Did you know? Thomas Jefferson rewrote the Bible.

Via on Sep 27, 2011

“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

And Thomas Jefferson did just that, 100 years prior.

The Jefferson Bible.

I didn’t know. Kinda puts a hole in the whole “Founding fathers set out for the USA to be a Christian nation” argument…and then walks right through that hole, reminding us that Jefferson didn’t even dig half the Bible—he didn’t take it literally, but like Naropa in the Buddhist context focused on the meaning of the most profound and apt verses that spoke to peace, joy, neighborliness.

What he did—copying and cutting and pasting the Bible—would be, by much of the Tea Party and the Christian right—considered blatant heresy:

Thomas Jefferson believed that the ethical system of Jesus was the finest the world has ever seen. In compiling what has come to be called “The Jefferson Bible,” he sought to separate those ethical teachings from the religious dogma and other supernatural elements that are intermixed in the account provided by the four Gospels. He presented these teachings, along with the essential events of the life of Jesus, in one continuous narrative.

This presentation of The Jefferson Bible offers the text as selected and arranged by Jefferson in two separate editions: one edition uses a revised King James Version of the biblical texts, corrected in accordance with the findings of modern scholarship; the second edition uses the original unrevised KJV. The actual verses of the Bible used for both editions are those chosen by Jefferson.

Click ^ to read the Bible.

And if that ain’t enough, just recall the whole separation of Church and State principle, enshrined in our national DNA.

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Hater alert: “Why would someone who said America is no longer a “christiannation choose to read this passage?”

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Today is 9/13 look up 913 in strong’s concordance and you will see it is BARAK-lightning, flash, brightness, of a sword glittering bright, thunderbolt (Remember Barak gave his acceptance speech on a replica of ZEUS’ temple?) it also means to cast forth, cast out, eject, to throw out!
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as LIGHTNING fall from heaven.
Luke 10:18
1299 baraq baw-rak’ a primitive root; to lighten (lightning):–cast forth.

Now read Rev 12: 7-9
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was CAST OUT, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him

For some reason on 9/11 which just so happens to be YESHUA’s TRUE birth date (Sept 11th 3 BC) The President read Psalm 46 at the 9/11 memorial service in NY. Question….why would someone who said America is no longer a “christian” nation choose to read this passage? Also why would someone who has joked about being referred to as “god” read a scripture that actually says “I am GOD?”

Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in (3) three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews,(46) Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.
Jhn2:19-22
Some expect 3days of darkness during the 3 days ELENIN passes between the sun and earth on Rosh Hashanah.
Read: Exodus 10:19-23, Matt 16:4

When YESHUA spoke about the TEMPLE HE was speaking of HIS body….Now here is where it gets interesting. The human body is made up of 46 Chromosomes 23 pair, that is 23 from the mother and 23 from the father.
SOOOO when OBAMA reads Psalm 46 (which is the 666th CHAPTER counting back from revelation) and says he is god he is representing the OBAMANATION of DESOLATION.

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Matthew 24:15
He is In the TEMPLE which is his BODY which he will eventually rebuild when he is possessed by Satan….

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Rev17:8

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Rev 13:3

I believe this is an emergency broadcast to all those who have ears to hear…the false man of peace, the false messiah, the son of perdition is making himself known….the RETURN of CHRIST and THE RAPTURE CANNOT BE FAR OFF NOW!

ARE YOU READY?

For more information on YESHUA’s BIRTH DATE(Sept 11, 3BC) watch The STAR of Bethlehem
here is the link to part 4 of the 7part series:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYXA9zCYq6k&feature=related

Obama Mocks & ATTACKS JESUS….
http://youtu.be/Hi-V_ilJu0w

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Dan 7:25

Dan 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries…What is the COVENANT that the Anti-christ will do wickedly against? Gen 15:18 Unto thy seed have I given this LAND…Who is the seed of Abraham the COVENANT was ESTABLISHED with? Gen 17:21But my COVENANT I will ESTABLISH with ISAAC.. Mat1:2 Abraham begat Isaac & Isaac begat JACOB/ISRAEL. Anyone trying to DIVIDE the LAND of ISRAEL is doing WICKEDLY AGAINST the COVENANT &”O” is leading the charge.

**THIS IN NO WAY REPRESENTS A THREAT OF HARM TO THE PRESIDENT, IT IS ONLY A STUDY OF BIBLE PROPHECY AND WHAT MANY, INCLUDING MYSELF BELIEVE TO BE HIS TRUE IDENTITY. THE MAN WHO WILL FULFILL THE PROPHECIES WRITTEN IN SCRIPTURE REGARDING ANTICHRIST****
MARANATHA!!!

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Did you know? Thomas Jefferson rewrote the Bible.”

  1. DaveTelf says:

    well the Tea Partiers tend to do the same cut-paste routine w the Bible and Constitution, except that I sense Jefferson's intention to be far nobler than the convenience-of-argument basis for most contemporary biblical revisionists.

  2. Roger Wolsey Roger Wolsey says:

    I agree with what Dave just said. Extra bit of trivia, "Beginning in 1904 and continuing every other year until the 1950s, new members of Congress were given a copy of the Jefferson Bible, an edited version of the Bible by Thomas Jefferson that excluded what he felt were statements about the supernatural. Until the practice first stopped, copies were provided by the Government Printing Office; a private organization, the Libertarian Press, revived the practice in 1997.[1]" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditions_of_the_Un

  3. [...] Thomas Jefferson once wrote about an early bill: “[An] amendment was proposed by inserting ‘Jesus Christ,’ so that it would read ‘A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;’ the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindu and Infidel of every denomination.” [italics mine] [...]

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