There have been many books published in the last few decades surrounding the
details of Jesus Christ's time here on earth. A startling discovery has
been made in West Jerusalem, Israel last month that
could change the way we view
Christ, his disciples and teachings.
While studying texts and archeological sites, Oxford
Professor Winthrop Price made several findings.
"My research would
suggest that current teachings may not be entirely accurate.
I believe He was involved in more of what may be seen as a gang. He
was in a struggle to control an area of Western Jerusalem, frequently fighting with East
Jerusalem gangs and of course the Roman Empire, who was ultimately in control."
These claims have been met with wide spread skepticism
and attacked as Anti-Christian, but many of the facts surrounding the
circumstances of Christ's ministries are not.
Clarence Hidarth, a researcher and Early Christian Studies lecturer remains
skeptical of these claims.
did lead a group of young men known as his Disciples, who swore themselves to
follow Him, His Lieutenant Judas Iscariot always at His side, but in the end
betrayed Him to the authorities... but that doesn't mean... I know what that
sounds like...now wait a minute..."
coup de grace is an etching that has been made into stained glass windows in
several prominent churches in Europe does seem to depict the Prince of Peace
flashing what is widely held to be the sign for "West Side" gangsters.