Yay! Another Mary Magdalene- Jesus Conspiracy!

Because the Da Vinci Code wasn’t enough, another conspiracy theory has arisen concerning Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ. Hooray!

This last week, Professor Barrie Wilson and Simcha Jacobovici, a Jewish writer, have released their latest conspiracy book, “The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Texts That Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene.” Despite the very long and boring title, this book is currently the number one bestseller in Christian Bible Study Guides on Amazon. Which is scary and here’s why:

The book’s evidence is primarily based upon the “Lost Gospel,” a manuscript which is claimed to have been written around 570 B.C. and is currently displayed in the British Library. It is seemingly the story of Joseph (son of Jacob and Rachel), his wife Asenath, and their two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. Wilson and Jacobovici now claim this supposedly “lost” story, when decoded, is really the story of Jesus and his “wife,” Mary Magdalene.

So the evidence upon which the book is based, is really no evidence at all. This so-called gospel has not been ignored, as the two men claim, but has actually received quite a lot of attention since the British Library’s acquirement of it. Not to mention, this whole theory could only work if one could actually prove that the book is a coded message.

Not to mention, Simcha Jacobovici is notorious for coming up with false interpretations of historical documents, generally ending in him receiving lots of media attention and never in any big historical breakthroughs.

The point is that this book completely disregards everything the Bible has said to be true about the life and death of Jesus, and Christians would be advised to ignore it. Already, plenty of philosophers have written articles stating many valid reasons why this book is wrong.

As it says in Revelation 22:19, “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part in the book of life…”

As a church, should we focus more on conspiracies? Or what we know to be the self-evident truth?

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Posted on November 17, 2014, in Spiritual Life, Top Stories and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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