Has anyone ever heard of Sir Laurence Gardner? I have read about his lecture at www.karenlyster.com/body_bookish.html and I find it intriguing. It is a rather long read; but, I find it neccessary to explain his credentials etc.
He goes into different aspects of history such as the origination of "heresy", church conspiracy, the view of women in the church, the criteria for selections of the gospels, the existence of the book of Jasher, editing of the Bible to apease the cardinals etc. It also explains the claims of Jesus and Mary Magdelene being married and having children.
I have always thought that these things were just entirely false; but, after reading the information contained on each page of this website (over, and over, and over,) I am questioning several of the things that I was once sure. If anyone feels like reading this info and giving me your take on it, I would be very interested in your assessment. If you do read it, and end up reading its entirety, does it not bring up the question of Jesus dying for our sins? It states on Page Three, "As for Jesus' death on the cross, it was perfectly clear that this was a spiritual death, not a physical death, as determined by the three-day rule that everyone in the 1st century would have understood." It discusses that in length.
Page Three is very interesting. It gives details concerning rules, regulations, and customs of the day; especially concerning a Messiah, Messianic marriages, and Messianic bridal conditions and traditions.
If anyone reads this, I hope it does not affend. Please view the reading of it as purely investigative research and let me know if you find any of it viable. Thanks, Leeza