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December 12, 2016
Flipping through the TV channels last night, we stopped on a "special" titled "The Lost Years Of Jesus", which looked to be of great interest. Scripture tells us little about His life from the finding in the Temple to the beginning of His ministry. Perhaps historians or other scholars had found something new.
But no, as it turned out, these were not scholars, but poseurs. Pretending to teach something new, they were actually pretending to put forth empirically or somehow scientifically arrived at verification of old, long disproven erroneous Christian teaching, born mostly from the highly questionable so-called Historical Critical method.
We began to groan and moan as we recognized once again all those old familiar "scientific" sounding terms, such as,
etc., etc., etc.
In other words, they were guessing, pure and simple, and trying to make viewers think that all of their group-conjecture is somehow scientific, using the highfalutin language of the academic buffoon.
Right off the bat, they assumed - as in most experts agree - that Jesus belonged to a very large family, with at least four brothers and two sisters who are mentioned in Scripture.
Ho hum, heavy sigh and here we go again.
These "experts" don't even know their own subject. They didn't even have to go any farther than the Bible itself to prove that the whole premise of Jesus having any siblings is a false premise. They relied on Scripture to identify what they think are siblings, but they didn't rely on Scripture to tell them who the real father and mother of these supposed siblings of the Lord were.
And it's all right there under their noses.
The mother of the "siblings of the Lord" was Mary, the "sister" of the mother of the Lord, who stood at the Cross with her.
Obviously, Mary didn't have a sister named Mary. This "other Mary" was most likely either a cousin or a sister-in-law. A relative, not a true sister.
And the father of the "siblings of the Lord" was Alpheaeus, alias Clopas, the father of the Apostle James the Lesser.
Aramaic, the language of the Lord and of the area under study, had no word for siblings, as we know the words brother and sister. Everyone who was related, including cousins, was simply referred to as "brother" or "sister". When the books of the New Testament were finally written, they were all written in Greek, and the authors simply translated the words brother and sister precisely from the Aramaic.
The supposed "scholars" and academics who were narrating this "special" didn't know that simple fact. Nor were they smart enough to look further into Scripture to further identify any of the so-called siblings of the Lord, and their actual parentage.
I am living proof of the fact that you don't have to be any kind of great academic scholar to do this. Yet, these supposed academics can't do it.
We went over all of this "brothers of the Lord" crapolla way back when we wrote the Perpetual Virginity of Mary page, and I see no reason to repeat all of that evidence here again. Go to that page for the Scriptural evidences refuting this ancient, originally Protestant, gross misinterpretation that just keeps cropping up, again and again.
What the TV historical special experts don't know, and what all the other expropriators of true history and detractors of truth either don't know or purposely deny, is that Tradition came first, born of Revelation. And it was from Tradition that the New Testament Books were written, not the other way round.
If anyone seeks the proper interpretation of Scripture, they need to go to the original Receivers of Revelation, who became the Keepers of Tradition, and who became the Authors of New Testament Scripture. And that would be, of course, the Catholic Church.
The writers and actors and producers of TV Specials on Scriptural History such as this one could have asked the Church that wrote the Scriptures and that still protects the unchanged original Revealed Truth to this very day. But they didn't do that.
Perhaps they didn't want to hear the answer.
Perhaps they had another agenda.
Perhaps they just can't handle the Truth of the matter.
Blessed be Jesus in his Lordship;
and Blessed be His Mother, Mary, Perpetual Virgin and Mother of God.
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