The GOSPEL of NICODEMUS, formerly called the ACTS of PONTIUS PILATE.

Published from WordPress by Donna Brown Bowles May 29, 2022 CHAP. XXII.https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob10.htm

This is the first and last chapter’s.

[Although this Gospel is, by some
among the learned, supposed to
have been really written by
Nicodemus, who became a disciple.
of Jesus Christ, and conversed
with him; others conjecture that
it was a forgery towards the close.
of the third century by some
zealous believer, who observing
that there had been appeals made
by the Christians of the former
age, to the Acts of Pilate, but
that such Acts could not be
produced, imagined it would be of
service to Christianity to
fabricate and publish this Gospel;
as it would both confirm the
Christians under persecution, and
convince the Heathens of the truth
of the Christian religion. The
Rev. Jeremiah Jones says, that
such pious frauds were very common
among Christians even in the first
three centuries; and that a
forgery of this nature, with the
view above mentioned, seems
natural and probable. The same
author, in noticing that Eusebius,
in his Ecclesiastical history,
charges the Pagans with having
forged and published a book,
called “The Acts of Pilate,” takes
occasion to observe, that the
internal evidence of this Gospel
produced, imagined it would be of
service to Christianity to
fabricate and publish this Gospel;
as it would both confirm the
Christians under persecution, and
convince the Heathens of the truth
of the Christian religion.
Rev. Jeremiah Jones says, that
such pious frauds were very common
among Christians even in the first
three centuries; and that a
forgery of this nature, with the
view above mentioned, seems
natural and probable. The same
author, in noticing that Eusebius,
in his Ecclesiastical history,
charges the Pagans with having
forged and published a book,
called “The Acts of Pilate,” takes
occasion to observe, that the
internal evidence of this Gospel
shows it was not the work of any
Heathen; but that if in the latter
end of the third century we find
it in use among Christians (as it
was then certainly in some
churches) and about the same time
find a forgery of the Heathens
under the same title, it seems
exceedingly probable that some
Christians, at that time, should
publish such a piece as this, in
order partly to confront the
spurious one of the Pagans, and
partly to support those appeals
which had been made by former
Christians to the Acts of Pilate;
and Mr. Jones says, he thinks so
more particularly as we have
innumerable instances of forgeries
by the faithful in the primitive
ages, grounded on less plausible
reasons. Whether it be canonical
or not, it is of very great
antiquity, and is appealed to by
several of the ancient Christians.
The present translation is made
from the Gospel published by
Grynæus in the Orthodoxographa,
vol. i. tom. ii. p. 643.]
p. 64






This is the most extraordinary book I have ever read from the Apocrypha; “The Lost Books of the Bible.”
It’s 22 chapters.  I put the last chapter  Because it’s extremely important and amazing; however, the entire book is extraordinary!
I’ve included a link that takes you to the entire Book of THE GOSPEL OF NICODEMUS.
If you have the time please read this book. You will be amazed at how much information the elite has hidden from us for hundreds of years.

The GOSPEL of NICODEMUS, formerly called the ACTS of PONTIUS PILATE.

CHAP. XXII.https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob10.htm

1 Pilate goes to the temple; calls together the rulers, and scribes, and doctors. 2 Commands the gates to be shut; orders the book of the Scripture; and causes the Jews to relate what they really knew concerning Christ. 14 They declare that they crucified Christ in ignorance, and that they now know him to be the Son of God, according to the testimony of the Scriptures; which, after they put him to death, they are examined.

AFTER these things Pilate went to the temple of the Jews, and called together all the rulers and scribes, and doctors of the law, and went with them into a chapel of the temple.
2 And commanding that all the gates should be shut, said to them, I have heard that ye have a certain large book in this temple; I desire you therefore, that it may be brought before me.
3 And when the great book, carried by four ministers of the temple, and adorned with gold and precious stones, was brought, Pilate said to them all, I adjure you by the God of your Fathers, who made and commanded this temple to be built, that ye conceal not the truth from me.
4 Ye know all the things which are written in that book; tell me therefore now, if ye in the Scriptures have found any thing of that Jesus whom ye crucified, and at what time of the world he ought to have come: shew it me.

