There are Additional Books of the Bible?

There are Additional Books of the Bible?

One of my greatest pet peeves has been the dismissal of the Apocrypha by Protestant faiths, the dismissal of the Pseudopigrapha by the entire Christian religion, and now the denial of the Gnostic Gospels and texts found at Nag Hammadi.

I’ve received emails from people saying “When I read the Bible, it seems like pages are left out” or “it seems like the whole story is not completely there”. Then, there is always the great sigh of relief when I tell them that “yes, many of us have always felt this way for a very long time and we just started reading everything we could get out hands on to try to understand the missing aspects of Christianity; especially the aspects that after our peace of mind, warming of the heart, and comfort of the soul.”

Why were so many of the books, especially the Gospels left out? Gospel of Thomas, Philip, Peter, Bartholomew, James I & II, the Gospel of Mary, the additional Gospels of Mark, etc. Why were they not important? They walked with Jesus just as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Why the favoritism??

Because of the position of women in society, it is understandable why the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene’s Gospels were not included . . . after all the Christians in Roman did gather to vote on the issue “do women have souls?”

Things like this you should ask yourself and then you would have a better grasp of why I practice Christianity by Wiccan means based on my beliefs from the Bible, the Lost Books of Eden, The Apocrypha, the Pseudopigrapha . . . I have drawn my own conclusions and have applied them to my own spiritual being.

To fundamental Christians, CHURCH has to be inside a building and you have to be all dressed up to gain audience with God. The Gospel of Thomas tells us “The Kingdom is within You and All around You, Not in a building made of wood or stone. Split a piece of wood and you will find me, turn over a stone and I am there.” Perhaps that is just to simple for Fundamentalists to accept. Some people need complications and drama in their life. To love Jesus and to live your life as a testamony to His teachings on this earth is all that is required. Maybe is it simple and to the point – but after 2000 years of war and hate crimes committed in the name of God, the Supreme Being of Love – it’s suits me just fine to be as simple as simple can be.

I have tried to explain to many that there are additional books of the Bible and so much more to ready and study – yet people scoff because these books are not in the established Books of the Bible. The additional books of the Bible (or the Missing Books of the Eden) are gospels, acts, apocolypses, and writings that mere mortal men decided if they were spiritually significant or viable to saving our souls. Yes, I am sure they were knowledgable men, scholars of their times, and well versed in all the languages of the original translations. However, knowledge is a valuable thing and can be applied to one’s own being in many ways – you should be well versed in the additional books, or versed enough to draw your own conclusions and make your own decisions!!

For so many modern Christians of the Protestant faiths to not agree with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, they certainly listen with a full ear to which books the RCC consider heresy and which they accept.

Currently most of the books of the Dead Sea Scrolls are considered heresy by the Vatican. Of course, they are considered hereticular by the Vatican, the destruction of the Alexandrian Library by the Roman Armies was to insure that these documents never got out and the followers of Christ did not know that there was a such feminine Deity as Sophia, or that the Holy Spirit was considered Jesus’ Heavenly Mother, or the other secret teachings of Jesus revealed to the other disciples as well as the infancy gospels and the gospel of Mary Magdalene.

It is very sad that so many words of wisdom by Jesus Christ was lost to His followers until now. One can only imagine the consequences for the individuals who were actually responsible for the elimination of these documents.

One also can not help but wonder what is the affect of the absense of these documents in regards to humankind’s collective and individual souls. Will the One Spirit be forgiving to the souls who studied without the knowledge of these books? If one believes in Divine Intervention, is this not a clear cut case of it?? And what of those who reject it now? Will they be held responsible for denying it?

I believe it is impossible for us to know. The Triune God made us very complex – more complex than most fundamentalist Christians give us credit for, actually!! We can only pray, study and hope for a personal sign to each of us
Total of 35 Works: The Lost Books Of The Bible
1.The Gospel of the Birth of Mary
2.Protoevangelion
3.1 The first Gospel of the INFANCY of Jesus Christ
4.2 Thomas’s Gospel of the INFANCY of Jesus Christ
5.Epistle of Christ & Abgarus
6.Gospel of Nicodemus (formerly Acts of Pontius Pilate
7.The Apostles’ Creed
8.Epistle of Paul to Laodiceans
9.Epistles of Paul & Seneca
10.Acts of Paul & Thecla
11.1 Epistle of Clement to Corinthians
12.2 Epistle of Clement to Corinthians
13.Epistle of Barnabus
14.Epistle of Ignatius to Ephesians
15.Epistle of Ignatius to Magnesians
16.Epistle of Ignatius to Trallians
17.Epistle of Ignatius to Romans
18.Epistle of Ignatius to Philadelphians
19.Epistle of Ignatius to Smyrnaeans

