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Apocrypha: The "Other" Scriptures

Are there more scriptures, which perhaps the catholics want you to NOT know about?

It would seem so!! Of course, there are many more "other", or "hidden", scriptures and other books which we rarely hear about. For example, there is the Apocrypha, most of that are works which people refused as scripture. Also, the Muslims, Jews, and Hindus have their sets of scriptures. And considering the way in which modern humans are tearing up the earth for construction and archaeology, it should not be surprising if more and better books are found. For example, most of us have heard of the Nag Hammadi Library and the Dead Sea Scrolls which have popped up in recent years. These were supposedly the "real scriptures" which were hidden away by people who knew that the "industrial" religion had gone pagan (christianity), and they wanted to preserve their honest writings from destruction. And maybe, someday, someone will be able to get into the Roman Catholic archives and liberate much of what they hide from the world (in order to deceive us and keep us ignorant).

The catholic church claims to be the only church directly descended from the Savior. But they just merged the true belief into the previously existing paganism. It is commonly accepted that they changed the scriptures as much as they could get away with to match their own beliefs, and then went into Israel and wiped out the people and the records.

Don't forget that the New Testament we currently have was altered quite a bit in the first centuries after the death of the Messiyah, for example by Constantine and his folks, so its worth is highly questionable!! They took Yahwah and Yahushua out of the scriptures, put paganism in, and thereby created christianity. What we (even today) call christianity is nothing more than a re-paved version of Nimrod's paganism. Originally Constantine and the earlier emperors persecuted the followers of Yahushua. Then they changed the scriptures to suit themselves, and Constantine "became a believer". Ya, right! He was a pagan to start with, and he was a pagan to the end. He did not convert TO a new religion, he converted the religion itself. Then he made a law requiring everyone to believe in his new religion, which is catholicism (christianity). Then his army killed all the true believers (Messianics of The Way) and destroyed all their records. This was the beginning of christianity - not Yahushua, Kepha, and the apostles.

Did you ever hear the saying "Jesus of Nazareth"? How about "Jesus the Nazarene"? The second is the most correct. Many modern archaeologists have said the city of Nazareth did not exist in the time of the Messiyah. So where did the sayings come from? They call Him "Jesus of Nazareth" as if Nazareth was just a city to be from. But it seems impossible to separate the Nazarenes from Nazareth, and therefore Yahushua from the Nazarite way, as Nazareth is nothing more than the village of the Nazarenes. The Nazarenes were one of the sects of the Essenes, who were the most pious of the Jews at that time. All the Essene groups shunned "civilization" and lived alone in tiny communities in the desert. One of those communities became known as Nazareth, the place where the Nazarenes lived. (Numbers 6:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall make a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself unto Yahwah,)

Most likely "of Nazareth" is a very subtle deception, a lie of satan. That makes it mean simply that He is just another person from just another everyday town. Whereas "the Nazarene" makes it perfectly clear that it refers to a way of life, a type of belief. Nazareth was not a name plucked from the air - that name means "town of the Nazarenes". Yahshua was a Nazarene! Yahchanan the Baptist was a Nazarene! They were special people from a group of special people.

Did you ever hear about the old days, when the wise man lived in a cave near the top of a mountain? This type of man was fed up with society and the ways of the rest of the humans. So he lived alone in a cave. But when the "normal" humans had a problem they would seek him out. They would climb the mountain and find the wise man who knew the answers to all the questions and problems.

Two thousand years ago there were recognized to be three main types of Jews: the Sadducees, the Pharisees, and the Essenes. The catholic bible mentions the first two, but not the third. Is that strange? The first two were the normal society of Judah. The Essenes were the ones who couldn't stand them, so they lived in tiny communities in the desert. For example, it was some of the Essenes who hid the "Dead Sea scrolls" in the caves. They were the ones who were most strict about reading and obeying the true, original, scriptures. They were most strict about rejecting the "teachings of men".

