by Robert Adams
Article first published in
New Dawn Magazine No 71, March 2002
When I first spoke to a close Christian
friend of mine about the publishing of Tony Bushby’s
Fraud, her reaction was one that many Christians have expressed, and
one that made me aghast. She didn’t want the book available because
it would "persuade them away from the Bible and the word of God."
Further discussions with her and many other Christians around the
world about The Bible Fraud all result in the Bible being quoted as
the ultimate reference for the apparent "words of God," and
therefore the basis for their arguments. The problem lies in that
they believe the Bible is infallible.
If we examine the oldest known Bible to date, the "Sinai Bible"
housed in the British Museum (I believe that, during his many years
of research, Tony had a private viewing of this priceless book), we
find a staggering 14,800 differences from today’s Bible and yet it
still remains the word of God?
As Tony points out, the history of our ’genuine’ Bibles is a
convoluted one. Firstly we cannot be sure that we have the full
version as it was originally intended. In 1415 the Church of Rome
took an extraordinary step to destroy all knowledge of two second
century Jewish books that it said contained the true name of Jesus
Christ. The Antipope Benedict XIII firstly singled out for
condemnation a secret Latin treatise called "Mar Yesu" and then
issued instructions to destroy all copies of the book of Elxai. The
Rabbinic fraternity once held the destroyed manuscripts with great
reverence for they were comprehensive original records reporting the
life of Rabbi Jesus.
Later, Pope Alexander VI ordered all copies of the Talmud destroyed,
with the Spanish Grand Inquisitor Tomas de Torquemada (1420-98)
responsible for the elimination of 6,000 volumes at Salamanca alone.
Solomon Romano (1554) also burnt many thousands of Hebrew scrolls
and, in 1559, every Hebrew book in the city of Prague was
confiscated. The mass destruction of Jewish books included hundreds
of copies of the Old Testament and caused the irretrievable loss of
many original handwritten documents.
The oldest text of the Old Testament that survived, before the
discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was said to be the Bodleian Codex
(Oxford), which was dated to circa 1100 AD. In an attempt by the
church to remove damaging Rabbinic information about Jesus Christ
from the face of the earth, the Inquisition burnt 12,000 volumes of
In 1607, forty-seven men (some records say fifty four) took two
years and nine months to re-write the Bible and make it ready for
press. It was, by the order of King James, issued with a set of
personal ’rules’ the translators were to follow. Upon its completion
in 1609, it was handed over to the King James for his final
"It was self evident that James was not competent
to check their work and edit it, so he passed the manuscripts onto
the greatest genius of all time...
Sir Francis Bacon"
The first English language manuscripts of the Bible remained in
Bacon’s possession for nearly a year. During that time ... "he
hammered the various styles of the translators into the unity,
rhythm, and music of Shakespearean prose, wrote the prefaces and
created the whole scheme of the Authorized Version. At the
completion of the editing, King James ordered a ’dedication to the
King’ to be drawn up and included in the opening pages. He also
wanted the phrase ’Appointed to be read in the churches’ to appear
on the title page.
The King James Bible is considered by many today to be the ’original’ Bible and therefore
’genuine’ and all later revisions
simply counterfeits forged by ’higher critics’. Others think the
King James Bible is ’authentic’ and ’authorized’ and presents the
original words of the authors as translated into English from the
’original’ Greek texts. However, as Tony points out, the ’original’
Greek text was not written until around the mid fourth century and
was a revised edition of writings compiled decades earlier in
Aramaic and Hebrew. Those earlier documents no longer exist and the
Bibles we have today are five linguistic removes from the first
bibles written. What was written in the ’original originals’ is
quite unknown. It is important to remember that the words
’authorized ’ and ’original ’, as applied to the Bible do not mean
’genuine’, ’authentic’ or ’true’.
By the early third century, it became well noted that a problem was
occurring in politics! In 251AD, the number of Presbyter’s (roving
orator or priest) writings had increased dramatically and bitter
arguments raged between opposing factions about their conflicting
stories. According to Presbyter Albius Theodoret (circa 255),
were "more than two hundred" variant gospels in use in his time. In
313, groups of Presbyters and Biscops (Bishops) violently clashed
over the variations in their writings and "altar was set against
altar" in competing for an audience and territory.
