The Holy Land of Scotland: Is
it conceivable that two thousand years ago Jesus and members of His family
came to ancient Caledonia, now Scotland. This extraordinary possibility
is examined in detail by Scottish based author Barry Dunford, after having
extensively researched this fascinating and intriguing scenario. This book
reveals that there has been a monumental historical cover up surrounding
the real Jesus story and the true purpose behind His spiritual mission.
English visionary poet William Blake claimed that the real and original
Holy Land of Christ was to be found within the ancient British Isles rather
than Palestine in the Middle East, and there are certainly grounds for giving
some credence to such an intriguing notion. There is reason to believe that
the forbears of Jesus may have been of Celto-Hebraic origin and that while
His immediate family came from gentilic Galilee, their earlier roots may
well have originated in the British Isles, specifically ancient Caledonia,
now Scotland. Related to the foregoing is a possible link between the Jesus
family lineage and the Celtic Royal household of ancient Britain, which
is suggested in documents found in the English College of Arms (the Heralds
Office) and elsewhere. This appears to have had a direct bearing on the
presence of Joseph of Arimathea and a key Apostolic mission in ancient Britain.
The ramifications behind this Christic movement in the British Isles are
far reaching indeed. There
have been a number of inferences from various ecclesiastical sources, together
with many localised legends, encompassing the past two millennia, to the
effect that during the first century A.D, an Apostolic mission in the British
Isles, was at the root of the development of the Church of Christ in Britain.
Several contemporary historians, including Tertullian, the first of the
Latin Church Fathers, and later such authorities as the Roman Catholic Cardinal
Baronius and Sir Henry Spelman, an English antiquary, may be cited in
support of this historical contention. Legends trace the origins of this British
Church of Christ, at least in part, to the presence of Joseph of Arimathea,
the uncle of Jesus Himself, in ancient Britain and at Glastonbury in particular...
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