What Would the Modern Messiah Say?
Including a Video Address on March 5, 2015,
Prophecies Mentioned, Text of the Address, and Commentary
(Page revised April 21, 2015)
(NOTE: The video is temporarily unavailable for a short time.)
Text of The Main Address In the Video
Greetings to everyone – people of all nations. I speak out now about the future, because right now the future seems bleak for most of us. Our world is seriously at risk, many of us are in despair, and many of us suffer. And by now, many of you know some of the reasons why.
So the question is this: Since there is so much corruption and unfairness in the world, and since the misleading forces of greed and self-interest use their wealth and power to their own benefit and to the detriment of the great majority, what do we do about it?
I know that most of you feel powerless. Some of you feel helpless and hopeless, some of you are just apathetic, and many of you are angry. After all, the protests demonstrated in many countries were all fruitless, and in most instances they were dangerous. So, as our situation worsens, I understand why there is a growing search for a conquering hero.
But, I am not a warrior -- unless you consider that the pen will ultimately prove mightier than the sword. I am just a messenger, and a counselor who tells you that you do not need anyone playing Warlord, or King, or God or Savior, because only the eternal One is the Savior, which by any other name is God, The Holy One. And its Spirit of truth will liberate and empower all of us, because it is within all of us.
When you realize that, and what it means for us, you will come to realize this fact: We, the people, must liberate and empower ourselves. And to do that we need to establish good and fair governments that will actually be of the people, by the people, and for the people.
But right now we don’t have that.
What we have, as you well know, are governments of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich. But we the people can change that, and we can do it legally and peacefully, especially in America, thanks to the Constitution which has provisions for us to do that in Article 5. And we can establish good and fair government that will promote the general welfare, as America’s Founders intended, and use the common wealth for the common good.
Of course that will take a change of heart, mind and attitude, on everyone’s part. And it will help if everyone realizes that we are all created equal in the sight of God, which is really the Great Spirit-Parent of us all. We are all members of one diverse family that we call humanity. And we should celebrate our diversity — rather than use it as an excuse to take on attitudes of superiority and judge others as inferior, as so many misguided people do.
I tell you that because many of you are listening to the wrong people – to self-righteous people, self-important people, bigoted people, hypocritical people, and greedy people who are very deceptive — all of whom think they are superior, whether it’s because of their wealth or religion or nationality or political party or race. But I tell you that people who take on such attitudes of superiority are obstacles to human progress, and human evolution.
Now rather than listen to them, I ask you to seek the Spirit of truth that is within you, because the Spirit of truth comes not to condemn but to educate; not to punish but to correct; and not to destroy but to save.
I serve the Spirit of truth, and I ask you to join me in doing so — regardless of your religion, and whether you are religious or not. After all, the Spirit of truth is universal, and the Spirit of truth is also the Spirit of love, the Spirit of freedom, the Spirit of justice, and the Spirit of Peace – all of which we so desperately need now.
Now of course, you may wonder who I am to say so. You don’t know who I am yet because I have been hidden, as it were. And one of the reasons for that was revealed in metaphors in the book of Isaiah, chapter 49, which is why I say now that I have been hidden in the shadow of God’s hand, and God has made me like a polished and sharp arrow that has been concealed in God’s quiver.
Those are metaphors, of course, but the words are attributed to the servant of God who fulfills prophecies — he who has actually been stricken and afflicted, who has suffered many things (along with many of you), and been rejected by his generation. And now, being 74 years old, having overcome much (and probably being not long for this world), I can and must finally say, I am he. It’s hard for me to say. But I am. And all the wars and rumors of war have been and are some of the terrible signs that preceded and portended my appearance, just as Jesus of Nazareth prophesied and foretold.
Now I should tell you that the metaphor of the “arrow,” to which the prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel referred, does not refer to me personally, because physically this body is in jeopardy. The arrow is more like the stone mentioned in the book of Daniel, who wrote that a stone shall shatter the image of the symbolic beast-king, and the stone that shatters the image shall become as a great mountain that shall fill the earth. The stone is a symbol for the message from the Spirit of truth that the son of Man delivers and spreads all over the world.
