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The Real Messiah: The Throne of St. Mark and the True Origins of Christianity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2009

    Must reading, especially for serious history detectives

    The author has done his homework and then some. I want more and I want everyone to read the book.

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  • Posted May 25, 2009

    One man's 20-year journey to discover the true origins of Christianity.

    From the beginning of time, there have been men who were larger than life and upon whom the pivot of history turned. To find these men, one need only look. Their deeds are preserved in monument, story and song: Julius Caesar, Plato, Archimedes, Akhenaton, Moses, Abraham, Jacob, Muhammad, Hitler, Charlemagne, King Richard the Lion-heart, King John, Leonardo da Vinci and Jesus, to name a few.

    Two thousand years ago, one man changed the face of religion and the course of history by his death and resurrection. His teachings endured in spite of Rome's pogroms to stamp out the slave religion. Roman emperor Constantine embraced those beliefs, organized and built the most powerful religion on Earth, one that still endures. That man was Jesus, son of Mary and Joseph, a simple carpenter. Every year at Easter Christians celebrate his triumph over the grave, but did the Roman Catholic Church get it wrong? Did the church fathers tamper with history and create a god out of the messenger sent to pave the way for the true Jewish Messiah?

    Stephan Huller spent twenty years of his life traveling, researching and consulting with historians, linguists and theologians in his search for the truth. The Real Messiah is the culmination of that search; the evidence it contains fills in the gaps that theologians and Christian apologists have sought to reconcile over for nearly twenty centuries.

    According to the prophecies, "[t]he intended [Jewish] Messiah had to be a king-not simply in a spiritual sense, but also in a political sense, [whose] arrival would alter Judaism forever. It would mean an abandonment of the Laws of Moses and a completely new Covenant with God that would be so all-encompassing that the very Temple of Jerusalem would be abolished and ultimately destroyed." With that beginning to his story, Huller lays the groundwork and details the life and times of The Real Messiah Marcus Julius Agrippa, last king of the Jews, a contemporary of Jesus, and the author of the four gospels of the new testament, also known as St. Mark. The proof begins with a small throne carved in one piece from alabaster in Alexandria in Egypt and now housed in Venice.

    In what amounts to heresy, Huller boldly breaks down the myths and legends surrounding the story of Jesus and unfolds a story full of intrigue, mystery, ".incest, one of the most famous love affairs of its time, and a genius for power-play and influence that any dictator or monarch would have admired." The Real Messiah is a fascinating, carefully researched, complex puzzle built on solid scholarship and grounded in Jewish mysticism. The truth is not out there, it is here.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    Absolutely brilliant

    Having studied New Testament theology in college, I thought I knew everything there was to know about Christianity. There certainly are a new crop of books which come out every year that develop essentially silly theories about my religion, but I never pay much attention to those books. This book is very different. Huller apparently has waited twenty years to publish this book, and the attention to detail shows. Huller asks us one question above all else - what was Mark thinking when he wrote his gospel? This incredibly simple line of reasoning opens up a number of provocative questions which ultimately lead to his great discovery - Mark was Marcus Julius Agrippa, the last king of the Jews and Christianity was the religion established for Jewish proselytes in the aftermath of the Roman conquest (c. 70 AD).

    No one can overstate the significance of this understanding. Not only does it make intuitive sense, Huller's rediscovery of the true identity of the historical architect of Christianity helps us get out from under the control of those who want to keep things the same and ends up opening up a whole new understanding of the most influential religion in history.

    Huller suggests maybe Christianity wasn't about Jesus being the Christ. In this he argues that Jews were right. Huller also asks maybe Jesus was just a messenger for someone else exactly as the Islamic tradition has always held. Indeed the thrust of his book is that maybe the people of the Middle East, the people from Jesus part of the world who know him best.

    After reading all 268 pages of this book most of us will likely end up agreeing with Huller.

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