When Emperor Constantine conquered the East in 324, he sent his
Spanish religious advisor, Osius of Cordoba, to Alexandria with
letters to several Biscops exhorting them to make peace among their
own. But the mission failed and Constantine, probably at the
suggestions of Osius, then issued a decree commanding all Presbyters
and their subordinates "be mounted on asses, mules and horses
belonging to the public and travel to the city of Nicaea" in the
Roman province of Bithymia, the country of Asia. The Presbyters were
instructed by the Emperor to bring with them the manuscripts from
which they orated to the rabble (that’s us!) "wrapped and bound in
Constantine saw in this developing system of belief the opportunity
to make a combined state religion and protect it by law. The first
general church council was thus convened and the year was 325.
On 21 June 325 DC, the day of the Summer Solstice, (and under those cult
conditions) a total of 2048 "presbyters, deacons, sub-deacons,
acolytes and exorcists" gathered at Nicaea to decide what
Christianity really was, what it would be, what writings were to be
used and who was to be it’s God.
Ancient church evidence established that a new ’god’ was to be
approved by the Roman Emperor and an earlier attempt (circa 210) to
deify either Judas Khrestus or his twin brother
Rabbi Jesus (or
somebody else) had been ’declined’.
Therefore, as late as 325, the
Christian religion did not have an official god.
After a long and bitter debate, a vote was finally taken and it was
with a majority show of hands that Judas Khrestus and Rabbi Jesus
both became God (161votes for and 157 votes against). The Emperor
effectively joined elements of the two individual life stories of
the twin brothers into a singular creation. The doctrine of the
Celtic / British church of the west was democratically attached to
the Presbyters stories of the east.
A deification ceremony was then performed ’Apotheosis’. Thus
the deified ones were then called ’saviours’ and looked upon as
Temples, altars, and images with attributes of divinity were then
erected and public holidays proclaimed on their birthdays.
Following the original example set by the deification of Caesar,
their funerals were dramatized as the scene of their resurrection
and immortality. All these godly attributes passed as a legal right
to Emperor Constantine’s new deity, Jesus Christ.
The Emperor then instructed Bishop Eusebius to compile a uniform
collection of new writings "bound together as one" using the stories
from the large collection of Presbyters as his reference source.
Eusebius was to arrange for the production of "fifty sumptuous
copies ... to be written on parchment in a legible manner, and in a
convenient portable form, by professional scribes thoroughly
accomplished in the art". This was the first mention of finished
copies of a Christian ’New Testament’ in the history of mankind.
As one can imagine, to condense the real life of the Jesus Christ,
the Church and His teachings with supporting evidence into a short
article is very difficult. It is therefore wise for those who wish
to have supportable evidence to read and study Tony Bushby’s epic
The Bible Fraud, along with it’s detailed blood lines (family
trees) and over 869 references. (see www.thebiblefraud.com)
However, attempting to summarize what Tony has written..... in 325
AD, the first Christian council was called at Nicaea to bring the
stories of twin brothers, Jesus ’the Rabbi’ and Judas Khrestus into
one deity that we now know as Jesus Christ. Tony says they were not
born of virgin birth but to Nabatean Arab Mariamne Herod (now known
as the Virgin Mary) and fathered by Tiberius ben Panthera, a Roman
The brothers were raised in the Essene community and
became Khrists of their faith. Rabbi Jesus later was initiated in
Egypt at the highest of levels similar to the 33rd degree of
Freemasonry of which many Prime ministers and Presidents around the
world today are members. He then later married three wives, one of
whom we know as a Mary Magdalene, a Druidic Princess, stole the
Torah from the temple and moved to Lud, now London.
Tony believes the reason Jesus stole the Torah was that he said it
contained "a very special secret", which he was going to reveal that
secret to the world. He was stoned to death and the Torah taken from
him before he could.
The elder brother, Judas Khrestus, with his "Khrestian" followers
conspired to take the throne of Rome, his royal birthright, and was
captured, tried, and was sentenced to be crucified. (The "Khrestians"
and the Essenic army, the Nazarenes, would today be likened to
terrorists.) At the trial, Judas exercised his royal birthright to
have a replacement in Simon of Cyrene (Luke 23:41) and then was sold
as a slave to live out his days as a carpenter in India.
Rabbi Jesus spent a considerable amount of time at the Palace of the
British in Rome and sometime around 48 AD, he left for Egypt to
pursue his greatest esoteric goal. The spiritual knowledge from his
secret education in the Essene and Druid movements was soon to be
elevated to the highest level possible - initiation into the
innermost rite of the Egyptian temples.
