Item description for Re-Bek'ah: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ by Darrell Gilbert...
Overview This study gives the reader an entirely new way of understanding the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 'Re-bek'ah' explains how the events that happened in the time of Christ, His death, and resurrection have been played out spiritually since.
Publishers Description This study gives the reader an entirely new way of understanding the death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. Written primarily for those believers who have at least a basic understanding of the scriptures, it shows how the prophecies given both in the Old and New Testaments have been fulfilled. The roots of our Christian faith are deeply entwined with the story of Abraham, the father of our faith. Yet many believers know very little about these biblical roots. Darrell Gilbert seeks to remedy this lack of knowledge, by presenting this introduction to the sworn promise of God to Abraham and the covenant of Jesus Christ. God's sovereign plan in history was to establish an eternal covenant first through this man called Abraham, then later to confirm that same promise through the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ. The author has thoroughly researched the scriptures and offers here a verse by verse explanation of Galatians, with references and comparisons found in other Old and New Testament books. Some do not easily embrace our eternal kinship with Abraham and Jewish heritage. This ground is shaky and shallow at best until we understand the Divine plan that brings nations, people, and hearts together.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.32" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.28" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Release Date Dec 6, 2005
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1598860410 ISBN13 9781598860412
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More About Darrell Gilbert
Darrell Gilbert has a passion to write and learn as much as possible about the personality of God, His purposes, and ways. He offers these insights and cherishes the opportunity to share Christ with any who will listen. Darrell was very dramatically delivered and completely changed by the love of God. He now enjoys a quiet, peaceful life in Dallas, Texas. He owns a successful business and is active in his local church. He enjoys spending time with other Christian single friends.
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A Theological Trainwreck Mar 6, 2006
This book was a complete waste of money and time. The author, Mr. Gilbert, claims to give the reader "an entirely new way of understanding the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (p.3)." If by "entirely new" he means a poorly written, incoherent, and heretical view of Christ, then I would totally agree. Gilbert states in his Introduction, "It is strongly suggested that if you don't understand something to move on (p.3)." I wish I had taken his advice...I could have simply moved right to the end, closed the book, and not have wasted the hour and twenty minutes it took to read this 88 page booklet. I take offense at the low view he has of his readers, apparently considering them to be complete dimwits, which is obvious from statements such as "I speak as if to an idiot because I plan on printing out the stuff that I write and making booklets out of it (p.47)" and "I know that some of this stuff is so simple that it makes you want to barf (p.77)."
This book consists of Gilbert's disjointed ramblings as he skips from one topic and verse to another, often with no discernable reason. He claims to provide "a verse by verse interpretation of primarily the entire book of Galatians (p.4)". I don't know about Gilbert's, but in my Bible, the book of Galatians consists of 149 verses. Gilbert cites and discusses only 45 of them. But then he also claims that people were once justified before God by killing their children and conquering other countries (p.19); God makes people evil and our actions are determined by Him (p.21); God shows His glory by creating evil so that He will have something to defeat (p.23) Judas was a priest (p.41); and that wearing expensive suits is wrong (p.72). Putting aside his deterministic slant and his bizarre personal beliefs, Gilbert also falls into Arianism (condemned as heresy in the 4th century) by claiming that "Jesus was created by the Father (p.50)" and "the Father has given birth to a wholly separate being than Himself, His Son (p51)." He also states that "Christ is not just one member, but many persons in one body (p.39)."
In addition, he often contradicts himself. "So only God the Father created all things....So the Spirit Himself alone in Christ created all things. So Jesus Himself alone created all things without the Father (p.50)." Hard to keep up with isn't it? Beyond contradictory, his writing is also so confusing that he seems to even confuse himself: "Before the New Testament was added to the bible, there was just the old, divided into four sections called The Law, The Prophets, Wisdom, and some other book I forgot (p.29)." Another example: "Paul rewords the Old Testament scripture because the time of life, the seventh day, was during his time. Or was it the first? Or maybe the first and the last, the Alpha and Omega. Anyway... (p.20)." How does Mr. Gilbert expect to be taken seriously when he doesn't even know what HE is saying? Then there are his out-of-left-field statements that make you scratch your head wondering why he would say such things: "Obedience is a must, though it's not (p.28)"; "Nor did the Apostles have life insurance (p.73)"; and "Ever wonder why you don't hunt down and eat rats as a cat? (p.24)."
So what are Mr. Gilbert's qualifications for writing a book on theology? He admits, "I have never read Martin Luther, John Calvin, or any other commentary whatsoever. I have never studied any other version of the bible besides the King James...Half of the time that I have been a Christian has been spent in prison. Even when or if I did have access to fellowship with other Christians, I chose not to do so. I have had many, many, powerful, unbelievable spiritual experiences to the point that I went "crazy" (p.82). He goes on -- "...stuff just starts popping into my head. Never know what is there!!....much of the stuff that I write I learn as I go. I don't even mean to do or say a lot of the stuff I do. The moment that I understand the truth, then it is taken from me....You can definitely say I am possessed (pp.62-63)." It's little wonder why the church he was apparently a part of during the writing of this book rejected his teachings (p.49).
Perhaps the scariest thing about this book is that Gilbert truly believes what he's writing. He pleads with the reader to "at least stay open-minded (p.67)" and that "if anyone believes this gospel, use this book to teach with (p.60)." Considering the sloppy and inaccurate material in his book, I find it ironic that he claims "the worse thing a person can do is continue to teach something false (p.44)." Fortunately, he has made a commitment "to just write," saying, "I will rarely if ever speak face to face with anyone about God. Something bad always happens when I do (p.47)." I can only hope he keeps his promise. I am happy however that he includes a disclaimer that keeps his readers from feeling duped into buying the book by taking the blame on himself: "If anyone reads this and doesn't know what I am talking about, and thinks me a fool...then your right!! And guess what? I don't care! Ha! (p.53)." No, I'm not making this stuff up. I close my review with the last lines of his book: "Please try and keep an open mind. But if it is evil, do indeed close your mind (p.84)." Consider me closed.
I blame Tate Publishing as well. They claim on their web site to be a "Christian based, family owned" publisher, yet they apparently care little for the way Christianity is presented to the public. Theological issues aside, did anyone there bother to edit this book for grammatical errors? Tate asks, "Have you searched out and submitted your manuscript to dozens of publishing companies only to be turned away, time and time again? Tate Publishing could be your answer (www.tatepublishing.com, 2/28/2006)." No kidding. This book, with the help of Tate Publishing, is proof that anyone can get published.