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    The Jesus Myth: Author Sid Martin Unearths The Truth In New Christian Book, "Secret Of The Savior"

     
    The questions surrounding the life of the man called Jesus have been the basis of heated debate and controversy for centuries. The Jesus myth is still a hot topic today. The Gospel of Mark is the earliest account of Jesus. What if the Gospel is a myth of the messiah? Sid Martin, religious researcher and author of a Christian book entitled 'Secret Of The Savior', believes that is the case. His book puts forth the idea that that God is the Savior and that Jesus is a symbol of salvation who stands for the process of God saving man.

    "I wrote this book," Martin stated, "to reveal where the story of Jesus really comes from. For too long, scholars have tried to recover the historical Jesus, to separate the Jesus of history from the Christ of faith. My analysis of the Gospel of Mark, the earliest Gospel written, demonstrates that Jesus is a composite character. He stands for a series of savior figures from Joshua to David to the Teacher of Righteousness, and many others after that. There are many historical Jesuses, not just one. People need to know that."

    Sid Martin is a religious researcher with a master of theological studies degree in Biblical studies from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also a practicing attorney who specializes in legal research and writing. His view of the Jesus myth is that Jesus is identified with a series of savior figures from Joshua to David to the Teacher of Righteousness—who founded the Essenes, the ancient Jewish sect who wrote the Dead Sea Scroll—to Rabbi Johanan Ben Zakkai, the founder of Rabbinic Judaism, and many others. The Gospel of Mark is ultimately an ingenious myth about the history of salvation in Israel. 'Secret of the Savior' unearths the hidden history buried beneath the surface in this world-changing gospel.

    "A person who reads this book," Martin continued, "will come away with an understanding of the origins of the Christian religion. The reader will come to appreciate the true meaning of Mark’s Gospel. Mark’s message is that God has saved his people and will do so again. Jesus is a symbol of salvation. The story of Jesus embodies the history of salvation. Every person can be an instrument of salvation, a Jesus for our time."

    Sid Martin is available for media interviews and can be reached by email at smartin149@cox.net. 'Secret of the Savior' is available at Amazon. More information is available at his website.

    About Sid Martin:

    Author Sid Martin has a Master of Theological Studies degree with high honors from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK, specializing in Biblical Studies. His Master's Thesis was on the Gospel of Mark.

    He also has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa and is a practicing attorney.

    He did graduate work in political and social sciences at the University of Colorado, University of Illinois, and the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

    He is the father of two grown sons. Martin lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the buckle of the Bible belt. He belongs to All Souls Unitarian Church and serves on the Newcomers Board and the Pastoral Care Team.

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