Now that message I have delivered – in the songs I sing, which were my first works, and in my written work, that was accomplished between 1984 and today. (I’ve been at this for a long time.) But of course, my work is not perfect, just as I am not perfect. But even though I am only human, to a fault – I do, nevertheless, serve the Spirit of truth.
Now, having delivered my work, I have made this video now so everyone can see me, and hear me speak — not in public or from behind a podium or pulpit (which I will not do), but personally like this, through electronic communication, which ironically is like lightning, which somehow Jesus of Nazareth foresaw and foretold when referring to the son of man to come.
When enough people get the message which I have delivered before me, then we will be able to begin change the world. We’ll be able and willing to confess our errors and offenses, reconcile our differences, make amends, and thereby make peace, so that we may finally establish governments in each nation that will actually represent its people and be cooperative and collaborative members of a true family of nations, so that the truth may enable all religions of the world to become one family of religions, so that we may improve this world, make it what it should be, clean it up, for the benefit of all humanity, for the sake of our children and our children’s children, for posterity.
It is up to you. It is up to all of us. And I know you will realize that.
Thanks for listening.
J.J. Jeffers (pen name Joseph J. Adamson)
Qualification and Clarification
He would also say the following:
I should qualify and clarify some things about the title of Messiah, because in my writings I often use it generically, because it is only one of many titles used for the expected one who will bring peace to the world. There are many different titles and many different names that refer to him, depending on the religion or religious tradition, and where the religious tradition originated in the world.
There are many prophecies about him, some or which are amazingly accurate. But, ironically, some of the most accurate prophecies about him have been overlooked and ignored because they do not fit the scenario that most religious traditions have developed about the Messiah of their religion.
But there can be only one Messiah, regardless of the word or name used for the title. Otherwise, leaders of certain religions and leaders of certain religious groups would continue to claim superiority and supremacy of their religion, and we would still be plagued by their crusades and so-called “holy wars.”
Another problem is that many prophecies about the Messiah have been distorted or exaggerated, and some have even been fabricated to the point where they are merely myths — about how he will appear, what he will be, and what he will do.
For example, some believe he will magically appear from out of the clouds in the sky. Some believe he will magically manifest as a supernatural being in human form. But such beliefs are not credible, and to believe in them requires a suspension of reasonable, rational thinking. But even more importantly, such beliefs are not consistent with certain genuine prophecies that reveal much about the servant of God who actually fulfills prophecies.
Consider certain similar and consistent prophecies by the prophets Isaiah and Jesus, since Christianity is the largest religion in the world and is the dominant religion in America and most of the NATO countries. According to them, the servant of God who fulfills prophecies is from your midst, and God called and chose him to deliver a judgment and intercession, to advocate for the average people, and especially for the poor and the least of our brethren, and to judge the leaders of the world who have failed us while exalting themselves.
To accomplish his mission, the Messiah delivers his work before him, to issue the judgement, guide you to truth and show you things to come. But his work is not acknowledged by many people in his generation. Since he cannot exalt himself or rise up in the spotlight, and because he has been sorely stricken and afflicted, he is rejected by his generation for so long that, according to the prophet Isaiah, he fears all his work has been in vain, and for vanity. So, according to those prophecies the Messiah suffers many things for a long time before enough people in the world finally get the message.
Considering that, and considering all of the terrible signs that prophets like Jesus of Nazareth said would take place prior to the appearance of the modern son of Man, we may conclude that those signs are indicators that he is already here.
Despite that, many people will initially assume that I am just another deluded character with a messianic complex. But I would ask you to not be hasty in your judgment, because only God knows who the Messiah is, because only God chooses the Messiah.
After all, Messiah is not a title assumed due to heredity or genealogy, and whether or not he is a descendant of King David is immaterial. After all, the title of Mashiach or Messiah means anointed one, and, as the Prophet Isaiah wrote, even the great Persian King Cyrus, who freed the Jews from Babylonian captivity, was an anointed one. So, spiritually speaking, being a “branch of David” is just one of several allegorical terms for the servant who is called, anointed and chosen by God to deliver a message of judgement, admonition, intercession, edification, counsel, and inspiration. And he is authorized by God, not by Man.
