I havent read the christian bible yet, cause I didnt know there are different versions, so now I dont know which one to get. Anyway, as far as I know the old testament are some parts of the jewish bible. This means that Christianity comes from Judaism.
What does that mean to a Christian?
I kinda think that their god first revealed himself to the jews, told them what to do and how to worship him, resulting in the old testament. Later on he decided that the jews were doing it wrong and send jesus to earth to re-reveal his word. Isnt that kinda weird, since god is all knowing and al powerfull and all. Futhermore, prior to the birth of jesus, there was no christianity. SO how can christianity be right? If christianity is right, shouldnt it be the oldest religion in history? But we all know that judaism is older than christinity. How does this work?
You can read all of the books, and what people who make a living off of them write or you can look for what is true. Everyone can do that - we have the right. Unknown authors wrote the Gospels forty to seventy years after the supposed death of Jesus. There are no eyewitness accounts - and the names given the Gospels are just titles. There are no originals and nobody knows what was originally written.
Christianity was the ultimate product of religious syncretism (combining of beliefs) in the ancient world. There were many Jesuses but the story was a cultural construct.
Nazareth did not exist in the 1st century AD - it wasn't until Constantine's mother went looking for Nazareth, and it couldn't be found, so an existing city was named Nazareth. There were never 12 disciples or a master. The story was invented to legitimize the claims of the early churches. The original Mary was fashioned on pagan goddesses and she was not a virgin. Unlike Jesus and Mary a real historical figures, long before Jesus, Julius Caesar has a mass of evidence. Nothing in Christianity was original it had all been in the literature for centuries.
There were many sects of Christianity (not just one) in Rome, dozens of competing son/sun of god cults. The first Jesus believers claimed he was a spirit. Later he was born a human and was put to death. The whole story was assembled to try to unify a fragmented and fractious messianic religious movement. In the mid-2nd century the Jewish faith was purged from Christianity.
The Christians remained a minority until one faction formed a political alliance with the Roman State. Orthodox Christianity remained unpopular for centuries and persecution was necessary to impose it on the people. There are in fact 200 gospels, epistles and other books concerning the mythical life of Jesus. Political considerations in the late 2nd century led to the selection of just four approved gospels and the rejection of others. They did later accept about 23 more books, but in fact all of the stories are fiction. There were no contemporary historians that mentioned Jesus.
In 325 CE, when the Council of Bishops in Rome decided to make an official canon there were thousands of books, epistles, and gospels existing throughout Europe. They were both Hebrew and Greek scriptures, and The Council of Nicea decided to discard and destroy each and every book, epistle, and gospel that did not agree with their theology, which was the doctrine of the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus. The "chosen Gospels" were randomly assigned authorship over a hundred years after they were written.
The Old Testament came from the place where civilization started, ancient Sumeria. Scholars have managed to locate many of the tablets that contain the ancient biblical accounts from which the Torah, the Old Testament, and the Haggadah (the well-spring of Jewish oral tradition) originate. These tablets describe the origin of man in a similar way to the Old Testament and Torah (as do other middle eastern, Chinese, and many other secular ancient sources) but are much more clear when it comes to the story of the first man. The name for God in the Old Testament in ancient Hebrew is "Elohim", a borrowed Semitic term deriving from ancient Sumerian, that is commonly translated as "God", but "Elohim" is plural meaning Gods in that translation. However, that's not even accurate itself, as "Elohim" in its most accurate translation means "Loft Ones", not "Gods". Ancient Egypt and the Bible: The Egyptian word for paper was pa-pe-ra. The Greeks called it papyrus. One can easily see that the English word, paper, came from the Egyptian pa-pe-ra. The dictionary will also confirm that the word Bible is of an Egyptian origin. The Bible, or book, was derived from byblos, which is the Egyptian hieratic word for papyrus. In the three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, whenever the faithful pray, regardless of language, they always end their prayer by saying Amen. There is no linguistic translation for Amen, because it is a name and not a word. The origin of Amen is Egyptian, for Amen was the name of a God. The name of Amen, which means the Hidden One, in Ancient Egypt, lives on. The spheres of angels and archangels in Christianity are strikingly similar to Ancient Egypt's hierarchy of neteru (gods/goddesses). The Song of Moses in Deuteronomy (32:43), found in a cave at Qumran near the Dead Sea, mentions the word gods in the plural: "Rejoice, O heavens, with him; and do obeisance to him, ye gods." When the passage is quoted in the New Testament (Hebrews, 1:6), the word gods is substituted with angels of God. As such, the neteru who were called gods by some, were endorsed and incorporated into Christianity under a new name, angels.
Daily life activities are portrayed, on the walls of the Ancient Egyptian tombs, in the presence of the neteru (gods/goddesses) or with the assistance of the neteru. The typical Egyptian sowing and reaping scene is symbolically similar to the Bible's "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
The thirty chapters of the Teaching of Amenemope (Amenhotep III) contain many wisdom texts that were later adopted in the Old Testament's Book of Proverbs. Numerous verbal parallels occur between this Egyptian text and the Bible.
The well-known Ancient Egyptian illustration showing Khnum, the Divine Potter, at his potter's wheel, fashioning men from clay, was echoed thousands of years later in Isaiah, 64:8: Yet, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou art our potter; we are all the work of thy hand.
Many of the so-called Old Testament books were actually written after the New Testament books, and after the dispersion of the Jews. The rulers in Judea, Julius started out by giving the Jews a pantheistic religion, as can be found by examining the first few words of the oldest original versions of Genesis 1:1. This first Jewish religion was built around the first five books of the Jewish scripture - the Torah. About the time of King Herod, the Jewish religion began to change because of Hillel the Pharisee and the Pharisaic Party. The Jews were becoming humanistic and intolerant to slavery. The first compilation of the Bible as we know it, was done by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his relative who wrote in Hebrew and Aramaic - Rabbi Judah The Prince. This was around the year 180 C.E. They were related through the Gamaliel line that went back to Hillel the Pharisee.
In the year 70 CE the Romans utterly destroyed the people of Qumran and the Temple in Jerusalem. Until 70 CE the Qumrans were waiting with great faith for the messiah to appear and deliver them. The messiah, according to Jewish belief, was not a God that would deliver his people by clearing their way to heaven. The messiah was to be an empowered King who would destroy the enemies of the Jews and regain their Holy Land.
Everything Christians know about Christianity is false. Their beliefs are based on Old World Jewish superstitions in a messiah who never came, and colorful layers of various pagan beliefs of the Roman culture.
Paul invented a messiah that had come and died for people's sins, but at the time they didn't know he was god, three-fourths of the people in the Roman Empire were slaves. Paul was giving the slaves a sense of freedom when they were still slaves, and access to the Kingdom of God in Heaven. Paul took his message to illiterate peasants and other unfortunate people.