those gospels that made Him godlike. The earlier gospels were outlawed, gathered up, and burned.’”14
FACT: The earliest gospels were Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They made it into the Canon. The writings that were rejected were often rejected because they had a later date; after 100A.D. 100 A.D. was set as the cutoff point because the last known disciple of Jesus, John, died in 100A.D. Constantine did not commission a Bible and did not order the burning of “outlawed” books.
[BOOK: “ ‘Fortunately for historians,’ Teabing said, ‘some of the gospels that Constantine attempted to eradicate managed to survive. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the 1950’s hidden in a cave near Qumran in the Judean desert. And of course, the Coptic Scrolls in 1945 at Nag Hammadi. In addition to telling the true Grail story, these documents speak of Christ’s ministry in very human terms. Of course, the Vatican, in keeping with their tradition of misinformation, tried very hard to suppress the release of these scrolls. And why wouldn’t they? The scrolls highlight glaring historical discrepancies and fabrications, clearly confirming that the modern Bible was compiled and edited by men who possessed a political agenda…’”15
FACT: Many gospels did survive. They can be purchased today5. They are sometimes called “The Lost Gospels.” They were never lost. They simply dropped out of use in favor of the Inspired Canon.