If? The End of a Messianic Lie

 

If; The End of a Messianic LieWe would like to draw the attention of our readers to a new book by Uri Marcus: If? The End of a Messianic Lie. In its 550 pages the author engages for the project of a refutation of the Trinity doctrine of the Christian Church. With arguments based on the Hebrew Bible, ancient Jewish tradition and the writings of the Sages, and the Apostolic Scriptures, Marcus shows that the legitimate historical continuity of the faith of the Patriarchs, the nation of Israel, and the first followers of Messiah Yeshua, is found in the doctrine that HaShem is One Person and that only the Father, not the Son,  is HaShem.

The author presents his theological case in a popular and readable style, which sometimes shows a forthright and challenging attitude. To say it in a paradoxical way: the virtue of chutzpah is not entirely absent from it.

It should be mentioned however that the theological views and biblical explorations of the book are surrounded by and embedded in a more personal story which at times is tumultuous and which reveals the heated and passionate nature of the emotions that are evoked by attacking the traditional Christian doctrines of the Deity of Yeshua and the Trinity. Marcus doesn’t eschew making accusations or recounting personal and ministerial conflicts.

While we recommend Marcus’ book because of its theological importance, we want to make clear that we have our reservations on the other material in it. We cannot extend our recommendation to the story of the author’s personal conflicts and the complications and entanglements he has gone through in his ministry. To evaluate these aspects of the book goes simply beyond our competence and interest, which is limited to matters of theology and philosophy.

Within a foreseeable time we intend to give a review of this important work. For those interested, it can be ordered at:  Above & Beyond .

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6 Responses to “If? The End of a Messianic Lie”


  1. 1 P Herring February 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Is Uri Marcus the same person as Uriel ben-Mordechai? I have spoken to Uri Marcus online and read many of his thoughts on some blogs.

  2. 2 messianic613 February 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Yes, Uri Marcus and Uriel ben Mordechai are the same person. You’ll find an interesting conversation with him at: http://www.truth2u.org/2011/05/uriel-ben-mordechai-chut-hamsulash.html

  3. 4 Brian Gueringer May 15, 2012 at 12:57 am

    To anyone (like myself) that had already thought there was something worng with the Trinity doctrine. This book is a great read. Also if you think you know the Trinity and its effect on other scriptures, it is also a must read. You also may want to give a look to the book written by Sir Anthony Buzzard titled “Christianities self inflicted wound”. If? sheds light on another question I have had growing in my mind. The strange difference between the OT and how the church views the Jewish people. I asked a lot of questions about this and quite frankly a lot of my old church friends had a thing against the Jewish people. Everytime I talk about them people get all bent out of shape. A great crime has been committed in the teaching of the Bible today. Pagan thought has high jacked the Jewish scriptures and the name of Hashem. They have also high jacked the teachings of Yahoshua. He was and still is a Jewish person, this book will put that front and center for you. The Trinity was born of the pagan mind and it is not hard to find when you read the church “fathers”, they were all heretics by todays standards. Give the book a read, it will challenge and give you some proper training to stand up against the modern church!!

  4. 5 ethomas57 August 22, 2014 at 6:41 am

    This Book “If? ….” is simply great, correcting a lot of Christian errors in Bible translations.


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