Cover-Up: How The Church Silenced Jesus's True Heirs

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"What might have ended up as a dry history actually reads more like a thriller as it describes the evolution and history of the early church. Goudge is an 'amateur'... but for me that's not negative. He brings a passion and excitement to his work that you don't see in more academic writing." DB Alimere

"This is a very good, thorough presentation. I've been aware of the scholarship in the field of early Christianity for several decades, but there were some interesting surprises. A good, thought-provoking read!" darkisland51

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I had a very difficult life with many struggles with my spirituality and sexuality. In the 1980s, these became so severe that I had bouts of insanity. Then I had a dream of standing on the edge of a trench while workmen were filling it up. I realized that it had once been an abyss. On awakening, I realized that abyss was my depression. But I knew also that the workmen were my psychic recourses which I would have to draw upon and work with. Inspired by a women who exploded as Paul's remark that women should be silent in church: if there was anything they didn't understand, they should ask their husbands when they got home, I began to question whether Paul could condemn me to this hell. The result was the research (24 years of it) that resulted in this book. I am the Nazarenes, longing for a world of justice.

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Since the Last Supper is a sacrificial rite, we must examine Jesus's attitude toward sacrifice. His two most important commandments reveal his priorities:

"Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." The second is this, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Mk 12:29-32, NRSV).

The scribe who asked Jesus's opinion on the most important commandment replies that these overshadow burnt offerings and sacrifices. Jesus approves, telling the scribe that he is close to the kingdom of God. Why, then, holding these views, would Jesus sacrifice himself as an atonement to God? Both Matthew and Luke saw the problem, deleting all reference to sacrifice in that story. After all, it made Jesus's death on the cross irrelevant. Luke, like Paul, saw Jesus's sacrificial death as the be-all and end-all of his new religion. In fact, Luke's two-part account, his Gospel and the Book of Acts, portrays the benighted disciples, Peter in particular, only gradually realizing that they have a new religion on their hands. But why would the Son of God pick such dim disciples?

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