Who is Zbigniew Brzezinski? (Part 4)

“With the ascendancy of the Muslim Brotherhood Project to the White House on November 4, 2008, it will be helpful to take another look at the relationship between the Ummah of Islam and the House of the Merovingians. Some people seem to believe that Islam had little influence on the West prior to 9/11. This is not only completely inaccurate, it is a dangerous assumption. The Islamic Ummah (i.e. political Islam) has been active in the West since its founding.” — John of AllFaith

As I continue this series, I must confess that, once again, I’m learning much more than I ever wanted to know. I did not expect to discover evidence that our current President Barack Obama is apparently working to advance the Muslim Brotherhood manifesto, called “The Project.” And I most definitely did not realize that the House of Merovingian may have an Islamic connection.

First, I think it might be best if I simply copy and paste the text of “Muslim Brotherhood Project” so that you may read it for yourself and compare these written concepts with whatever you have observed in the behavior and actions of America’s president (highlights added) …

1.  Network and coordinate actions between like-minded Islamists organizations;

2.  Avoid open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of “moderation”;

3.  Infiltrate and take over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s collective goals;

4.  Use deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict with Sharia law;

5.  Avoid social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;

6.  Conduct surveillance, obtain data, and establish collection and data storage capabilities;

7.  Put into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of international plots fomented against them;

8.  Cultivate an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements;

9.  Develop a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world;

10.  Balance international objectives with local flexibility;

11.  Build extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;

12.  Involve ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;

13.  Instrumentally use existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam;

14.  Draft Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;

15.  Avoid conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution;

16.  Institute alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;

17.  Create autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;

18.  Inflame violence and keep Muslims living in the West “in a Jihad frame of mind;

19.  Support Jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support;

20.  Make the Palestinian Issue a global wedge cause for Muslims;

21.  Adopt the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination;

22.  Instigate a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and reject any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them;

23.  Actively create Jihad terror cells within Palestine;

24.  Link the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement;

25.  Collect sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support Jihad around the world.

(Source: http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/muslim-brotherhood-project.html)

In 2001, during a police raid in Switzerland of a senior Muslim Brotherhood financier’s home, a copy was found of “The Project.” The document was written by Sa’id Ramadan, the son-in-law of Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, and dated 1982. Up to that time, it was only distributed to Muslim Brotherhood members around the world, along with an order to guard its content from outsiders.

I have also learned an Islamic term, “Taqiyya,” which is defined as a “deception” that is implemented as necessary to achieve the brotherhood’s long-range goal of subjugating the world to Islam — “the Religion of Peace.” Tiqiyya is the act of “lying to advance Islam and/or to prevent harm to Muslims.”  Another term — kitman — means to tell half-truths.  “Muslims often lie, even on record and in front of other Muslims, who do not appear surprised since they also know about taqiyya (as well as kitman – the related practice of telling half-truths). Without knowing about taqiyya, non-Muslims are liable to believe Muslims’ lies, especially given the nonchalant reactions from the other Muslims around.” (Source: ttp://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/taqiyya.html)

I feel as though I can now comprehend the “WHY?” and the “How can people not know they are lying?” questions that keep popping up on social media.

I’ll close Part 4 with a few more historical facts:

  • In 640, the Islamic Ummah (political Islam) occupied Egypt, and the Persian Empire disappeared.
  • The Christian “Church” — established as the authority over modern Christianity by Emperor Constantine — was divided into two separate entities: (1) The Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church (centered in Istanbul, Turkey), and (2) The Roman Orthodox Church (centered in Rome, Italy).

The Merovingian Dynasty is said to be in control of Europe to this day. It is also thought to house the creators and perpetrators of “the New World Order,” which was born during violent confrontation with the Islamic Ummah during the seventh century.

A reminder to all of us that the Merovingian bloodline is a myth (see Parts 1-3 of this series). But people like Zbigniew Brzezinski continue to insist that the Merovingian House is true ruler of the planet, and those associated with it are superior human occupants. They believe — as do Christians, Jews and Muslims — that a global ruler will one day step into his role of world leadership, as foretold in prophecy (both biblical and secular). Christianity calls him Antichrist. Judaism calls him the Little Horn (see Daniel 7). Islam calls him Dijal.

