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The purpose of the plot
A king of the house of David had not ruled over Judah since Zedekiah in 586 BC when the Jews were defeated by Nebuchadnezzar and forced into captivity in Babylon. By the time Jesus Christ (Yehoshua ben Yosef) had reached his thirtieth birthday, it was over six hundred years since a Davidic monarch had sat on the throne in Jerusalem.
The true story of Jesus Christ has nothing to do with religion. It was actually an elaborate plot to resurrect the Davidic monarchy, to bring the lost line of kings back to power.
Every Jew wanted nothing more than to find a new David. They wanted to be free of the Roman occupation, they wanted the southern kingdom of Judah to be reunited with the northern kingdom of Israel, to form the united ancient kingdom of Israel, as it was in the time of David.
The people longed for it, prayed for it, and were certain that their God would deliver it to them. One day, the Messiah would come and restore everything to Israel that had been lost. The Temple would become more glorious than ever. They would bathe in the favour of Yahweh. And the more they watched the Romans tramping through their streets, abusing them and flaunting pagan gods, the more they dreamt of the Saviour.
But how could the power of Rome, the greatest empire on earth, a savage military machine, be overcome? Only the direct intervention of Yahweh could defeat such a power. In the time of Joshua, the priests of the Jews had carried into battle the Ark of the Covenant – the holy vessel that, in a very real sense, contained Yahweh himself – to vanquish the enemies of Israel. But the Ark was lost long ago.
The importance of the Ark cannot be stressed enough. It enabled the Shekinah – the earthly presence of Yahweh – to live amongst the Jews. The Chosen People had their Chosen God in their midst.
The Jews quite literally believed that they, through their high priests, could converse directly with God. You didn’t merely pray to God, you had a two-way conversation with him. No god ever had greater resonance for a people.
(As to why the Creator of the Universe would choose to inhabit a box carried around by a human tribe that lived in dusty, ancient Israel thousands of years ago, and lead them into savage battle, well, you’ll need to ask him.)
To have a Davidic king on the throne, the Roman occupation of the province of Judea would have to be made so militarily costly to the Romans that they would cut their losses and leave. The whole nation would have to rise up to drive them out. But what could inspire an entire nation to risk their lives for freedom from Rome, to re-establish the rule of the Davidic kings? The recovery of the Ark would certainly do it, but that wasn’t going to happen.
But then the leaders of the Davidic royal family in waiting had a stunning thought. What if a person could be a human Ark of the Covenant? That is, what if a specific person were possessed by the Shekinah and walked around as a being of flesh and blood but expressing the voice of Yahweh, expressing the divine will itself?
If the people thought that the divine presence was amongst them once more, they would rise as one. Judea would become ungovernable and the Romans would leave. Then the Davidic king could be restored to the throne.
But how could it be engineered? There was no reason at all to expect Yahweh to help since he had failed to help the House of David for some six hundred years. So, if they wanted to achieve their ambition, they would have to fake it. It would be for the greater good and hence fully morally justified but nevertheless it would be the biggest deception in all history.
There was one thing above all that would have to be pulled off if people were to truly believe: the chosen candidate would have to do the impossible…rise from the dead.
And so began the greatest lie of all time.
A god cannot be born in the normal way. His birth must be distinguished from that of ordinary mortals. Either he is born of other gods, or he is born of a “virgin”. Jesus Christ was said to be born of a virgin for no other reason than that no one would take him seriously as a deity if he weren’t.
Anyone who seriously believes that Jesus Christ actually was born of a virgin is stupid. You would have to have taken leave of your senses to believe it. Even two of the gospels don’t repeat the nativity story of Jesus, so ridiculous is it.
The nativity myth had two other functions to serve. 1) To show that Jesus was a humble man of the people, hence he was visited by shepherds in his manger. 2) To show that he was a great king and god, hence a star appeared over Bethlehem and three kings of the East visited him.
This is pure mythology. It is astonishing that billions of people treat it as real. They are celebrating a fake god being born in a mythological setting involving mythological characters. December 25th is the birthday of Mithras, Sol Invictus, Lucifer and many other solar and light deities. It certainly isn’t the birthday of Jesus Christ.
There was no star over Bethlehem, and Herod carried out no slaughter of the innocents. King Herod died in 4 BCE and the Roman Census took place in 6 CE, so the nativity tale that claims that both the Census and Herod’s “massacre” took place within months of each other is an obvious fabrication.
But does it matter to Christians that the nativity is an invention? Would it stop them celebrating Christmas? Isn’t it time to replace Christmas with the ancient pagan festivals of the winter solstice such as Saturnalia? Nothing could be more symbolic of a new world than the abolition of Christmas with all of its saccharine, fake, hypocritical sentimentality, and its annual orgy of consumerism.
The Family of Jesus Christ
Very little is reported in the Gospels concerning Jesus’ mother and father. We hear next to nothing about any extended family. Why not? Because the very existence of a family is inconvenient, to say the least, in terms of the construction of the Christian myth. To discuss the family is to betray what was really going on.
It was especially forbidden by the Christian Church to say that Jesus had brothers and sisters, even though it explicitly says he did in the Gospels (Mark 6:3: “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, and of Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?”). Christian apologists spent a great deal of time trying to explain away such remarks, but their attempts were laughably unconvincing.
Here and there in the Gospels, attempts have been made to hide the truth (usually by changing the names of key figures), but every now and again the truth is glimpsed.