Still, since we cannot hear God’s voice or see God’s shape at any time, as even Jesus of Nazareth himself said, you may know who I am only by my words, and by the way my life story and life’s work reveal how I do fulfill prophecies.
Another important fact is that despite the accusations that will surely come from religious zealots, this Messiah was not sent to rule over you. I was chosen and sent by God to show you how to liberate yourselves from those who do rule over you, and how to empower and govern yourselves. For having had the government put on my shoulders, and knowing I am but a mortal man, I show you the way to establish sustainable governments that will be of, by, and for the people, at long last, and forevermore.
After all, it should be clear by now that we, the people of the world, must progress and advance forward, rather than continue to be pushed backward by those who cling to, and strive to maintain, the old failing political and economic systems that have enabled them to become incredibly rich and powerful.
It is the Messiah’s duty to judge and rebuke them. But that is not to say that being wealthy is a bad thing. Many wealthy and prosperous people are richly deserving of monetary reward for their good works, and their hard work, polished skills and developed talents. However, we all know that lust for money can be the root of much evil. We know that greed can lead to very harmful corruption and wrongdoing. And we know that greed and corruption have infected our society to the point where many people are unscrupulous, callous, selfish, and unfair, especially in America, and in many other countries.
That is partly because far too many of our brethren are still deceived and misled. And their gullibility, or their apathy and their implied or direct consent, has enabled the cunning and corrupt forces of greed and self-interest to gradually become even more powerful, and richer than ever before.
That’s why many of you wish for a conquering hero, and it’s why many religious people wish a Messiah would come as a conquering hero. But as I said, the person who fulfills world prophecies is not a warrior. He shows you how to end war. He is a teacher, messenger, and counselor who intercedes, judges, guides you to truth, shows you things to come, and glorifies the eternal Holy One.
So I leave it to you, the majority of people in the world, to decide for yourselves what I am. I only ask you to consider the words I have spoken, the words I have sung, and the words I have written, and consider the spirit in which they were spoken, sung, and written.
I hope you will do that, not for my sake, because I won’t be around for long. Do it for your sakes, for posterity, for God’s sake, for the sake of our world, and for the sake of humanity.
J.J. Jeffers (pen name: Joseph J. Adamson)
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Additionally, you should know that the person who actually fulfills prophecies is sent not to rule, but to counsel and edify, and he comes not to serve the interests of one religion or one nation, but to serve the best interests of all humanity, and liberate and empower all.
As has been explained, he is known by many names by many religions, but since Christianity is the largest religion in the world, you should look at some of the relevant Judeo-Christian prophecies.
Some Crucial Prophecies Referred To In the Video About the Messiah
Here are some examples of very accurate prophecies in the book of Isaiah that the Messenger mentioned in his address to the world, because they speak realistically and candidly of the Messenger, the chosen servant of God, and the modern Messiah and son of Man:
Isaiah 49:2 – “In the shadow of God’s hand have I been hidden; and the Lord has made me as a polished arrow, in God’s quiver I have been concealed.”
In the context of Isaiah 49:1-7 – “Listen to me, all peoples, from far: the Lord has called me, and from the womb of my mother has God made mention of my name. And the Lord God has made my mouth and pen like a sharp sword, in the shadow of God’s hand have I been hidden; and the Lord has made me as a polished arrow, in God’s quiver I have been concealed. And God said to me: 'You are My servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.' But I said: 'I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught and vanity; yet surely my righteousness is with the Lord, and my satisfaction with my God.' And now says my God that formed me from the womb to be a loyal servant, to bring Jacob again to God, and that Israel be gathered unto God — for I am honorable in the sight of the Lord, and my God is become my strength. Indeed, God said: 'It is not enough that you should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the offspring of Israel. I will also give you for a light of all the nations, that My salvation may be unto the ends of the earth.' Thus said the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, to him who is despised of men, to him who is abhorred of nations, to a servant of rulers: 'They shall see, and they shall lower themselves and acknowledge God; because of the Lord that is faithful, even the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.'"
