'Secrets of Mount Sinai'
is one of those
~MUST READ BOOKS~
to learn straight from
the ancient original manuscripts
what Jesus DID NOT SPEAK and 
what his Apostles DID NOT WRITE...





Too many "further surprises"....

       There happens to be too many "further surprises" in this book under study to reproduce in this article, without infringing upon the copyrights. I will therefore present only a few textual variations between the Codex Sinaiticus and the popular King James Version. This brief reading may interest the readers in obtaining this exciting book and learn the rests of the surprises. 

Luke's Gospel:

(KJV) Lk 24:50    And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

(KJV) Lk 24:51    And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

On page 131, the author James Bentley writes;

Luke chapter 24, verse 51, tells how Jesus left his disciples after his resurrection. He blessed them, was parted from them, 'and was carried up into heaven'. Sinaiticus omits the final clause. As the textual critic C.S.C. Williams observed, if this omission is correct, 'there is no reference at all to the Ascension in the original text of the Gospels'.
Important Notes to the above: 

     If the resurrected or revived "awakened - Greek egeiro" (see Mk. 14: 28)  Christ, was not "carried up into the heaven" by the angels in his physical body then the anxious awaiting of "the second coming of Jesus from heaven in his resurrected physical body", for the last two millennium has been in vain. So, what did in reality happen to the resurrected Jesus? To know what the Revealed Verses of the Qur'an have conveyed, please click the URLs below:

Was Jesus EXALTED IN HONOUR or was RAISED ALIVE? Was Jesus NAILED to the Cross but did NOT DIE on the Cross?
 THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS

Mark's Gospel:

(KJV) Mk 1:39     And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

(KJV) Mk 1:40     And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

(KJV) Mk 1:41     And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth {his} hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

On pages 132 and 133 James Bentley writes:

For example, in the first chapter of Mark's Gospel we are told of a leper who says to Jesus, "If you will, you can make me clean'. Codex Sinaiticus continues, Jesus, 'angry, stretched out his hand and touched him, and said, "I will; be clean" '. Later manuscripts, perceiving that to attribute anger to Jesus at this point made him appear, perhaps, too human, alter the word 'angry' to 'moved with compassion'.
On page 131 James Bentley writes:
Again, the received text of Mark's gospel begins with the words, 'The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God'. Codex Sinaiticus omits 'the Son of God'.
John's Gospel:

 (KJV) Jn 8:1      Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

 (KJV) Jn 8:2      And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

 (KJV) Jn 8:3      And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

 (KJV) Jn 8:4      They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

 (KJV) Jn 8:5      Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

(KJV) Jn 8:6      This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with {his} finger wrote on the ground, {as though he heard them not}.

(KJV) Jn 8:7      So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at
her.

On page 130 James Bentley writes:

We now know that some ancient manuscripts transfer this story elsewhere in the New Testament, to the Gospel of Luke. In some manuscripts the scribes have indicated that they doubt its authenticity. It nowhere appears in either Vaticanus or Sinaiticus.
Important Notes to the above:

      The non-existence of the entire story in the both the ancient codices prompted the author to write; "This earliest text of St. John's Gospel appears to have been heavily reworked; in the same gospel the story of the woman taken in adultery is a later insertion."

        Presumably, the later date scribes who did not wish their Judeo-Christian community to continue with the earlier laws of Prophet Moses that commanded the children of Israel to stone such individuals, inserted the above narrated make-believe story within the gospel. We now know with certainty that after the passing away of the Prophet of Islam, a group of unscrupulous individuals (both the followers and the enemies of Muhammad), circulated hundreds of thousand "sayings and deeds" of the Prophet which had nothing to do with him. The knowledgeable Muslim scholars are aware of the fact that the Prophet had specifically asked his companions not to write anything other than the verses of the Qur'an and the companions had effaced everything else that was recorded. In spite of this information, today, Islam absolves over 5000 weak, spurious and fabricated reported sayings and deeds of the prophet. The Christian critics often quote these texts as if they were the revealed narrations by the Prophet.
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Matthew's Gospel:

(KJV) Matthew  24:36  But of that day and hour knoweth no {man}, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Please compare the above text with what is written in the Mark's Gospel:

(KJV) Mark 13:32    But of that day and {that} hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

On page 133 James Bentley writes:

    In Matthew's Gospel Codex Sinaiticus contains another suggestion about Jesus which conflicted with the theological views of later Christians and was therefore suppressed. Speaking (in Matthew chapter 24) of the day of judgment, Jesus, according to Codex Sinaiticus, observes that 'of that day and hour knoweth no-one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.' 
    Other ancient manuscripts also contain the words 'neither the Son'. But the suggestion here that Jesus might not be on the same level of knowledge as God was unacceptable to later generations of Christians, and the phrase was suppressed.
 
Important Note:

        The fundamentally serious alterations, additions and suppressions to the ancient manuscripts, exposed hereto above, are serious enough to shock the seekers of the "true identity of Christ", from the gospels that we read today.
This book throws new light on Christianity that was practised by the early disciples of Jesus and that promoted by the biblical scholars and editors.

May the Almighty open the hearts of truth seekers, to His Eternal Truth. 

My thanks are due to author James Bentley and publishers Doubleday & Co.


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