We know that Jesus had four brothers. What were these brothers doing while Jesus was preaching in Judea? Well, three of them were standing right behind him. The three apostles known as James, Simon and Judas were Jesus’ brothers and leading supporters. They were deliberately misrepresented as having no fraternal relationship with him.
James (the Just) was the most important of the three. Although Jesus, the oldest brother, was the “Messiah”, it was James, the next oldest, who was intended to assume the throne as the Davidic King of Israel. Simon (later renamed Peter, the “Rock”, the man who came to be regarded as the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church) was to be the high priest of the new post-Messiah Jewish religion (which had nothing to do with Catholicism). Judas was the family’s treasurer, but Jesus had also earmarked him to play the role of the traitor. It was the most thankless and yet vital of tasks, as we will discuss later in this article.
The youngest brother was Joseph, better known as Joseph of Arimathea. (It is traditional to say that Joseph of Arimathea was Jesus’ uncle, but that was simply plucked out of thin air by Christian commentators to explain why Joseph was allowed to bury Jesus. Clearly, he had to have a family connection. And he did – he was Jesus’ brother.)
Joseph also had a key role to play: he was the “inside” man, working within the Sanhedrin as the eyes and ears of Jesus’ family. The Sanhedrin was the highest judicial and religious council of the Jews, consisting of 72 members. Joseph was a scribe for the Sanhedrin. A scribe was a distinguished professional who combined the roles of adviser, counsellor, minister, financier and lawyer. The Sanhedrin had several scribes who provided expert support services to the council.
These five brothers were reminiscent of the American Kennedy brothers: Joseph, John, Robert and Edward. The Kennedys’ father was determined to have a son in the Whitehouse, to establish a new dynasty. The oldest brother was the “Chosen One”, but he died in WWII. The baton then passed to JFK. When he was assassinated it passed to RFK. When he in turn was assassinated, to Teddy.
In the case of Jesus’ family, Jesus was the “Chosen One”, but it was never intended that he should assume power. His job was to “die”, be “resurrected” and “ascend into heaven”. His family would then be deemed to enjoy the favour of God himself. Jesus’ family would be the Chosen Family of the Chosen People of the one God. The Jews would fall at their feet and hail the divine family of God, the priest-kings, the living Ark of the Covenant that could communicate directly with God.
Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist, a second cousin of Jesus. Jesus’ family tried to pretend that John the Baptist had sanctioned him as the Messiah. As explained in The Armageddon Conspiracy, John the Baptist actually had someone else in mind: Simon Magus of the Illuminati, the greatest of men who has almost been erased from history because of Christian propaganda. We will return to Simon Magus at a later time, given his crucial significance to the Illuminati.
Like many “holy men”, Jesus was said to have gone into the wilderness for forty days and nights to spiritually test himself. Members of many religions, secret societies and Special Forces carry out the same exercise. The Illuminati also use this technique – an initiate is taken to one of several isolated retreats and left on their own, with enough bread, water, fruit and nuts, for forty days and nights.
It was inherent in the ideology of the Family that Judaism would have to be reformed to accommodate the special status of Jesus as a divinely chosen Messiah, a flesh and blood Ark of the Covenant through which the Shekinah manifested itself as in times of old. The Davidic line of kings would be upgraded to a line of priest-kings with the closest possible connection to God. Jesus, of the line of David, would be deemed to be the vessel of the Shekinah. From them on, the Davidic family would be the most sacred family on earth, the anointed ones, the holy ones, the chosen of God.
They would rule Israel in perpetuity.
To establish the new Jewish religion that recognised the unique status of Jesus and the sanctified Davidic line, it would be necessary for the old Jewish religion to be reformed.
But the old regime had no intention of bowing to the will of the Family. Their whole power base was threatened. They hated the Family just as the priests of ancient Egypt hated Akhenaten for trying to replace their gods. They had no intention of letting this coup happen. Many of them were actively collaborating with the Roman ruling regime to ensure themselves a good living. Many were making good money from all of the commercial activities taking place within the Temple precincts. They would brook no interference. They would remain as the establishment. They would resist the Family with all their power.
Jesus had the following conversation with Peter (Matthew 16:16-20):
16:16: And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
16:17: And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
16:18: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
16:19: And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
16:20: Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
He intended to set up a new Jewish Church, with Peter as its High Priest, but he desired the utmost secrecy at this time.
It should be clearly understood that there was nothing particularly heretical about Jesus’ statement that he was the Son of God.
In Psalm 82:6, those who held power in Israel – priests, judges, rulers etc were referred to as “gods” and “sons of the Most High”. When God sent Moses to Pharaoh, he said, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh” (Exodus 7:1) i.e. Moses, as the messenger of God, was speaking God’s words and expressing his will. So, Jesus could easily argue that he was using the same terminology as had already been used in the context of kings, prophets, priests and judges in Israel i.e. he had Biblical justification and precedence for his assertions.
Raising people from the dead was almost commonplace in the Bible: (1 Kings 17:22; 2 Kings 4: 33-36; 2 Kings 13:21; Luke 7:11-17; Luke 8:40-56; Matthew 27:52; John 11:43-44; Acts 9:40-41; Acts 14:18-19; Acts 20:9-12.)