The “elite” call the prophesied global ruler Rex Mundi, and believe that his bloodline will prove that he is a “direct descendant” of Jesus Christ … when the time is right.

Please comment if you have questions to be explored. — Paula

 

 

 

 

Who is Zbigniew Brzezinski? (Part 2)

With my last post, I began trying to explain the very complex world that shelters a man named Zbigniew Brzezinski. He, along with George Soros and many others, are representatives of a secretive organization known as the Illuminati. The fact that they have recently chosen to come out of the shadows and openly expressing their controversial views in public is — to understate the implications — troubling.

I could write, quite literally, pages about all of this. As I look back over the past 22 years of my life and how the Holy Spirit has been “prepping” me for what lies ahead, I realize that I’m no longer naïve about the ways of the underworld. I also have been in training along the way to explain complicated matters in a way that most people can understand — though, I’m certain, not one of us can truly comprehend the scope of it all. To Him I give all the glory, and I take on myself any unintended errors.

In my previous post, I wrote about the Illuminati organization and the mythical Merovingian bloodline:

Let’s begin with some definitions:

The Illuminati: (from their official website) “The Illuminati is an elite organization of world leaders, business authorities, innovators, artists, and other influential members of this planet. Our coalition unites influencers of all political, religious, and geographical backgrounds to further the prosperity of the human species as a whole.

  1. “Every human is one part of a larger, eternal design – individual gears in a clock that has no end. Though they may never realize it, a person’s actions have the power to alter the future of the entire world.
  2. “Every human is guided by an inner compass that points toward the Light, revealing truth and direction amidst decisions. All human spiritual beliefs ultimately seek the Light in ways differing only in form and function.
  3. “Living humans evolve at a rapid pace and continue to advance in ability through study, practice, and self-improvement. The human species is guarded by a coalition of its most elite members called the Illuminati.
  4. “Money is not the root of all evil, money is the route to all freedom. The selfish pursuit of money is a hollow goal, but the pursuit of the goodness that money can create is one of humanity’s greatest responsibilities.”

The Merovingian bloodline: I cannot come up with a single definition for this, primarily because it is based on fiction, not fact. You can search the internet endlessly and find only confusing text that is meant to cause chaotic thoughts. That’s the intention of Jesus’ adversary,  known as “the deceiver,” “the dragon, “the devil,” and “Satan.” But here is a basic overview of the myth that powerful men and women all over the world have bought into, with their very souls:

“Historically speaking, the Merovingian dynasty consisted of Frankish kings who reigned over regions encompassing ancient Gaul, from 481 (Clovis I) to 752 B.C.E (Childeric III). According to tradition, Clovis, the founder of the dynasty descended from Merovech, chief of the Salian Franks and father of Childeric I, Clovis’ father.

“After his death, his kingdom was divided up into Austriasia, Neustria, and Burgundy. These borders, however, were not clearly defined — in fact they were frequently combined — and were eventually fully united under the reign of Clotaire the I (558-61), Clotaire II (613-23) and Dagobert I (629-39). Although the dynasty would endure for more than a century afterward, it would be ruled mostly by — idle kings — or kings controlled by their mayors, the Carolingians.

“According to alternative historical theories, such as the one espoused in The Da Vinci Code, the Merovingian line had a connection to Jesus — family bloodline. This theory proposes that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, and moreover, had children whom she bore. Jealous of her unrivalled attention in the eyes of their Messiah, the apostles sought to marginalize her after Jesus’ crucifixion. [Remember, this is the theory, NOT what can be observed by reading the gospel accounts. — PY]

“Sensing danger, Magdalene fled to Gaul, France where she raised her children, who were legal heirs to the House of Judah. Eventually, her children would marry into the Merovingian line, which had their capital in Paris.

