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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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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

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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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To: null and void

Why would Adam and Eve have needed a written language?

Much less be able to read anything. Why would God have written something that no one could read, much less Arabic or Aramaic or any other language.

This is all so bogus on its face, just laughable.


51 posted on 05/25/2012 1:02:43 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: null and void

Why would Adam and Eve have needed a written language?

Much less be able to read anything. Why would God have written something that no one could read, much less Arabic or Aramaic or any other language.

This is all so bogus on its face, just laughable.


52 posted on 05/25/2012 1:03:03 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: SandRat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TknDASY-74U
53 posted on 05/25/2012 3:12:25 PM PDT by Cheburashka (If found, please return this Ring of Power to Sauron, Lord of Darkness. Return postage guaranteed.)
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To: null and void
In the Barnabas text held by Turkey, chapter 41 states...

LOL!

Just L-O-freaking-L!

54 posted on 05/25/2012 8:29:56 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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55 posted on 12/21/2014 9:52:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ _____________________ Celebrate the Polls, Ignore the Trolls)
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