Jesus the Good, and the Very-good!
For centuries, there was no such thing as a self-identification as a Christian or Christianity, until a smart Chrestian decided to go from being Good to Anoint. Some Christians will say that Chrestos and Christos are the same word, and therefore meaning the same. However, they would be wrong, they are similar sounding words, one has to agree, but vastly different in meaning. So much so, that Christian counterfeiters started to erase the “eta” to produce an “iota” in available biblical manuscripts.
Before the time, the term Chrestians was being used in the second half of the 3rd-century, they used terms to denote themselves, such as “the Way,” “the believers,” “the saints” or “God’s people,” et al. Yet, the term Christianity spelt with the “iota,” and not an “eta” was still a long way off in the future. As the 5th-century Oxyrhynchus papyrus P.Oxy.XLIII 3149 is proof. http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.oxy;43;3149, and even later 11th-century manuscript “annals of Florence.” (Not to be confused with the city in Italy, Florence or Florentius was a monk in Worcester, England, who died c. 1118 CE.) The manuscript still used the term Chrestians, spelt with the “eta.” With several manuscripts showing church forgeries of the “eta” being changed to an “iota,” with Good being replaced with anoint. Was this to make Jesus look the part of a genuine Jewish messiah candidate? Or was it bigotry by the established church, who saw the Marcionite Christians as heretics.
The Marcionite Christians produced the first Bible in 144 CE, some 223 years before the Orthodox/Catholic Church in 367 CE. Which was a Bible without the Old Testament, and also gave the Marcionites theological provenance over all other Christian sects. Yes, including Rome! Marcion, therefore, rejected the entire Old Testament. He accepted the following Christian writings in this order:
Gospel according to Luke
Ephesians (which Marcion called Laodiceans)
Which were the first Christian canon.
The most ancient dated Christian inscription bearing the name Jesus (Oct. 1, 318 A.D.) runs “The Lord and Saviour Jesus the Good”—Chrestos, not Christos. An inscription that is ignored, even its information, is suppressed by the Church as a whole today.
An inscription that agrees with 2 Chronicles 30:18 with the Lord/Jesus is good! Early Church fathers recorded that they were called “Chrestiani”: Justin Martyr, who lived at Sichem or Shechem in Samaria, in the Second Century, declares that he and his fellow-recusants were called χρηστιανόι, or Chrestiani, and admits in so many words that the appellation was from the term χρηστός – Chrestos. “From the name imputed to us as a crime,” says he, “we are the χρηστοτατόι – Chrestatoi, the very-good.” (Meta. Mag. 14:140). Not only Christian manuscripts were being changed, but authors’ works such as that of Tacitus, and the Chronicles of Florence of Worcester, as stated above. What do you say?
R&I ~ MJM
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