“Furthermore, these supposed “conspiracy theorists” claim that the Merovingians did not simply “disappear” after the rule of Childeric II. Rather, Dagobert’s son, Sigebert, carried on their line. This secret would be kept by the Priory of Sion (a secret organization that would supposedly evolve to become the Knights Templar), who also had the responsibility of carrying documents verifying Mary Magdalene’s relationship with Jesus, as well as the Holy Grail itself: Mary’s body.” (Source: http://www.jesusfamilytomb.com/back_to_basics/alternative/blood/merovingian.htmlI do not endorse this site. I’m simply using the text to explain the term. — PY)

Next, let’s add this …

Burke’s Peerage of London: Lists the “titled aristocracy” of Great Britain and Ireland, and was first published by John Burke in London in 1826. According to information printed by the editors of Encyclopædia Britannica:

“This series of family histories, republished nearly every year from 1839 to 1940, rapidly became an institution.  The founder’s son and subsequent editor, Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, was primarily responsible for this status, but he flourished during a period in which genealogy became almost inseparable from snobbery. Worse, he bequeathed a substantial amount of flawed data to his successors…. After his death subsequent editors attempted to rebuild the reputation Burke’s institutional status deserved, but this task was still incomplete when the last volume to be published by the original publishing house, Burke’s Peerage Ltd., appeared in 1970 with many serious errors hidden among its nearly 3,300 pages of tightly printed data.

“1999 witnessed the 106th edition, now titled Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, published in two volumes. Although still not perfect (an impossible ambition in this field), it is undoubtedly the best edition to date, indispensible to genealogists and public libraries. In theory it remains the directory of the British upper classes, but as it contains the ancestries of 2,500 families plus an index of 108,000 names of living people, it is a source of links for all ancestor hunters.”

Keeping in mind that Burke’s Peerage is admittedly flawed, it is important to understand that this genetic manifesto remains “the bible” for aristocrats worldwide — the global elite.

Fritz Springmeier, one researcher who was incarcerated for several years because of what he has revealed in his book, Bloodlines of the Illuminati, wrote this:

“There is no doubt that this information has far reaching implications. For instance, once one understands these bloodlines, war between kings no longer appear as wars between elite factions, but can be recognized as contrived wars created to control the masses on both sides by their greedy Machiavellian masters.…

Some of the people this book exposes are alive and very dangerous. The darkness has never liked the light. Yet, many of the secrets of the Illuminati are locked up tightly simply because secrecy is a way of life…. I have been an intense student of history since I could read, and I am deeply committed to the facts of history rather than the cover stories the public is fed to manipulate them….

“The Illuminati themselves decided to elevate 13 bloodlines. The number 13 is extremely important magically, and these three occult tribes mock the 13 tribes of Israel (remember the 12th tribe, the Tribe of Joseph was split into Ephraim & Manasah [Joshua 16:1-9]. This does not mean that only 13 Illuminati bloodlines are powerful. There are other families of great oligarchical power who have allied themselves to the Illuminati in the political and economic realms without having to intermarry the Illuminati

The Illuminati believe they are superior and have a right to rule over lesser men…. One does not have to understand about the hidden Illuminati genealogies  to have experienced the attitude of superiority of the aristocratic families that control the world….

“Don’t think for a moment that you are going to vote the Illuminati out of office. They control the major and minor political parties. They control the process of government, they control the process of information flow, they control the process of creating money, and finally they control Christendom. (God however controls the hearts of His people. And the perfect love of His followers casts out fear, for a spirit of fear does not come from God.)” — From Bloodlines of the Illuminati, pages. 1-2

Please take note of three very important FACTS:

  1. The Illuminati — global elite — BELIEVE they have the right to rule of lesser men.
  2. Over the course of time, “other families of great oligarchical power who have allied themselves to the Illuminati in the political and economic realms without having to intermarry the Illuminati.”
  3. The Illuminati CONTROL the major and minor political parties.

Having said that, I would submit for your consideration that something out of the ordinary is currently happening across the USA. The saying goes, “The global elite insist on owning both ‘horses’ in the race for President of the U.S.” It would appear that in the 2016 race for the White House, something unusual is taking place. And people like  Zbigniew Brzezinski and George Soros are doing everything they can to make sure their candidate crosses the finish line in first place.

 

Next, we will look at the genealogies of the 44 U.S. presidents and how political Islam has been active in the West since its founding.

