The Gospel Of
AKA The Acts Of Pontius Pilate
The Gospel of Nicodemus is supposed by some to have been written by Nicodemus, a disciple of Jesus Christ. It is also noted that Eusebius, in his Ecclesiastical history, claims that the Acts of Pontius Pilate were forged by pagans. But, the evidence in this Gospel proves that it was not the forgery of unbelievers. The Gospel of Nicodemus was in use among Christians and churches at the end of the third century. It was considered Canonical until it's removal by various edicts and councils of the early church. There is much evidence of supernatural phenomena presented in The Gospel, backed up by Biblical evidence. Below are verses from The Gospel of Nicodemus with comparative verses taken from the Bible we use today.
Tops Of The Standards
Bow To Jesus
1:20 And as Jesus was going in by the ensigns, who carried the standards, the tops of them bowed down and worshipped Jesus.
1:22 But Pilate said to the Jews, I know it is not pleasing to you that the tops of the standards did of themselves bow and worship Jesus; but why do ye exclaim against the ensigns,as if they had bowed and worshipped?
1:25 The ensigns said to Pilate, We are all Pagans and worship the gods in temples; and how should we think anything about worshipping him? We only held the standards in our hands and they bowed themselves and worshipped him.
1:32 And when Jesus went in, the standards bowed themselves as before, and worshipped him.
An Angel Troubles The
Waters Of A Pool And The Water Cures Infirmities
5:14 And he said, I lay for thirty - eight years by the sheep- pool at Jerusalem, labouring under a great infirmity, and waiting for a cure which should be wrought by the coming of an angel, who at a certain time troubled the water; and whosoever first after the troubling of the water stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. 15 And when Jesus saw me languishing there, he said to me, Wilt thou be made whole? And I answered, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool. 16 And he said unto me, Rise, take up thy bed and walk. And I was immediately made whole, and took up my bed and walked.
Jesus Performs Miracles
5:21 They told me that Jesus was passing by: then I cried out, saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. And he stood still, and commanded that I should be brought to him, and said to me, What wilt thou? 22 I said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 23 He said to me, Receive thy sight: and presently I saw, and followed him, rejoicing and giving thanks. 24 Another Jew also came forth, and said, I was a leper, and he cured me by his word only, saying, I will, be thou clean; and presently I was cleansed from my leprosy. 25 And another Jew came forth, and said, I was crooked, and he made me straight by his word. 26 And a certain woman named Veronica, said, I was afflicted with an issue of blood twelve years, and I touched the hem of his garments, and presently the issue of my blood stopped.
Jesus Turns Water Into
5:28 And, after other things, another Jew said, I saw Jesus invited to a wedding with his disciples, and there was a want of wine in Cana of Galilee; 29 And when the wine was all drank, he commanded the servants that they should fill six pots which were there with water, and they filled them up to the brim, and he blessed them, and turned the water into wine, and all the people drank, being surprised at this miracle.
Lazarus Raised From The
5:45 But others said to Pilate, That he had raised Lazarus from the dead, after he had been four days in his grave.
During The Crucifixion
1:1 And it was about the sixth hour, and darkness was upon the face of the whole earth until the ninth hour. 2 And while the sun was eclipsed, behold the vail of the temple was rent from the top to the bottom; and the rocks also were rent, and the graves opened, and many bodies of saints, which slept, arose.
The Sepulchre Stone Is
Rolled Away By An Angel With A Countenance Like Lightening
10:3 That while they were guarding the sepulchre of Jesus, there was an earthquake; and we saw an angel of God roll away the stone of the sepulchre and sit upon it; 4 And his countenance was like lightning and his garment like snow; and we became through fear like persons dead. 5 And we heard an angel saying to the women at the sepulchre of Jesus, Do not fear; I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified; he is risen as he foretold. 6 Come and see the place where he was laid; and go presently, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead, and he will go before you into Galilee; there ye shall see him as he told you.
Jesus Ascends To Heaven
10:21 And when he had said these things to his disciples, we saw him ascending up to heaven. 22 When the chief priests, and elders, and Levites heard these things, they said to these three men, Give glory to the God of Israel, and make confession to him, whether those things are true, which ye say ye have seen and heard. 23 They answering said, As the Lord of our fathers liveth, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, according as we heard Jesus talking with his disciples, and according as we saw him ascending up to heaven, so we have related the truth to you. 24 And the three men farther answered, and said, adding these words, If we should not own the words which we heard Jesus speak, and that we saw him ascending into heaven, we should be guilty of sin.
