Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Thursday - Book Signing

We will be having our inaugural

"First Thursday--An Evening with the Author"

tomorrow, October 1, 2009, beginning at 6:00p.m.

Dr. Regesh will be on hand to discuss and sign his provocative book:

Saint Paul, The First Antichrist-- Deception and Dogma

The book that changes everything.

Dr. John Ben Regesh shares a fascinating revelation of his own as he closely examines ancient scripture to expose what he sees to be the fraudulent teachings of one of the most influential ‘Christians’ in history.

By laying out the writings of Saint Paul and comparing relevant passages with the teachings of Jesus Christ, Dr. Regesh reveals where he sees the error of Paul’s teachings without conjecture, theory, or supposition.

Using passages from the Bible, Regesh's indictment against Paul is constructed before your very eyes. The truth of this book stands against any attack and promises to cause a whirlwind of controversy and consternation throughout Christianity.

You will also be introduced to concepts like the eighth day of creation, moving from darkness to light and death to life, the Creation Continuum, and how John 21 is actually the demotion of Peter from leader of the Church. Finally, the true reason that Christmas is on the 25th of December.

About the Author:

Growing up in a strict Roman Catholic family, Dr. John Ben Regesh, J.D., spent most of his life studying theology and scripture, including successfully translating the New Testament from Latin. Dr. Regesh has practiced law since 1977 and preached the last ten years to a small but active congregation. He is the Archbishop of The Christian Church in Texas and is currently working on his next book that explains the true teachings of Jesus Christ and the Law.

I found his presentation to be well-reasoned and logical although I cannot say that I am convinced of the premise which Dr. Regesh spells out in the pages of this book. But, in honor of Banned Books Week, I found myself returning to my tattered old Catholic Study Bible and rereading the often difficult letters of Paul. The wonderful thing about being presented with ideas that challenge our way of thinking is we are forced to reevaluate and utilize our critical and analytical skills, which is a habit often neglected in favor of the quick sound bite or comfortable opinion.

Hopefully, we will see some of you tomorrow night. Stop by to meet this fascinating local author, enjoy a glass of wine and some interesting conversation.


Sam said...

I was fascinated by what you posted, Joni. I used to translate the Bible from ancient Greek. Oh, gosh, what I translated was NOTHING like the King James version of the Bible I was used to, even the first Book of John. I like to entertain the Jehovah's Witnesses missionaries with that story before I nicely run them off.

So you have TWO things here, the process of translation and the teachings of Paul, which seems very Catholic and way beyond my expertise or memory. It is true, I think Paul wrote in Latin. Oops, a third source of confusion. It's the Tower of Babel all over again!

So my out-take is that the entire Bible was edited over the years so as not to be true to the original scripts. That in itself, is pretty darned heretical. -sam

Joni said...

So true, and then there are those who would have the Bible taught as science. Just another one of those things that makes me shake my head.

You never cease to amaze me - a Greek scholar - what those SPI forum guys don't know. They think you are just some "old" hippie.

We had a few stalwart individuals and the author is a pretty interesting fellow in his own right so the discussion stayed civil but lively.