Part 1: https://prophecyconnections.wordpress.com/2016/09/04/brzezinski-one-of-the-worlds-most-evil-men-surfaces-part-1/

 

U.S. Presidents and the Merovingian bloodline

Sometimes I have to stop whatever I’m doing and recall how the Holy Spirit has brought me to this place. That’s the ONLY way I can keep moving forward with sharing the information that I’ve collected over the past two decades in obedience to God’s will, as it has been miraculously made known to me.  I am not courageous. But I fear God more than man.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I had no intention of exploring these “forbidden waters.” I’m not a brave soul like those who have been branded “conspiracy theorists” (David Ickes, Fritz Springmeier, J.R. Church, and Jesse Ventura to name a few) for their efforts to reveal terrible, nearly incomprehensible truths which they have spent a good deal of their adult lifetimes researching.

But now I’m being led back into the fray — for specific reasons I’m not sure about — so that what I’ve learned will not stop with me, but will be passed along to my readers. I am fully confident that these details will travel distances which I cannot imagine, carried by individuals I will never meet who feel convicted to make them known, as I have been doing. I realize that I may be monitored at some point due to what the public has recently learned about NSA surveillance and the “key words” that they track in an effort to apprehend “terrorists” and “dissidents.” 

With that said, did you know that a number of highly regarded foundations, such as the New England Historical Genealogical Society and Burkes Peerage of London have documented the bloodlines of every U.S. President, beginning with George Washington?  And would you believe that each one can be traced back to individuals who claim to have DNA linking them to the Merovingian bloodline — the 13th bloodline of the elitist “Illuminati” organization — the “sacred bloodline” of Jesus AND Lucifer?

According to researcher Fritz Springmeier:

“There is no doubt that this information has far reaching implications. For instance, once one understands these bloodlines, war between kings no longer appear as wars between elite factions, but can be recognized as contrived wars created to control the masses on both sides by their greedy Machiavellian masters.

“Some of the people this book exposes are alive and very dangerous. The darkness has never liked the light. Yet, many of the secrets of the Illuminati are locked up tightly simply because secrecy is a way of life…. I have been an intense student of history since I could read, and I am deeply committed to to the facts of history rather than the cover stories the public is fed to manipulate them….

“The Illuminati themselves decided to elevate 13 bloodlines. The number 13 is extremely important magically, and these three occult tribes mock the 13 tribes of Israel (remember the 12th tribe, the Tribe of Joseph was split into Ephraim & Manasah [Joshua 16:1-9]. This does not mean that only 13 Illuminati bloodlines are powerful. There are other families of great oligarchical power who have allied themselves to the Illuminati in the political and economic realms without having to intermarry the Illuminati…

“The Illuminati believe they are superior and have a right to rule over lesser men…. One does not have to understand about the hidden Illuminati genealogies  to have experienced the attitude of superiority of the aristocratic families that control the world….

“Don’t think for a moment that you are going to vote the Illuminati out of office. They control the major and minor political parties. They control the process of government, they control the process of information flow, they control the process of creating money, and finally they control Christendom. (God however controls the hearts of His people. And the perfect love of His followers casts out fear, for a spirit of fear does not come from God.)” — From Bloodlines of the Illuminati, pages. 1-2

 

I must take issue with what Fritz Springmeier said about God controlling the hearts of His people. Immediately after the fall of Adam and Eve, the Lord God gave mankind the gift of freewill. I do not believe that He controls us. But if we ask Him to, He will guide us toward paths of righteousness … a big distinction from “heart control”!

Now, keeping all of these things in mind, here is some concise information from a website that I found called The Atlantean Conspiracy — Exposing the Global Conspiracy from Atlantis to Zion …

“Did you know all 44 U.S. presidents have carried European bloodlines into office? 34 have been genetic descendants from just one person, Charlemagne, the brutal eighth century King of the Franks. 19 of them descended from King Edward III of England. In fact, the presidential candidate with the most royal genes has won every single American election.

“If America declared its Independence from the European monarchies in 1776, how is it that every single president has descended from European monarchs? If presidents are democratically elected as we are told, what are the odds that we always choose members of British and French royal bloodlines to lead us?