In one instance, St Paul is stoned to death by Jews in Antioch (Acts 14:18-19). He apparently resurrects himself and then goes about his business, without a word on the profound mysteries of being dead. In fact, in every instance, there is never any follow-up regarding any of these so-called literal resurrections from the dead. They are never mentioned again. None of the select group who have overcome death is asked any questions about what happened. There is no medical verification of any of their allegedly lethal conditions. These stories are blatant fabrications. No one who is truly dead ever comes back to life in the same body. But gods and holy men need their “miracles” to prove their credentials so they dutifully arrange the charade of resurrecting collaborators of theirs from the dead, or they simply make the whole thing up and it then becomes a matter of “faith” whether you believe these episodes or not. The brainwashed masses suck it all in without question.
In fact, the expression “raising people from the dead” is often used as a spiritual metaphor. The “dead” are those who are stuck in spiritual ignorance; they are raised from the dead when they “see the light” and are initiated into a spiritual sect. Gnostics often referred to non-Gnostics as “the dead”. Jesus unquestionably regarded those who were not part of his sect as “the dead”.
So, how can you make a convincing pretence of bringing someone coming back from the dead? The issue is to make someone seem sufficiently dead for a sufficient amount of time to deceive medically naïve people. Certain drugs can induce such deathlike states.
Prior to his own “resurrection”, it was imperative for Jesus to carry out a full-scale test of “coming back from the dead”. The person he chose for the task was his closest confidant: his brother-in-law Lazarus (aka the “beloved disciple” John, brother of Mary Magdalene, the other half of the “beloved disciple” designation).
He had already carried out two carefully stage-managed “resurrections” (Luke 7:11-17 – the raising of a widow’s son, and Luke 8:40-56 – the raising of Jairus’s daughter). These had been well received – they had attracted growing public attention – but were very much “fresh” i.e. the “deceased” had only just died. It would have much more of an impact if the person had been “dead” for several days.
Chapter 11 of the Gospel of John furnishes the story of Lazarus. Mary of Bethany (aka Mary Magdalene), who had anointed Jesus, sent word to Jesus that “he whom thou lovest is sick.” Jesus replied, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” In other words, he already knew all about it, and its purpose was to bring him fame and glory, to establish his divine credentials. He waited two days (!) and then went to see Lazarus. He said, “Lazarus our friend sleepeth, but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.” When his use of the word “sleep” was challenged, he hastily changed it to “dead”. The Apostle Thomas then said, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” (The disciples had previously been discussing Jesus being stoned to death by the Jews if he went back into Judea from Galilee, so this could easily be interpreted that the disciples knew they were going on a “martyrdom” mission.)
When Jesus arrived in Bethany (just outside Jerusalem), it was to be told that Lazarus had been “four days already in the grave”. Martha, Mary’s sister, said to Jesus, “Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.” Jesus replied, “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live.” (This of course is the entire basis of Christianity.) They went to the tomb of Lazarus – a cave with a stone laid over it, exactly as Jesus himself would soon be placed in – and Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead by commanding, “Lazarus, come forth”. “And presently he that had been dead came forth, bound feet and hands with winding bands, and his face was bound about with a napkin.” (The drug Lazarus had taken to simulate death had worn off within a day, by which time he was placed in his tomb. He had left himself a hidden supply of food and water to sustain him. Then all he had to do was wait for Jesus to arrive and call to him.)
Some Jews who had witnessed this went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. The Sanhedrin then assembled and discussed the matter. “What do we, for this man doth many miracles. If we let him alone so, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come, and take away our place and nation.” There are two points to observe here. Firstly, it is somewhat remarkable that they don’t seem in any way disposed to start treating as a possible god someone who supposedly raises people from the dead. If it happened nowadays, and was scientifically verified, even atheists might start to change their opinions. Clearly, the Sanhedrin did not treat the resurrection as “real”; merely as propaganda by a “miracle worker”. Secondly, they associated Jesus Christ with a violent rebellion that would bring down the wrath of Rome on the Jews. No intelligent person should be in any doubt that Jesus Christ was the leader of an armed revolt against the Jewish establishment and the Roman army of occupation. So eager was he to arm his followers that he ordered them to sell their clothes so that they could buy weapons. (“He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”)
Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest, knew precisely what the stakes were. “‘…it is expedient for you [he said to his fellow conspirators] that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.’…He prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation…From that day therefore they devised to put him to death. Wherefrom Jesus walked no more openly amongst the Jews, but he went into a country near the desert, unto a city that is called Ephraim, and there he abode with his disciples.”
So, Jesus knew he was under sentence of death from the Jewish Sanhedrin. (“And the chief priests and Pharisees had given a commandment, that if any man knew where he was, he should tell, that they might apprehend him.”) If caught, he would be stoned to death. He and his armed followers went into hiding temporarily. The whole of Judea was buzzing with talk about Jesus and Lazarus, the man who came back from the dead. Jerusalem, about to celebrate the great festival of the Passover, was in a frenzy and everyone was waiting for what Jesus would do next. (“They sought therefore for Jesus and they discoursed one with another, standing in the temple. ‘What think you that he is not come to the festival day.'”) Was the time of the prophesied Messiah at hand? Would the hated Romans with their false gods finally be overthrown? The whole city and country was a powder keg. If Jesus came to Jerusalem for the Passover, either the whole city would rise up and his military coup would succeed, or he would perish. The stakes, quite simply, could not have been higher.
How were the Gospels able to say what the Sanhedrin was thinking? Because amongst them was the scribe Joseph, brother of Jesus. Long before, an artificial feud had been constructed between him and Jesus to make it seem as though their relationship had broken down irretrievably. Now he was a trusted member of the administrative group that served the Sanhedrin. In fact, he was often consulted about Jesus’ likely plans and movements, and he had often provided valuable information. But all along, he was playing a part. He was fully committed to Jesus and the agenda of the Family. He was a “fifth columnist”.
