The Lost Books of the Bible
originally published in 1928
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Lost Books of the Bible

The Gospel of Mary
The Book of James
Infancy of Jesus Christ
I Infancy
II Infancy
III Infancy
IV Infancy
The Epistle of Jesus
Gospel of Nicodemus
The Apostles Creed
Paul to the Laodiceans
Paul to Seneca
The Acts of Paul
First Clement
Second Clement
Ignatius to Polycarp
Polycarp to Philippians
Shepherd of Hermas
Lost Gospel of Pete

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Flavius Josephus
Philo of Alexandria
Book of Jubilees
Book of Jasher
Lost Books of the Bible
Forgotten Eden Books
The Books of Enoch
Apostolic Fathers

The Epistle of Paul to the Laodiceans

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Listen to The Epistle of Paul to the LaodiceansHe salutes the brethren, exhorts them to persevere in good works, and not to be moved by vain speaking. Rejoices in his bonds, desires them to live in the fear of the Lord.

Paul an Apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, to the brethren which are at Laodicea.
Grace be to you, and peace, from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank Christ in every prayer of mine, that you may continue and persevere in good works, looking for that which is promised in the day of judgment.
Do not be troubled by the vain speeches of anyone who perverts the truth, that they may draw you aside from the truth of the Gospel which I have preached.
And now may God grant that my converts may attain to a perfect knowledge of the truth of the Gospel, be beneficent, and doing good works which accompany salvation.
And now my bonds, which I suffer in Christ, are manifest, in which I rejoice and am glad.

This epistle, along with those to the Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon were likely written during Paul's Roman captivity, about A.D. 61- 63.

For I know that this shall turn to my salvation forever, which shall be through your prayer and the supply of the Holy Spirit.
Whether I live or die, to me to live shall be a life to Christ, to die will be joy.

Compare with: "For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain." (Philippians 1:21)

And our Lord will grant us his mercy, that you may have the same love, and be like-minded.
Wherefore, my beloved, as you have heard of the coming of the Lord, so think and act reverently, and it shall be to you life eternal;
For it is God who is working in you;

Compare with: "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure." (Philippians 2:13)

And do all things without sin.
And what is best, my beloved; rejoice in the Lord Jesus Christ, and avoid all filthy lucre.

For "filthy lucre" or money, especially gained from sinful activities, see I Timothy 3:3, 8; Titus 1:7, 11; I Peter 5:2. I Timothy 6:10 is often misquoted as "money is the root of all evil," but it really says "the love of money is the root of all evil," meaning the root of all sorts of evil.

Let all your requests by made known to God, and be steady in the doctrine of Christ.
And whatever things are sound and true, and of good report, and chaste, and just, and lovely, these things do.

Compare with: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things." (Philippians 4:8)

Those things which you have heard and received, think on these things, and peace shall be with you.
All the saints salute you.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Cause this Epistle to be read to the Colossians, and the Epistle of the Colossians to be read among you.

Compare with: "And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the [epistle] from Laodicea." (Colossians 4:16)