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Fri, August 17, 2018

Jesus chooses two more apostles

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins Philip Brings Nathaniel To Jesus by J Morgan

NAIN, FEBRUARY, AD 26

The modest band of Jesus of Nazareth has grown to six with the addition of Philip of Bethsaida and an associate known as Nathaniel. Both men were on their way to visit with John the Baptist, when they encountered Jesus near Nain. When asked how Jesus won them to his cause, Philip explained that he asked Jesus whether he should continue on to see John or join with him. Jesus replied, “Follow me.” Philip went on: “That is all he said, ‘Follow me’. When I urged Nathaniel to join us, at first he was reluctant.

“He had a change of heart when he met with Jesus. The Master studied the face of Nathaniel and said: ‘Behold a genuine Israelite, in whom there is no deceit. Follow me.’” Phillip added: “Jesus is the most remarkable of men; I believe him to be the Messiah.”

Observers commented that Jesus will need more educated and accomplished men to achieve his ends. A noted political expert declared: “These are ordinary fishermen and workers. It would not be fair to characterize them as ignorant, since all have graduated from our synagogue schools. Yet, there is not a certified teacher in the entire group, including Jesus. What kind of kingdom is he expecting to build with such material?”

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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Thu, August 02, 2018

Two followers leave John for Jesus

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins Calling Of Saint Andrew And Saint John by James Tissot

PELLA, FEBRUARY, AD 26

Two of John the Baptist’s key disciples have chosen to follow Jesus ben Joseph, the new teacher from Nazareth. Identified only as brothers named Andrew and Simon, the two sought and obtained the approval of John before making the change in allegiance. John stated: “My work is almost done, soon we shall all be his disciples.” Andrew reportedly approached Jesus with an offer to be his follower, and was immediately accepted. Simon was enlisted by his brother, and he too was accepted. Jesus made a peculiar statement to Simon, declaring: “Simon, your enthusiasm is commendable, but it is dangerous to the work of the kingdom. I admonish you to become more thoughtful in your speech. I would change your name to Peter.”

The selection of these two came as a bit of a surprise, since two other men, James and John Zebedee, have long been associates of Jesus, and were expected to be the first chosen by Jesus. It is rumored that the Zebedee brothers are off searching in the hills for Jesus, evidently unaware that he has returned from his forty day isolation.

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.)

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Thu, July 19, 2018

John warns Pharisees: “Repent!”

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins John the Baptist by J H Hartley

A group of Pharisees and Sadducees who traveled from Jerusalem to be baptized by John listen in stunned silence as he admonishes them to repent

BETHANY, AD 26

The itinerant preacher known as John the Baptist greeted a group of Pharisees and Sadducees today with an unusual message, containing withering admonitions before consenting to baptize them. John cautioned that the group must “bring forth fruit worthy of repentance” and that those who do not will be “cut down and cast in the fire.” Some people believe John is a prophet, and foreshadows the imminent coming of the long awaited Messiah.

Until now, the ritual of baptism with water has been reserved for gentile proselytes. However, John declared, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” and he insists that baptism is necessary for “remission of sins.” He requires that all who wish to be “redeemed” submit to it.

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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Thu, July 05, 2018

Caravan arrives

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins camel caravan

CASPIAN SEA, AD 24

A large caravan from Jerusalem came here today as long lines of camels and attendants arrived after a six months journey. The owners were pleased that everyone arrived safely and all goods were intact. Credit for the successful journey was given to the Jewish leader of the caravan, known as Jesus. All praised his abilities to manage the vast and complex task, as well as his gracious and wise leadership

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.)

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Thu, June 21, 2018

New teachings presented in Urmia

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins Jesus Teaching

Lectures scheduled

URMIA, AD 24

Cymboyton, director of the School of Religious Philosophy, announced yesterday a special series of winter lectures. Jesus of Capernaum will give a series of 24 talks on the “Kingdoms of Men” and the “Kingdom of God.” Jesus will not represent the Jewish religion; he will speak as a non-denominational independent. The thirty-year-old native of Palestine is currently engaged in managing a caravan from Capernaum, on its way to the Caspian Sea area. Upon his return Jesus will stop here for two weeks to give his lecture series.

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.)

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Fri, May 25, 2018

Jesus returns to Nazareth

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins Detail from Christ Healing a Blind Man by Del Parson

NAZARETH, MARCH, AD 24

After an absence of two years, Jesus ben Joseph returned to his hometown of Nazareth. The family of Jesus expressed joy at his return. Said Jude ben Joseph: “It is great to have him back, although I believe he is planning another trip soon. Simon and I both wish to get married, and want the approval of our oldest brother. Now we can have a double wedding this month.” The youngest member of the family, Ruth, is overjoyed to have her brother back, “even for a short time.” She said: “Jesus has always been an inspiration to us. He sent us money all the while he was gone, and he somehow acquired a house, which he is giving to my mother and me. It is in Capernaum. My brother Joseph and his family will live in our original home in Nazareth.”