Jesus had now moved to Bethany to be with his wife Mary Magdalene, his brother-in-law Lazarus and his sister-in-law Martha. Mary anointed him. (“Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of right spikenard, of great price, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.”) Mary, anointing her husband so lovingly and expensively, knew that she may soon be parting company with him. At this stage, the only person who fully knew Jesus’ ambitious plan was Lazarus, his closest confidant and best friend. The Jewish establishment regarded him almost as much of a threat as Jesus. (John 12:10-11: “But the chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also. Because many of the Jews, by reason of him, went away and believed in Jesus.”) Jesus’ brother Judas complained about the expense of the ointment, saying that the money should have been given to the poor. Jesus retorted, “Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of my burial.” He knew he was going on what amounted to a martyrdom operation, a suicide mission.
It is valuable to compare Jesus’ plan with the Irish Easter Uprising of 1916 against the British. The leaders of the rebellion knew they would lose and that they would either die in battle or be hanged or shot for high treason after they were captured, which they surely would be. (All of the main leaders were indeed executed in due course by British firing squads.) Victory was not the point of the exercise. The uprising was a blood sacrifice, intended to enter the rebels into the annals of Irish myth, to inspire the Irish people and make them rise against their British oppressors. Although the uprising failed, within six years twenty-six of the thirty-two counties of Ireland had achieved their freedom from Britain. In other words, within six years the “failed” uprising had largely achieved its purpose.
Jesus’ plan was the same, except he had no intention of dying.
Welcomed as King into Jerusalem
“And on the next day, a great multitude that was come to the festival day, when they had heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, “Hosanna, blessed be the king of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord, peace in heaven and glory on high.”
In other words, there can be no doubt that Jesus was being treated as a divinely mandated and legitimate king, the true Messiah. This was not only a direct challenge to the Sanhedrin but also to Rome, for only the Emperor could appoint kings. It was an act of high treason against Rome, warranting the death penalty.
Jesus did absolutely nothing to disabuse the people of the notion that he was the Messiah and the prophesied king of Israel. In fact, he went out of his way to meet the expectation.
“And Jesus found a young ass, and sat upon it, as it is written: ‘Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy king cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.'”
Since Jesus was determined to fulfil the scriptures regarding the coming of a king, it is a disgrace that he refused to answer Pontius Pilate when the Roman Governor asked him directly whether or not he was the king of Israel. The facts spoke for themselves. It reveals what a dishonest, sly character Jesus was that he refused to give a direct answer to a direct question. It is extraordinary that Christians see nothing wrong with Christ’s shiftiness, evasiveness and refusal to speak the truth. (See Luke 20: 2-8 for another example of Jesus wriggling out of giving straight answers.) The man was a charlatan, a cheap conjuror and a liar.
The Pharisees were appalled by Christ’s rapturous reception: “Do you see that we prevail nothing? Behold, the whole world is goes after him.”
Jesus, followed by a huge crowd, triumphantly went to the temple to goad and challenge the Jewish establishment by attacking their money-making machine: “And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought, saying to them, ‘It is written, My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves.'”
The Jewish authorities were appalled: “And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him. And they found not what to do to him, for all the people were very attentive to hear him.”
In other words, Jesus had seized control of the temple and was preaching to the people as a fiery demagogue, working them into a frenzy. A full-scale uprising was imminent. The Romans and leading Jews met in emergency session to decide what to do. Pilate was not confident he had sufficient men to deal with Jesus and his army. He sent for reinforcements.
Jerusalem waited with bated breath.
Jesus, knowing that events were moving towards a climax, had a last supper with his wife, brother-in-law, brothers and other most loyal disciples. He made it clear to them that he would die and then be resurrected. Only Lazarus knew that Jesus would simply be repeating the same pretend resurrection that he had already undergone.
His “martyrdom” required a final bitter twist: he must be betrayed by one of his brothers. It couldn’t be James, the person earmarked to be King of Israel after Jesus’ death, nor Simon Peter, earmarked to be the high priest of the new Jewish church. It couldn’t be Joseph because he was a scribe to the Sanhedrin and wasn’t part of Jesus’ entourage. There was only one person it could be.
Jesus did not conceal from any of the attendees at the Last Supper that he would nominate a “traitor” from amongst them (although they were all shocked), and nor did he make any secret of whom he had chosen (John 13: 21-26):
13:21: When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
13:22: Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
13:23: Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
13:24: Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
13:25: He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
13:26: Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
Although there is then a pathetic attempt to pretend that the others did not know who the traitor was despite the fact that he had been chosen right in front of them, no person who has actually read the Gospels could possibly doubt that Judas was selected rather than uncovered as the traitor.
Imagine that the leader of a small group of revolutionaries said that one of them was a traitor. The others wouldn’t have rested until the leader had said who it was – because such a traitor endangered the security of all of them. Jesus had to explain to them that he needed a traitor for his plan to work, and one of them would have to perform the dreadful task. Betrayal was necessary to fulfil the scriptures (Matthew 27:9): “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value.”
