Monday, January 16, 2017

"he saw Simon and Andrew his brother" - Followers of Christ Jesus from Qumran

Sunset and Mt. Fuji, Japan

Followers of Christ Jesus from Qumran

Jesus had lived, learnt, and taught in Qumran probably between 13 to 30 years old before he appeared on the River Jordan as I mentioned before (on January 14, 2017;

So, when He was mediating in one of caves in Qumran, an angel must have visited Him like in the case of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, six centuries later.

And then, Jesus left Qumran to see John the Baptist.  Jesus must have had intention to help and assist John, although Jesus could have continued His peaceful life in Qumran.

While some people were living according to principles of their own religion and practicing their own religious codes in Qumran, John the Baptist was preaching among people to save them from evil of Herod and risk his life.  And, the fact that Jesus was baptized by John means that Jesus decided to work with John for people suffering evil of Herod and priests of the temple in Jerusalem.  Accordingly, God was rejoiced by Jesus.  So,  a voice from heaven then said, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased." (Mark 1:1-8).

John the Baptist must have some relationship with Essenes who must have shared a majority of Qumran residents.  That is why Jesus heard of him and went out to see him.

The point at issue is that Jesus as a man decided to leave caves of Qumran and go out to the public in order to save people, which rejoiced God.  Till this decision, Jesus must have been a mere man devoted in study and practice of a school of Judaism in Qumran (which must be the Essenes).  But at the moment on the River Jordan, Jesus became the Son of God, since God sent the spirit to Jesus.

However, Jesus' connection with Qumran was not completely cut down.  There were some members of the Essenes that secretly followed Christ Jesus preaching and organizing His own sect.  And sometimes, they met Christ Jesus secretly.  One of such occasions must have been the scene of the Transfiguration on a mountain before Christ Jesus started his final and fatal journey to Jerusalem.  Those described as Elijah and Moses in the Gospels must have been those followers of Christ Jesus from Qumran.  To the eyes of disciples of Christ Jesus, those who came from Qumran must have looked so holy as if they had been such saints.

On the mountain, the followers appeared wearing white clothes as they did in Qumran and Christ Jesus also wore white clothes.  They must have discussed what would happen when Christ Jesus entered Jerusalem and how Judas would betray Him.  And, most importantly, they arranged with one another about how Christ Jesus should resurrect three days after the coming crucifixion.

The point at issue is that there were secret followers from Qumran always around Christ Jesus since He started preaching after John the Baptist.  And, they must have secretly recorded what Christ Jesus said and did, since Christ Jesus called and invited only poor and illiterate men for his Disciples.  The Gospels must be originally based on the records made by followers of Christ Jesus from Qumran, since they could well read and write.  

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Mar 1:16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
Mar 1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
Mar 1:18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.