Mary Magdalene – The First Pope
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This is the untold story of Mary Magdalene. It is possible to tell it now because new evidence has been uncovered, which sheds a completely different light on the role she played at the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. There was always a major conflict between the gospels in reporting the events at the tomb but the ambiguity could be summed up into one question and it related to John’s gospel 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 but not the two angels?
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 for the tomb in order to explain the mystical resurrection of Jesus. Those writers wrote the gospels some thirty to seventy years after the resurrection and they had a two fold purpose for using the holy tabernacle as an image for the tomb. It enabled the writers explain the resurrection in a language that mortals would understand. However, it also allowed them to secretly convey a powerful message relating to the true role of Mary Magdalene on that first Easter morning.
A tabernacle adorns the altars of Christian churches and it holds the host, which symbolize the body of Christ. However, the original tabernacle was a mobile temple, which was the most holy shrine of the Israelite’s on their journey through the wilderness. It was made up of a tent, which was divided into two rooms by a veil. The inner chamber was God’s holiest 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 main clue from the gospel writers was where they introduced the tabernacle at the crucifixion of Jesus by stating that the veil of the temple was rent in two when he died.
By using the tabernacle as an image for the tomb the gospel writers had restricted Peter’s access to the outer holy place and that was why he only saw the linen clothes and a head napkin. This rendered Peter to be a regular priest.
In contrast, when Mary Magdalene looked in and saw two angels in the tomb it was like her looking into God’s inner chamber where she saw the two angelic cherubim sitting at either end of the Lords seat where the body of Jesus had lain. Therefore, the gospel writers were indicating that Mary Magdalene had the same esteemed status as the traditional High Priests because only they could access God’s inner chamber. That was the likely reason why Jesus gave Mary Magdalene the exalted role of telling the apostles about his resurrection.
As the High Priestess, Mary Magdalene would have stood in rank above Peter and therefore she was destined to be the first Pope.
These findings may sound very controversial but the evidence is substantial enough to draw that conclusion about the high priestess role of Mary Magdalene. The evidence is also astonishing for it reveals that the tabernacle housed the best kept secret in the Old Testament.
Michael Hearns (Author)
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