The idea that Judas betrayed Jesus by identifying him with a kiss is one of the most laughable fables ever committed to paper. Jesus Christ was the most notorious and recognisable man in Jerusalem at that moment. To say that someone would need to point him out with a kiss is as absurd as saying that no one would recognise Brad Pitt if he walked up Fifth Avenue. The true nature of Judas’ betrayal is not actually mentioned in the Gospels because it gives the whole game away.
There is one further great irony. Judas was in fact a traitor to Jesus: he had thrown in his lot with Simon Magus, the leader of the Illuminati, and was providing information to Simon Magus about everything Jesus did. The Gospel of Judas, mentioned by the Church leader Irenaeus and thought lost, is in the hands of the Illuminati to this day, and it is from this that the details of the narrative outlined here has been obtained. Judas is still held in high regard by the Illuminati to this day.
Many Gnostic sects revered Judas, and one sect actually named themselves the Judasites in his honour. Judas did not kill himself. This was a Christian fabrication. He joined the intimate circle of Simon Magus, wrote his Gospel and remained a loyal member of the Illuminati until his death.
Mount of Olives
After the Last Supper, Jesus Christ, Lazarus and the other men, joined the camp of their army on the Mount of Olives, most of whom were asleep. They had previously told them that at dawn they would storm the city. Morale was high amongst the rebel force because they thought they could overcome death, as Lazarus had “proved”. But Jesus and Lazarus knew it would take a miracle to defeat the expertly trained, battle-hardened Roman garrison, backed up by the temple guards of the Jews.
But there would be no great battle. Judas had gone to see his brother Joseph who had immediately taken him to an emergency meeting of the Sanhedrin. Judas explained that he knew of an unguarded path that could be used by a force to bring them undetected into the heart of the rebel army and take them completely by surprise while they were asleep.
The Jews went to Pontius Pilate and he immediately assembled a force of Roman soldiers, accompanied by the Jewish temple guards.
John 18: 2-3 “And Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place because Jesus had often resorted thither together with his disciples. Judas therefore having received a band of soldiers and servants from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.”
Although we are told about a “band of soldiers”, it is imperative to understand that this was actually a full Roman cohort of six hundred men. The Latin translation explicitly uses the word “cohortem”:
18:3 Iudas ergo cum accepisset cohortem et a pontificibus et Pharisaeis ministros venit illuc cum lanternis et facibus et armis
We can assume that the temple guard would also be a few hundred strong. Since it would be inconceivable that a military force of some 1,000 men would be assembled to take a handful of men prisoners, we can assume that the rebel army consisted of anything between 1,000 and 5,000 men.
Surprise was almost total. Many of the rebel army were captured (and would later be crucified alongside Jesus Christ), and many managed to escape into the darkness. A few skirmishes broke out. One involved Simon Peter (John 18:10): “Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And the name of the servant was Malchus.”
Further evidence of the brief struggle is found in John 18:4-6
18: 4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?”
18: 5 They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
Jesus said to them, “I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.
18: 6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Why on earth would Roman soldiers go backwards and fall to the ground simply because Jesus identified himself (and note that in the Gospel of John there is no mention of the ludicrous fabrication of Judas kissing Jesus)? This is actually a coded reference to the fight that broke out; the Romans were briefly pushed back and a few were killed or wounded.
In the fray, Jesus himself was struck across the forehead, making him seem to sweat blood. Comically, Luke 22:44 tries to pretend that he sweated blood whilst praying:
“And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”
Jesus and many others were arrested and taken away.
The authorities tried to round up those who had fled, challenging people in the street who looked suspicious, most of whom tried to save themselves by denying any link to Jesus (hence the tale of Peter denying Jesus three times).
The trial of Jesus was brief. He had led an armed revolt against Rome and had called himself the King of the Jews. Pilate instantly ordered his crucifixion, along with all the other rebels who had been captured.
The Jewish philosopher and writer Philo said of Pontius Pilate, “He executed troublemakers without a trial,” and referred to Pilate’s “venality, his violence, thefts, assaults, abusive behaviour, endless executions, endless savage ferocity.” The Jewish historian Josephus said that several times Pilate had almost provoked insurrections among the Jews due to his insensitive approach to Jewish customs.
It can be concluded that the Jesus affair was buried amongst these numerous partial insurrections during the governorship of Pilate, hence why there is virtually no record of it in Roman history.
The Jesus insurrection was a forerunner of the first Jewish-Roman War of 66-73 CE and Simon Bar Kokhba’s revolt of 132-135 CE and should be viewed in that context. (Simon Bar Kokhba, “Son of a Star”, was in very much the same Messianic mould as Jesus Christ, but with a more obvious military plan.) Christian apologists have obliterated the Jesus Revolt from history. It is vital to realise that the Gospels were written and rewritten in the seventy years covering the two major Jewish-Roman wars. Jewish Messianic hopes were crushed, the Second Temple was utterly destroyed and Judaism itself was on the verge of extinction. The Messianic Dream of the Jews had proved catastrophic. Judea was forcefully Romanised by order of the Emperor Hadrian and the land purged of huge numbers of Jews. In that light, it would have been a suicidal strategy to present Jesus as a Jewish Messiah of the Davidic line who had led an uprising against Rome. He had to be distanced from the Jews and made acceptable to a Roman audience. Paul had already got the process going by linking Jesus to Mithraism, and it was this Roman version of Jesus that swept the Roman Empire. The Jewish truth underlying the story of Jesus was buried as deeply as possible. It is time for it to be rediscovered so that the Christian Lie may be exposed once and for all. The world has been the victim of a vast fraud.
