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Passion Played: Did Paul Invent Easter?

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Letters and numbers in (parentheses) indicate Strong’s concordance number.

As Mark Twain said, it is much easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.  That doesn’t mean I am going to stop trying!

This is coming from a 20 year preacher who formerly preached Paul passionately.



Have you ever sat down and read the accounts of the resurrection of Yeshua and what happened immediately after?  You won’t hear this in Sunday School!

“And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.  His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow and for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.”  (Matthew 28)

“And, behold, there was a great earthquake”

There was “a great shaking like seismic activity” (G4578)

“for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven”

“Because” the “messenger”


“Was descending or coming down from out of the heavens” (G2597)

“and came and rolled back the stone from the door”:

“As the messenger drew near” (G4334) the shaking “caused the stone to roll away” (G617)  

“His countenance”

His “outward appearance” (G2397)

“was like lightning”

Was like “a flash of bright and blinding light” (G796)

“There was a great shaking like seismic activity because something was coming down out of the sky.  The shaking was so great that it caused the great stone sealing the tomb to roll away.  Suddenly one appeared like lightning.”

This is the same exact word Yeshua used in Luke 10:18 to describe the appearance of SATAN/ADVERSARY.

-This is staggering.  If we are to use sound principles of good biblical exegesis, we would compare scripture with scriptures and conclude that, according to the text and the text alone, that this resurrection entity was in fact satanic or adversarial to Yeshua and the Original Movement!    

“And those attending were so frightened they fell over like they were dead.”  

Those keeping guard became as dead men.  This is completely consistent with the nearly universal experience of paralysis reported by UFO/ET/Alien abductees and those that are visited.

This is bizarre UFO/Alien imagery!!


-Now add the fact that the person who knew Yeshua best did not even recognize him!

“And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.”     (John 20:14)

This was Mary Magdalene, one of the closest confidants of Yeshua.  She did not recognize him—even after he spoke to her!

-Come on folks!  We have all been in a very close relationship at one time or another.  No matter how bad you looked or what you had been through would someone who knew you so completely and intimately really not know it was you after you looked and spoke to them directly!

Then, perhaps sensing the utter ridiculousness of that scenario, we are told (by a later translator perhaps?) that she changed her mind, did believe it was Yeshua and then went to tell the Apostles


“And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.”     (Mark 16:11)

So far, this resurrected fellow is 0 for 13!

If the apostles of Yeshua had been expecting a glorious resurrection, as we have been taught, why didn’t they believe the sworn testimony of the person that was known as The Apostle to the Apostles?  Why would they also not believe the mother of the great Apostle James himself?  Yes!  She also supposedly went and gave her testimony.

“It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.  And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.”    (Mark 16:10-12)

The Apostles did not believe Mary Magdalene, the Apostle to the Apostles, or the mother of James himself when told that Yeshua  had been resurrected. 

-Where are all my Protestant theologians who believe that this Mary, mother of James, was also the very mother of Yeshua Himself?  Why so SILENT???

Then, amazingly, the disciples themselves go to see this resurrected one, and at least two of them still don’t believe! 

“Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.  And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted.”

(Matthew 28:16,17)

“Some doubted”?  Some doubted!  

How many is some of twelve?  

I would think that it had to be AT LEAST 3 “some”.  IT HAD TO BE AT LEAST TWO!

That is darn near at least twenty percent

Do you understand what we are reading here?  AT LEAST TWENTY PERCENT of the original disciple of Yeshua DID NOT BELIEVE HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD; EVEN AFTER seeing the person that had supposedly resurrected! 

The disciples did not believe the word of Mary Magdalene, one of the closest confidantes of Yeshua.  They did not believe the words of Mary mother of James and Yeshua Himself.  Even more remarkably, the disciples themselves went to see the supposed risen Yeshua and some of them still did not believe it was him!  Some of the original Twelve Apostles of Yeshua did not believe He had risen!  It is also my personal belief that Mary Magdalene did not believe it and that the verses that suggest she changed her mind were added later by translators. 

It was almost as if they had not been expecting a resurrection at all.

Why didn’t the disciples believe the resurrection?  

The answer to this most puzzling of questions has been hiding in plain sight in the New Testament for 2,000 years. 

