Who Really Wrote The Bible?
The Bible’s Authors Are A Lie
When I was growing up in the 70's, we sat in church listening to pastors tell us to open our Bibles to the Gospel of Matthew, or Mark, or John. Then these pastors would tell us, “Matthew tells us that …” And this is pretty much how things went on into the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s when I found myself sitting in various churches from Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Assemblies of God, and Adventist.
What I never realized sitting in Church, what I was never told sitting in Church, was that the authors of the Bible’s books are NOT who the Church claims them to be.
In a nutshell,
- the Apostle Matthew is not the author of the Gospel According to Matthew;
- the Apostle Mark is not the author of the Gospel According to Mark;
- the Apostle John is not the author of the Gospel According to John;
- the Apostle Peter is not the author of the Books of Peter;
- the Book of Hebrews has an utterly unknown author.
These are not just my opinion. Ask ANY honest professor or pastor with an M. Div. or Ph.D. from any Christian seminary on the planet and they will tell you, “Yes, that’s correct, NONE of these apostles actually wrote these books.” The operative word here is “honest” when referring to a pastor or scholar.
These are not “Liberal” or “modern” theologians who will tell the truth about these books’ illegitimate authorship; they are HONEST Conservative scholars and theologians throughout our Protestant Christian history who will tell you this.
Some evangelical or dishonest seminaries still teach (they “believe”) that the Apostle John really wrote the gospel book that bears his name, but they are in the minority of modern Christian thought, current science, and historical archeology and paleography. Just because you really, really want to believe the lie, does not suddenly make it truth.
Spinning the Lie to Make it Believable
Once you open this line of questioning with a pastor or someone educated in…