Pilate’s soldiers relentlessly ridiculed Jesus’ claim to be a king (Matthew 27:27-50):
27:27: Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the barracks, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
27:28: And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
27:29: And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
27:30: And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
27:31: And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
27:32: And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
27:33: And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
27:34: They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
27:35: And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
27:36: And sitting down they watched him there;
27:37: And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE
KING OF THE JEWS.
27:38: Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
(The men who were crucified with Jesus Christ weren’t robbers but fellow rebels, and there were several scores of them.)
27:39: And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
27:40: And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
27:41: Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
27:42: He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
27:43: He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
27:44: The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
27:45: Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
27:46: And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
27:47: Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
27:48: And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
(This was when a drug was administered to Jesus Christ. It was the same drug that had been used to induce a deathlike state in Lazarus.)
27:49: The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
27:50: Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
Jesus “died” in an absurdly short space of time. Most crucifixion victims took two to three days to die; Jesus died in a matter of hours, barely enough to make it plausible.
Pilate was astonished when he heard that Jesus had died so quickly (Mark 15: 43-45):
15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
15:44 But Pilate wondered that he should be already dead. And sending for the centurion, he asked him if he were already dead.
15:45 And when he had understood it by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
We can see that Pilate was distrustful and suspicious, but he was also preoccupied with restoring order to Jerusalem after the recent disturbances. Satisfied that Jesus was dead, he was prepared to hand over the body to Jesus’ brother, Joseph of Arimathea, scribe to the Sanhedrin.
John 19:34 says that Jesus was speared in the side by a Roman soldier to prove that he was dead, although this episode is not mentioned by any of the other writers. In Luke (23:47), a Roman centurion says, “Indeed this was a just man.” In Mark (15:39), the centurion says, “Indeed this man was the son of God.” In Matthew (27:54), the centurion says the same thing.
Some people have suggested that the spearing event was fabricated so that it could be claimed that a prophecy had been fulfilled (John 19: 36-37). However, it was a regular practice for Roman soldiers to spear bodies to confirm death, and Pilate would certainly have wanted certainty that Jesus was dead, especially given the suspiciously short amount of time Jesus was on the cross.
The spear involved in this episode is the so-called Spear of Destiny, one of the Grail Hallows, and it is discussed at length in The Armageddon Conspiracy.
For those who maintain that Jesus didn’t die on the cross, this spearing is extremely inconvenient, and it is usually denied that it ever happened. However, it did happen. We will return to this later in the article.
Although Matthew says that Pilate was persuaded to post a guard on the tomb (Matthew 27:62-66), Mark, Luke and John mention no such thing. It is obvious that this is a later Christian fabrication to make the event seem more miraculous. Pilate had no soldiers to spare on such a task, with the city still at fever pitch, and he was sure Jesus was dead, hence the matter was finished.
The Gospels say that the following women were present at the Crucifixion and subsequent entombment of Jesus:
Matthew: Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee (Matthew 27:56).
Mark: Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joseph, and Salome (Mark 15:40).
Luke: Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary of James (Luke 24:10).
John: Mary Magdalene, Mary (mother of Jesus) and her sister, Mary of Cleophas (John 19:25).
It is, of course, absurd to assert that Mary, the mother of Jesus, had a sister with exactly the same name as herself.
The truth is this. The women present were Jesus’ wife, his mother and his three sisters: Mary (of Cleophas), Salome and Joanna i.e. all of the women closest to him and who would be expected to be there. Clearly, the mother of “James and Joseph” is one and the same as the mother of Jesus. James and Joseph (of Arimathea) were two of his four brothers, the other two being Simon Peter and Judas.
Another point worth commenting on is what Jesus said to his mother just before he died (John 19:25-27):
19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
(This should be written as, “his mother, his sister Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.)
19:26 When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son.
19:27 After that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own.
We have already said in the article “The Jesus Myth” that the “beloved disciple” was a coded reference to two people: Mary Magdalene and her brother Lazarus. Lazarus wasn’t present at the crucifixion because he would have been arrested on the spot, but his sister was. What the Gospel of John is saying is that Mary, mother of Jesus, was to be taken under the protection of Jesus’ wife Mary and her brother Lazarus, the most trusted disciple. Mary, mother of Jesus, could not stay with her sons James or Simon Peter who were on the run, nor with Judas who was with the Illuminati, and her daughters couldn’t offer her any protection. Only Joseph of Arimathea could have taken her in, but Joseph’s own future was uncertain.
As it turned out, Mary, mother of Jesus, her three daughters, Mary Magdalene, Mary’s sister Martha and brother Lazarus, all fled to France within a matter of weeks. Joseph of Arimathea went to Britain (Glastonbury).
According to Matthew, the following events happened on the Sunday of Jesus’ “resurrection”.
1) Mary Magdalene and the “other” Mary (mother or sister) went to the sepulchre.
2) There was a “great” earthquake.
3) An angel in snow-white garments, with a brightly lit face, descended from heaven, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
4) The Roman guards were struck with terror and “became as dead men”.
5) The angel said to the women, “Fear not. I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.” (Just in case you had forgotten!) “He is not here, for he is risen, as he said.”
6) He showed them inside then told them to announce to the disciples that he was risen, and that they would see him in Galilee.
7) The women rushed to tell the disciples but they immediately encountered Jesus, who said almost exactly the same thing that the angel had just said.
According to Mark, this is what happened:
1) Mary Magdalene, Mary (mother) and Salome (sister) went to the tomb.