(Notice that God’s servant is called “Israel” but God made him a loyal servant “to bring Jacob again.” That’s because the original Jacob’s name was changed to Israel because he “struggled with God” (which is what the name Israel means in Hebrew), and the modern Messiah and servant of God is like Jacob in that respect. But he is not Jacob in a literal sense. His work restores the "House of Jacob".)
“Behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.” — Isaiah 40:10 and Isaiah 62:11
“He was despised, and forsaken of men, a man of pains, and acquainted with disease, and as one from whom men hide their face: he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried; whereas we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.” – Isaiah 53:3-4, translation from the Hebrew Masoretic Text and other translations more true to the original Hebrew.
“For thus said the High and Lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. ... For the iniquity of his covetousness was I angry and afflicted him, I hid Me and was angry; and he went on willfully in the way of his heart. [But] I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will lead him also, and compensate with comforts to him and his mourners.” – Isaiah 57:15-18
(Note: The modern son of man was first stricken and afflicted with a disabling disease that left him a paraplegic in July 1977. But many of his afflictions have been controlled, he has been healed of many afflictions, his life has been prolonged many times per Isaiah 53:10, and he has been temporarily saved from several severe afflictions that were and still are life-threatening. But he is still plagued with afflictions that leave him totally disabled at times, and the most life threatening afflictions are congestive heart failure, more common heart diseases, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). But, so far he keeps being revived and enabled to do what he needs to do.)
“Behold God’s servant, whom God upholds; God’s elect, in whom God’s soul delights. God’s spirit is upon him, he shall make the right to go forth to the nations. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. ... he shall make the right to go forth according to the truth ... he shall set the right in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his teaching. The Lord God has called him in righteousness, and has taken hold of his hand, and kept him, and set him for a covenant of the people, for a light of the nations; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house. The Lord God will not give glory to another, neither praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things shall spring forth. Son of man, sing unto the Lord a new song, and God’s praise from the end of the earth.” — Isaiah 42:1-10
Isaiah 53:3-4 – “He was despised, and forsaken of men, a man of pains, and acquainted with disease, and as one from whom men hide their face. He was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried; whereas we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”
Note of Clarification: In crucial instances quotes from the Masoretic Text are used because it a more accurate translation from the original Hebrew Tanakh, whereas the Septuagint Greek translation used in the English Bible does not use the word “disease” and “diseases,” for instance. Moreover, the Masoretic Text is regarded by most modern scholars (except Christian Fundamentalist scholars) as the authoritative Hebrew text of Judaism, and it is almost universally accepted as the official version of the Jewish Bible (Tanakh or Old Testament).
Isaiah 53:12 says the messianic servant of God is “numbered with the transgressors ...,” and it speaks to the fact that he was “stricken and afflicted for the iniquity of his covetousness and willfulness,” per Isaiah 48:10-11 and 57:15-21.
Isaiah 52:12-15 — "For he shall not go out in haste, neither shall he go by flight; for the Lord God says, Behold, My servant: he shall be exalted" (not by himself, but by the people when they finally recognize him as a prophet). But many will be "appalled at his appearance, so marred that he shall startle many nations." "Kings (and heads of state) shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which had not been told them shall they see, and that which they had not heard shall they perceive."
“Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, you that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.” (Isaiah 42:10)
As should be obvious seen in this new light, the prophecies have been misunderstood and the most crucial prophecies of Isaiah have simply been ignored or overlooked! Consequently, much of humanity has been given the wrong idea of what and who the real Messiah is.
