Paul on Homosexuality unveils Paul's view of homosexuality in light of the first-century environment in which his letters were written. For example, the book documents that the Jewish nation separated the commandments of their law into two groups: Justices and Jobs.
|Do not murder||Do not eat shellfish|
|Do not steal||Do not wear garments made out of two fabrics|
|Do not lie||Men with genital injuries cannot enter the congregation|
|Do not rape||Do not engage in homosexual intercourse|
|Do not commit adultery||Do not have sex with your wife during her menstrual cycle|
Author Michael Wood shows that the Apostle Paul solely considered the Justices to be the Law. Paul considered Jesus' sacrifice on the cross to be the death of the Jobs. Paul strongly believed that those who felt they must keep the Jobs were rejecting Jesus' favor.
The Old Testament prohibition on homosexuality was a Job. Wood warns that those who say that others must keep this Job are missing the heart and soul of Paul's teaching. Wood further shows that 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy do not repudiate Paul's most central teaching, as conventional Bibles lead many to believe. He shows that, in the original Greek, these books promote Paul’s teaching rather than repudiate it. Wood also provides a most remarkable analysis of Romans chapter one, the only unequivocal reference to homosexuality in the New Testament.
Paul’s references to the Justices and Jobs were discovered by a man with a track record in making world renowned discoveries:
Michael Wood designed REDOC-II—one of the only unbreakable codes in existence today. The claim of impenetrability was tested by Eli Biham and Adi Shamir, the two Israelis who broke the standard US code designed by the National Security Agency. Biham and Shamir published a paper confirming that Wood’s code was completely impervious to the attack they used to compromise the US National encryption standard. (To view Wood’s encryption patent, click here.)
Michael Wood then turned his cryptanalytic attention to finding a way to solving the problem of managing the physical infrastructure of the internet. He designed an artificial intelligent system which instructed a computer how to decode the information flowing through its network wires. The computer then used artificial intelligence to assemble the deciphered information into a real-time map of the worldwide physical infrastructure. (To view Wood’s artificial intelligence internet patent, click here.)
The commercial success of this endeavor provided Michael Wood the benefit of early retirement. He used this time to apply cryptanalysis to personal areas of interest. For instance, he had been intrigued with the electrical ebb and flow of the human nervous system. The parasympathetic nerves (which shut off the stress response when activated) cause subtle changes in the human heart rate. Michael Wood developed a method to decipher the real-time level of the parasympathetic nerves from the subtle changes in heart rate measurements. His cryptanalytic solution was imbedded within a medical biofeedback device. The device has shown remarkable results in multiple clinical trials. (To view Wood’s medical biofeedback patent, click here.)
Wood then applied his cryptanalytic skills to search for unknown patterns in first century language, culture, and law. After ten years of dedicated effort, this eventually led to the discovery of the Justices and Jobs in the writings of the Apostle Paul. (To view scholarly verification of Wood’s discovery of the Justices and Jobs, click here.)
Wood's discovery derives from two observations. First, that the ancient Jewish nation divided the commandments of their law into two groups demarcated by Leviticus 19:18. Second, that Romans 2:26 refers to the 'Justices of the Torah'— the group of commandments based on Leviticus 19:18.
The first century division of the Jewish Law is readily observable in ancient literature. Documentation of the phrase Justices of the Torah was obtained by independent research conducted by Classical Greek scholar Dr. William Berg. Dr. Berg's research uncovered multiple ancient sources which fully validate Wood's remarkable discovery.
There is a great disconnect between the scholarly community and the laity. The laity is largely unaware of the biblical issues that keep scholars awake at night. The Enigma of Paul shines a spotlight on those issues, and promises a solution to each and every one of them.