Deception 45: Modern "Biblical Scholarship"

For some reason, I searched on "Biblical Scholarship" and came across an article entitled, "Biblical Scholarship 50 years After Divino Afflante Spiritu." It was published in "America" magazine, a production of the Jesuits--this is not a guess. The meta tag for the search engine description reads thus--

"America is the national Catholic Weekly magazine published by the Jesuits."

The article is found at

Before we examine the article, let's examine the term "Biblical Scholarship" as it is used by most people. "Biblical Scholarship" to them means criticizing and wresting with the scriptures. These wicked so-called scholars are blaspheming the word of God under what they call Biblical Scholarship. What they really mean is "Biblical criticism" and "Biblical attack." An excerpt on this issue is taken from Overview of the Bible--

For more than 200 years, men of corrupt minds have been wresting with the scriptures to their own destruction under the names of "Biblical Criticism," "Biblical Scholarship," "Higher Criticism," "Bible translation," etc. They continually cast doubt on the holy scriptures whenever they can. They devote themselves to this practice. The devil has used them mightily to destroy souls across the face of the earth. These are the scorners who write the Bible commentaries, Bible dictionaries, study Bibles, Biblical archaeology magazines, etc. in the name of Biblical Scholarship. Anyone who has learned from them is infected--whether they know it or not.

What did the Jesuits say in the subject "America" article? That modern "Biblical scholarship" is bad? Here are a few excerpts from the article (emphases and footnote ours)--

A half-century ago, during the darkest days of World War II, on the feast of St. Jerome (Sept. 30, 1943), Pope Pius XII issued his encyclical on "The Most Opportune Way to Promote Biblical Studies," Divino Afflante Spiritu (literally, "Inspired by the Divine Spirit"), in commemoration of the encyclical Pope Leo XIII had issued on Nov. 18, 1893, Providentissimus Deus ("The God of All Providence"), which itself REPRESENTED A cautious OPENING TO historical CRITICISM OF THE BIBLE. Pius's encyclical, often called the Magna Carta of Catholic biblical scholarship, offered the first official rays of light after the long, dark winter of anti-modernism.

Modern biblical studies emerged in the late-17th and 18th centuries as the old order crumbled amid religious wars and divisions of the period. Enlightened reason was seen as a LIBERATION FROM THE BIBLICAL DOGMAS that fostered hatred and division. The rise of natural science in the 19th century further UNDERMINED THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF THE WORLD, and the discovery of biblical manuscripts[1] and records of other ancient civilizations CHALLENGED TRADITIONAL NOTIONS OF BIBLICAL INSPIRATION AND REVELATION.

Now...does that sound like a Christian priesthood or does it sound like an antichrist priesthood? Satan has his ministers (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). Recall the Jesuit quote from Deception 35--

"Then THE BIBLE, THAT SERPENT which with head erect and eyes flashing, threatens us [the Jesuits] with its venom while it trails along the ground, SHALL BE CHANGED into a rod AS SOON AS WE [the Jesuits] ARE ABLE TO SEIZE IT... for three centuries past THIS CRUEL ASP has left us no repose. YOU WELL KNOW WITH WHAT FOLDS IT ENTWINES US AND WITH WHAT FANGS IT GNAWS US." (The Jesuits in History, Hector Macpherson, Ozark Book Publishers, 1997, Appendix 1).

Another telling excerpt from the America article (emphases on this page ours)--

Divino Afflante Spiritu rejects those Catholic conservatives who "...pretend that nothing remains to be added by the Catholic exegete of our time to what Christianity has brought to light" (No. 32). Exegesis of the text was to be determined by the literal (or literary) sense, defined as "the literal meaning of the words, intended and expressed by the sacred writer" (No. 26). THE LETTER ALSO APPROVED CRITICAL METHODS...

To get the full brunt of the article, you'd have to read it for yourself, not that I'd recommend it. There are greater things to do with our time. The webpage at includes some pictures of the current Jesuit General and the United States divided up into ten Jesuit provinces.

Ten Jesuit Regions

I looked up "Jesuit regions" on the internet to confirm what I saw and found the ten Jesuit regions at

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Ten Governors on the Council of Governors

The map of the ten Jesuit provinces reminds me of the U.S. Presidential executive order establishing the Council of Governors ( which divides up the United States into ten regions with ten governors that get to take over the states during the time of a so-called emergency.

