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The Legend of Five
Christians prefer to read the epistles of Paul, the Evangelists who preach the falsehood of Christianity quote Paul and not Jesus. A very popular verse quoted by the sexual sinners is 1 Corinthians 15:5-8 where Paul says five-hundred people saw Jesus after his resurrection.
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. (The King James Version)
Yet the Gospels never record the legend. Paul, the earliest Christian writer, never mentions the ‘empty tomb’. How do you explain that? Christianity is based on the crucifixion of Jesus, which never occurred. 
“…Then Paul went on to refer to an appearance by Jesus to five hundred brethren at once, adding his comment that "most are still alive, though some have fallen asleep." Who were the five hundred brethren? What happened to this tradition? It was not picked up and described in any recognizable form in any of the later Gospels. There have been attempts to identify Luke's story of Pentecost with this Pauline reference, but no consensus has been reached. It is possible that there was a common link between this note of an appearance to five hundred and Pentecost, though a considerable journey must be made before an event that has a risen body form can be identified with one that has a Holy Spirit form. It is enough now to acknowledge that Paul's reference to Jesus' appearance to five hundred people at once is found nowhere in the Gospel tradition. (John Shelby Spong, Resurrection: Myth or Reality? p. 52)
The earliest documents of the New Testament are the epistles of Paul.
The first thing we need to force into our minds is that when Paul wrote these words, there were no such things as written Gospels. This means that the accounts of Jesus’ resurrection so familiar to us, as told by these Gospel writers, were by and large unknown to Paul and to Paul’s readers (Resurrection: Myth or Reality?, p. 48)
There are many conflicting versions of the crucifixion!
“The Christians have dozens of different versions, rather than one universally agreed view, regarding the crucifixion of the Messiah. This in itself is an eloquent testimony that the Christians were doubtful about the actual event. Some of them held the view that the one who was crucified was someone other than Jesus and that Jesus himself in fact remained standing somewhere nearby, laughing at their folly… Had the truth been fully known and well-established so many divergent views could not have gained currency”. (Abul Ala Mawdudi, Towards Understanding the Quran, Vol 2, p. 108)
“Actually, the fact that we have four gospels lies at the very heart of our problem. Because we read particular parables or sayings or stories in several different versions, we can't miss the disagreements between them" (John Dominic Crossan, Who is Jesus, p. 3)
If Paul is the first writer, he must be relaying the earliest tradition, yet the Gospels, written many decades later, record an entirely different story!
The most striking feature of the early documents is that
they do not set Jesus’ life in a specific historical situation. There is no
Galilean ministry, and there are no parables, no miracles, no Passion in
The gospels included in the New Testament (NT) are widely
agreed to have been written between A.D. 70 and 100. In these four gospels, it
is claimed that Jesus taught in Galilee in the opening decades of the first
century, worked miracles there, or what at an y rate
were taken for miracles, and died in
Paul says Jesus was crucified, yet later confesses that Jesus was not real:
In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ. Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. (Ephesians 3:4)
The Pauline Christology has only minimally to do with the actual historical Jesus. Hence, the faith in Christ as held by primitive preaching led by Paul was something new in comparison with the preaching of Jesus, it was a new type of religion based god-man of Pagan Religion. (Al Haj A.D. Ajijola, The Hijacking of Christianity, p. 4)
The apostles did not believe Jesus was resurrected:
When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.
Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. (Mark 16:11-14)
never foretold his crucifixion that is why the apostles did not believe.
They left that place and passed through
Leaving there, they went through
Jesus never prophesied his resurrection:
Jesus could not have foreseen his rejection, death, and
resurrection, as the idea of a suffering, dying, and rising Messiah or son of
Man was unknown to Judaism. (Israel Knohl,
The Messiah before Jesus, The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls,
however, were religious dramas used for worship and as a form of evangelism. They
were meant not to impart history but to buttress and convey belief. The
editor of John’s Gospel (the least historical of them all) boldly and honestly
states his aims in the text itself when he says, “But these things are written
so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah”. The goal is to
establish the faithful and to create new converts, not to create an authentic
biography. (Tom Harper, The Pagan Christ, p. 126)
As a Christian literary genre, a gospel is a brief, popular
writing in the language of the common people that probably arose outside
The gospels were written by people more interested in a
living Lord present in their midst than in Jesus the historical man from
The New Testament contains unreliable surmises…Let me cite
one fairly typical and significant example, from the opening page of the first
chapter of Norman Perrin’s important and influential book, Rediscovering the
Teaching of Jesus. Perrin gives his reasons why teaching ascribed to Jesus is
likely to be rather a teaching that stems from the early Church, not from
Jesus himself. I quote the first three reasons, “The early Church made no
attempt to distinguish between the words the earthly Jesus had spoken and those
spoken by the risen Lord through a prophet in the community…” “The early Church
absolutely and completely identified the risen Lord of her experience with the
earthly Jesus of
The sayings of Jesus are not authentic.
Only 16% of all events whereby Jesus was the principal actor
are historically accurate and only 18% of the Jesus sayings—primarily
parables and aphorisms- are historically accurate 
Some of the events in the early mission of Jesus] were
not strictly true but were added to the story of Jesus by the early
Christians to express their faith in him as a Messiah." [London
Daily Mail, page 12, 15/July/1984]
“It is difficult to know whether the words or sayings attributed to Jesus are written exactly as he spoke them. (St. Joseph Medium Size Edition, p.23)
The Gospels say Jesus was not ‘resurrected’.
It is of interest to note that when the tomb was visited on Sunday morning each of the gospels describes Jesus as ‘risen’, which is hardly surprising given the fact that cold rock slabs, unlike warm, wave suppressed waterbeds, don’t exactly invite a person to sleep in. What is missing from the Bible, however, is the statement that Jesus was resurrected. Jesus is reported to have said, “I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father” (John 16:28). But where does Jesus say he would die and be resurrected in the process? The word ‘resurrected’ is nowhere to be found. ‘Risen from the dead’ is mentioned a handful of times, but never from the lips of Jesus himself. (Lawrence Brown, The First and Final Commandment, p. 211)
Jesus is recorded to have said:
"Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I
can preach there also. That is why I have come." (Mark
Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. (John 17:3-5)
Why did Jesus say “I have completed my mission” before he was even arrested? Why didn’t he say these words after the crucifixion? This means the crucifixion was not his purpose (Luke 19:10, Matthew 18:11).
Here is what scholar Mack Burton says:
There is no reference to Jesus’ death as a crucifixion in
the pre-Markan Jesus
material (Who Wrote the New Testament? p. 87)
Gospel of Mark was written very late, the crucifixion story did not exist
before its composition.
"The Four Gospels were unknown to the early Christian
Fathers. Justin Martyr, the most eminent of the early Fathers, wrote about the
middle of the second century. His writings in proof of the divinity of Christ
demanded the use of these Gospels had they existed in his time. He makes more
than 300 quotations from the books of the Old Testament, and nearly one hundred
from the Apocryphal books of the New Testament; but none from the four Gospels.
(Tim C. Leedom, The
Book Your Church Doesn’t Want You to Read) 
The first substantial physical evidence for the four Gospels comes from near the end of the second century CE, about 170 years after Jesus’ demise.” (Tom Harper, The Pagan Christ, p. 139)
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