It was probable that Rabbi Jesus’ earlier initiation into both the
Essene and Druid schools played a major part in his acceptance into
the Egyptian school. The Druids could claim a very early origin and
the essence of their wisdom was also that of the Essenes. In the
case of the Essenes, it is possible to show that their movement was
specifically established to preserve secret information, for they
knew and used the sacred writing of the Initiates. The full meaning
of the point being made by Bushby is that in the case of all
Schools, the inner and ultimate Mystery was revealed only to a High
Those who were initiated into the Ancient mysteries took a solemn
oath never to reveal what had passed within the sacred walls. Every
year only a comparatively few Egyptian initiations were conducted,
and the number of persons who knew their secrets was never at any
time large. The initiations always took place with the onset of
darkness and the candidate was entranced for periods of varying
length, depending upon the level of the degree for which he had
The first initiatory step involved a forty-day procedure that
basically involved purification, not only in physical form, but
dissolving all tendencies to evil thoughts, purifying the mind as
well. It appears that he would have fasted, alternatively on
vegetables, juices and very special herbal concoctions.
The New Testament recorded that this happened to Rabbi Jesus who
"was led into the desert.... and he fasted forty days and forty
nights" (Matt. 4:1-2).
This trial period involved more than just fasting. During the forty
days and nights’ ordeal, Tony says the candidate was required to
study astronomical charts to supplement his skills in astronomy and
memorize charts of the heavens. They were also given a particular
ritual from which to memorize certain passwords, secret signs and
handclasps, skills that are still practiced to this day in
These initiations were not limited to Egypt. The ancient
civilizations inherited these Mysteries from a remote antiquity and
they constituted part of a primitive revelation from the gods to the
human race. Almost every people of pre-Christian times possessed its
institution and tradition of the mysteries. The Romans, the Druids
of Britain, the Greeks, the Cretans, the Syrians, the Hindus, the
Persians, the Maya and the American Indians, among others, had
corresponding temples and rites with a system of graduated
illuminations for the initiates.
The modern world knows little of these ancient rites yet they were
conducted in a huge variety of buildings the world over.
The ’Towers’ that are found throughout the East in Asia were
directly connected with the Mystery-initiations. The candidates for
initiation were placed in them for three days and three nights,
whenever there was no temple with a subterranean crypt close at
In this aspect of the initiatory procedure, Tony points out a direct
Gospel parallel with Rabbi Jesus saying, "After three days I shall
rise again", for he knew the finishing process he was to undertake
would take three days being a symbol of the period of time required
to complete a condition of development. The ancient Egyptian
hieroglyphic texts speak of an initiate as ’twice-born’, and he was
permitted to add to his name the words ’he who has renewed his
life’, so that on some ancient tomb-inscriptions archaeologists
still discover these phases descriptive of the spiritual status of
the deceased person.
So little did the later Gospel writers understand the initiatory
process that they never perceived they were developing a story that
included a Rabbi’s (and Arch Druid of Britain) experience in an
Egyptian Mystery School.
St Austin (c. 380) asserted that it was generally known in church
circles that Rabbi Jesus had been initiated in Egypt, and that "he
wrote books concerning magic". In the Gospel of Nicodemus, the Jews
brought the same accusation before Pontius Pilate, "Did we not tell
you he was a magician?" Celsus (c. 178) spoke of the same charge. In
the Clementine Recognitions, the accusation was brought against
Rabbi Jesus that he did not perform any miracles but practiced magic
and carried about with him the figure of a seated skeleton.
Jewish tradition invariably asserted that Rabbi Jesus learned
’magic’ in Egypt. Bushby says the kernel of this persistent
accusation may perhaps be reduced to the simple historical element
that Rabbi Jesus went to Egypt and returned with far wider and more
enlightened views than those of his former religious associates.
Now, I’m sure that many of you are having trouble grasping some of
the ideas presented in this article and I congratulate you on taking
the effort to read this far. We all need to demand our local Church,
the Church scholars, theologians and media make an open examination
of the evidence compiled in Tony Bushby’s The Bible Fraud. It may
rattle some core beliefs but what is more important to you . the
truth or what sits comfortably because it’s what you’ve known all
I leave you with a quote from one of the conspirators
"How well we know what a profitable superstition this
Christ has been for us."
Pope Leo X