Originally Posted by Mia14
Blows my mind...
It's scary to think that the Bible was compiled by men and there were so many more gospels that the greater public may never know of. I've heard of a gospel according to Mary and one according to Thomas. Who knows what really happened?
There were over five thousand different texts to sift through when they first started compiling a New Testament. The Gospel of Judas is a Gnsotic text, and there were thousands of them, to be sure. At its earliest, Christianity was kept alive and promulgated through oral tradition, and many believe the stories weren't put to paper until the Gnostics started circulating their own Gospels. The thought was that the Gospel would get heinously perverted unless some documents were produced. This website will give you a fascinating look into how the New Testament was compiled and canonized:
and this website will give you the original Greek and current English texts for all the early Christian writings that we have:
Check those sites out and tell me what you learn about early Christianity.