The Nazarenes were a group of Essenes. They were not as strict in some ways, for example they believed it was okay to marry and raise a family. Most of the Essene groups eschewed women, they lived celibate lives because they thought it brought them closer to Yahwah. So the Nazarenes had their own little village out there in the desert, away from most other people. That community became known as Nazareth. Nazareth means 'followers of the Nazarene way' (similarly, in the Old Testament Ashtoreth means 'followers of the goddess Ashtor/easter'). Apparently many people wanted to follow in His footsteps, and so they moved out there and joined the rest of the group, and it became a town, then a city.

Yahushua the Messiyah was a Nazarene.

After Yahushua died the Nazarenes accepted Him as the Messiyah, and also they fully believed in and obeyed the Law of Moshe and the prophets. Most Jews only believed in the Old Testament, and christians only believed in the New Testament. The Nazarenes believed in both. Most of the apostles and direct followers of Yahushua the Messiyah were Nazarenes and Essenes. These were the people who knew Him best. They did what He commanded them, and what He showed them. He taught them to continue believing in the Torah! The Nazarenes did not accept the catholics or the mainstream Jews. And no one accepted them. They were persecuted by Jew and christians alike. That is because they followed the teachings of the Messiyah, and everyone else followed whatever they wanted to follow. Apparently most Jews hated the Essenes/Nazarenes because they made the rest of Jewry look bad (which they were).

The Essenes and the Nazarenes believed that Yahushua was born a human. He had a human father who went in to his human virgin wife, and she conceived. He was not "begotten of Yahwah" until he reached adulthood and proved himself worthy. He was not Yahwah in person, as the apostate christians would have you believe. The early followers of the Messiyah were NOT christians! They were Nazarenes/Essenes or Messianics. They rejected christianity. At Yahushua's baptism, the Messiyah [the Word of Yahwah] decended from heaven and entered the human Yahushua, and he became Yahushua Messiyah from then on.

The Nazarenes had their own Gospel, apparently, written in Hebrew. They also had the original Gospel of Matthew (what you see in the catholic bible was written later, and omits or even changes many facts). So if you truly want to be a follower of the Messiyah, then it would seem the best thing to do would be to study the Nazarenes, and perhaps attempt to become a Nazarene. As I have expounded elsewhere on this website, christianity would be the wrong way to go. They definitely DO NOT follow the teachings of the Messiyah. The christians don't even follow the commandments of their own "revised" scriptures! The christians KNEW they were apostate pagans, and that is why they went to such great lengths to get rid of all the Nazarenes, Essenes, and their records. There is also speculation that Romans burned the Ancient Royal Library of Alexandria, Egypt, at the same time, for the same reason.

The Apocrypha section used to be included with the rest of the scriptures. Nowadays it is usually not even mentioned, certainly rarely included. I have included some apocrypha here on my website. It is important to realise all these books have been altered in some ways since they were written.

In the Book of Genesis we are told:

Genesis 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with Yahwah after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with Yahwah: and he was not; for Yahwah took him.

And then, right near the end of the scriptures, we are told:

Jude 1:14 And to these also Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, Yahwah came with ten thousands of his holy ones,
15 to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the unrighteous of all their works of unrighteousness which they have unrighteously wrought, and of all the hard things which unrighteously sinners have spoken against Him. (Enoch 1:9)

Did you realize that there is a Book of Enoch? That is what Jude was quoting from, as if they were the actual words of Enoch himself. Jude apparently considered it scripture. The Book of Enoch used to be considered scripture in Israel, inspired by Yahwah. Enoch seems to be where the Jews got their calendar from. The early apostles apparently considered it scripture. The Ethiopian Church still considers it scriptural (don't forget that many of them are Israelites descended from king Solomon, and, Yahwah stated that He loved the Ethiopians). The Essene people of the Dead Sea Scrolls considered it to be scripture. 2Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6 make the same claim which Enoch does, regarding the bad malaks.

Enoch did not die, he was translated directly to heaven - therefore we know he was VERY special. There are good reasons to consider that his book might be scriptural, and then examine it for its merits. There are many questions left over after reading the scriptures we have. Many of those questions are answered by Enoch. So I can conjecture that the later writers did not see the need to fill in the holes, thinking we had already read Enoch as scripture.

Enoch 5:4 But you - you have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of Yahwah

If you are interested I also have the Emerald Tablets of Thoth Hermes, who is thought to be later manifestations of Enoch.

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