Somehow we have never seen it, and it certainly has never been pointed out to us!  I have read the Bible cover to cover more than one hundred times and even my mind did not register it until this last time.  The power of 2,000 years of religious conditioning is strong indeed. 

Please take a moment to clear your mind.  This is likely the most stunning biblical fact you have ever seen.  This is far more surprising that the self-appointed Apostle Paul being the first antichrist.  Really.  It’s that big.

The following scripture was written by John himself, and he is speaking about the original twelve apostles.  This passage is in John chapter 20, which begins after the resurrection.  Again, keep in mind that this was after the resurrection!  Again, this is after the resurrection event.  Here is the verse:

“For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.”  (John 20:9)

Read that again!  I’ll wait…

“For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.”  (John 20:9)

The “they” is the apostles!

JOHN THE APOSTLE, WRITING AS LAST NT WRITER, 60 YRS AFTER YESHUA, tells us that the Apostles themselves, after the supposed crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Yeshua had never even heard of this teaching! 

The Apostles did not know that Yeshua must rise from the dead! 

This is absolutely astounding information

The very disciples of Yeshua did not know that He was going to rise from the dead!  How could they not know?  The implication is clear. 

They did not know Yeshua was going to rise from the dead because He never taught them He was! 

That is why they were not looking for it, did not belief reports of it, and would not even accept the testimony of the supposed risen Yeshua Himself.  He clearly never taught his disciples that He was going to rise from the dead!  The last apostle tells us this in the final New Testament message! 

How then do WE explain all the verses in the New Testament that purport to show exactly that?  How do you explain all the verses supposedly showing Yeshua teaching the disciples about His resurrection—something they knew absolutely nothing about? There are no less that four verses that clearly show Yeshua teaching that he would rise from the dead. Here they are, and this is not nearly all there are in the New Testament!

Matthew 16:21: “From that time forth began Jesus to show unto His disciples…how he must be killed and be raised again the third day.

Mark 8:31: “And Jesus began to teach them that He must be killed and after three days rise again.”

Mark 9:30-32: “And He taught His disciples how the Son of Man shall be killed, and shall rise again the third day.”

Mark 10:32-34: “And they shall kill me, and the third day I will rise again.

They were all supposedly written before the time John wrote his gospel!  And John was the last New Testament writer to write!  This clearly means that either these verses that show Yeshua teaching His disciples about His resurrection or the one that John wrote saying that He did not must have been added after 100 AD when John had completed his writings.

This is clear and undeniable evidence of outright malicious tampering with the text of the New Testament! THIS CANNOT BE DENIED…BOTH CANNOT BE CORRECT!!!

If Yeshua never taught the Apostles that He was going to rise from the dead, then what did He teach them about His death?  Or did He even teach them about it at all?  Did He teach He was going to die and rot in a grave?  Surely not!  That makes no sense at all.  The most likely explanation is that Yeshua never taught His disciples anything about His death.  This is why they didn’t know about it, didn’t expect it, and didn’t believe it even when confronted by the supposedly risen one himself. 

The only way to explain this is that Yeshua did not die at the end of His time with the apostles!  This is the only rational explanation why they did not expect Him to rise from the dead and did not believe He did.  They knew themselves that He did not die!  They knew He could not have risen from the dead because they knew He did not die because they watched Him leave them before the Passion week!  This revelation could well cause Orthodox Christianity to come crashing down!

Think about it.  It makes unshakable sense.  Would Yeshua have ever allowed Himself to be set up as a sacrifice for sin after He had revealed to us that sin was nothing more than energetic transfer?  We have seen that Yeshua taught forgiveness from sin was now to be attained by repentance and water baptism.  He stopped the sacrifice in the Temple on Passover to make His point even more clear.  Would the One who stopped blood sacrifice then offer Himself up as a blood sacrifice?  Would He who stopped sacrifice in the Temple offer Himself as a sacrifice at Calvary?  

Of course not!  It makes absolutely no sense! 

These are the clear reasons why his mother, his closest confidante and His Apostles did not believe He did.  Knowing that He had not been killed—by crucifixion or any other means—they were not looking for a resurrection and refused to accept one despite multiple ‘proofs’.  This is exactly what the unbiased Biblical record of the final message of the last apostle conclusively shows.

