New Book Reevaluates the Biblical Jesus

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A new book, Restoring the Biblical Christ, says that the Jesus of the Bible is genuine, but simultaneously rejects the notion that the Bible originally declared Jesus to be God. By referring to the oldest biblical manuscripts in existence along with the word meanings of the ancient languages, the author argues that the Trinitarian interpretation is frankly unauthentic.

"Jesus always pointed his disciples to the Father as the one whom they were to acknowledge as God," says author, Jason Kerrigan. "According to the Gospel of John, chapter twenty, verse 17, Jesus told Mary Magdalene that he had the same God as did his disciples. If that doesn't sound like a fact that coincides with Trinitarianism, it is because it doesn't."

The Trinitarian interpretation of the Bible states that God consists of three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but Jason believes that only the Father was considered by Jesus and the early Christians to be the true God. "One of Jesus' prayers is recorded in the seventeenth chapter of John's gospel," says Jason, "wherein he says, 'Father . . . this is eternal life, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.' Furthermore, Paul of Tarsus, the man who wrote the majority of the New Testament scriptures, penned the words, 'To us, there is but one God, the Father.'"

As a former Trinitarian Jason is familiar with the arguments that are made from the Bible to promote the idea that Jesus was divine. "There are a few passages within our English translations of the Bible that have been mistranslated and misinterpreted," says Jason, "but the greater part of the book I have written is geared precisely towards the issue of reconciling those texts with the rest of the Bible."

"When I was proofreading the manuscript for this book, I was repeatedly surprised by the insights revealed in Jason's writing," says Beverly Parks, "I found Restoring the Biblical Christ to be an engaging, thought-provoking work, especially for those who hold a traditional Trinitarian view of God. If you've never questioned what you've been taught or never examined other views, then you owe it to yourself to read this book so that you can at least say with confidence that you've looked at both sides of the issue."

The book, Restoring the Biblical Christ, was released to the public in January of 2007.

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