The Christian Bible created under the inspiration and guidance of the holy ghost (according to Christian theologians) says:

 .”..they ...led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, ... to bear his cross.” Mark 15: 20-21 (KJV)

 “As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.” Matthew 27:32

 “As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene... and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.” Luke 23:26

But here is where Jesus carries his OWN cross:

 “So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull ...” John 19:17

This begs two questions which Christianity can not answer:

1.  Which story is true? Both versions cannot be true.

2.  Who was actually there to witness the event?

The truth to this story is that neither Jesus nor Simon carried any cross at all―it was only a crossbar. The “post” of the cross had already been planted in the ground. The victim was secured to the crossbar that was later attached to the “post.” Jesus only had to carry the crossbar up the hill to the waiting “post.”

Basilides1 wrote a completely different scenario. He said;

“There is an ancient belief that the man who carried the cross, Simon the Cyrene, was also nailed to it, while Jesus slipped off into a receptive and willing Jewish Crowd, thus the Jews saved, rather than killed Jesus. It was not, however, Christ who suffered, but rather Simon of Cyrene, who was constrained to carry the cross for him, and mistakenly crucified in Christ’s stead. Simon having received Jesus’ form, Jesus assumed Simon's and thus stood by and laughed at them. Simon was crucified and Jesus returned to His Father. Through the Gnosis (Knowledge) of Christ the souls of men are saved, but their bodies perish.

From Epiphanius2 and Pseudo-Tertullian3 this description is provided:

"...the highest god, i.e. the Unborn Father, bears the mystical name Abrasax, as origin of the 365 heavens. The Angels that made the world formed it out of Eternal Matter; but matter is the principle of all evil and hence both the contempt of the Gnostics for it and their docetic Christology. To undergo martyrdom to confess the Crucified is useless, for it is to die for Simon of Cyrene, not for Christ.” The theory of "Basiledes" makes the "resurrection" much easier to those at that time to believe, because Jesus was never dead."

"Donkeys Can Talk, People Can Fly, And A Man Named Jesus Lives Up In The Sky!" -Pastor Deacon Fred, Landover Baptist Church



1.  Basilides - The earliest of the Alexandrian Gnostics; he was a native of Alexandria and flourished under the Emperors Adrian and Antoninus Pius, about 120-140. St. Epiphanius's assertion that he was a disciple of Menander at Antioch and only later moved to Alexandria is unlikely in face of the statement of Eusebius and Theodoret that he was an Alexandrian by birth. Of his life we know nothing except that he had a son called Isidore, who followed in his footsteps. The remark in the Acts of Archelaus (lv) that Basilides was "a preacher amongst the Persians" is almost certainly the result of some confusion. Basilides invented prophets for himself named Barcabbas and Barcoph, and claimed to have received verbal instructions from St. Matthias the Apostle and to be a disciple of Glaucias, a disciple of St. Peter.

2.  Epiphanius was the name of several early Christianity scholars and ecclesiastics.

3.  Pseudo-Tertullian is the scholarly name for the unknown author of Adversus Omnes Haereses, an appendix to the work De praescriptionem haereticorum of Tertullian. [ ]


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