Wednesday, January 13, 2016

[Paul's] {Agrippa's} Letter to [Timothy (2)] {Nero}


It is obvious that 'Christ Jesus' is an interpolation or insertion.    

That there had been an outburst of persecution among the believers in Rome is also obvious. The religion of these folk had nothing to do with an imaginary Jesus.  It had a Jewish origin among the prophets.  It was routed in the spirit of God indwelling each individual from birth.  The person writing was Agrippa I and the person being addressed was the emperor Nero.  

The spirit was thought to have passed down through mothers.  The spirit sustained life.  It could be fanned into 'flame'. Agrippina the Elder is regarded in ancient and modern historical sources as a Roman Matron with a reputation as a great woman, who had an excellent character and had outstanding Roman morals.  She was a dedicated, supporting wife and mother who looked out for the interests of her children and the future of her family.
She would have been a good example to her daughter Agrippina the Younger. 

The deaths of a number of people were linked to that persecution.  I include the deaths of Nero, his wife Poppea, his mother Agrippina, Seneca, Burrus and Epaphroditus.  I can only think that they were murdered by those opposed to the introduction of Jewish prophetic religion with its indwelling of the spirit of God.   The Church Fathers created unbelievable, fabricated accounts of their deaths.  This was a persecution of CHRISTIANOS, a latin name found at Pompeii visited by the elite Roman rulers.  The CHRISTIANOS (anointed ones) were in fact called atheists because they didn't worship a physical god, an idol, but worshipped in the Spirit of God, as in Acts.  

Chapter 1

1. [Paul] {Agrippa}, [an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will] {a herald} of God, according to the promise of [life] {glory} that is in [Christ Jesus] {the spirit}. 

2.To [Timothy] {Nero}, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God [the Father and Christ Jesus] our Lord.  

3. I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a [clear conscience] {spirit of truth}, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 

4. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 

5. I have been reminded of your [sincere faith] {spirit of truth}, which first lived in your grandmother [Lois] {Agrippina the Elder} and in your mother [Eunice] {Agrippina} and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 

6. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the [gift] {Spirit} of God, which is in you [through the laying on of my hands]. 

7. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

8. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of [me] his [prisoner] {spirit}. 

But join with me in suffering for the [gospel] {spirit}, [by] the power of God 

9. who has [saved] {purified} us and called us to a holy life 
[-- not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace].

This [grace} {spirit} was given us [in Christ Jesus] before the beginning of time,

10. but it has now been revealed

[through the appearing of our Saviour, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel]. 

11. And of [the gospel] {the spirit} I was appointed a herald [and an apostle] and a teacher. 

12. That is why I am suffering as I am.  Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.

13. What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, [with faith and love in Christ Jesus]. 

14. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you [-- guard it] with the help of the holy spirit who lives in us.

15. [You know that everyone in Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes]. 

16. May the Lord show mercy to [the] {your} household [of Onesiphorus], because [he] {you} [often refreshed me and was] {were} not ashamed of [my chains] {the spirit}. 

17. On the contrary, when I was in Rome, [he] {you} [searched] {worked} hard for [me] {the Lord}
[ until he found me] .

18. May the Lord grant that [he] {you} will find mercy [from the Lord] on that day! 

 [You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Rome.]