Apparently, some recently discovered fragments of hitherto lost NT manuscripts make a lot of things very clear
“We found these fragments with Jesus telling his disciples to grab some serious real estate, build it, and try to attract people to it,” the statement says. “He even throws around the term ‘250 billion bucks’, which corresponds to the net real estate holdings of American churches at this very moment. It’s freaky,” they say.
“He has some side conversations with the Pharisees, too, where he tells them he’s really all about, above all, being theologically astute, learned, and correct. In these fragments, he’s real into arguing about ‘predestination’ and having the right hierarchy set up and all that stuff,” the report says. “It was a real emphasis.”
There’s even a reference to wanting his followers to market mint candies with scriptures inside. “He told some businessmen, ‘If it reaches just one person, it’s worth it.’”
It just goes to show: the truth will out.
Thanks to Randy for coming up with this link.