Oh what a tangled web we weave! When we first practise to deceive - Sir Walter Scott
We can only thank our saviour and our second God, God junior, Jesus Christ, for revealing this sacred truth to our small church. The gospels tell of the disciple whom Jesus loved in several places...
23 There was reclining in front of Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, and Jesus loved him (John 13).
26 Therefore Jesus, seeing his mother and the disciple whom he
loved standing by, said to his mother: Woman, see! Your son!
27 Next he said to the disciple: See! Your mother! And from that hour on the disciple took her to his own home (John 19).
20 Upon turning about Peter saw the disciple whom Jesus used to
love following, the one who at the evening meal had also leaned back upon his breast and said:
Lord, who is the one betraying you?
21 Accordingly, when he caught sight of him, Peter said to Jesus: Lord, what will this [man do]?
22 Jesus said to him: If it is my will for him to remain until I come, of what concern is that to you? You continue following me.
23 In consequence, this saying went out among the brothers, that that disciple would not die. However, Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but: If it is my will for him to remain until I come, of what concern is that to you?
24 This is the disciple that bears witness about these things and that wrote these things, and we know that the witness he gives is true (John 21).
Now we must beg the reader to worship God with his mind and not to worship the long established Roman Catholic Church with all its glitter and status in this world. So please take off your Papal Mitre and put on instead your Sherlock Homes Deer Stalker once again and let us obey the law given to Moses, that Jesus made into the first commandment. It is still in force today, to serve not a church of men, but our creator, Jehovah, our God, with our whole heart our whole mind our whole soul and our whole strength.
Now the Catholics would have us believe that only Jesus and the apostles were present at the last supper. They would further have us believe that Jesus had a favourite apostle, namely John. He loved him more than the rest they say, because he wrote John 21 and so he was the one whom Jesus used to love as can be seen from verse 24. This seems to make sense because we all know that Leonardo Da Vinci only had Jesus plus 12 at the last supper and because John did see Jesus come in vision as recorded in Revelation.
But there are a few problems with that interpretation.
1. People in the world do have favourites, but one doesn't imagine that Jesus would be like that.
2. Nowhere in scripture is 'the one whom Jesus loved' called an apostle, he is always called a disciple.
3. Jesus gave this person to his mother as her fleshly son. This means he must have had authority to do that, which means he must have been his fleshly father in some sense. Jesus was John's father in spirit covenant, but not in flesh. Furthermore Jesus as head of his family, being the firstborn son, and Joseph being dead, gave his mother to the one whom he loved. Mary then went to live in his home. Why did he not give her to the secondborn son? Jesus had 4 brothers...
55 Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? (Matthew 13).
He was making 'the one whom he loved' the head of his family, the head of his fleshly house. So he was giving his birthright to this one. So this one must have been his firstborn fleshly son. But how could Jesus who never got married, have a fleshly son?
Answer: Lazarus. He was the father of the body that Lazarus received upon his resurrection. So Lazarus, being the firstborn by resurrection of the firstborn by holy spirit of Mary, was the legitimate head of the household once Jesus died. Jesus could not sin and break the law and give his mother and family to an imposter.
This interpretation explains why Lazarus was leaning back upon Jesus bosom at the last supper. He was his son, and sons are in the bosom of fathers in the bible...
18 No man has seen God [Jehovah, unbegotten] at any time; the only-begotten God [Jesus, the first angel to become a God to be worshipped, the only begotten God] who is in the bosom with the Father is the one that has explained him (John 1).
But this raises the question: How could Lazarus be at the last supper? Surely only the 12 were there with Jesus...
18 He said: Go into the city to So-and-so and say to him, The
Teacher says, 'My appointed time is near; I will celebrate the
Passover with my disciples with/towards you.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus ordered them, and they got things ready for the Passover.
20 When, now, it had become evening, he was reclining at the table with the 12 disciples (Matthew 26).
At first sight it just looks like Jesus celebrated the Passover with his 12 disciples. Not with 13 disciples, but with 12. But So-and-so was a Jew as were Jesus and the 12 disciples, so they would all have celebrated the Passover together. And Jesus would not have excluded So-and-so or his family from celebrating with him. Indeed such a thing would have been unlawful.
