Publisher's Review of
Why Call Me God?

In his controversial new book Why Call Me God?, Hatfield explains the Gnostic methodology adopted by those who wrote the scriptures at a time when the Christian church did not yet exist. Working direct from the primary texts in Greek, he shows that there are two gods in the narrative of scripture, not one. The first god is considered to be good; but a serious calamity arises in the narrative when a second god, a deceitful look-alike and impostor, is placed in charge of the created world.

Hatfield shows how the first impression formed by many readers is promptly inverted once the numerous riddles are solved and the two 'gods' clearly distinguished.

He goes on to demonstrate how the gospel authors consistently portray Jesus to be evil Cain, a fictional figure first arising in the Old Testament book of Genesis and styled as "firstborn of all creation".

Next he shows how the figure of the 'Father', the one to whom Jesus prays, is disclosed (to those readers in Greek who can solve the riddles) to be none other than the ancient serpent from the book of Genesis, alias the Devil or Satan.

As Hatfield points out, these conclusions are entirely consistent with Jewish tradition which identifies the ancient serpent as father to Cain.

Hatfield's impressive and carefully argued book develops a coherent set of explanations for so many features of scripture which on any other basis are seen to be utterly puzzling. But how curious it is that so much of what he explains should be wholly unknown to the Christian tradition.

It appears that the Christian churches have been badly caught out, failing even to recognise the deeper theme of scripture.

There are many indications too that Constantine's so-called 'Catholic' church was locked from the start in the deceitful embrace of the 'wrong' god. For as Hatfield points out, the central claim of Christian doctrine, that man is made in the image of God and will live for ever, is a repetition of the attractive suggestion made in the narrative of Genesis by the serpent to the woman, Eve.

Yet it is by embracing this very suggestion that Eve finds herself deceived.

A definitive book. Read it for yourself - and cross check with your own Bible what it says.