1.1 Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse of Enoch) another version
2.2 Baruch (Syriac Apocalypse) new
3.2 Enoch (Slavonic Book of the Secrets of Enoch)
4.3 Baruch (Greek Apocalypse) new
5.4 Baruch (a.k.a Paraleipomena Jeremiou)
6.Adam and Eve, The Books of — translation of the Latin version
7.Adam and Eve, Life of — translation of the Slavonic version
8.Adam and Eve, Life of — translation of the Greek version (a.ka. The Apocalypse of Moses)
9.Adam and Eve Homepage
10.Ahikar, The Story of
11.Apocalypse of Adam, The
12.Apocalypse of Moses, A fragment of the
13.Assumption of Moses, The (a.k.a. Testament of Moses)
14.Joseph and Aseneth another, more modern English translation
15.Jubilees, The Book of
16.Letter of Aristeas, The
17.Martyrdom of Isaiah, The
18.Odes of Solomon new
19.Paraleipomena Jeremiou (a.k.a. 4 Baruch)
20.Psalms of Solomon, The new
21.Revelation of Esdras, The
22.Second Treatise of the Great Seth, The
23.Testament of Abraham, The
24.Testament of Moses, The (a.k.a. (Assumption of Moses) new
25.Testament of Solomon
26.Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

1.1 Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse of Enoch) another version
2.2 Baruch (Syriac Apocalypse) new
3.2 Enoch (Slavonic Book of the Secrets of Enoch)
4.3 Baruch (Greek Apocalypse) new
5.4 Baruch (a.k.a Paraleipomena Jeremiou)
6.Adam and Eve, The Books of — translation of the Latin version
7.Adam and Eve, Life of — translation of the Slavonic version
8.Adam and Eve, Life of — translation of the Greek version (a.ka. The Apocalypse of Moses)
9.Adam and Eve Homepage
10.Ahikar, The Story of
11.Apocalypse of Adam, The
12.Apocalypse of Moses, A fragment of the
13.Assumption of Moses, The (a.k.a. Testament of Moses) new
14.Joseph and Aseneth another, more modern English translation
15.Jubilees, The Book of
16.Letter of Aristeas, The
17.Martyrdom of Isaiah, The
18.Odes of Solomon new
19.Paraleipomena Jeremiou (a.k.a. 4 Baruch)
20.Psalms of Solomon, The new
21.Revelation of Esdras, The
22.Second Treatise of the Great Seth, The
23.Testament of Abraham, The
24.Testament of Moses, The (a.k.a. (Assumption of Moses) new
25.Testament of Solomon
26.Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
27.Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp
28.Epistle of Polycarp to Philippians
29.1 Hermas Visions
30.2 Hermas Commands
31.3 Hermas Similitudes
32.Letters of Herod & Pilate
33.The Lost Gospel of Peter
Forgotten Books Of Eden
1.The conflict of ADAM & EVE w/Satan
2.The 2nd book of ADAM & EVE
3.The Book of the Secrets of Enoch
4.The Psalms of Solomon
5.Odes of Solomon
6.Letter of Aristeas
7.4th book of MACCABEES
8.Story of Ahikar
9.Testament of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulum, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin

The Nag Hammadi Library
Total of 52 Works
1.The Prayer of the Apostle Paul
2.The Apocryphon (secret book) of James
3.The Gospel of Truth
4.The Treatise on Resurrection
5.The Tripartite Tractate
6.The Apocryphon of John
7.The Gospel of Thomas
8.The Gospel of Phillip
9.The Hypostasis of the Archons
10.On the Origin of the World
11.The Exegesis on the Soul
12.The Book of Thomas the Contender
13.The Gospel of the Egyptians
14.Eugnostos of the Blessed
15.The Sophia of Jesus Christ
16.The Dialogue of the Savior
17.The Apocalypse of Paul
18.The First Apocalypse of James
19.The Second Apocalypse of James
20.The Apocalypse of Adam
21.The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
22.The Thunder, Perfect Mind
23.Authoritative Teaching
24.The Concept of Our Great Power
25.The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth
26.The Prayer of Thanksgiving (+ scribal note)
27.Asclepius
28.The Paraphrase of Shem
29.The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
30.Apocalypse of Peter
31.The Teachings of Silvanus
32.The Three Steles of Seth
33.Zostrianos
34.The Letter of Peter to Phillip
35.Melchizedek
36.The Thought of Norea
37.The Testimony of Truth
38.Marsanes 39.The Interpretation of Knowledge
40.A Valentinian Exposition
41.On the Anointing
42.On Baptism A
43.On Baptism B
44.On the Eucharist A
45.On the Eucharist B
46.Allogenes
47.Hypsiphrone
48.The Sentences of Sextus
49.The Gospel of Truth
50.Trimorphic Protennoia
51.The Gospel of Mary
52.The Act of Peter A section of Plato’s “Republic” was also found together with the above works.

The Books Of The Apocrypha
Total of 15 works
1.1 Esdras
2.2 Esdras
3.Tobit
4.Judith
5.Remaining Chapters of the Book of Esther
6.Wisdom of Solomon
7.Ecclesiasticus (Wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach)
8.Baruch
9.A Letter of Jeremiah
10.The Song of Three
11.Daniel and Susanna
12.Daniel, Bel, and the Snake (or Dragon)
13.Prayer of Manasseh
14.1 Maccabees
15.2 Maccabees

Total of 102 non-canonical works in three collections. There are still other works than these! It should be noted here that some of the Apocrypha are recognized as canon by some and are contained in some translations of Bible, usually included between the Old and New Testaments.