null and void

Iran....they oughta be eating hay for as much bullshirt as they put out.


48 posted on 05/25/2012 11:34:42 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: null and void

Islamic fan fiction.


49 posted on 05/25/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: lazypadawan

That is a perfect description.


50 posted on 05/25/2012 12:08:01 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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