” ‘The Americas have always been owned and governed by the same royal families of Britain and Europe that conventional history states as being among those defeated during the wars of so-called “Independence.’ — Michael Tsarion, ‘Astrotheology and Sidereal Mythology’ …

Actually, by branching out far enough on the presidential family tree, the dedicated  researcher will find that all 44 presidents share kinship belonging to the same general ancestry, often called the 13th Illuminati bloodline, the Merovingian line, and/or the Windsor-Bush bloodline….

“Granted the relationships are sometimes distant 10th or 15th cousins, but in a country with hundreds of millions to choose from, this simply cannot be chance or coincidence. Gary Boyd Roberts, a genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogy Society thoroughly traced these connections in his book Ancestors of American Presidents. George W. Bush himself is directly related to 16 former U.S. presidents including George Washington, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Teddy Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford….

“Bush is closely related to the king of Albania and has kinship with every member of the British royal family and the House of Windsor. He is related to 20 British Dukes, the 13th cousin of Britain’s Queen Mother, and of her daughter Queen Elizabeth. He is 13th cousin once removed from Prince Charles and has direct descent from King Henry III, Charles II, and Edward I of England. Through the House of Windsor and King Henry III, the Bush’s and Bill Clinton are genetically related as well.”

 

I encourage you to follow this link and read more:  http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2008/06/presidential-bloodlines.html

 

 

 

 

Guardians of the “Holy Grail”

In April 2003, author Dan Brown’s blockbuster hit, The Da Vinci Code, was published. In 2004, Dr. James Carlow and Dr. Peter James published a rebuttal work titled, Cracking Da Vinci’s Code. As I said in my second post of this series, for every “statement of fact” and every scenario touted as “absolute truth,” there can be found — with the help of the Internet — someone who has published an opposing viewpoint, also based on their interpretation of “fact” and “truth” (including truth presented in Scripture and interpreted by individual, imperfect humans). 

The Merovingian bloodline, depicted in Dan Brown’s novel, is a perfect example of “truth” and “dare” — I’ll write about the truth as I see it and dare you to prove me wrong!

My purpose for writing is not to choose a side and belabor its pros and cons. My intention is to help people understand THE DIFFERENCE between the Messianic bloodline (and DNA) that was completed in Jesus Christ and the bloodline that proponents claim leads back to a mythical union between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, called “Merovingian.”

If you would like to know more about the Merovingian bloodline from a secular perspective, I recommend that you read The Da Vinci Code, THEN read the books by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln that it was based on:

  1. Holy Blood, Holy Grail  (Dell Publishers, c. 1983; ISBN: 0-440-13648-2)
  2. The Messianic Legacy (Dell Publishers, c. 1986; ISBN: 0-440-20319-8)

The information that I share in this post is based on research published in two other books:

  1. Guardians of the Grail … and the men who plan to rule the world  by J.R. Church (Prophecy Publications, c. 1991; ISBN: 0-941241-02-5)
  2. Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier (Ambassador House, c. 2002; ISBN: 0-9663533-2-3)

 

In the foreward section of Guardians of the Grail, J.R. Church writes:

“The primary purpose of this book is to present a scenario showing that this world is now ready to be duped into the most outrageously deceptive scheme ever perpetrated on mankind. In short, the world is going to soon accept  a man as its leader. He will not only be accepted, he will be idolized and worshiped [Revelation 13]. Many will believe he is God. Not just a god, but God Almighty!

“Satan does not, in most cases, manipulate his devotees overtly. He operates in a subtle way, gradually seducing and deceiving, much of the time without his victim recognizing what is taking place. Each of us should realize that every day we are constantly being seduced and asked to make compromises in all areas of our lives….

“Someday, the Lord will allow his enemies to be controlled by ‘a reprobate mind.’ He will also ‘send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie’ [2 Thessalonians 2:10-12]. Only those who have a very close relationship with the Lord will be able to resist the acceptance of ‘the lie.’

 

From Fritz Springmeier’s preface for his book, we learn this:

“I am especially pleased to present this book to you. In spite of a raid by Federal agents on March 1, 2002, which took pains to destroy my efforts at revising this book, it is still making its appearance again in a new revised version. Their efforts to suppress it failed.”