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.)

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Thu, April 26, 2018

117 slaves are freed

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins Christ by Alton S. Tobey

ROME, AD 23

Friends of the wealthy slave owner, Claudius, were unable to explain his sudden release of one hundred and seventeen prime slaves yesterday. One, who declined to be identified, said: “It was totally unlike Claudius. He told me that he had dinner with a Jewish scribe from Damascus who convinced him that all men—even slaves—were sons of God. The scribe even included women as equal partners. Then Claudius released his slaves. I cannot understand such an impractical action on his part.”

The identity of the scribe is not known, but some people believe he is the same scribe who has made an impact on the religious community here. A concentrated effort is being made to locate the scribe for an interview.

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.)

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Thu, March 29, 2018

Lost youth returns home

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins Dreams by Wassilij Dimitriewitsch Polenow

“We had given up on him,” said the mother of Fortune, a young man who returned from his self-imposed banishment in the nearby mountains. “He was so depressed. He spent all of his time up there in the mountains. Nothing could snap him out of his depression until now. He is a new person.” In an exclusive interview, Fortune attributed his transformation to meeting an “astounding man” in the mountains. “He came up to me and asked me for directions,” Fortune explained. “After I helped him, he began to speak to me as no one has ever spoken before. And his eyes looked upon me with such love and respect as I have never known. I will never forget his eyes.”

When pressed for details, Fortune explained the philosophy of the stranger. “There is an inner spirit within each person, that, when released from the bonds of human fear, will inspire one to higher service,” Fortune said. “This spirit calms the mind and helps it achieve self-control. The released power of God also supplies the energy necessary to do great things. But one must go to where these great things need to be done; we must not hide from life. There is a better way, a way of self-forgetfulness and assertive, loving service to humankind. This philosophy freed me from the prison of self-pity,” stated Fortune. The stranger could not be located, but some attributed the philosophy of loving service to a visiting Jewish scribe who has spoken to many citizens here. The scribe has apparently left Crete.

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.)

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Thu, March 15, 2018

Is material reality only a shadow?

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins Plato by Raphael

ALEXANDRIA, AD 22

“Life is but a shadowy reflection of reality,” claims Zorra, a university professor here. Zorra explained the philosophy of Plato yesterday evening to a group of students and visitors. He used a vivid allegory depicting prisoners chained together in a cave, while a fire behind them throws shadows upon the wall in front of them. They cannot turn their heads, and all they can see are the shadows. Meanwhile, a parade of people go by behind them, their shadows cast upon the cave wall. The reality of the parade is not known to the prisoners, all they can view are the shadowy reflections thrown upon the wall. “This is like the human condition. What we believe to be reality is only a shadow of ultimate reality,” said Zorra.

The talk was translated by a visiting Jewish scribe and scholar. Although he offered no ideas during Zorra’s talk, a reporter asked the scribe what his opinion was of the theory. Replied the Jew: “Single-eyed material scientists or single-eyed spiritual mystics and allegorists cannot correctly visualize and adequately comprehend the true depths of universe reality. All true values of creature experience are concealed in depth of recognition. The eye of the material mind perceives a world of factual knowledge; the eye of the spiritualized intellect discerns a world of true values. These two views, synchronized and harmonized, reveal the world of reality, wherein wisdom interprets the phenomena of the universe in terms of progressive personal experience.” When asked about this comment, Zorra requested a copy of the Jew’s statement to study. The mysterious Jewish interpreter has left Alexandria for Crete.

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.)

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Thu, February 01, 2018

Passover in Jerusalem attracts record crowds

By Larry Mullins and Joan Batson Mullins Boy Jesus carries a sacrificial lamb

JERUSALEM, APRIL 8, AD 7

Crowds of visitors from all parts of the Roman Empire have thronged to Jerusalem for the annual feast of the Passover. This afternoon, arriving pilgrims scrambled to make accommodations for their stay in Jerusalem. Several visitors were interviewed. One family from Nazareth brought their nearly 13-year-old son to see the great city and temple for the first time since his infancy. His name is Jesus ben Joseph, and he gave some unexpected answers when we asked his impressions. Although the lad seemed appropriately impressed by the temple, he seemed confused about the tradition of sacrificing animals to “appease” the “Father in Heaven” as he refers to God. Before he could comment further, his parents whisked him away.

(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.)

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