Lost Gospels Da Vinci Code

Some critics of the Bible suggest that we can't know the real truth about Jesus because the early Christians purposely left other gospels out of the New Testament that give us a fuller picture of who Jesus was. They point to the discovery of writings known as the "Gospel of Thomas," "The Gospel of Judas," and "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene" as examples. What are we to think about these allegations and other writings? Were these "gospels" purposely left out of the Bible? If so, why? Were they really written by the disciples they were named after? When were these other writings composed? The resources below answer these and related questions.

ARTICLES:

"Did the Early Christians Leave Other Gospels Out of the New Testament?" by Charlie Campbell

"A Brief Overview of the Gospel of Judas" by Pat Zukeran

"Responding to the Gospel of Judas" by R. Albert Mohler Jr.

"Has the Text of the Bible Been Accurately Preserved?" (or in Spanish) by Charlie Campbell

"Nag Hammadi Gospels" by Dr. Norman Geisler

"What is the Gospel of Thomas?" by Dr. Norman Geisler

"Should Additional Gospels Have Been Included in Our Bibles?" by John Ankerberg Ministry

"The Da Vinci Code Examined" (or in Spanish) by Charlie Campbell

"Gnosticism and the Gnostic Jesus" by Douglas Groothius

"The Gospel of Barnabas: Is it Authentic?" by Norman Geisler and Abdul Saleeb

"Jude 14 Quotes The Book of Enoch. Is It Scripture?" by Matthew Slick

"What is the Book of Enoch and Should it Be in the Bible?"


AUDIO:

What are we to make of the "Lost Gospels?" (Pt.1), Pt. 2, Pt. 3 Dallas Theological Seminary Professors discuss.


RECOMMENDED RESOURCES IN OUR ONLINE STORE:

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NEW! ANSWERS TO ATHEISTS' ATTACKS ON JESUS (DVD) (DVD) by Charlie Campbell

When it comes to Jesus, atheists commonly say:

•  There’s no credible evidence Jesus existed
•  The authors of the Gospels stole their ideas for Jesus’ life from other ancient religions
•  The earliest Christians didn’t believe Jesus was God
•  The Gospels contradict one another
•  There are scientific errors in the Gospels
•  The “Gospel of Thomas” and the “Gospel of Judas” give us a more accurate understanding of who Jesus was
•  Accounts of Jesus’ miracles are fabrications

Charlie Campbell, an author and Christian apologist, responds to these charges and lays out a compelling case that Jesus really did exist and the Gospels are trustworthy accounts of His life (52 minutes). Click here to purchase.


 

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THE MISSING GOSPELS: Unearthing the Truth Behind Alternative Christianities (Book) by Darrell Bock

Perhaps you've heard the buzz about "alternative Christianities" and "new gospels." Speculations have shown up in magazines, documentaries, popular fiction, and even on the big screen. Much of the controversy stems from a library of ancient texts found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Now revolutionary questions about the Christian faith are being raised as a result of these findings:

•  Is Jesus truly a divine Savior or just a teacher of wisdom?
•  Is orthodoxy a by-product of third-century or fourth-century theologians?
•  Did Judas betray Jesus because of evil intent or a request by Jesus?
•  Does salvation include the physical body or just the soul?

Darrell L. Bock takes you on a tour of the new claims as well as the controversial writings, examining their origins and comparing them with traditional sources. With discussion questions for group or individual study at the end of each chapter, The Missing Gospels will help you understand the messages of all of these writings so you can form your own opinion. Click here to purchase.


 

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SCROLLS & STONES: Compelling Evidence the Bible Can Be Trusted (Book) by Charlie Campbell

Can we trust the Bible? Isn’t the Bible just “ancient fiction” written by fallible, perhaps even deceitful men? Haven’t books of the Bible been lost and even tampered with down through the centuries? Isn’t the Bible out-of- sync with scientific discoveries? What about the apparent contradictions in the Bible? What makes the Bible any different than the Hindu Vedas, Quran, or Book of Mormon?  Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for nearly twenty-five years. It was his initial research that led him to become a follower of Jesus in 1990. In Scrolls & Stones he shares some of the evidence that changed his mind back then but also fascinating new discoveries...all confirming the reliability of the Bible. You’ll learn about:

•  Extrabiblical Historical Sources that Verify Biblical Events
•  Scientific Discoveries
•  Archaeological Evidence
•  Fulfilled Prophecies
•  Ancient Scrolls and Manuscripts
•  Answers to Skeptics’ Objections and Questions
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And more!

Contains questions for further reflection and small group discussion. Also contains full subject index. Click here to purchase.


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THE CASE FOR THE REAL JESUS: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ (Book) by Lee Strobel

From college classrooms to bestselling books to the Internet, the historic picture of Jesus is under an intellectual onslaught. This fierce attack on the traditional portrait of Christ has confused spiritual seekers and created doubt among many Christians – but can these radical new claims and revisionist theories stand up to sober scrutiny?In The Case for the Real Jesus, Lee Strobel explores such hot-button questions as:

•  Did the church suppress ancient non-biblical documents that paint a more accurate picture of Jesus than the four Gospels?
•  Did Christianity steal its core ideas from earlier mythology?
•  Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early New Testament texts?
•  Do new insights and explanations finally disprove the resurrection?
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Have fresh arguments disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah?

Hardcover, 320 pages. Click here to purchase.


OTHER GREAT BOOKS THAT ADDRESS THIS ISSUE:   

From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible by Norman Geisler and William Nix 

The Canon of Scripture by F. F. Bruce

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