Forward by Bob Barney: If the following is true or not, the question is still, why haven't you heard of this before? I am not the one, nor are the Armstrong's, Flurries' or countless others from this lifetime, the ones who started these startling claims about the truth of history that we have been allowed to forget. The story of Jesus in England is almost 2,000 years old, yet very few know this! I think the following article will amaze our readers.
THE INCREDIBLE HISTORY OF GOD'S TRUE CHURCH
Ivor C. Fletcher
DID JESUS VISIT BRITAIN?
At least four entirely separate traditions exist in the West of England relating to Jesus as a boy or young man having visited this part of Britain prior to His ministry.
This tradition has even been set to music in Blake's famous hymn "Jerusalem":
And did those feet in ancient time
walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the Holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen ?
The question is, did He really visit England, and if so, for what purpose?
One cannot be dogmatic about this subject because the Bible is silent concerning the matter.
At the end of John's gospel, however, we find the intriguing remark that most of the activities of Jesus Christ were never recorded in the Gospels, (John 21:25). This included all of His activities between the ages of 12 and 30.
There is nothing in the entire Bible to suggest that Jesus could not have visited foreign parts prior to His ministry. Indeed, it plainly states that He spent time in Egypt with His family shortly after His birth (Matt. 2:13).
Many assume that Jesus became a world famous figure only after His death, that His human life was lived out in obscurity, that He was known only by a handful of followers and local officials.
History records, however, that the "historical Jesus" was well known even in the more remote regions of the known world of His day. Eusebius, writing in the early fourth century, records that the fame of Jesus and the knowledge of His healing miracles spread far beyond the borders of His own nation.
Being a bishop and historian of
considerable reputation, Eusebius had access to official archives and
written records. He was writing some 150 years before the fall of the
Roman Empire and during his day many original first century documents
were still extant. MORE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>