2) The stone had already been rolled back
3) Inside the tomb was a young man (angel?) dressed in bright white robes.
4) The angel said, “You seek Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Behold the place where they laid him.” He said they would find him in Galilee.
5) Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene then in “another shape” to two of the disciples. The other disciples didn’t believe them, so he appeared to all of the disciples.
6) Then he ascended to heaven where he sits on the right hand side of God. No eyewitnesses are mentioned! So much for him meeting the disciples in Galilee.
According to Luke, this is what happened:
1) Mary Magdalene, Mary (mother) and Joanna (sister) went to the tomb.
2) The stone was rolled back.
3) Jesus’ body was not in the tomb.
4) Two men in bright white robes appeared. They said the usual things.
5) The women told the disciples. They were not believed.
6) Peter went to the tomb to see for himself.
7) Two disciples met Jesus on the road to Emmaus, but they did not recognise him. They said about Jesus, “We hoped that it was he that should have redeemed Israel.” Then they recognised Jesus.
8) They went back to Jerusalem to tell the others.
9) Jesus then appeared to all of them.
10) He then ascended into heaven.
According to John, this is what happened:
1) Mary Magdalene went to the tomb.
2) The stone was rolled back.
3) She ran away and bumped into Simon Peter and the other disciple “whom Jesus loved” (Lazarus).
4) She said to them that “they” had taken away Jesus’ body.
5) The two men rushed to the tomb. They were baffled. (John 20:9: “For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.” Which is very odd since even Jesus’ enemies knew about this: Luke 27:63: “Sir, we have remembered that which the seducer said while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again.”)
6) The disciples went home.
7) Mary Magdalene went into the tomb and found two angels in white.
8) She then encountered Jesus himself, but didn’t recognise him, thinking him the gardener. She asked him if he had removed the body.
9) He said her name and suddenly she recognised him. He told her not to touch him.
10) Mary went to the other disciples and reported the incident.
11) Then Jesus appeared to them, but Thomas was not there and expressed his doubts.
12) Eight days later, Jesus reappeared, and Thomas’s doubts were assuaged.
13) Jesus showed himself to his disciples, who were fishing, at the sea of Tiberias. They didn’t recognise him. They weren’t doing well with their fishing, but, with Jesus’ help, they then caught a multitude of fish. They then realised it was Jesus.
We encourage everyone to read the “Resurrection” chapter in each of the Gospels. Remember that this is allegedly Holy Scripture, the “Word of God”, divine, eternal and infallible. Protestant Christians are forever proclaiming that they live by scripture alone and not by the man-made laws of the Catholic Church. Yet “scripture” is riddled with contradictions, inconsistencies, errors and the downright unbelievable. How can anyone possibly place unshakeable faith in something so flawed, so obviously wrong? The Protestants must be mad to proclaim the accuracy of scripture.
The Gospel accounts of the Resurrection strongly resemble drafts of a novel where the author is trying out various combinations of events to see which ones work best. And this is what the Gospels really are: fiction.
Each Gospel is a novel based on a real person. Using a few core truths, each Gospel writer then created his own particular fiction, getting across his own desired message. John’s story about catching fish is clearly an allegory: the disciples were unsuccessful with converting people until they placed their complete faith in Jesus and then they were hugely successful at making converts. John 21:11 says that they caught exactly 153 fish. Here is speculation about what this number might signify:
This is a good illustration of how the Gospels are often about symbolic “truths” rather than literal ones. The Protestant fundamentalists with their crazy insistence on the literal truth of the Gospels are practically deranged. No one in their right mind would set any store by the literal stories contained in the Gospels. It is the coded meaning that these Gospels are truly all about. They are, in effect, coded, allegorical novels and if you want to know the truth of them then there’s no point in going to preachers, pastors and priests (who know nothing about the real meaning of the Gospels). You should instead study esoteric writings about the Christian mysteries, which, as we have previously said, are closely linked to those of Gnostic Mithraism.
Christ and the End of Days
The four Gospels end with an extraordinary eruption of bitterness on Simon Peter’s part towards John (Lazarus), the “beloved disciple” (John 21:20-25).
Jesus and Peter are walking together, and Jesus tells Peter the manner in which Peter will meet his death. Peter is irritated to discover that the beloved disciple is lurking behind them. Peter petulantly asks Jesus what fate will befall the beloved disciple. Jesus snaps back that it is not Peter’s business, but also indicates that the beloved disciple will remain alive until Jesus “returns” (the Second Coming). Peter then tells the other disciples that the beloved disciple won’t die. And the beloved disciple, the author of the Gospel, then says that Peter was misquoting Jesus and laboriously spells out what Jesus actually said, even though Peter’s interpretation was surely quite accurate.
It is virtually impossible to understand why this silly bickering, nit-picking and semantic navel-gazing should have been allowed to stand as the culmination of the four Gospels.
The beloved disciple’s concluding sentiments are:
“This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
What happened to the Jesus Plot?
Jesus Christ knew that the Romans could not be defeated and the Davidic Royal line restored to the throne by guerrilla actions such as those being carried out by the Zealots. It would take a national insurrection, making the land ungovernable, before the Romans would cut their losses and depart.
Jesus calculated that the only thing that would make the people of Judea fight to the death would be the belief that they wouldn’t truly die i.e. they would be resurrected.
So, Jesus’ great plan was to show that he personally could defeat death and anyone who followed him would have nothing to fear. He carried out a test run of his plan using his brother-in-law and most trusted companion: John aka Lazarus. Sure enough, many people were amazed by Lazarus’s resurrection and started to believe in Jesus.
