I just learned about this discovered book: Second discourse of Great Seth, from National Geographic.

God actually answered Jesus’ Prayers-

Heb 5:7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek {who is King of Salem/Salam, which means Peace}

The manuscripts traces back to the second and fourth century CE. Theological analysis reveals a crucifixion account taken from the Basilides

The second Treatsie of Great Seth .{ http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/2seth.html }
“….And the plan which they advised about me to release their error and their senselessness- I did not succumb to them as they had planned. But I was not afflicted at all. Those who were there punished me. And I did not die in reality but in appearance, lest I be put to shame by them because these are my kinsfolk? For my death which they think happened, (happened) to them in their error and blindness, since they nailed their man unto their death? for they were deaf and blind? Yes, they saw me, they punished me. It was another, their father, who drank the gall of the vinegar, it was not I. They struck me with the reed; it was another, Simon, who bore the cross on his shoulder. It was another upon whom they placed the crown of thorns? And I was laughing at their ignorance? For I was altering my shapes, changing from form to form.…”
See the May 2006 edition of National Geographic, which I bought to read about these new discoveries. See pictures-


img55/3514/ngnotcruc5bm.jpg Excerpt-“Second Discourse of Great Seth, 200s Says that the true Christ was never crucified.”

img215/5484/ngnagh9ur.jpgExcerpt– “ In ancient times, some of these alternative versions may have circulated more widely that the familiar four gospels.”
The message from the Great Seth is clear, it was not Jesus rather it was Simon the Cyrene who was crucified.

Remember Only Peter witnessed the crucifiction, because all the other disciples forsook him and fled (Matthew 26:56)

Peter himself wrote the same escape account of the crucifiction in the:
Apocalypse of Peter { http://www.webcom.com/gnosis/naghamm/apopet.html }
The Savior said to me, “He whom you saw on the tree, glad and laughing, this is the living Jesus. But this one into whose hands and feet they drive the nails is his fleshly part, which is the substitute being put to shame, the one who came into being in his likeness. But look at him and me.”

But I, when I had looked, said “Lord, no one is looking at you. Let us flee this place.”
But he said to me, “I have told you, “Leave the blind alone!”. And you, see how they do not know what they are saying. For the son of their glory instead of my servant, they have put to shame.”
And I saw someone about to approach us resembling him, even him who was laughing on the tree. And he was filled with a Holy Spirit, and he is the Savior. And there was a great, ineffable light around them,and the multitude of ineffable and invisible angels blessing them. And when I looked at him, the one who gives praise was revealed.

Now see how the Bible you have supports the story that Simon was crucified in Jesus’ stead, he clearly was the one carrying his cross for him-

Mark 15:”
21 They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.
22 They brought him to the place of Golgotha (which is translated Place of the Skull).
23 They gave him wine drugged with myrrh, but he did not take it.
24 Then they crucified him and divided his garments by casting lots for them to see what each should take.
25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him.

Luke 23:”

26 As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus.
27 A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him.
28 Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, …
32 Now two others, both criminals, were led away with him to be executed.
33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left.
34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” They divided his garments by casting lots.”

Now considering the two reading above, we note the following:

1) Simon carried the cross of Jesus. No where does it say that Jesus bore it also at the same time.
2) The above never mentioned that the cross was given back to Jesus
3) If we trace the word “him” in Luke 23:33, we notice the word “Jesus” next to it. However, this word was placed instead of the word “him” to remove the confusion that may occur while reading the above. An average reader could possibly understand the word “him” as referring to Simon not Jesus himself.
Luke 23:34 may help understand the case ahead.
[34] [Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”]:
4)Crucifiction has so contradictory accounts, said to have been put on a Tree in Acts 5:30,
And Cross In Mathew 27:40. (Maybe the ‘tree’ written in Acts by peter was his being ‘saved’ appearing on the tree, changed to crucified, as obtains in the Apocalypse of Peter)
5) Remember the Isaiah prophesy said ‘not a bone would be broken'(John 19:36). Well God did so. you can never knock nails into someone and hang him by it without crunching and breaking the hand and foot small bones

The Moslem Holy Quran puts it this same way-
4:156-159 “That they rejected Faith; That they uttered against Mary A grave false charge; That they said (in boast): ‘We killed Christ Jesus The son of Mary, The Messenger of Allah.’ But they killed him not, Nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjunction to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. Nay, Allah raised him up Unto Himself
Meaning Jesus was raised up unscathed, to return to save the world and complete his time at a later date.
Hence Moslems expect and eagerly await Jesus’ return, though for this different reason, ie to defeat enemies of God, to disgrace and destroy the false Priests and evil ones who distorted his image and story, and break the cross. Jews expect him to come for the first time, because they believe Jesus was an imposter, because of many controversies, and his not sccomplishing the tough feats predicted, eg- Building the Temple in Jerusalem, defeating all Gods enemies, etc.