1500 Year Old Bible Claims Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified – Vatican Shocked


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dating as far back as 2,000 years, details the Gospel of Barnabas, a disciple of Jesus Christ, which shows that Jesus wasn’t actually crucified and doesn’t claim him to be the son of God, but instead a prophet. The book charges that Apostle Paul was “The Impostor.” The story is completely different. In the Book of Barnabas, Jesus wasn’t crucified, but ascended to heaven alive, and Judas Iscariot was crucified instead.

The National Turk issued a report saying that the bible was seized from smugglers is a Mediterranean operation. The report states the gang was charged with smuggling a variety of things, such as antiques, illegal excavations and even explosives. The book is valued at around $28 million. That’s quite the find! Experts and Authorities in Tehran insist that the book is authentic. It’s written in gold lettering on loosely tied leather in Aramaic, the language of Christ.

There are connections that can be drawn between this text and Islam, and it directly contradicts the New Testament’s teaching. In it, Jesus also predicts the birth of Prophet Muhammed, who founded Islam 700 years later.

Experts believe that during the Council of Nicea, the Catholic Church went through and hand picked the gospels that form what we know the bible to be today and omitted the Gospel of Barnabas (among others) in favor of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These original texts surfaced over time, and this new discovery is especially worrying to the Catholic church. So what does this mean for religions derived of Christianity? It’s a bit of a predicament. The Vatican has asked Turkish authorities to allow them access to the book for examination. The big question is: will they accept it as evidence, deny its validity, or call it a “Muslim lie” as “Truth” Magazine did in 2000?

To many people, this book is seen as a cause for hope. But what does this mean for atheists? Is it a real text or a hoax? And does it even really matter? With any luck, this newly discovered text will force theologians to ask deeper questions about their faiths instead of believing it without thinking. Only time will tell. In the meantime, keep an open mind, be respectful of the beliefs of others, and remember that it’s our responsibility to take care of one another and this place we call home.

Source: http://higherperspective.com/2014/05/1500-year-old-bible.html

Filikunjombe dies in chopper crash


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A HELICOPTER crash in the middle of the Selous Game Reserve on Thursday evening claimed yet another life of a Parliamentary candidate in next week’s general election, maverick Mr Deo Filikunjombe and three others on board.
Police have confirmed that the accident has occurred and that there were four people on board the helicopter but only two have thus far been identified, one of them being the pilot, Captain William Silaa. Capt Silaa is also the father of the outgoing Mayor of Ilala Municipality, Mr Jerry Silaa.

According to the Police Commissioner for Operations, Mr Paul Chagonja, police are yet to establish the cause of the accident and who actually owns the helicopter.

Mr Filikunjombe becomes the sixth parliamentary aspirant and the third from Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) in a list that seems to escalate since election campaigns started in August.

Early in the week the Minister for Industry and Trade, the late Dr Abdallah Kigoda who was also a candidate for Handeni constituency in Tanga died whilst undergoing medical treatment in India.

Late last month (September 24) a Minister of State in the President’s Office (Public Service Management), Ms Celina Kombani, who was vying for the Ulanga East seat also died in India where she was undergoing treatment.

On September 13 this year, Mr Mohammed Mtoi who was vying for the Lushoto constituency on Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) ticket died in a car accident.

Other aspirants who have since passed on are Masasi parliamentary candidate Dr Emmanuel Makaidi of National League for Democracy (NLD) who died on October 15 from stroke and the Arusha Urban candidate Mr Estomiah Malla of ACT-Wazalendo who died on October 9.

A fortnight ago, outspoken politician and National Chairman of the Democratic Party (DP), Rev Christopher Mtikila died in a car crash at Msolwa village in Chalinze while travelling from Morogoro to Dar es Salaam.

Following news of the crash and confirmation of the deaths of Mr Filikunjombe and others, Jerry Silaa posted on Instagram: “With great sadness I have received official confirmation from the search and rescue team that they have managed to reach the site of the crash and all those on board the helicopter, including the pilot have died.

“I have lost a father and the country has lost a pilot, Capt William Silaa. I have lost a friend and a leader Deo Filikunjombe. I send my condolences to all those who have lost their loved ones and I pray all the deceased rest in peace. “I thank all those who partook in the rescue efforts. I thank President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, IGP Mangu, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism Dr Meru, Everest Company and all those involved in search of the crash victims.