While J.R. Church includes “conspiracy theories” in his accounts, Fritz Springmeier claims that he only deals in facts. Guardians of the Grail is over 300 pages long. Bloodlines of the Illuminati is over 600 pages long. Between the two of them, there are numerous charts, graphs and photos that try to explain a phenomenon of men and women who feel elevated in importance, and who hope — or perhaps “plan” would be a better word — to at some point rule the entire world.

In an effort to quickly get to the authors’ “bottom line” conclusions, I’m going to focus on their documentation of the Merovingian bloodline ancestry. Here are some “fast facts” …

  • The mythical “holy grail” is said to be the cup that Christ drank from at the Last Supper. It is believed by many to have mystical powers.
  • According to Dan Brown’s novel, the “true grail” is not an object, but a bloodline that has been carefully and secretly protected over centuries of time. Only since the 1960’s have stories begun surfacing about the existence of a group (The Prieure or Priory de Sion), based in France, that has been working for generations behind the scenes to prepare for the emergence of a one-world government and the introduction of a global ruler.
  • According to the tenets of this organization, Jesus only pretended to die, was taken from the cross, stolen from the tomb, and married Mary Magdalene. They produced children. When Jerusalem was attacked in 70 AD and the Temple destroyed, Mary M. fled with her sacred children by boat to France and found refuge in a Jewish community. Her offspring were said to have married into the royal Frankish family and by the fifth century produced a king — named Merovee, the patriarch of the “sacred” Merovingian bloodline.
  • The offspring of Merovee were noted for a small red, cross-shaped birthmark above the heart. This birthmark became a symbol that was eventually adopted as an emblem for “the Guardians of the Grail” — the Knights Templar, organized in 1118 AD.
  • In 1314, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar (Jaques de Molay) and the original owner of  The Shroud of Turin (Geoffrey de Charney) were burned at the stake. The Knights Templar disbanded and scattered. Those who fled into Scotland developed a cohesive body that is known today as the Scottish Rite. Certain Masonic lodges have adopted rituals that were supposedly handed down from the ancient Templar organization. In the U.S., young men are admitted into the De Molay Society, named after the Grand Master of the 14th century Knights Templar. And at the end of the 19th century, the Nazi party (originally called the Thule Society) developed from a sinister Order of the Templars that was established in Germany and Austria.

That’s enough information to digest for now. Next we’ll look at the “French connection” to many American Presidents, including the Bush family and William Jefferson Clinton. 

 

 

 

 

“Watch out that no one deceives you” …

I came across the following article this morning about a discovery that dates back to last year some time. I’m sharing it to remind my readers about the “Merovingian bloodline” claim that was represented in the “DaVinci Code” which asserts that Jesus impregnated Mary Magdalene before his death. (It says there was no resurrection.) Mary M. is said to have escaped with her infant daughter by boat from Israel to Europe, where the child carried Jesus’ bloodline and DNA to eventually establish a bloodline that connects to European royalty. That bloodline was referred to in “The DaVinci Code” as “the Holy Grail.”

It’s been awhile since I’ve studied this, so I won’t give any more details right now. (Putting that on my “to do list”!    ; )

Here is the spin that NBC chose to publish …

 

No Forgery Evidence Seen in “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.

 

The papyrus fragment is owned by an unnamed private collector, with bills of sale going back only to 1999.

SEE PHOTO @ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140410-papyrus-jesus-wife-evidence-archaeology-science/

 

Dan Vergano

National Geographic

PUBLISHED APRIL 10, 2014

Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrapmaking that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian beliefs.

Announced at a 2012 conference in Rome by the Harvard Divinity School’s Karen King, the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife“—a scrap of papyrus with Coptic writing—contained some intriguing lines. (Related: “Jesus May Have Had a Wife, Ancient Text Suggests.“)

The words “Jesus said to them, My wife . . . she is able to be my disciple . . .” are written on the center of the fragment. Initially dated by King to the fourth century, the message from the past resonated with ongoing debates about the role of women in Christianity, as well as echoing themes from Dan Brown’s popular thriller, The Da Vinci Code.