Ten FEMA Regions

It also reminds me of FEMA dividing the United States into ten regions ( Here is a copy of the FEMA regions taken from the FEMA website--

More on determent camps at Don't think for a second that the Inquisition is a thing of the past, oh no. Don't think that the Holocaust is a thing of the past. Oh no, no, no. The Bible already prophesied that the great whore was going to deceive the nations by her sorceries and so it has to come to pass and that is that. All the final pieces are coming into place and that capstone (seen on the back of the dollar bill) is going to land right in place. That eye, as I understand it, represents the so-called all-seeing eye of Lucifer. It is the devil that is going to give the beast his power, his seat, and great authority (ref. Rev. 13). Grab your children and teach them while you can. Here is a page with select teachings suitable for young and old.

[1] Some people don't believe that all of those "older and more accurate" Greek manuscripts floating around today are authentic documents. [Note: The emphases in the following sections ours.] When the Codex Sinaiticus came out in the 1800s, Constantine Simonides (, a well-known forger, claimed to have forged Codex Sinaiticus himself--

On 13 September 1862, in an article of The Guardian, he [Constantine Simonides] claimed that he is the real author of the Codex Sinaiticus and that he wrote it in 1839. According to him it was 'the one poor work of his youth'. According to Simonides, he visited Sinai in 1852 and saw the codex.

Http:// says this of Constantine Simonides--

Constantine Simonides (1820-1867), palaeographer, dealer of icons, man with extensive learning, knowledge of manuscripts, miraculous calligraphy. He surpassed his contemporaries in literary ability. According to [sic] opinion of paleographers [], HE WAS THE MOST VERSATILE FORGER OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

These manuscripts often seem to pop up in Roman Catholic edifices like monasteries. Where did Simonides spend his time? According to

Simonides lived in the monasteries on Mount Athos between 1839 and 1841 and again in 1852, during which time he acquired some of the biblical manuscripts that he later sold. He produced a lot of manuscripts ascribed to Hellenistic and early Byzantine periods. He forged a number of documents and manuscripts and CLAIMED THEY WERE THE ORIGINALS of the Gospel of Mark, as well as original manuscripts of poems of Homer. HE SOLD SOME OF THESE FORGERIES to the King of Greece. Greek scholars exposed his forgeries quickly and he left Greece and TRAVELED FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY WITH HIS FORGERIES. He visited England between 1853 and 1855 and other European countries, and his literary activity was extraordinary...Some of his works were published in Moscow, Odessa, in England...and in Germany. He also wrote many other works which were never published. From 1843 until 1856 in [sic] ALL OVER EUROPE HE OFFERED FOR SALE FRAUDULENT MANUSCRIPTS PURPORTING TO BE ON ANCIENT ORIGIN. HE CREATED "A CONSIDERABLE SENSATION BY PRODUCING QUANTITIES OF GREEK MANUSCRIPTS PROFESSING TO BE OF FABULOUS ANTIQUITY...

This idea of a forged manuscript is reminiscent of the infamous "Donation of Constantine."

According to, "they" are still finding portions of Codex Sinaiticus in the 21st century. According to, Codex Sinaiticus was found in 1859 (other sources say that Constantin von Tischendorf found it in 1844 and 1859. As I recall, the bulk of it was found in 1859). When one looks at the dates, one sees a whole lot happening after the Congress of Vienna in 1815 (see Deception 23)...

According to

Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its HEAVILY CORRECTED TEXT is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript -- the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity -- is of supreme importance for the history of the book.

Some people will believe anything that somebody tells them--especially if they have some "credentials."

Also from (

The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the RECONSTRUCTION OF THE Christian BIBLE'S original TEXT, the history of the Bible and the history of Western book-making is immense.

Reconstruction of the Bible... There are many church people who are fighting tooth and nail against the Authorized King James Bible and for modern corruptions which are ostensibly based on the "best manuscripts"--like Codex Sinaiticus.

In closing, a little about the man who found Codex Sinaiticus at St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai, Constantin von Tischendorf. From the internet--

Tischendorf was born in Lengenfeld, Saxony, near Plauen, the son of a physician. Beginning in 1834, he spent his scholarly career at the University of Leipzig where he was mainly influenced by JGB Winer, and HE BEGAN TO TAKE SPECIAL INTEREST IN NEW TESTAMENT CRITICISM


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