Greetings from Servetus the Evangelical (a.k.a. Kermit Zarley) in the name of the one and only God, the Father Almighty, and in the name of his blessed Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.Welcome to the presentation of my book,The Restitution of Jesus Christ (2008).
The book, The Restitution of Jesus Christ, is my magnum opus and my sixth theological book. It is 600 pages in length, cites over 400 scholars, and was in progress for over 25 years. As a former Trinitarian for 22 years, I seek to restore the true identity of Jesus of Nazareth. Solely on the basis of the Bible, and a fairly conservative view of its inspiration, this book challenges the traditional church dogma that Jesus is God. It asserts that the God of creation, the God of the Bible, is not triune but a single Person whom Jesus called "Father." Yet this book also affirms all other major church teachings about Jesus, including his virgin birth, miracles, sinless life, atoning death, resurrection from the dead, ascension to heaven, exaltation there, and future return to earth to establish his glorious, worldwide kingdom of peace.
The pseudonym derives from Michael Servetus (Sp. Miguel Serveto). He was a brilliant Spaniard who lived in Europe in the 16th century. As a young, devout Roman Catholic, Servetus wrote a book in which he refuted his church's doctrine of the Trinity. Due to opposition by both his church and the Protestant Church, Servetus went into hiding, changed his name, and became a medical doctor. (He is acknowledged for discovering and writing about the circulation of the blood over 100 years before it was recognized by medical science.) Twenty years later, he published another, larger book--The Restitution of Christianity. It got him arrested by John Calvin and executed as an alleged heretic.
My name is Kermit Zarley. I'm a retired professional golfer with the PGA TOUR. I launched this book and this website on September 29, 2008, to commemorate the 497th anniversary of Servetus' birth date. I self-published this book under this pseudonym--Servetus the Evangelical--to temporarily remain anonymous and draw attention to the evil practice of church orthodoxy in executing people such as Michael Servetus. Six months after I decided on this pseudonym, I discovered that Servetus' birth date is the same as mine. Not only that, the 500th anniversary of his birthday was celebrated by people, especially in Spain, and organizations dedicated solely to Michael Servetus' legacy. That date was September 29, 2011, and that was my 70th birthday. What are the odds of that happenning? Is that mere coincidence or divine providence?
The authorof The Restitution of Jesus Christ has been an Evangelical Christian involved in public ministry almost all of his adult life. For twenty years I believed in the doctrine of the Trinity, and thus that Jesus is God. Why? Like most Christians, that is what my church taught me. Then I undertook a very deep study of this subject and changed my belief about it. I largely kept this study and my theological change a secret all of those years to avoid further rejection and persecution by my Christian brethren, but mostly to avoid being misunderstood. In late 2009, I revealed my identity as the author of this book.
The tract on this website is entitled The Real Jesus, and that is what I recommend visitors read first. It is a very brief summary of my book, The Restitution of Jesus Christ. Then visitors may want to read excerpts from this book and some of the articles on this website that are based on this book. There are fifty of them, and each article is two pages in length. Then you can see what folks are saying about me, my pseudonym, and the book by checking out The Buzz and Reviews. And you might want to watch some of the videos of my public speaking about it. Finally, visitors can buythe book.
Learn more about Christian Monotheism at these informative websites Kermit recommends:
In late April, 2010, Kermit made his first in-person contact with people of like faith in the One God movement (=biblical unitarianism or Christian monotheism) by attending the 19th annual Theological Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. It was conducted by the Atlanta Bible College and hosted by ABC's professor emeritus Sir Anthony Buzzard. Kermit was one of the speakers, and there, on April 28, he delivered his first public presentation about the one God of the Bible being only the Father, so that Jesus is not God. It was entitled, "Does the Bible Identify Jesus as God?" (46 minutes) In his introduction, he told some stories about his friend Evangelist Billy Graham because they first met at the Atlanta Country Club while Kermit was competing there in the Atlanta Classic on the PGA TOUR. Billy later endorsed Kermit's second book.
Watch Kermit's presentation at the 19th Annual Theological Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on April 28, 2010.