The Bible says 'Saviors' - Obadiah 1:21
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The Bible says 'Saviors' - Obadiah 1:21
The New Testament coverup of saviors John the Baptist and James the Just
Published:
2/18/2013
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
252
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-44154-568-8
Print Type:
B/W
"Saviors shall ascend Mt. Zion ..." - Obadiah 1:21. How many know that the Bible says "Saviors", PLURAL? Not many. This is the story of the mystic Saviors John the Baptist and James the Just, and where the tell-tale evidence for them as saviors, and many more as well, can be found in the Bible. The Tanak, the "Old Testament" of the Jewish Faith, has details of many different saviors, and the Christian New Testament has suppressed similar evidence, both fascinating and deeply hidden, that only now comes to light because of the recent amazing discoveries of long lost manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi gnostic gospels, and most stunning of all, the 'lost' Gospel of Judas, mentioned by Irenaeus in the 2nd century. Only here will you learn how to read the mystic truths in the scriptures, and see revealed to the world for the first time, even in the very words of Jesus Christ himself, the evidence for serial Mastership -- a long line of spiritual masters with the power of salvation. A message of personal non-sacrificial works salvation in contrast to the accepted faith-only invention of the "Spouter of Lying", Paul, emerges as the various sources come together in a way unseen as stand-alone literary compositions. The many mistranslations, misinterpretations, and misunderstandings of scripture which contributed to the delay of this monumental discovery are presented verse-by verse in a riveting analysis of period documents and comparison with modern-day mystic teachings. The almost unbelievable lengths that the gospel authors and early Pauline church leaders went to to conceal this truth is now clearly shown. The falsifi cation and hijacking by gospel authors of two beautiful Old Testament verses, Zechariah 13:7 and Psalm 41:9, is thoroughly reviewed. Scholars do not know this. The clergy does not know. But you can know, and you should.




















The author, Robert Wahler, is a life-long follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ and is a practitioner of Surat Shabd Bhakti Yoga. He maintains a home in the Bay Area of central California and a farm on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Wahler argues in absorbing and meticulous detail that Jesus was but one of many saviors.
The Bible Says 'Saviors' is Robert Wahler's expose of what he sees as flaws, mistakes, and misrepresentations found in the Bible regarding the rank and protocol of prophets and other religious leaders (such as Moses, Jesus's brothers Jude and James, and the apostle Paul) that came before and after Jesus. The evidence presented is thorough and often compelling, though conclusions don't always seem inevitable.
The book can be passionate, intriguing, and persuasive, and its intelligence and sincerity are without question. Referencing such disparate sources as the Nag Hammadi Library, the Gnostic Gospels, the Gospel of Judas, and Qumran fragments, the text reveals the politics, confusion, biases, and treachery that distorted the scriptures we have today. Wahler asserts certain figures in the gospels played much larger roles in God's plan than we've been led to believe - that Jesus was not the only savior. He goes on to say that Jesus's ministry was confined to the Jewish community where he dwelt and ended at the time of his death.
The Bible Says 'Saviors' is not without charm or intrigue, and it provides considerable food for thought. Wahler goes to great lengths to explain the nuances and subtleties of translation and how colloquial and cultural context can impact the message extrapolated from a text handed down and handed off, again and again. Additionally, Wahler is not the first to question the agenda of Paul, and much of his speculation seems reasonable. It would be up to the reader's discretion to decide if Paul's motives were delusional or quite as pernicious as the author suggests.
Some of the book's ideas are less startling than others, but after a while, we realize we're being asked to trust its grasp of particular circumstances - that while the conclusions aren't necessarily mistaken, neither are they inescapable. For example, Wahler says that the disciples are recorded as vegetarian, so Jesus was likely vegetarian also. He then goes on to discuss other spiritual ascetics who refused carnivorous consumption and alcohol.
The first part of the text is devoted mostly to provenance. There are pages and pages of evidence, when points could be made much more efficiently in half the space. The prose itself benefits from careful, conscientious clarity, but the didactic, exhortative tone can be a bit offputting: "This mention of gates of salvation, opened many times, is clearly in reference to Masters, plural. It wouldn't be possible to ascribe another logical reading here."
Wahler's book is absorbing and fairly meticulous in its reasoning, though it often has the feel of a prolonged criminal trial. As suggested previously, the leaps of logic vary in merit, perhaps according to one's personal sense of credulity. Zeal doesn't always inspire confidence. Perhaps the best way to contend with The Bible Says 'Saviors' is to read the text in its entirety and then consider its arguments carefully in retrospect.
-- Christopher Soden, ForeWord Reviews
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In The Bible Says 'Saviors' - Obadiah 1:21, Robert Wahler argues that the writers of the New Testament intentionally covered up the importance of John the Baptist and James the Just in the development of Christianity.
For the author, Jesus, the central figure for mainstream believers, is little more than a fabrication to prevent people from understanding the true nature of God and the Holy Spirit. He argues that many versions of the Bible are filled with mistranslations and that his book will present "significant new information to guide others in the direction of forming the complete story of how 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' came to be, which really should be recognized as 'The Greatest Cover-Up of All Time.'"
This is a bold, yet somewhat familiar, statement. Drawing heavily on the work of Bart Ehrman and Robert H. Eisenman, two popular scholars who have pointed out historical and textual inconsistencies in the New Testament, Wahler's book makes for interesting reading, shedding considerable light on how James's role in early Christianity was nearly erased from time if not for the finding of many ancient texts in 20th century.
Yet the book has some problems. First, the book is dense and sometimes convoluted. Wahler's enthusiasm for his material is apparent, but he introduces too many ideas without the proper set up, especially in early chapters. Second, the book is in need of line editing and sculpting. Long paragraph blocks are common. Without a pause to collect their thoughts, readers are likely to feel rather lost at sea. Third, a historical book of this type needs proper footnotes. While there is a bibliography, the book contains no notes.
The Bible Says 'Saviors' shows promise, and Wahler's ideas are provocative, but his book needs the eyes of a seasoned editor to help him sculpt these ideas into a powerful challenge to the status quo.
-- BlueInk Review
"The original work, in Chapter Six is footnoted. The long paragraphs noted were simply paragraphs ended at a page bottom and top, and not indented. Not a comment at all was made in either review on the world-changing revolutionary message of 'Judas' being a cover for James the Just."
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jesus-centric beliefs reconsidered., December 5, 2010
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Chris Albert Wells
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A shoot has risen from Eisenman, and as his mentor, Wahler uses the same disorderly enthusiasm making his demonstrations at times difficult to follow.

