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The Truth Which Sets Free
Cover:"Imperial Band." Monarch butterflies on their remarkable migration home. Peter Dunstan

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Origins and Destinies  "You are of your Father the Devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies...He who is of God hears the word of God. The reason why you cannot hear them is that you are not of God." (Jesus speaking to the priests and church authorities of his day, John 8:44,47)

"Woman, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem shall you worship the Father." (Jesus speaking to the Samaritan woman by the well, about to be liberated from her church delusion, John 4:21)

"You will know the truth and the truth will set you free…if the Son makes you free you are free indeed." (John 8:32,36)

The Truth Which Sets Free

by Peter Dunstan   2002; 320 pages; ISBN 1-55369-797-9

Four centuries ago a man called William Tydale, an Oxford and Cambridge scholar, embarked on the translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. In response, the church authorities hunted him down. Escaping to Europe, Tyndale was shipwrecked and lost all his manuscripts. So he set to work and completed the translation a second time. Finally, betrayed by a church spy, Tyndale was captured, publicly strangled, and burned in 1536. Why?

The church claimed that his work was "perverted", "untrue translation" and, most of all, "unauthorized." In fact, Tyndale's work was meticulously accurate. What Tyndale had discovered was that the church hated the truth, and that the very word church, used hundreds of times in the New Testament, was not Biblical. His translation (first editions can be seen in the British Museum or Library, a modern version is now published by Yale University Press) gave a whole new meaning to the text. It also exposed the church and posed the question of where it had come from in the first place.

Perversely, the translation was so good that it became the basis for almost all of the "Authorized" or King James Version of the New Testament which the church and state issued to the public in 1611. Strangely this translation is practically worshipped by some Christians as the only acceptable version, yet it was in fact "authorized" by a homosexual, referred to as Queen James in his own day because of his many male lovers, a sin which he justified by suggesting that Jesus had the same kind of relationship with the apostle John. And, in one of the greatest fabrications of all time, the King James translators made no mention of Tyndale, and were very careful to re-insert the word church and make other changes upon which all their livelihoods depended.

So then, what is the truth? What does the Scripture really say? What is the church and where did it come from? What is it that Jesus sets people free from? You cannot afford to miss this vital revelation. Examine the facts for yourself in The Truth Which Sets Free.

 

 


 

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320 pages; perfect bound; ISBN 1-55369-797-9

The Truth Which Sets Free is a lively examination of Christianity from its origins in the Early Church, including its Councils and Fathers, to the present day. Comparing nearly every doctrine revered by Christians with Scripture it reveals them to be a religious body parallel to but very different from the first apostles and disciples of Christ. Churchmen are nothing like what the Word of God describes as "those whose names are written in the Book of Life from before the foundation of the world," the elect whom Christ came to ransom.

"He who has ears let him hear."

Jesus said those words many times. What did he mean? He also declared, "The truth will set you free." Which truth? Free from what? This book will tell you in no uncertain terms, a message to be stapled on the world's bulletin board for any who pass by, and in particular for those who have the "right ears." It is a thorough explanation of the astonishing freedom won by Christ for his elect and the devastating implications this has for all world religion and philosophy, especially Christianity. It will shatter the myths underpinning many long cherished beliefs and expose the Church to its rotten foundations. Along with many other surprises you will discover that the word "church" is not even in the Bible!

This investigation covers most aspects of the Church with special reference to its origin in early times: fathers, councils, creeds, buildings, names and titles, saints, priesthood and clergy, celibacy, ordination, confirmation, sacraments, tithes, sabbaths, festivals, gospels and media, assurance, second-coming and ecumenical beliefs. All these are weighed against Scripture, namely the teachings of Christ, the apostles and prophets, and found to be either non-existent, obsolete, not the same thing or quite the opposite! However, these concepts did not materialize from nothing; all came from someone, somewhere. The revelation of each source will be quite a shock for readers who thought they had a handle on the facts. Well-documented and researched but written in dynamic style, this presentation is often moving and alarming.

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Acknowledgements and Sources

The author is grateful to the following publishers, individuals and companies for permission to reprint excerpts from material as noted below.

Christianity and Pagan Culture in the Later Roman Empire, M.L.W. Laistner, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1951.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition 1974, Standard Version, 1999.

Eusebius, History of the Church from Christ to Constantine, Introduction and translation by G. A. Williamson, Dorset Press, 1965.

New King James Version of the Bible, Copyright Thomas Nelson Inc. 1982,1988.

Pagans and Christians, Robin Lane Fox, published by Alfred Knopf, a Borzoi book, distributed by Random House, 1986.

Revised Standard Version of the Bible Copyright Div. of Education, National Council of Churches of Christ in U.S.A. 1946,1952,1971,1973. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Today’s English Version (TEV) from the Good News Bible New Testament, Copyright American Bible Society 1966,1971,1976. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Tyndale’s New Testament, Introduction and Translation by David Daniell, Yale University Press, 1989.

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About the Author

Peter Dunstan was born in Kolar, India. After attending schools in India, Jamaica and England, he studied at University College London, receiving degrees in Architecture, Planning and Building. He also attended courses in Anthropology, discovering two life-long pursuits and associated interests, the archaeology of ancient cultures and the faiths of the world. Spending countless hours in the libraries and museums of London, he researched original texts of the scriptures of major religions, examined the artifacts of the great civilizations, and pored over exhibits in the halls of natural history and science. He has taught at the tertiary level and given lectures on empires of the past.

Traveling extensively in all six continents and living in four of them, he has explored whenever possible the relevant ruins, from Egypt to Peru, India to Mexico, including many off the beaten track. During a working stay in Israel he spent every free day analyzing historical sites from northern Galilee to the Dead Sea, and made similar investigations while serving as a relief aid worker in Muslim countries. Using local transport and hiking across southeastern Europe, from Italy through Greece and Turkey, he traced the footsteps of the apostle Paul, examining the remains of ancient Rome, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, Pergamon and Laodicea. Also in support of his writing he has researched pertinent antiquities in the museums of Greece, Rome, Cairo, the tombs of Egypt, the Paris Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and several aboriginal museums in Canada, Australia, Central and South America.

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Catalogue Information

CIP: National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication

Dunstan, Peter
The truth which sets free / Peter Dunstan.

Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1-55369-797-9

1. Christianity--Origins.  2. Church--History--Doctrinal deception  I.
Title.

BS2545.F7D85 2002  230      C2002-903587-2

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