Jesus: A Spiritual Leader or a Political Messiah
This compelling book examines what present-day Christians consider to be the “gospel truth” in light of what’s actually narrated in the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible.
One can argue with external opinions, but never with intrinsic facts. Which is why, S.Shenbaga Perumal’s Jesus—A Spiritual Leader or a Political Messiah: What the Bible Says About Him makes you sit up and take notice. This compelling book examines what present-day Christians consider to be the “gospel truth” in light of what’s actually narrated in the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible. Are Jesus, the son of Mary, and Christ, the Savior, one and the same? When and how did the concept of Christ get entrenched, and does It conform to Biblical beliefs of the Old Testament? On what authority did Paul, the author of the prime principles in the New Testament, decide to abandon the Old Testament, which was followed by Jesus himself?
What were the epochal Biblical events? Who were the influential personages of the Bible and what was their outlook and way of life? Were lies used to take to the Gentiles, the non-Jews? How did Jesus—who was baptized, circumcised, and lived as a Jew following the Laws of the Old Testament until he was crucified—become the Christ of the Gentiles? Was political leader serving his particular caste of people elevated to an overarching status, and why? Are the core tenets of the Bible in line with what’s now held as the doctrines of Christianity? Did wisdom from the East reach Gentile Christians through Gnosticism? Is the Kingdom of God only for the followers of the Christ? Are faith and truth on true separate trajectories?
Not a critique or promotion of any religious belief, the book scrutinizes what The Bible itself states, making for an irrefutable reality check. A riveting read that will captivate scholars and believers alike…