Mr January Makamba tweeted: “Kombani, Kigoda, Mallah, Deo, Mtoi, Makaidi. We started campaigns together. Today they are no longer with us. God keep them with Saints in Heaven. Give their families strength. “Two days ago I had a lengthy conversation with Deo about strategies. I have lost a friend and brother. God bless him and my condolences to the families of the bereaved. I have just received confirmation that the chopper he had hired has crashed and all on board have perished.”

Mr Zitto Kabwe posted on his Tweeter page: “I have lost a friend. I have lost a brother. I have lost a person more diligent than any other. I don’t have much to say. God has His plans. “Our brother, our friend and fellow patriot Deo Filikunjombe has left us following a helicopter accident. I pray we stay calm in these difficult times.”

Mr Filikunjombe was the Ludewa Member of Parliament from 2010 till his death and had graduated with a Masters Degree in Mass Communication at the Makerere University of Kampala in 1999.

He had worked as a communications manager for various organisations and also as a freelancer, columnist and photographer for various media houses prior to entering politics.

Kenyatta roots for free movement of people in EALA address


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President Uhuru Kenyatta with the members of the East African Legislative Assembly after addressing them during the second meeting of the 4th session of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) at Parliament buildings in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to hasten legislation of the Common Market Protocol.

He said the legislation will accelerate regional integration and anchor the free movement of people, goods, capital and services within the region.

“We must allow our people to take their skills wherever they will be best rewarded. Why confine the energy and innovation of our young people to the countries of their parents?” President Kenyatta posed.

Mr Kenyatta emphasized that the ultimate goal of political union will not be achieved if people are not allowed to move freely across the region.

He was speaking on Wednesday when he addressed EALA at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi.

He commended EALA members for the work that has already gone into making the Common Market Protocol a reality but expressed the need for the process to be concluded during the current term of EALA.

The assembly runs on five-year terms. The current term – which started in 2013 – will end in 2017.

He said leaders must create laws, institutions and framework that will help region face the future together, adding that Kenya will play its part in that great task.

To entrench the region’s integration, President Kenyatta expressed the need to communicate the benefits of the union to the people.

“Too often, the integration of East Africa is taken to be merely a political matter – a job for politicians, not ordinary people,” President Kenyatta noted.

He added: “Some might say that this is not really a problem, for integration will be quicker if we leave it to the authorities.  But they are wrong.  We can avoid division by giving East African citizens a more direct say in the task of integration.” 

Rapid progress

The President expressed satisfaction that there was rapid progress in the region’s joint infrastructure projects.

He cited the signing of agreements for the Standard Gauge Railway, witnessed by regional leaders, and the commissioning of the Taveta-Arusha road as examples of the joint projects.

“These projects are representative of the hard work that has gone into knitting the nations of the community together by road, rail and air. The rewards are already apparent: we see shorter travel times, and more investment in the region,” he said.

Hajj death toll now 22 as more names released


The number of Tanzanians who died during deadly hajj stampede in Mina last month has now reached

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Chief Sheikh, Mufti Abubakar Zubeir bin Ally, speaks at press conference in Dar es Salam during the past event

Dar es Salaam. The number of Tanzanians who died during deadly hajj stampede in Mina last month has now reached 22 after two more deaths were confirmed today.

The two were among 50 Tanzanians who went missing after the stampede which happened at the holy site which the symbolic ritual of stoning the devil is performed by hajjis.

International press have put the death toll of the hajj crush and stampede at 1, 453 although Saudi Arabia officials have maintained their official figure of 769 killed.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation today released names of two other victims to be among Tanzanians who died in the tragedy. They are Ms Hafsa Sharrif Saleh Abdallah and Khadija Hamad Hemed.

The statement furthered that Saudi Arabia government continues to gather information about the pilgrims who died, injured or went missing after the tragedy.

Seven hajjis from Tanzanians who went missing were found alive. They are Mr Ali Abdulrahman (Abidina), Mr Abdallah Hassan Pande, Mr Suleiman Ali Kidogoli, Mr Mohammed Salum, Mr Mwadini Hassan, Ms Habiba Ramadhan Ali (Maulana)and Mr Ramadhan Muhsin.

Earlier this month the ministry said Tanzania embassy in Saudi Arabia is studying the finger prints details to see if there are yet other unidentified Tanzanians.