Having my own standpoints, I can't agree that the best proof of Jesus' existence is that he had a brother James and that James was "THE" Master of Justice. But he was certainly "A" Master of Justice in the line of his predecessor.

With these disclaimers, lets look into what I consider as very positive aspects of this book.

Wahler recognizes that the Gospels display at least two masters, Jesus and his precursor John the Baptist from whom Jesus learnt. The author uses the Hebrew Matthew to show to what extent the original text underwent changes under the ideological pens of later scribes. This is an important aspect of the book for many commentators reject the very idea of an original Hebrew regardless the evidence found in the early church father's writings. I'm sure that many readers are unaware of Hebrew Matthew.

The author is also very keen in developing Eisenman's views supporting that James, the real follower of the traditions, was cleverly obliterated in Acts and later documents that set Paul in pole position. The controversy between the two men is a strong moment within the book. Paul is accused of inventing themes palatable to the Greco-Roman audience, betraying the real teachings of a Jesus who had no intention to create a new religion.

Jesus is also subjected to controversy as seen in the light of the Nag Hammadi collection of manuscripts. The author shows that normative Christendom was a choice between different understandings of Jesus' message.

This is a book for wide-open minds that shows that the struggle between tendencies was recorded within the gospels and apocrypha.
Chris Albert Wells  
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, mesmerizing but do not get attached to it, July 8, 2013
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Jacques COULARDEAU "A soul doctor, so to say" (OLLIERGUES France) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Bible says 'Saviors' - Obadiah 1:21: The New Testament coverup of saviors John the Baptist and James the Just (Paperback)
To discuss this book, you have to take it upside down, or rather end-side first and start from the conclusions. I will then follow the injunction from Bart Ehrman that Robert Wahler endorses page 239: "What we need most in religious discussion is a frank and brutally honest sharing of views." Since I am not entering a religious discussion but a historical evaluation I will add my own principle: as soon as some expression of ideas is made public it deserves the best reading and reviewing available, which does not mean I will count the misspellings and the omitted comas, as most research directors may do at PhD level, but I will not curb or soften the arguments that I will bring forward for any reason at all, and certainly not because the author is not a professional research worker. He who pretends to walk on the moon of theology better take his special metaphysical spacesuit or mental diving suit and with or without diving belt There is no freedom of expression if there is no freedom or critique (or reviewing).

The very first element I am going to bring up is the idea the author speaks for and to "believers" (page 242) and within the sole frame of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) that asserts itself as being the science of the soul. Radha Soami means `lord of the soul', and a follower needs a master or teacher to be able to follow the path to this spirituality (see the criteria for recognizing a master according to Dr Julian Johnson page 239-240, ten commandments of sort).

"RSSB is trying to maintain the core of spirituality without allowing it to take on a formal structure. The philosophy teaches a personal path of spiritual development which includes a vegetarian diet, abstinence from intoxicants, a moral way of life and the practice of daily meditation. There are no rituals, ceremonies, hierarchies or mandatory contributions, nor are there compulsory gatherings. Members need not give up their cultural identity or religious preference to follow this path." (rssb.org)

This presentation does not reject any religion in particular, even those that do not believe in God or any supernatural beings, but Robert Wahler is clear about his reference: for him God is an existing entity. That does not bother me at all, but that excludes those who do not believe in God, or even more those for whom there is no superior entity of any android nature, eventually of a pure phantasmagoric definition, even purely spiritual, those who only recognize as a superior dynamic the very material cosmic bodies from the smallest particle to the largest constellation. It will appear in what I am going to say that I consider spirituality
Bob Wahler 
 
 


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