12:7 After this, they asked them what they had seen; who answered with one accord, In the presence of the God of Israel we affirm, that we plainly saw Jesus talking with his disciples in Mount Olivet, and ascending up to heaven.
12:12 And besides these men have declared, that they saw him talking with his disciples in Mount Olivet, and ascending up to heaven. 13 Then Joseph rising up, said to Annas and Caiaphas, Ye may be justly under a great surprise, that you have been told, that Jesus is alive, and gone up to heaven.
Simeon's Sons Are
Raised From The Dead
12:16 This same Simeon had two sons of his own, and we were all present at their death and funeral. 17 Go therefore and see their tombs, for these are open, and they are risen: and behold, they are in the city of Arimathaea, spending their time together in offices of devotion.
Elijah Was Taken Up To
11:2 And the scripture teacheth us that the blessed prophet Elijah was taken up to heaven; and Elisha being asked by the sons of the prophets, Where is our father Elijah? He said to them, that he is taken up to heaven.
Joseph Of Arimathaea
Sees Angels And Jesus Shining Brightly
11:20 But while I was standing at prayer in the middle of the night, the house was surrounded with four angels; and I saw Jesus as the brightness of the sun, and fell down upon the earth for fear.
A Great Light In The
Blackness Of Hell
13:3 When we were placed with our fathers in the depth of hell, in the blackness of darkness, on a sudden there appeared the colour of the sun like gold, and a substantial purple - coloured light enlightening the place. 4 Presently upon this, Adam, the father of all mankind, with all the patriarchs and prophets, rejoiced and said, That light is the author of everlasting light, who hath promised to translate us to everlasting light. 5 Then Isaiah the prophet cried out, and said, This is the light of the Father, and the Son of God, according to my prophecy, when I was alive upon earth. 6 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim beyond Jordan, a people who walked in darkness, saw a great light; and to them who dwelled in the region of the shadow of death, light is arisen. And now he is come, and hath enlightened us who sat in death. 7 And while we were all rejoicing in the light which shone upon us, our father Simeon came among us, and congratulating all the company, said, Glorify the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God.
John Hears A Voice From
13:13 And I baptized him in the river Jordan, and saw the Holy Ghost descending upon him in the form of a dove, and heard a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
The Angel Michael
Appears To Seth
14:3 Then Seth, coming near to the patriarchs and prophets, said, I Seth, when I was praying to God at the gates of Paradise, beheld the angel of the Lord, Michael appear unto me saying, I am sent unto thee from the Lord; I am appointed to preside over human bodies.
Jesus Will Come Down On
14:8 And when at that time the most merciful Son of God, Christ Jesus, shall come down on earth, he will introduce our father Adam into Paradise, to the tree of mercy.
A Great Voice Like
Thunder Is Heard
16:13 Then there was a great voice, as of the sound of thunder saying, Lift up your gates, 0 princes; and be ye lifted up, ye gates of hell, and the King of Glory will enter in.
Christ Has A Bright
17:3 Who art thou, who hast no sign of corruption, but that bright appearance which is a full proof of thy greatness, of which yet thou seemest to take no notice?
Elijah Translated In A
Fiery Chariot, Enoch And Elijah Will Return To The Earth
20:3 One of them answering, said, I am Enoch, who was translated by the word of God: and this man who is with me, is Elijah the Tishbite, who was translated in a fiery chariot. 4 Here we have hitherto been and have not tasted death, but are now about to return at the coming of Antichrist, being armed with divine signs and miracles, to engage with him in battle, and to be slain by him at Jerusalem, and to be taken up alive again into the clouds, after three days and a half.
Charinus And Lenthius
Changed Into White Forms
21:7 And after they had made an end of writing and had wrote in two distinct pieces of paper, Charinus gave what he wrote into the hands of Annas, and Caiaphas, and Gamaliel. 8 Lenthius likewise gave what he wrote into the hands of Nicodemus and Joseph; and immediately they were changed into exceeding white forms and were seen no more.
Jesus Seen Ascending
And Entering Heaven
22:8 And when we were deliberating among one another about the miracles which Jesus had wrought, we found many witnesses of our own country, who declared that they had seen him alive after his death, and that they heard him discoursing with his disciples, and saw him ascending unto the height of the heavens, and entering into them;