Crucial Prophecies Made by Jesus about the Modern Son of Man
"The days will come when people will want to see one of the days of the son of man, and they shall not see it. So they will look here and there, but do not follow them. For as the lightning lightens all parts under heaven, so shall also the son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by his generation." – Jesus of Nazareth, according to Luke 17:20-25
(Note of Clarification: In the official church text, it claims Jesus spoke of "this generation," but the authors of those texts assumed prophecy would be fulfilled imminently, in their lifetimes, and obviously that didn't happen. Furthermore, Luke 17:25 was not about Jesus, because he suffered only on the last day of his life, after he had completed his mission, not first or beforehand, and he was accepted by multitudes of Jews and Greeks in his generation. Therefore, Jesus was referring to the modern son of man who has come at the end of the age, as Jesus said he would, and he comes like "lightning" by electronic audio, visual and written communication that can be seen and heard in a flash all over the world.)
Jesus also said this about the modern of man: "I tell you the truth: I must go away, but I will send the Counselor to you. He will righteously judge the world; because I am going to heaven and you will see me no more. I came not to judge the world, but the rulers of this world must be judged. I have much more to say to you, but it is more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes [represented by the Counselor, the Principal Messenger for the Spirit of truth], he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak of himself, because of himself he will do nothing but the will of the one who sent him. He will [write and] speak only what he hears from God, and he will tell you what is to come. He will glorify me by receiving what I have received from God, and making it known to you." – Paraphrasing and clarifying John 8:28, John 12:47, and John 16:7-15)
John 5:37 – “You have neither heard [God’s] voice at any time, nor seen his shape [or form].” -- Jesus
(Analysis: Jesus said God cannot literally be heard or seen knowing that contrary to statements made by Moses, God does not actually “speak” to Mankind, because God is not a person. Jesus spoke of God as "Father" and Moses and others referred to God as a person only for lack of a better frame of reference, since God is impossible to fathom and impossible to describe. Still, the modern son of Man says you can think of God is as the Great Spirit-Parent, the Divine Light Energy-Source of our existence, the Essence of all life and form, and the Universal Cosmic Consciousness -- and it is above, around and within us all.)
Further prophecies and analysis of prophecies are discussed in many other articles, including: Isaiah Chapter 53 -- Why Is the Messiah Hidden? - Prophecies Re: He Who Fulfills Them -- A Messiah Is Not the Savior -- About Christianity -- Messiah ben Joseph and Messiah ben David -- The New Covenant and many other relevant articles that can be found on the Site Map.
But, of course, prophecies do not tell us how God called and chose him. Isaiah tells us that from the time he was in his mother’s womb, God knew his name. (And in the Judaic tradition the "name" of the modern Messiah means "God (YHWH) delivers (through him)," which is why he is called God’s servant and God’s “arm.” The idea in Hebrew is that "Yahweh (Jehovah) is salvation" and God's servant is the “Righteous Counselor” and messenger who informs the world that only the eternal God is the Lord of lords, and only God is worthy of worship.
Additionally, the Messiah is a “branch of David” from "the root of Jesse" mainly in the spiritual sense -- in the same sense that he "brings Jacob again." For the title of Messiah is bestowed only by God, not necessarily by hereditary or genealogy, and not by being physically anointed with oil by religious clergy. He was "anointed" spiritually by God with the "fire" and Light of God when he was carried away in spirit to the high and holy place where God inhabits eternity.
You see, there is more to the story that only he could tell, such as how he saw and witnessed God, and how God revealed to him who and what he is, and what his mission is.
In the summary of The Life Story of the Modern Son of Man it is revealed that in 1971 when he was thirty years old, his life changed profoundly, in a way he did not expect. He “fortuitously” realized the nature of divine, universal love -- as differentiated from romantic love. And he described how he experienced the opening of the “seven seals of revelation,” the opening of the seven “chakras” (spiritual energy centers in the body), being carried away in spirit to the high and holy place where God inhabits eternity, and the opening of The Book of Life or Akashic Record -- all in a spiritual realm where there was nothing to see but the pure, shimmering, incredibly bright white Light of God, and nothing to feel but the overwhelming, ecstatic Love of God and the awesome "knowingness" of it.
