Mary Magdalene – The First Pope
The evidence in this book sheds a new light on the events that happened at the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on that first Easter morning. There was always a major conflict between the gospels in reporting the events at the tomb, which could be summed up into one question with regard to John’s gospel. The question is as follows:
How could Mary Magdalene see two angels sitting in the tomb on the morning of the resurrection while Peter could only see the folded linen clothes?
The answer is equally intriguing because the new evidence shows that the gospel writers had applied an image of the holy tabernacle as a motif to explain the mystical transition of Jesus between heaven and earth with the resurrection. This allowed the writers to describe the mystical event in a terminology, which mere mortals could relate to.
The tabernacle was the most holy shrine of the Israelite’s on their journey through the wilderness and it was made up of a tent, which was divided into two rooms by a veil. The inner chamber was God’s exclusive holy room and only the high priest could enter into it. It housed the Ark of the Covenant and two angelic cherubim sitting at either end of the Lord’s seat. The outer chamber was where the regular priests ministered and thus far could they go for they were forbidden to enter God’s inner chamber.
The new evidence shows that the gospel writers had afforded Mary Magdalene the privileged position of the original high priests where she saw into God’s inner chamber and viewed the two angelic cherubim sitting at either end of where the body of Jesus had lain. In contrast, the writers had afforded Peter access only to the outer chamber where he saw the folded linen clothes.
It can therefore be seen that the gospel writers had projected Mary Magdalene as having the same status as the traditional high priest because she saw into God’s inner chamber. Mary Magdalene therefore stood in the highest priestly office above Peter and thus she was destined to become the first pope.
You know the rest for the male supremacy prevailed and Peter acquired the position of being the first pontiff.
In contrast, Mary Magdalene was sidelined and her character suffered the greatest injustice that could befall the woman where she was deemed to have been a prostitute by Pope Gregory. The Vatican corrected this wrongful position and restored the good character of Mary in 1969.
In 2016 Pope Francis upgraded Mary Magdalene to the same status as the other apostles where her anniversary was deemed to be a feast day. Her feast day is celebrated on July 22nd.
There is one final step to go for the Vatican must now act on this new evidence and have Mary Magdalene recognized as the first pope. This would hasten the ordination of women to the priesthood.
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