Is it possible that the Apostles never accepted a crucifixion, resurrection and ascension story for the same reasons they never accepted the Bethlehem Yeshua birth story?  Did they reject it for the simple reason that both are blatant plagiarisms; rip-offs from other religions?  

Let me give you just a partial list of gods that were crucified, buried and resurrected (note the dates that are provided), with a few other notable events added for good measure:

Chrishna of India (Krishna), 1200 B.C.

Alcestos (Alcestis) of Euripides, 600 B. C.

Atys (Attis) of Phrygia, 1170 B. C.

Bali of Orissa, 725 B. C.

Budha Sakia of India, 600 B. C.

Crite of Chaldea, 1200 B. C.

Hesus or Eros (Esus), 834 B. C.

Jao of Nepal, 622 B. C.

Indra of Tibet, 725 B. C.

Ishtar of Sumeria

Mithra of Persia, 600 B. C.

Prometheus or Æschylus of Caucasus, 547 B.C.

Quexalcote of Mexico, 587 B. C.

Quirinis of Rome, 506 B. C.

Thammuz (Tammuz) of Syria, 1160 B. C.

Thulis of Egypt, 1700 B. C.

Wittoba (Vithoba) of the Bilingonese, 552 B. C.

Thracian god Zalmoxis

Salivahana of Bermuda

Adonis and Apollo of Rome


Osiris and Horus of Egypt

Odin of Scandinavia

Baal and Taut of Phonecia

Fohi and Tien of China

Wow.  That is quite a list, and we could keep going, but won’t. 

Now, add these absolutely staggering facts:

Both Jesus and Horus were called the Light of the World. 

Both Jesus and Horus were born in cities called the ‘house of bread’. 

Both Jesus and Horus were called the Good Shepherd.

Both Jesus and Horus were called the lamb.

Both Jesus and Horus were identified with a cross.

Both Jesus and Horus were baptized at the age of 30

Both Jesus and Horus were born of virgins.  So was Khrishna, Buddha, Lao-kiun or tsze, Confusius, Horus, Ra, Zoroaster, Prometheus, Perseus, Apollo, Mercury, Baldur, Quetzalcoatl and many others

Both the birth of Jesus and Horus were marked by stars, as was that of Nimrod

Both Jesus and Horus taught in the Temple as children

Both Jesus and Horus had 12 disciples

Both Jesus and Horus were called The Bright and Morning Star

Both Jesus and Horus were called the Christ

Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. So was Khrishna, Buddha, Laokiun, Bacchus, Zeus and others

Jesus will have a Second Coming.  So will Khrishna, Vishnu, Buddha, Quetzalcoatl and others.

Now comes the big question.  If the original Apostles of Yeshua did not believe in, accept or teach the death and resurrection of Yeshua then who did?  Who was it that started and spread this teaching that was unknown to the  disciples themselves?  We will now, to our collective amazement I assure you, answer this question conclusively from the New Testament itself!

Paul: Pied Piper of the Resurrection

What if I can show from the Bible that none other than Saul of Tarsus, the self-appointed Apostle Paul and first antichrist, was the first person to preach the resurrection of Yeshua from the dead? 

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time…Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ.”   (1 Corinthians 15)

These are the words of the false apostle and antichrist Paul. 

“For I delivered unto you first”

Who delivered this message first?  Paul did—FROM HIS VERY OWN MOUTH! 

“Of all that which I also received”

How did he get this message?  He received it spiritually he says!  



-ADDITIONALLY, Paul spiritually received a message that the original Apostles of Yeshua did not, even though they were still alive and well on the same planet Earth that Paul was on—and within just a few miles of him!  Paul claims he got a message that John says the Apostles did not know.  You are free to choose who you believe.  You can believe Paul or you can believe John.  You simply cannot believe them both.  

What was this message in question?

“how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”

Let’s put it all together so we know exactly what we are dealing with:

“For I delivered unto you first a message I alone received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures and was buried, and rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”

Paul makes it clear that he is talking about a message he first received and preached, his own personal message that he supposedly received independent of the Apostles.  This is his own unique gospel!  One cannot help but wonder if he received it from the same being he identified as Yeshua on the Road to Damascus; a being Yeshua showed was actually Satan, or a satanic manifestation.    

“that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”

This was never taught by anyone else before Paul.  He is the first to preach that Christ died, was buried and rose from the dead on the third day. 

