This may come as a shock to Vatican! In the Ethnography Museum of Ankara, in Turkey, an approximately 1500-2000 year old bible was found! Even more shocking is the fact that this bible was discovered and kept as a secret since 2000.
This bible contains the Gospel of Barnabas, who was a disciple of Christ. The most stunning thing is that this book shows that Jesus was not crucified, nor was he the son of God, but a Prophet.
According to this book, Apostle Paul was an “Impostor”. In addition, in this book it is stated that Jesus ascended to heaven alive, and that Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. As The National Turk claims, this Bible was seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation. According to their report, this gang was smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations, and they alsopossessed explosives. This book was valued around 40 Million Turkish Liras, which is around 28 million American Dollars.
Many religious authorities and experts in Tehram claim that this book is original. The letters in this book are gold and they are written onto loosely-tied leather in Aramaic, which was the language of Jesus Christ.The text in this book contains a vision similar to Islam. This text contradicts the New Testament’s teachings of Christianity. Also according to this book, Jesus predicts the coming of the Prophet Muhammad, who would found Islam 700 years later.
Many experts believe that during the Council of Nicea, the Catholic Church picked the gospels that would form the Bible as we know it today. They discharged many other gospels, including the Gospel of Barnabas, and included only the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. During the years, many biblical texts began to appear. Among them were the ones of the Dead Sea and Gnostic Gospels. However this is the book that Vatican is most worried about.
The Catholic Church wants this book!!!
What does this mean to Christian-derived religions and their followers? To answer this question, the Vatican has asked to be included in the examination of this book. Now we wait to see the results of the investigation. Will the church accept this evidence or will they deny it altogether?
Many believe that this book will make believers realize that the object of their adoration is arbitrary. According to them this book and especially the religious text, is a subject that can be differently interpreted.
Now the question is what does this book mean to atheists, agnostics and secular thinkers? According to them, is this text real or fake? Nevertheless, we hope that this book will inspire the religious to ask questions, instead of pointing fingers or believing anything blindly.
At this point you should know that the biggest danger of faith is when people believe what they want to believe, defending against any and all evidence. However the biggest malefactor to that danger is the ego trap, which is shown through rejecting and criticizing other people, for not being like you.
We are all witnesses that blind faith can drive nations to war, violence, discrimination and slavery. This is why you need to keep an open mind and be more understanding towards people who are not like you.