5 Then having sworn Annas and Caiaphas, they commanded all the rest who were with them to go out of the chapel.
6 And they shut the gates of the temple and of the chapel, and said to Pilate, Thou hast made us to swear, O judge, by the building of this temple, to declare to thee that which is true and right.
7 After we had crucified Jesus, not knowing that he was the Son of God, but supposing he wrought his miracles by some magical arts, we summoned a large assembly in this temple.
8 And when we were deliberating among one another about
p. 90
the miracles which Jesus had wrought, we found many witnesses of our own country, who declared that they had seen him alive after his death, and that they heard him discoursing with his disciples, and saw him ascending unto the height of the heavens, and entering into them;
9 And we saw two witnesses, whose bodies Jesus raised from the dead, who told us of many strange things which Jesus did among the dead, of which we have a written account in our hands.

10 And it is our custom annually to open this holy book before an assembly, and to search there for the counsel of God.
11 And we found in the first of the seventy books, where Michael the archangel is speaking to the third son of Adam the first man, an account that after five thousand five hundred years, Christ the most beloved Son of God was come on earth,
12 And we further considered, that perhaps he was the very God of Israel who spoke to Moses, Thou shalt make the ark of the testimony; two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 1
13 By these five cubits and a half for the building of the ark of the Old Testament, we perceived and knew that in five thousand years and a half (one thousand) years, Jesus Christ was to come in the ark or tabernacle of a body;.

14 And so our scriptures testify that he is the son of God, and the Lord and King of Israel.
15 And because after his suffering, our chief priests were surprised at the signs which were wrought by his means, we opened that book to search all the generations down to the generation of Joseph and Mary the mother of Jesus, supposing him to be of the seed of David;
16 And we found the account of the creation, and at what time he made the heaven and the earth and the first man Adam, and that from thence to the flood, were two thousand, two hundred and twelve years.
17 And from the flood to Abraham, nine hundred and twelve. And from Abraham to Moses, four hundred and thirty. And from Moses to David the king, five hundred and ten.
18 And from David to the Babylonish captivity, five hundred years. And from the Babylonish captivity to the incarnation of Christ, four hundred years.
19 The sum of all which amounts to five thousand and half (a thousand).
20 And so it appears, that Jesus whom we crucified, is Jesus Christ the Son of God, and true and Almighty God. Amen.

In the name of the Holy Trinity, thus end the Acts of our Saviour Jesus Christ, which the Emperor Theodosius the Great found at Jerusalem, in the hall of Pontius Pilate among the public records; the things were acted in the nineteenth year of Tiberius Cæsar, Emperor of the Romans, and in the seventeenth year of the government of Herod the son of Herod king of Galilee, on the eighth of the calends of April, which is the twenty-third 
p. 91
day of the month of March, in the CCIId Olympiad, when Joseph and Caiaphas were Rulers of the Jews; being a History written in Hebrew by Nicodemus, of what happened after our Saviour’s crucifixion.

Read original article here in it’s entirely…

https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob10.htm

KEY TO THE PLATE “HELL.”

http://The Lost Books of the Bible, [1926], at sacred-texts.com

The Lost Books of the Bible, [1926], at sacred-texts.com

KEY TO THE PLATE “HELL.”

1. Entrance to the confines of Hell.

2. Charon in his bark.

3. The Minotaur roaring at the approach of condemned souls.

4. Souls agitated by the impure breath of evil spirits.

5. Cerberus devouring the souls of gourmands.

6. The avaricious and prodigal condemned to carry burdens.

7. The envious and angry cast into the Styx.

8. Tower and wall of the evil city.

9. In this ditch are those who have sinned against their neighbors; Centaurs shoot arrows at them.

10. Those who have sinned against themselves are here tormented by Harpies.

11. Rain of fire for those who have sinned against God.

12. Soul of the tyrant Gerion cast into the flames.

13. Debauchees and corruptors of youth flogged by devils.

14. Poisonous gulf into which flatterers are plunged.

15. Lake of fire in the caldrons into which Simonaics are cast.

16. Sorcerers and diviners, their faces turned backward.

17. Bog of boiling pitch for cheats, thieves, and deceivers.

18. Hypocrite crucified.

19. Perfidious advisers plunged into a flaming ditch.

20. For scandalous persons: one holds his head in his hand.

21. Robbers and other criminals tormented by a centaur armed with serpents.

22. Alchemists and quacks a prey to leprosy.

23. Well of ice, for traitors and the ungrateful.

24. Pluto in the midst of a glacier devouring the damned.

25. The holy city of Jerusalem.

https://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/lbob14.htm

WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL COME

Matthew 25:31-46

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.