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The problem with Luke-Acts

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  The author of Luke-Acts was either a companion of Paul or someone that followed his teachings closely. Paul came from a strong religious background and that had an influence on his teachings. As we have seen in the article ' Paul's words are not God's words ' - Paul was not taught by Jesus and had very little contact with the apostles. There were some fundamental flaws in the teachings of Paul and the author of Luke-Acts took some of these flaws to the next level. Before you continue with this article, if you haven't already, you must first read the following articles for some background: The Lie about the Bible - The Bible is not inerrant and infallible - and that is not a bad thing. Not every verse in the Bible is the Word of God - If you want to discover what Jesus really taught you must be willing to look for the truth. Paul's words are not God's words - Paul and great wisdom but was only human and made mistakes. The problem with the Gospel of Matth

The Gospel of Thomas

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  The Gospel of Thomas is mostly rejected by mainstream Christianity. The reason is simple - if the Gospel of Thomas was indeed found to be reliable, it would turn Christianity on its head as it portrays a Jesus that is clearly against organized religion.  It was discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in December 1945 among a group of books known as the Nag Hammadi library. The reason it was only discovered in 1945 is that the early church destroyed all copies of the gospel because they didn't like what it was saying.  When was the Gospel of Thomas written? Scholars have proposed dates of composition as early as AD 60 and as late as AD 250. Most scholars however agree that it is between AD 60 to AD 140. Even a later date is not that late seeing that the Gospel of John was only written around AD 90 – 100. The date is important. An early date would be a big problem for mainstream Christianity because it would mean that the gospels in the New Testament dependent on the Gospel of Thomas,