Jesus Christ was a historical figure of staggering influence,perhaps the most enigmatic andinspirational leader the world has ever seen.As the prophesied Messiah,Jesus toppled kings,inspired millions,and founded new philosophies.As a descendant of the lines of King Solomonand King David,Jesus possessed a rightful Authentic Louis Vuitton Handbags claim to the throne of the King of the Jews.
Understandably,His life was recorded by thousands of followers across the land."Teabing pausedto sip his tea and then placed the cup back on the mantel."More than eighty gospels wereconsidered for the New Testament,and yet only a relative few were chosen forinclusion—Matthew,Mark,Luke,and John among them.
"Who chose which gospels to include?"Sophie asked.
"Aha!"Teabing burst in with enthusiasm."The fundamental irony of Christianity!The Bible,as weknow it today,was collated by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great."
"I thought Constantine was a Christian,"Sophie said.
"Hardly,"Teabing scoffed."He was a lifelong pagan who was baptized on his deathbed,too weakto protest.In Constantine's Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Handbags day,Rome's official religion was sun worship—the cult of Sol Invictus,or the Invincible Sun—and Constantine was its head priest.Unfortunately for him,a growingreligious turmoil was gripping Rome.Three centuries after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ,Christ's
followers had multiplied exponentially.Christians and pagans began warring,and the conflict grewto such proportions that it threatened to rend Rome in two.Constantine decided something had tobe done.In 325A.D.,he decided to unify Rome under a single religion.Christianity."