‘ The Messiah’s Secret.’
This substantial work by Dorothy Newton has been a labour of love.
The Messianic secret – the interesting point that in the Synoptic Gospels Jesus appears to want to keep his true identity a secret from all but his close associates –
Is a much discussed theme within New Testament studies and ‘The Messiah’s Secret’
Covers in depth the ground of that ongoing discussion. It is work of apologetics and Dorothy Newton’s Christian faith shines forth in every page. I hope and pray that this
Work will be a source of blessing to all those who read it
+ Alan Blackburn
Bishop of Blackburn
The word received in two parts making up one word.
I have written this knowing that I am not an authority on Jewish writings or history nor am I a theologian. I wrote about what God has revealed to me in the New Testament
Scriptures over a period of four years.
On the 30th May 1996 I was having my afternoon break. Thinking about the pottery orders that I was in the process of completing, when I was rocked in my chair, even though the chair didn’t physically move. At this moment the words that came immediately into my mind were, the disciples were setting up the kingdom of God at the beginning of Acts.
Almost two weeks later, in the morning of the 11th June, I awoke with the words, “Jesus could only be received as the Messiah after his death, resurrection and ascension.”
The two words came together, the disciples were setting up the kingdom of God in preparation, anticipation of Jesus’ return with the angels of God.
I, like millions of other Christians had been taught that the nation of Israel had rejected Jesus as their Messiah before his death. It is shown in this book that it was impossible for the leaders and nation of Israel to have received Jesus as their Messiah until after his death, resurrection and ascension.