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Saint Kevin's Way 5 From Ballinagee Bridge to Granamore Bridge over the Douglas River

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I parked the car next to the Granemore Bridge and walked to the Ballinagee Bridge and returned on the same route of the Saint Kevin's Way. 

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the meeting of the ballinagee river and the abhainn river forming the kings river

The meeting of the Ballinagee River and the Abhainn River forming the Kings River.

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bog alongside the kings river

Bog-land alongside the Kings River.

Kings river
Turning off the riverside.
Footbridge over the Gleenreemore Brook

Footbridge over the Gleenreemore Brook

The lane to Granamore Bridge starting on gravel and finishing on asphalt.
                                     

What about the Other Gospels?


Nowadays the New Testament account of the life and teaching of Jesus has been undermined ( with little investigation) in some peoples minds by the Gnostic writings. These writings came to academic attention with the discovery in 1945 of a number of ancient Gnostic Gospels which are now known as the Nag Hammadi Library. Previously to this event the only knowledge of the content of these “gospels” came from the Early Fathers who wrote against them.

Popular books and television programs have suggested that in trying to discover early authentic Christianity greater (or at least equal value ) be placed upon these documents then the four Gospels of the New Testament (written around 50 to 100AD). The fact is that these Gnostic Gospels are considered written much later (written after 100 AD) by most scholars then the four Gospels of the New Testament. The Epistles of the New Testament are the earliest Christian documents (written before the Four Gospels). For example the Apostle Paul wrote between 48 and 64 AD. We know these dates are accurate because of the facts we know about his life, including his execution which took place around AD 70. The reading of the New Testament reveals a continuity of thought not only between the Epistles and the Gospels but also the New Testament and the Old Testament. The major themes are repeated in all, such as God the gracious creator, mankind the rebellious creature, the need of forgiveness and reconciliation. A comparison of the Gnostic Gospels reveal them to be pagan writings dressed up as Christian and denying with utter contempt the teaching of both the New Testament and the Old Testament. The warning that Jesus gave is ably applied to them ."Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

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