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Discovery of Jesus’ Secret Teachings to His Brother is ROCKING the Christian World

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Researchers have found original copies of a little-known extra-biblical text that some fear could shake the foundations of the Christian faith.

Known as the Nag Hammadi library or the “Gnostic Gospels,” this collection of writings was rejected by Church leaders who canonized the New Testament.

Today, many of the texts are preserved only via translations in the Egyptian Coptic language.

But, biblical scholars at the University of Texas at Austin recently found a much older original Greek-language manuscript while searching the archives at Oxford University.

Fox News reports:

Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau, religious studies scholars at The University of Texas at Austin, located the rare text in Oxford University archives earlier this year. The experts found several fifth- or sixth-century A.D. Greek fragments of the First Apocalypse of James, one of the books from an ancient collection known as the Nag Hammadi library.

Only a small number of texts from the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of 13 Coptic Gnostic books discovered in Egypt in 1945, have been found in Greek, their original language of composition.

These texts have long been considered heretical by mainstream Christian churches and denominations as they fall outside the 27-book New Testament as defined by fourth-century Church leaders.

But, according to Smith, rather than detract from it, “the text supplements the biblical account of Jesus’ life and ministry.”

The particular text discovered by the researchers contains “secret teachings” by Jesus to his brother James, an early Church leader in Jerusalem. It details the heavenly realm and several future events, such as James’ death.

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