But who was this guy So-and-so and why is he given this non descript designation? Well, in John 12 we read that...
1 Accordingly Jesus, 6 days before the Passover [The
last supper], arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus was whom Jesus had raised up from the dead.
2 Therefore they spread an evening meal for him there, and Martha was ministering, but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him (John 12).
Now there is a thing. 6 days before the last supper Lazarus is reclining with Jesus at the table at an evening meal. Imagine you were Lazarus and you had been raised from the dead by Jesus and you had eaten an evening meal with him 6 days before the Passover. Would you not want to eat the Passover with him too? The law said that the Passover should be eaten in Jerusalem. So Lazarus would have gone up to Jerusalem to a friend's house there to eat the meal with his sisters. But why So and so? Well further on in John 12 we read...
9 Therefore a great crowd of the Jews got to know he was there, and
they came, not on account of Jesus only, but also to see Lazarus, whom he raised up from the
10 The chief priests now took counsel to kill Lazarus also,
11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going there and putting faith in Jesus (John 12).
So Lazarus could not go around openly or he would be killed. So for security reasons Jesus and presumably the disciples as well referred to him as So-and-so. In this way people overhearing their conversation would not realise that Lazarus was there and would not be tempted to betray Lazarus to the chief priests who presumably would pay them silver money for the information.
So actually at the last supper were the 12 apostles, Jesus, Lazarus, Mary, Martha and the family of whoever owned the house which had the upper room where it was celebrated. So now the last supper ceases to be a sterile apostolic refection, and becomes a loving family affair. Certainly if Martha ministered at the evening meal 6 days previously, why would she not do the same thing at the Passover itself? Perhaps the women ate at a different table, but these girls were 1NC saints, so in theory they would have partaken of the cups, as did the apostles. Lazarus however could not die, since he was now in a non adamic body. By which we mean he would be raptured the minute he died physically, he would not see Hades for a second time. So he would not be in a position to be a 1NC saint, since these have to give their lives sacrificially as Jesus did. By which we mean they do actually go to Hades when they die, although being born again such a thing is not required judicially. This is their sacrifice. Actually Lazarus could equally have gone to Hades a second time sacrificially. So perhaps he was a first new covenant saint. In fact he would have to have been since he would have been born again and the only covenant available to him for that was the 1NC (since the direct JAC sanctification had ended by then?).
Let us take a moment to describe the clues that the holy spirit (if we are right about this) gave to Bill, that helped him come up with this most beautiful and loving of interpretations. Bill lost his Job in the US military and lost his wife due to his deciding to become a Lords' Witness. In fact most male Lords' Witnesses are abandoned or persecuted by their wives or fiancees once they join up, since these women love status more than they love God. And Satan always ensures that the true church has the lowest imaginable status in his plastic status idol world. In fact nearly all women are blinded by status, this being what the drama in the garden of Eden is saying.
But Jesus knowing his pain and his faithfulness and his love for God, gave him a gem of such loving beauty as would bring a tear to the eye of any faithful brother or sister. He showed him the true identity of the disciple whom he loved. An identity that had lain hidden for nearly 2,000 years. Consider these scriptures...
5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus (John 11)
33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came
with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled;
34 and he said: Where have you laid him? They said to him: Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus gave way to tears.
36 Therefore the Jews began to say: See, what affection he used to have for him! (John 11).
Now Jesus most likely wept because he saw the distress of Mary, the one who had wept at his feet and wiped her tears off with her hair. And what man would not? But nonetheless the scripture says referring to Lazarus: See what affection he used to have for him!
On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the memorial tomb early,
while there was still darkness, and she beheld the stone already taken away from
the memorial tomb.
2 Therefore she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, for whom Jesus had affection, and she said to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the memorial tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him (John 20).
The wording of John 20:2 is such that Jesus loved Peter as a son as well. In fact he loved Peter as the head of his wife to be more precise! Obviously Lazarus being in a brand new non adamic body, actually being a son of Isaac in a 240 year max lifespan body, could run a bit faster than poor old Peter!
