THE FORBIDDEN GOSPEL
Ladies and Gentlemen, listen to this conversation and tell me, at the end, if it makes any sense to you. It’s about the forbidden Gospel.
One day, Jesus summoned his disciples, the Twelve, and asked them to sit down for he had a very impotant message to convey to them. Some thing new they needed to learn.
Colloquially, the conversation went thus:
Jesus: Beloved, the time has come to send you on a mission with the gospel about the Kingdom of God. I am giving you authority to expell evil spirits, and to cure sickness, and disease of every kind. (Mat. 10:1)
Thomas: Wow! That will be cool! We will actually be able to cure people of their diseases as well as to exorcize evil spirits? That will be the day!
Jesus: Don’t be too excited Thomas, there is a catch to it. You cannot take this gospel to the Gentiles, and I forbid you even to enter a Samaritan town; to the Jews only, if you understand what I mean. (Mat. 10:5,6)
Thomas: I knew it! No wonder I was smelling the rat here somewhere. How can we do this among people who don’t even believe in demons?
Jesus: I know it. That’s why I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. Just be clever. (Mat. 10:16)
Peter: Master, there is something I do not understand here. What’s the reason for the prohibition to take the gospel of the salvation to the Gentiles if we have all been assigned as light unto the Gentiles, according to Isaiah 42:6?
Jesus: Peter, you are still too stuck to the old Law. That was in the old dispensation. With the change of the Priesthood, it has become necessary a change also of the Law. (Heb. 7:12)
Matthew: But Master, didn’t you confirm the Law even down to the letter? (Mat. 5:17-19)
Jesus: Well, I’ll send Saul, aka Paul, and he will explain how it all happened with my soon-to-come crucifixion. (Ephe. 2:15; Heb. 7:12)
Matthew: Whatever, but really, why forbid the Gentiles a share of your gospel? I still do not understand!
Jesus: Just let it be for now, Matthew. When the church of Paul is well established, hordes of evangelists will be sent by the Church to spread the gospel throughout the world. (This started in the 4th Century soon after Christianity was adopted as the official religion of the Roman Empire by Constantine in 310 ACE.)
The bottom line, ladies and gentlemen, is that the gospel of Jesus was, originally, forbidden to be taken to the Gentiles, and, unbelievably, by Jesus himself. Even Paul, albeit a self-proclaimed apostle to the Gentiles, never, actually, stood by his own claim. His whole life was to take the gospel to the Jews, as he would preach only in the synagogues of the Jews.
Believe it or not, were not for the Catholic Church, Christianity would still be no more than a simple hellenistic cult.
Now, if this does not make sense to you, let us talk about it.