-We know this because John told us that the Apostles never heard of any such teaching.

“according to the scriptures”  

What scriptures?  Obviously, none of the apostles wrote of something they knew nothing about.  What scriptures is Paul talking about then?  Unless he is talking about the scriptures of the multitudinous religions he pirated this doctrine from (which is actually the true source!), he must be talking about his own words, for they are the only writings to contain this doctrine foreign to the apostles of Yeshua.  So here we see Paul elevating his own writings above those of the apostles and proclaiming them scripture!  Paul has not only appointed himself an apostle but now a writer of scripture too!

“And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve”

There is an old saying:  If you are gonna lie, then lie big.  Paul was definitely an apostle of that gospel.  He continues to craft what is likely the biggest lie in history by saying that this supposedly resurrected Yeshua was:

“seen of Cephas, then of the twelve”

Cephas is Peter.  I am relatively sure I am on good biblical ground in saying that Peter was one of the twelve apostles.  As such he was one of those that John said:

“For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.”  (John 20:9)

Well here is another classic characteristic of the good and artful liar.  A good lie always contains a little truth—the proverbial spoon full of sugar to make the poison (okay, the medicine) go down.  Fact is, Paul’s phantom Yeshua was seen of Peter.  What Paul conveniently neglects to mention is that Peter, even after hearing the report from Mary Magdalene and the mother of James (and Yeshua, in all likelihood) still:

“believed not”   (Mark 16:11)

Paul also neglects to mention that even after being “seen of Cephas”:

“Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.  And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted”.   (Matthew 28:16,17)

Even after seeing Paul’s phantom at least three of the disciples did not believe.  If Peter, the unquestioned leader had believed, you know they all would have gone along.  Paul also doesn’t mention the likely fact that Peter denied three times that the person they paraded out for the show trial was Yeshua!   

-If you are going to be a good liar you have to have an excellent memory.  Here Paul’s fails him.

“then of the twelve”

Paul, you messed up.  At the time of your bogus resurrection there was no “twelve” to see your phantom.  At this time there were only eleven disciples, not twelve!  Paul is caught in his own lie!  The reality is clear.  Paul’s phantom was seen by Peter and the  eleven and still they did not believe!

Did Paul actually make this critical liar’s mistake?  Or was Luke, Paul’s personal scribe, by this time already acting, as I advanced in my book Apostle Paul Antichrist, as a double agent in Paul’s camp, inserting coded language into his writings that declare the man from Tarsus to be a spy and false apostle?  The New Testament is filled with just such coded language written by Luke. 

This would be a good time to mention that Paul was nearly blind and almost certainly unable to read much, if anything, on his own!  In Galatians 6 Paul writes that he had “made a large letter of my own hand.”   Most scholars believe this refers to the fact that Paul could not, due to poor eye sight, read and write on his own and did in fact usually include just such “a large letter” in his epistles to show that he had authorized them.  It was akin to him ‘making his X.’  This certainly explains Luke’s long term employment as his scribe.

It would also go a long way towards explaining why Paul continually marched headlong into prophetic buzz saws as we have pointed out.  If he in fact could not read, and if Luke not only wrote for him but also read for him, then perhaps the crafty physician might not have exactly read everything word for word to Paul.  Luke likely set Paul up to be outed as the antichrist in multiple ways.

“After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep”.

Here we have another classic case of Paul employing the ‘lie big’ strategy.  We of course have absolutely no idea who these people supposedly were and neither does anyone else.  That is exactly the point.  Dead men tell no tales.  Neither do non-existent ones.  No names mean no one to recant or question his version of the facts.

“After that, he was seen of James”

This is an especially cold blooded and cruel passage.  For as the Jewish/Roman scholar Josephus declared in Antiquities, Luke encoded into the book of Acts, and yours truly showed in Apostle Paul Antichrist, by this time Paul had already killed James with his own hands.  James could not possibly have seen Paul’s risen phantom.  But this could well be another skillfully encoded message by Luke showing Paul’s depravity.

“And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time”.


And now the big lie continues, all the down the Damascus Road.  Paul claims that he saw the risen Yeshua in the middle of the desert.  Of course, Yeshua warned that an antichrist would say exactly this, and then showed in no uncertain terms that the vision Paul had on the Damascus Road was in fact an appearance of Satan (as we have shown).  IS THIS THE ONE THAT WAS TRULY “RAISED”?

“Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?”

Paul makes it clear with his own words that there was a widespread belief in the early Church that Yeshua did not rise from the dead!  That there was indeed a controversy about the resurrection of Yeshua is beyond question!  Here we have a liar, liar trying to put out the fire in his own pants.  There were obviously people teaching that Yeshua did not rise from the dead.  If Paul admits that “some” were saying this then we can safely assume there were actually a whole lot of people saying there was no resurrection.  Probably because Yeshua never taught it and His own disciples did not believe it and never preached it!  This has to be one of the controversies John said he was going to give testimony about. 

“But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen”

Here Paul employs a classic nonsequiteur.  The teaching of the resurrection from the dead is not being questioned here and has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that his phantom Yeshua did not; and that his crucifixion and resurrection plot was being sniffed out. 

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ” 

Here Paul goes ‘all in’.  He says if we don’t buy his resurrection story that our faith is in vain and we are lost.  The word used means “empty (in moral content), vain, ineffective, foolish, worthless, false, unreal, pretentious, hollow” (G2756).  Now here is Pauline teaching with which I can totally agree!  By his own words Paul is found to be a false witness of Christ because he testified that God raised up Christ” a doctrine that is empty, vain, ineffective, foolish, worthless, false, unreal, pretentious, hollow and foreign to the very Apostles of Yeshua that were with Him from day one.  As Yeshua once said:

“By thy words you shall be condemned.”    (Matthew 12:37)

Is this yet another Pauline prophesy by Yeshua?

The phony resurrected Yeshua was, and is, essential to the continuation of the Pauline gospel—a message that is uniquely his, received by Paul apart from Yeshua and the Apostles.  It is his message, he was the first to preach it. Without it, the whole Pauline system falls apart!  Modern Christianity is built on a lie that Yeshua never taught and His Apostles did not believe.  Hopefully now that the truth is out we can be among the last to believe and be enslaved by it.  We have seen previously how the true original message of Yeshua stands irrespective of any particular events in the life of the Man Himself—crucifixion and resurrection included.   

One could also question if these words of Paul were not added later by  translators.  Paul wrote the Corinthian epistles before John’s writings were complete and John would have known about them.  How likely is it that he would not have directly addressed and refuted these erroneous scribblings?  

Or, perhaps he did.  Perhaps his direct assertion that the disciples knew nothing of the teaching of the resurrection and rejected the patsy risen savior is direct testimony to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.  Perhaps like the intrepid Luke, John trusted that the truly seeking and enlightened would pick it up and know that Paul was lying.  If true, it is a remarkably trusting, gutsy, and subtle way to combat such a massive heresy. 

Whether it was John’s inspired wisdom to do it this way or if the Pauline words in question were added sometime after 100 AD, we know for certain that the Apostles knew nothing about the teaching of the resurrection of Yeshua.  Paul (or forces loyal to him and his doctrine) is the unquestioned originator of that doctrine.  Either way, the man that taught blood sacrifice was done away with has shamefully been painted as just such a sacrifice by antichrist lies.  That Yeshua died and  rose from the dead on the third day was a message invented by Paul that the Apostles never heard of and Yeshua never taught! 

Why was this done?  Because it had to be done.  It was to be and has become the cornerstone of the Pauline gospel and the accompanying UFO/ET/Alien agenda.

“And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”     (Hebrews 9:22)

Christ taught remission comes from repentance and water baptism.  Antichrist teaches it comes from the bloody sacrifice of Christ.

We must choose which to believe for ourselves.

One thing is clear.  The Pauline message was, and continues to be, crafted with half truths and outright lies.        

Yeshua never taught about His death.

There is one thing that keeps bothering me though.  Paul stakes a great deal on a phantom.  Did he really go all in without any physical or visual proof to lean on or point to?  I can’t help but wonder if it is possible that Paul had something more than a mere phantom on which to stake the biggest lie ever told.

Is it possible Paul had a real live patsy?  Was  Paul’s great crucifixion, burial and resurrection play actually a False Flag operation?   Does the Bible show that this could may well be more than just a grand conspiracy theory?  You be the judge.

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