|Chapter 221||The Great Gospel of John, Book 6|
13. Said the pharisee to his companions: "What should we do now? The man speaks immensely and many believe in him. We cannot say: 'It is him!', - but also not say: 'It is not him!' My opinion would be, to have another good look at the scriptures. If everything agrees with him, then we cannot otherwise, to fully believe in him; however, if there is anything which does not agree with him, we stay where we are! What do you think?"
14. Said the scribe: "This will give us a lot to do; since the scriptures are extensive and for us difficult to understand. Anyway, we will learn only very little from it! I think that we should stay longer with him and especially with his disciples and talk to them what they have seen and heard from him from the very beginning. And this will provide us with a much better proof about him than our incomprehensible books. I am now already more for believing in him than the opposite! - What are you saying to that!"
15. Said one of the early believers: "Regarding the believe, I do not have a problem anymore, but how to get rid of the temple? This is altogether another question, which is much more difficult for us to answer than any other question!"
16. Said hereupon the Roman: "If there is nothing else misleading you, then I'm of the opinion, this can be solved quite speedily. As far as I know does the temple always sends out well experienced priests into all the world to win over co-believers. If you tell your superiors that you have been requested by me, Agrikola, to do this, surely nobody will have anything against it, and one will let you go. - What do you think of that?"
17. Said the scribe: "The recommendation is acceptable and we will make an attempt. But if the high priest does not allow it, what then?"
18. Said the Roman: "Then I demand it from him with my imperial authority, and your high priest will not object to it anymore!"
19. With that all were content, - only one pharisee was still asking about the one-hundred pounds of gold.
20. But the Roman said: "If you follow me you are free!"
21. With that all were content and went to the disciples to discus with them various issues and thereby became strengthened in their believe.
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