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                                                Missing Verses of "MARK"

Believe it or not, the Bible is just the basic truths the Lord knew we needed to have. For if everything was written, there would be
just too much to comprehend at the start.. "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be
written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written' (John 21: 25). And yet
there is so much more for us to learn if we just obey him and look deeper ....For as He said .." And ye shall seek me, and find me,
when ye shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29: 13) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and
it shall be opened unto you. (Mathew 7: 7).

  The Bible is our standard, but we can't in my opinion, take it as 'LITERAL', unless its principles are backed up and confirmed over
and over again in the basic scriptures. There have just been so many mis-translations and deletions, and outright false modifications
done to it by later writers and editors of the false church system that we have to have discernment on what we believe. And
sometimes this is outside the realm of the worldly religious systems of man. (Consider
Perfect Mistranlation and Fornication
Mistranslation). I mean, the church councils of the 5th century, deleted so many books as non-canoical when some of them were just
too heavy, strong and meaty for new born babes. And when the Protestants came into existence, later on, protesting the Catholic
interpretation of scriptures, they also left out such excellent resource scriptures as the Book of Enoch and the prophetic 2 Esdras.

  So with this as a introduction, let me repost from the
Religious Tolerance Website, one of their excellent articles, It's at  
http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_miss1.htm and is entitled The Content of the Secret Gospel of Mark. For even if we can;t tell
what the missing verses were. There is one thing we can know, and that is, that some 'verses' have been removed from the Book of
Mark. And so the discernment and decisions are up to you. (Isaiah 34: 16)  My comments will be in .....(((...)))

 The following is based on the assumption that a letter which claims to have been written by Clement of Alexandria ... circa 150-213
CE, is valid and accurate. No total consensus has been reached by theologians on the letter's legitimacy: religious conservatives tend
to reject the letter as a forgery; religious liberals tend to accept it as real. In his letter, Clement claims that there were three versions
of the Gospel of Mark which were being circulated among different Christian groups in the vicinity of what is now Alexandria in
Egypt. They were:

 1... An abbreviated Gospel, written by Mark, intended to be read by those newly converted to Christianity. It was "an account of
the Lord's doings" that Mark had learned from the apostle Peter while both were in Rome. The Gospel contains material that Mark
felt was most suited for beginners in the faith. 2... The Secret Gospel -- a "second 'more spiritual Gospel' for those who were more
spiritually advanced." This was also written by Mark. He added material to the shorter Gospel, after having moved to Alexandria in
what is now Egypt. 3...The Carpocratian Mark. After Mark's death, Carpocrates, the founder of the Carpocratian faith group, added
his own fictional material to the Secret Gospel. He distributed the forged "gospel," claiming it to be the true Gospel of Mark. The
Carpocratians were one of many faith groups that comprised the early Christian movement during the second century CE. 2

 It is the abbreviated public version which we see in modern translations of the Bible. Both the secret version, and the Carpocratian
Mark have been lost. The letter was from Clement to an unknown person named Theodore. If it is accurate then it clarifies two
confusing passages in Mark that have puzzled many students of the Bible: Mark 14:51-52: These verses describe an unusual event
associated with Jesus' arrest by the Temple guard in the Garden of Gethsemane. This passage describes an almost-naked young man
who had been following Jesus. The passage has an almost cartoon-like theme. The guards grab at the man, but he runs away naked,
leaving the men holding only the man's linen cloth. The text reads: "And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth
cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him. And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked."

 Author Bart Ehrman writes: "Interpreters have propounded a host of possible solutions to these questions over the centuries, but
there has never been any consensus."  Mark 10:46: This describes the arrival and departure of Jesus and his followers at Jericho. The
text reads: And they came to Jericho; and as he went out of Jericho..."  Scholars have recognized for centuries that there is
OBVIOLOUSLY some text MISSING from the middle of this verse.

 The letter of Clement quotes two passages from the secret version that are missing in the public version: Fragment 1: This was
located in "secret Mark" immediately after Mark 10:34. It describes an event very similar to the raising of Lazarus in John 11. Secret
Mark relates that a man in Bethany had died. His sister begged Jesus to have mercy on her. At this instant, a voice was heard inside
the tomb. Jesus rolled away the stone blocking the tomb's entrance, went in and raised up the brother. (((Consider that Lazarus,
Martha, and Mary Magdalene were brothers and sisters living in Bethany and that
Mary Magdalene was Jesus's wife))) Following
this is an unusual passage: "The young man looked at Jesus, loved him, and began to beg him to be with him....Six days later. Jesus
gave him an order; and when evening had come, the young man went to him, dressed only in a linen cloth. He spent the night with
him, because Jesus taught him the mystery of God's domain." Others translate the last two words as "the kingdom of God". The
fragment continues, saying that Jesus later returned to the other side of the Jordan. ((( So was this young man Lazarus who after
having been raised from the dead, would not leave jesus side in fear, but tried to reach him, even when surrounded by the Temple
guards. I would say YES )))

 Fragment 2: Clement's letter also includes the words from Secret Mark which were inserted into the middle of Mark 10:46: "The
sister of the young man whom Jesus loved was there, ((( The sister of Lazarus was
Mary Magdalene, and most scholars now admit
that she must have been the Lord's wife...including me ))) along with his mother ((( Mary ))) and Salome, but Jesus refused to see
them." Interpretations of the Fragments: The text about the young man's clothing in the first fragment reads literally: "a linen cloth
having been draped over the naked body." The young man in both fragments, and the man who escaped naked in the Garden of
Gethsemane appear to refer to the same individual. ((( YES ))) He may also have been the young man encountered by the two Marys
and Salome when they visited Jesus' tomb in Mark 16:5.

 Interpretations of these fragments vary:   Some scholars suspect that naked young man covered only in a linen cloth might have
been prepared for an initiation ritual. In the early Christian church, both the presbyter and the person to be baptized stood in the
water together, naked. (((Also true as baptisms were done nude and not clothed, and yet obviously late at night the young man, was
not going to a baptism)))  Ritual nudity is no longer a common practice in the world with the exception of Wicca, some other
Neopagan religions, and a few sects in India. ((( As the worldly church system is anti-sex and anti-nudity now !!! )))But it was very
common in the early Christian movement. ((( Amen !!!)))
Morton Smith (1915-1991) wrote two books about the secret gospel of Mark.  They raised a firestorm of attacks from some
theologians who were disturbed at some of the possible interpretations of his work. ..... ((( Deletion of opinions ))) "Once again total
warfare has been declared on New Testament scholarship."

  A more radical interpretation of these fragments was available online. The author suggested that Jesus and the unnamed young man
engaged in sexual behavior on the night mentioned in the first fragment. The implication was that Jesus was had either a homosexual
or bisexual orientation.   ((( End of Religious Tolerance Article )))

  ((( And yet I would say, Jesus was not just heterosexual but bisexual, as surely He loved both men and women, loved both Mary
Magdalene and Lazarus, and that without regard to their gender. He surely was impartial in his love, and only looked at their and our
hearts and souls. Angels are androgenous, and seeing the central Pillar of the
Tree of Life is hermaphroditic and androgenous, why
would the Lord be incomplete and only love and favour one gender. I think He loved ALL ....    I.H.S. .... David Jay Jordan)))

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