Constantine the Great was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity

Did you know that Constantine the Great was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity? He needed a single canon to be agreed upon by the Christian leaders to help him unify the remains of the Empire. Until then, the Christian leaders couldn’t decide which books should be considered “holy” and thus “the word of god” and which ones would be excluded and not considered the “word of god”.

He offered the various Church leaders money to agree upon a single canon that would be used by all Christians as the word of God. The Church leaders gathered together at the Council of Nicaea and voted the “word of God” into existence. Constantine ordered and financed 50 parchment copies of the new “holy scriptures.” It seems with the financial element added to the picture, the Church fathers were able to overcome their differences and finally agree which “holy” books would stay and which would go.

King James commissioned a new translation in the 1600’s. The original was written in the Greek of the 1st century: a dialect that no longer exists in spoken form. There were, and still are, no original texts to translate. The oldest manuscripts were written down hundreds of years after the last apostle died. Much later in fact. Mark was the first written, and the other three (Matthew, Luke, and John) are clearly derived from Mark. Mark mentions the destruction of the Jewish Temple, which happened in the year 70 A.D., proving the originals were all written later than that, based on oral tradition of an even nearly a century old. There are thousands of these old manuscripts, with no two alike. They didn’t use them anyway… they edited previous translations to create a version their king and Parliament would approve.

Basically, 21st Century Christians believe the “Word of God” is a book edited in the 17th century with political bias from 16th century translations of thousands of contradictory copies of 4th Century scrolls that claim to be copies of lost letters written in the 1st Century. No wonder they ask you to accept everything on blind faith.

 

Author: Cronyx

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