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus used to love said to Peter: It is the Lord! Hence Simon Peter, upon hearing that it was the Lord, girded about himself his top garment, for he was naked, and plunged into the sea (John 21)
So Lazarus could hear more distinctly than the other disciples as well, making out Jesus' voice over the water! Nice body! He had a human body x2 in Personal Computing terminology! There is no other named person in the Gospels that Jesus was said to love and so for Bill that decided things.
Finally the only other person in the scriptures referred to as 'So and so' was the closest relative repurchaser of Ruth, the Moabitess, who had lost her husband and whose mother had lost hers. This chap did not repurchase Ruth but gave his right to repurchase her to a less closely related person Boaz, who married Ruth.
Well Lazarus, the other 'So and so' in the bible, was resurrected non adamic and therefore was in fact able to repurchase through ransom his family house from adamic death had he wanted to. He could have repurchased Abraham actually, the head of the entire Abrahamic family house of which Lazarus was certainly a member. But he chose not to and Jesus ransomed him with his non adamic flesh instead. Now it is possible that Lazarus had the superior claim in this respect being either fewer generations down from Abraham than Jesus or being the same number of generations down and older! Although we do not fully understand the legal implications here, it may be that Lazarus had to pass his right to Jesus in the case of the repurchasing that Jesus did in validation of the 1AC.
Furthermore the Jews took counsel to kill Lazarus since he was an advert for the power of Jesus, so one would not overtly call him Lazarus in case one was overheard and the chief priests sent to assassinate him. Therefore So and so might have been a form of security for Lazarus but would have been totally unnecessary for the apostle John.
This problem was what prevented Gordon from accepting Bill's research at first. But then we put the last verses of John 20 together with the last verses of John 21...
30 To be sure, Jesus performed many other signs also before the
disciples, which are not written down in this scroll.
31 But these have been written down that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, and that, because of believing, you may have life by means of his name (John 20).
25 There are, in fact, many other things also which Jesus did, which, if ever they were written in full detail, I suppose, the world itself could not contain the scrolls written (John 21).
The end of each chapter is saying the same thing, namely that Jesus did a whole load more things that are not written in this scroll. So if we have two endings then we have two authors. John wrote chapters 1 - 20 and Lazarus wrote chapter 21. With this understanding we can now make sense of the last 5 verses of the chapter of Lazarus.
Upon turning about Peter saw the disciple whom Jesus used to love [Lazarus]
one who at the evening meal had also leaned back upon his breast and said: Lord,
who is the one betraying you?
21 Accordingly, when he caught sight of him, Peter said to Jesus: Lord, what will this [man do] [seeing as he has already died once and been resurrected]?
22 Jesus said to him: If it is my will for him to remain until I come, of what concern is that to you? [Well, the concern to Peter is that when Jesus came down again after the first presence, which ended in 136Tishri, he came in a body that was not his own, he came through the descent of his wife, the head one of which was Peter. So Peter would see this very old Lazarus himself. Lazarus had an Isaaic body, with a max lifespan of 240 years, so he could remain alive until just after 136Tishri without any difficulty] You continue following me.
23 In consequence, this saying went out among the brothers, that that disciple would not die. However, Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but: If it is my will for him to remain until I come, of what concern is that to you? [So he did die, so he was a 1NC saint]
24 This [Lazarus] is the disciple that bears witness about these things and that wrote these things [wrote John 21], and we know that the witness he gives is true ['we' being Christians of higher authority than Lazarus, the pillars of the church, Peter, James and John].
25 There are, in fact, many other things also which Jesus did, which, if ever they were written in full detail, I suppose, the world itself could not contain the scrolls written.
So the Gospel of John runs from chapter 1 to chapter 20.
Then we have the book of Lazarus which is presently called
John 21. This one chapter is not a gospel since it covers events after Jesus' death. We know there are only 4 gospels - see U68. However we now have a new bible writer and a new book of the bible. A book given out of love, a book written by the one whom Jesus loved, and so of course a book discovered through love!!