|About the Book|
Two thousand years ago, Israel was an occupied nation, with a foreign king -- a descendant of Edomite converts -- and possessing a centuries old promise of freedom and a return to THE LAW of its founders.Then, as now, those who identifiedMoreTwo thousand years ago, Israel was an occupied nation, with a foreign king -- a descendant of Edomite converts -- and possessing a centuries old promise of freedom and a return to THE LAW of its founders.Then, as now, those who identified themselves as true Hebrews -- Jewish descendants of the original biblical tribes -- could be seen to apply THE LAW in varying degrees, or,styles, of observance. Those variations were not unlike the secular to orthodox variations we see in modern religious affiliations.SAINT PAULS JOKE recounts the history of the period and then focuses upon premise underlying the words of a Hebrew merchant, a tent maker, called Saul of Tarsus and known to us as St. Paul -- the author of over forty percent of the defining Christian work known as The New Testament.For the first two centuries of the Christian era which ended with the emergence of a king named Constantine, and a Roman-Egyptian apologistknown as Augustine of Hippo, to be a Christian meant one was either a Hebrew who followed the teachings of a man called Peter, or a paganconvert defined by the teachings of Paul. Under either identity, to be a Christian meant that - in accordance with the centuries old promise of a Davidic king whose power and law would encompass the world - you identified with, and practiced, the teachings said to have originated with Moses.Nearly four centuries ago, Sir Isaac Newton calculated the dates, the years, associated with the threatened apocalypse -- a period when all humanity would be judged by their faith in, and adherence to the decrees of, the biblical deity variously known as HaShem, Allah, or the father of Jesus. The time of that judgment, agreeing with, but derived through a different manner than the one utilized by Newton, could begin within your lifetime -- in theory it will span the periodfrom 2034/5 to 2064/5.SAINT PAULS JOKE looks at why and explains what those who truly believe in the teachings and prophecy will need to focus upon in order to survive that Judgment, or have their children survive it.