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The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty holds a special place in the hearts of Americans, the people of France, and freedom lovers throughout the world. But up until now, the full story behind its origins has not been told.

Author Richard N. Rhoades peels back the mystery surrounding the icon, explaining how French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi looked to a Roman goddess to serve as the model for the statue. On Oct. 28, 1886, at the unveiling ceremony, President Grover Cleveland praised Bartholdi’s goddess statue as “greater than all that have been celebrated in ancient song.”

But Rhoades goes beyond the historical data and examines the statue’s pagan origins by analyzing Scripture. He establishes that the most revealing chroniclers of the Statue of Liberty were the Hebrew prophets who predicted the exaltation, building and setting of an image of the Great Goddess of the ancient world on her own pedestal in a latter day country code-named “the land of Shinar” and her personification as a great latter day nation code-named “Babylon.”

Discover the real origins of the Statue of Liberty, its adoption by the American people as a national icon and its historical and biblical significance in Lady Liberty: The Ancient Goddess of America.


The Babylon Code

At a reception in the Kremlin on November 17, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev made a startling comment aimed at America: “Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!” The break-up of the USSR in 1991 was hailed by the West—especially America—as a victory over communism and its global threat of tyranny. Throughout the world the cry was heard: “Communist rule is over! The evil empire is gone!” But was it?

In The Babylon Code: Is AMERICA in Prophecy? author Richard N. Rhoades examines the writings of Russian dissidents and high-ranking communist military leaders to explain the real reason behind Khrushchev’s angry outburst and to illustrate why Russia is more dangerous today than ever before. His research reveals a long-range KGB strategic plan for global domination, known among some of the highest ranking Communist military defectors to the West.

Rhoades also explores the real reason Russia is now flexing its muscles to the United States and the world, and what the ancient Hebrew prophets said about this great latter-day nation code-named “Babylon,” whose real identity is mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures not once but twice, while the primary emphasis is on its Jewish inhabitants leaving the country and going to the land of their fathers—Zion. The Babylon Code offers a well-researched, in-depth look at the causes of these threats and actions, viewing Russia, America and its Jewish inhabitants with a new perspective.


Faith of the Ages

For centuries, Christian leaders have sanctioned the portrayal of Jesus as a fair-skinned, blue-eyed Gentile. In recent decades, that conception of Jesus has began to change. Jewish and Christian scholars have engaged together to explore the origins of the Jewish roots of Christianity. In Faith of the Ages, Richard Rhoades explores the origins of Jesus, who was born to a Jewish woman in the Judean village of Bethlehem, and was given the Jewish name “Yeshua.” He was circumcised, attended synagogue services and the Temple, wore tassels, was referred to as “Rabbi,” and observed the Sabbath, Passover, Sukkot, and Hanukkah. He quoted from the Hebrew Scriptures, affirmed the validity of the Torah but challenged the burdensome laws of the Pharisees, and reiterated the importance of the Shema.

Faith of the Ages also investigates the Jewishness of the first century Jew and Gentile believers, including the apostle Paul, who were all called “Nazarenes.” As Nazarenes, they were zealous observers of the Torah but held the traditions of the Pharisees in great contempt, attended synagogues and the Temple, observed the Sabbath, the appointed Jewish festivals and dietary laws, studied the Hebrew Scriptures, and believed in the Messiahship and divinity of Jesus.

Thoroughly researched, Faith of the Ages answers questions about the Jewishness of Jesus, the first century community of believers, the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith and its rich Hebrew heritage, and provides a compelling historical and biblical impetus for believers to reexamine their Christian faith.