The claim also attracted skepticism from religious scholars, who saw the fragment as a likely forgery. But in the series of reports released by the Harvard Theological Review, various experts report analyses of the chemistry and ancient handwriting of the fragment. They conclude that the fragment’s ink is consistent with ancient inks and that its papyrus fibers date from the seventh to eighth centuries. King suggests it is a copy of an earlier text.

“All of the evidence points to it being ancient,” King said in a telephone briefing. “As historians, the question then becomes, what does it mean?”

Clever Forgery?

The new results say nothing about whether the historical Jesus indeed had a wife, King notes. But similarities to other papyrus gospel texts from the centuries after Christ point to the long-running debate on the role of women in churches.

And the results do not conclusively prove the papyrus isn’t a very clever forgery, caution the scientists. Instead, they remove previously raised objections to the text, finding no evidence of it being a fake.

Yet there is still skepticism. One report in the journal, by epigrapherLeo Depuydt of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, claims grammatical errors dog the text and concludes, “The author of this analysis has not the slightest doubt that the document is a forgery, and not a very good one at that.”

Overall, he suggests that the papyrus was forged from a copy of the ancient Gospel of Thomas text, discovered less than a century ago in Egypt.

King refutes those criticisms in a response in the journal, arguing that the grammar errors are misinterpretations by Depuydt. She also argues that writings similar to the Gospel of Thomas were then prevalent in the eastern Mediterranean, so words from that gospel would not necessarily be a sign of forgery.

Ancient Papyrus

Troves of ancient papyrus documents have long emerged from sites in Egypt, seen as the likely source of the fragment, which is only 3.2 inches wide by 1.6 inches tall (8 by 4 centimeters). But its origin and author are a mystery, as it is owned by an unnamed private collector, with bills of sale going back only to 1999, according to King.

King says the owner may donate the fragment to Harvard, possibly for later display.

In the journal reports, a chemistry team led by MIT’s Joseph Azzarelliconcluded that the age of the papyrus scrap matches that of a verified Gospel of John papyrus from antiquity. The team relied onmicrospectroscopy of the papyrus, which found the fragment only slightly less oxidized—aged by exposure to air—than the verified gospel.

Likewise, Columbia University’s James Yardley and Alexis Hagadornlooked at the pigments in the ink on the fragment. They found it similar to “lamp black” ink used on other ancient texts.

Crucially, the scientists find no evidence of the ink being applied to the papyrus in recent times, which would have led to it pooling in damaged sections of the fragment. They also did not find any signs that the word for “wife” in the text was changed from “woman” by a later writer, as some skeptics suggested (King points this out in an online commentary).

Carbon dating puts the age of the fragment at between 659 and 869.

The debate over the grammar of the Coptic text partly reflects the writing style of the author of the papyrus, who perhaps was not a professional scribe but an untutored member of the lower classes, suggests Malcolm Choat, an ancient writing expert at Australia’sMacquarie University.

Choat compares the writing to brush-drawn “magical” texts of the era, ones that often featured invocations asking for blessings or curses.

“I have not found a ‘smoking gun’ that indicates beyond doubt that the text was not written in antiquity, but nor can such an examination prove that it is genuine,” Choat writes. But he says it’s certainly not a simple forgery, as critics have suggested.

Women in Church

Women were among the strongest early supporters of Christianity when it was gaining converts in an often hostile Roman Empire. Christian writers were initially silent on the marital status of Jesus, King says, with claims that he was unmarried starting only in the late second century.

If the papyrus fragment reflects religious writing copied from earlier texts, perhaps ones in the fourth century, it would speak to early Christian concerns about the role of the family in the early Church, which famously called upon its adherents to put aside family and civic loyalties, she suggests.

“This is not evidence that Jesus was married. We don’t know,” King emphasized. “But early Christians were extremely interested in questions about whether they should be married or be celibate.”

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Watch out that you do not lose what we  have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 

Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God;

whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.  

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching,

do not take them into your house or welcome them. 

 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.”

(2 John 1:8-11, NIV)