But his story is then of trial and tribulation. It tells how he was first stricken and afflicted in 1977, and how in 1979, through truly divine and rather miraculous guidance, he was shown the most crucial and relevant prophecies of Isaiah and Jesus that helped him to begin to understand why he was stricken and afflicted, and for what mission he was called and chosen. And at the same time he was blessed by another miracle when he was given a clear, unmistakable heavenly sign from God to confirm what he was being shown.
Deep within him, he has known his work is with God. However, as you might expect, it took many years for him to fully accept his mission. At times he was plagued by self-doubt and fear. He did not understand how someone as flawed as he was (and is) could possibly be a messenger of God. And he did not accept his mission until much later when he finally learned of the full prophecies of the world, and especially the full prophecies of Isaiah that helped to make sense of the prophecies of Jesus of Nazareth. And it has only been recently that he has finally overcome his self-doubt and fear enough to produce the videos in which you can now see him.
Commentary About the Reference to "Israel" In the book of Isaiah
As prophesied in the Hebrew Tanakh (Old Testament), during the lifetime of the modern Messiah, Jews from all over the world have been able to go to the land of their ancient ancestors, in and around Jerusalem. However, the iniquity of Israel has not yet been forgiven, because the modern state of Israel practices war, and not peace with her neighbors. In fact, since 1947 the Israelis have practiced genocide against the Palestinian people.
Therefore, the Messiah now is he who is referred to in Isaiah 59:19, which states: “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west.”
Those who fear him [or will fear him] are the Zionists who pervert Judaism, and it is they who are scolded in Isaiah 59:3-4, which states: “For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness. None call for justice, nor any plead for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.”
They shall fear the Messiah, who writes, sings and speaks from the West, for surely many Israeli Zionist rabbis and political and military leaders will defiantly insist that they know God and understand prophecy. But they have a lot to learn from their prophets, and from the Messiah who clarifies prophecies.
When they confess their error and sin, repent, and make amends to those they have so grievously offended, harmed, dislocated, oppressed and persecuted, then the following scripture may be fulfilled and Israel’s iniquity may be pardoned. So let us pray that the people of Israel and Palestine need not have to endure more war and suffering.
Let us pray that Isaiah 40:2 may be fulfilled: “Speak comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.”
Let us hope the good Jewish people in Israel will remove the warmongers and hatemongers from power, and establish good government that will reconcile differences, make amends, and make peace. Then Jerusalem’s and Israel’s iniquity may be pardoned.
Needed: A Comprehensive Reformation of Both Government and Religion
In order to establish real religious freedom, equality of religions, and a family of religions, as was mentioned in the address, there must be a New Reformation — not just of Christianity, but of the other two Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Islam, and any other religions that have been hijacked by arrogant, proud, militant, hypocritical zealots who assume their religion entitles them to rule.
However, the prerequisite to a New Reformation of the three Abrahamic religions is a new understanding of the prophecies in the texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam so that they may be seen in a new light, particularly with regard to the prophecies of the prophets Isaiah and Jesus of Nazareth.
This was prophesied and it is necessary because there are gross, problematic misunderstandings about the real purpose of religions, and about how to understand that even though their scriptures contain much valuable universal truths, to a certain extent they are fallible works of human beings and in certain instances not the so-called “Word of God.”
Thomas Jefferson examined that issue in 1804, and he wound up creating what's now called the "Jefferson Bible" in which he included only the pure words and ideas attributed to Jesus but excluded all the "corruptions," as Jefferson called them. After all, even though scriptures are very meaningful, helpful and inspiring for the most part, they do contain some errors, opinions and contradictions, and even ethnic and other ancient ideas that should now be outmoded.
The Talmud of Judaism and the Hadiths of Islam may provide a way to identify and clarify such matters, but the Christian Bible, as we now know it, needs either a revision considering prophecies and statements seen in a new light, or a clarifying text that includes portions of the heretofore excluded Gnostic gospels and an explanation as to how and why the contradictions and errors were made in the texts of the official church bible when the canonical texts were written between 50 CE (AD) and 150 CE (as is explained in several articles on this site).