so different from the official N.T. version?
No no no, you ask the question, we answer with references.
I don't know – but this account is very weird. much weirder than any others accepted as scripture. Sure that is one reason why its not accepted.
Not so different.Joseph shown more I guess.
What is the Joseph of Arimathea's account of the Resurrection? who wrote it? when was it written? when is the earliest manuscript dated?
Been a pastor for 27 years and don't remember hearing about it . . . and last time I looked, it wasn't included in the Christian canon of Scripture.
Okay, this is why this gospel is not considered inspired: it makes no sense. here we have Jesus and Demas having this long conversation on the cross, which wouldn't happen, as they were being asphyxiated at the time. Then Jesus tells Demas to go write this down, and he WRITES. how? He's ON A CROSS! not to mention that according to this, NO ONE ELSE will get into Heaven until after the Judgement. That's not really very comforting to Believers, and contradicts other scriptures.
Here is another reason. it is inconsistent with real Scripture. The Resurrected Jesus isn't just light. Thomas put his finger in Jesus' side and hand. Hard to do with a light body.
Something about this puts me in mind of the Koran. Where did you find it?
Iron Maiden- Heaven can Wait Lyrics
Can’t understand what is happening to meThis isn’t real this is only a dreamBut I never have felt, no I never have felt thisway beforeI’m looking down on my body belowI lie asleep in the midst of a dreamIs it now could it be the Angel of Death has come for meI can’t believe that really my time has comeI don’t feel ready there’s so much left undoneAnd it’s my soul and I’m not gonna let it get away
[Chorus:]Heaven can wait / Heaven can waitHeaven can wait / Heaven can wait ’til another day
I have a lust for the Earth belowAnd Hell itself is my only foe‘cause I’ve no fear of dyingI’ll go when I’m good and readyI snatch a glimpse of the lights eternal raysI see a tunnel I stand amazedAt all of the people standing there in front of meInto the paths of rightness I’ll be ledIs this the place where the living join the deadI wish I knew this was only just a nightmare
Take my hand I’ll lead you to the promised landTake my hand I’ll give you immortalityEternal youth I’ll take you to the other sideTo see the truth the path for you is decided
My body tingles I feel so strangeI feel so tired I feel so drainedAnd I’m wondering if I’ll ever be the same againIs this in limbo or Heaven or HellMaybe I’m going down there as wellI can’t accept my soul will drift foreverI feel myself floating back down to EarthSo could this be the hour of my rebirthOr have I died or will I wake from dreaming?
[Iron Maiden- Heaven can Wait Lyrics]
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– not a banker, london, 18/02/2011 17:40I find your lack of knowledge in this subject appalling to be honest and your argument is weak if not some what pathetic. your insistence that GB & EB along with Labour caused the global financial economic melt down is pretty far fetched. We had the second lowest deficit in the in the G7 until the financial crises. Labour were at fault for carrying on with the Thatcher, Major economic policy of relying to heavily on the financial sector for growth so when the plug was finally pulled in America we suffered disproportionately as to those who still have industry left.Thatcher and Regan might have been twenty years ago but set the ball rolling for what can only be described as a capitalists heaven that we live in now