The 13th apostle?


#1

has anybody read or heard of this book “The Thirteenth Apostle
by Michel Benoît?” I only read a couple of pages but it seems like it’s extremely anti catholic? and i would also like to know if anybody knows anything on this “Michel Benoit” character??


#2

i thought the 13 apostle was rufus?


#3

I am unfamilair with the book.

Who is Rufus?

There were a total of 14 apostles. Judas betrayed Christ and killed himself. St. Matthias was chosen to replace him. St. Paul earned the title Apostle.


#4

Michel Benoit is not just anti Catholic, he’s an anti-Christian. His theory, in the thirteenth Apostle, is that Jesus is not God. Small wonder he would choose the Church Jesus established as his target. To quote some of his writing:

[quote= Michel Benoît] In 1975, having returned safe and sound from Rome, where I had spent four and a half years in a pontifical university close to the Vatican, I began to study the sources of Christianity, only to uncover a scoop: Jesus was a Jew! I had never heard this before.
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A supposed scholar had never heard that Jesus was a Jew? Yeah, right, so much for his credibility.

[quote= Michel Benoît] He was transformed into a God shortly after his death
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And the Apostles were happy to die horrible deaths to perpetuate this “myth”.

[quote= Michel Benoît] That is when I discovered the origins of a 2,000-year-old deception, the creation of an immense edifice of power (the Church) in the name of a man who had become God despite himself.
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Small question, during the first 3 centuries Christians were hunted down and killed, why? The Church had no power!


#5

Originally Posted by Michel Benoît
That is when I discovered the origins of a 2,000-year-old deception, the creation of an immense edifice of power (the Church) in the name of a man who had become God despite himself.

Clearly not a subscriber to the Occam’s Razor theory.


#6

:smiley: It’s wrong, but I did like that movie.


#7

[quote=Michel Benoît]In 1975, having returned safe and sound from Rome, where I had spent four and a half years in a pontifical university close to the Vatican, I began to study the sources of Christianity, only to uncover a scoop: Jesus was a Jew! I had never heard this before.
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Oh my. This is not so much an astounding discovery as a confession of utter cluelessness.

Let me see: Jesus was a Jew. His Apostles were Jews. All of the first Christians were Jews. Something about a Jewish Messiah. What a cover-up! Or perhaps just an indictment of his education.


#8

So, he went to Rome and got educated. allright!


#9

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