The Editor, Osservatore Romano, Vatican City.
October 16, 2003
This can serve as an open letter to the Catholic Church dignitaries I have addressed regarding a simple Scripture question I first raised by letter on April 22, 2003, with the premier Australian Catholic Archbishop, Most Rev. Dr George Pell (about to be made a cardinal), and continuing up and down the hierarchy.
Sex change operation: In Genesis 3:15 the Catholic translations say:
"15. I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel." (Catholic Douay).
The correct translations from the Hebrew are "he" and
None of the answers, from Apostolic Nuncio in Sydney to local parish priest, admitted that a misleading change had been made, leading to the innovative doctrine, with sermons, pictures and statues, of Mary trampling on the serpent's neck, and the serpent trying to strike her heel.
It seems that this fraudulent change was made to assist develop the "cult of Mary" beyond what it ought to have been.
Trinity trick:A whole Greek manuscript was forged in 1520, with an "inserted" verse, to confute the great Scripture scholar Erasmus Desiderius (1466-1536), and to bolster the Trinity dogma. According to modern researcher Bruce M. Metzger, Erasmus had researched many old Greek manuscripts, and he kept out of his Greek New Testament this verse in the 1st Epistle of John, 5:7:-
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one."
After the forgery (evidently done in Latin copies from about 800 AD) tricked Erasmus, this slipped into the Protestant bibles as well, and except for good translations, has been reprinted over and over, being quoted by everyone from St Thomas Aquinas to school children, "proving" the Trinity. Only three other Greek manuscripts have the spurious verse.
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