To complete his plan, Jesus had to raise himself from the dead. He led an uprising during the Passover Festival and, as expected, he was caught and sentenced to crucifixion, the standard penalty for anyone who challenged the power of Rome.
A man secretly working for Jesus had been instructed to put a drug in a vessel of vinegar. Jesus would say, “I thirst” after a few hours, enough time to make the crucifixion seem credible, and then would be given the drugged vinegar that would send him into a deathlike state, just as had already been rehearsed in the case of Lazarus days earlier.
Jesus expected that no one would see any need to break his legs, as was sometimes done to crucifixion victims to accelerate their death (unable to support their weight, their lungs would collapse under the pressure, and they’d die of asphyxiation). He was right about this, but he had not anticipated being speared in the chest by a Roman soldier. A wound that would prove fatal was inflicted.
Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus’ brother, thought him dead and buried him.
And then one of the most remarkable episodes in the history of the world took place. What happened next was nothing to do with resurrection (there’s no such phenomenon: dead bodies are never reanimated) but with reincarnation. Jesus died but his soul then found a new host. It was the body of the man mentioned in Mark 14:51: “And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body.” The man had been with Jesus for the last few days, waiting to be initiated into the “mysteries of the kingdom of heaven”. He had hidden near the tomb, sure that Jesus would rise from the dead and desperate to be a witness to the miracle.
He got more than he bargained for. Jesus’ soul passed into him and instantly changed his nature. Although the man had the same physical features as before, he was now dominated by Jesus’ personality. It is for precisely this reason that all the people who first encountered Jesus after the Resurrection failed to recognise him. It was only when he spoke and was able to say things that only Jesus could know that they realised who he was.
Jesus, in his new body, had to dig a grave and bury his old body since it would ruin everything if it were discovered. Luckily, he had the entire Sabbath day to work undetected because everyone in Jerusalem was busy with their Sabbath worship.
Every Christian has to account for why the appearance of the resurrected Christ changed to such an extent that he was unrecognisable to those who knew him best. Reincarnation accounts for the difference; resurrection does not. If the same body had come back to life, it should have had exactly the same appearance as before. The whole tale of “Doubting Thomas” seeing and touching the wounds that were inflicted on Jesus during the crucifixion was fabricated to dispel the doubts that lingered amongst many of the eyewitnesses concerning Jesus’ altered appearance. (John 20:29: “Blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.”)
The upshot was that Jesus’ “resurrection” was a disaster. The original idea was that he would triumphantly reveal himself to the people, show that he had come back from the dead, and the Jewish people would then rise as one. Jesus would instruct them to place his brother James on the throne as the Davidic king, and make Simon Peter the High Priest of the Temple. (Jesus himself could not assume any power because it would soon become apparent that he was mortal and not a god. His task was to provide the divine sanction for James and Peter and then flee the country while pretending that he had ascended to heaven. He did flee the country in due course, although he might have stayed given how different he now looked.) But that outcome was impossible now because Jesus was unrecognisable.
Jesus was in fact the “angel” seen at the sepulchre. There is one final revelation that must be made concerning Jesus. He was none other than one of the Demiurge’s archons, hence his many powers and his angelic appearance after his reincarnation.
Since Jesus no longer had the same appearance, only those who knew him personally were willing to believe that he had come back to life. For the rest of the Jews, there was no reason to believe he had done what he had promised to do. That’s why the Jesus Plot failed.
It was one of the bizarre accidents of history that it then mutated into something entirely different and gave birth to the Christian religion. The law of unintended consequences had enjoyed the final joke of the Jesus affair.
We cannot reveal the additional sources of our information about the Jesus Plot (beyond the Gospel of Judas) for secret reasons. In any case, you should treat it with caution. Be skeptical. Compare it with the Christian version of events. Which do you find more credible? Always use your own judgment. Unlike the Christians, we do not say that any document is holy writ and must be believed utterly. Anyone who demands slavish obedience to any text is mad and anyone who thinks any text is the Word of God is mad. There is no text ever written that is not full of ambiguity and difficulties in interpretation.
James the Just
James, the man who would have been king if the Jesus Plot had succeeded, eventually became the leader of the Jesus sect in Jerusalem but was later condemned by the Sanhedrin for breaking Judaic law and stoned to death.
Simon Peter, brother of Jesus, was a Jew who wanted to restore the Davidic line of kings to the throne of Israel and be free of the Roman army of occupation. He was earmarked to be the new high priest in the new order. He would have been appalled that he was instead later recognised as the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a religion that bears no resemblance to anything Peter held sacred.
Paul was a Jew who was initiated into Mithraism and became a Mithraic priest. He was the one who brought Messianic Judaism and pagan Mithraism together in one unholy package. He was the true founder of Christianity.
Jesus’ “divinity” was established by a vote at the Council of Nicea in 325. Until that time, Christianity was a much broader Church than it is now, with many competing opinions about Christ’s nature. Sunday, not Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath), was deemed to be the day of rest. 25 December, the birthday of Mithras and Sol Invictus, was chosen for Christ’s birthday. 25 December is also the birthday of Lucifer.
In addition to having Christian sympathies, the Emperor Constantine was a follower of Sol Invictus, a pagan god closely associated with Mithras. In Constantine’s mind, there was precious little difference between Sol Invictus, Mithras and Christ.