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Hollisa Alewine, founder of the Creation Gospel, sits at her dining room table.

A London woman has developed her own interpretation of the Bible and, like wildfire, her word is spreading all over the world.

“That’s what people are put on the earth to do,” Hollisa Alewine said. “It’s to teach the gospel.”

Alewine’s gospel, which she said is heavily based on textual analysis and Hermeneutics, is essentially looking at the Bible as a constant retelling of ideas that are introduced in the beginning.

“I take things from Genesis to Revelations and I show the unity, the continuity,” she said. “Everything we needed to know was basically established the first creation week.”

Alewine, who is a member of the Messianic Jewish faith, sees the Bible as intricately layered within itself.

“What it does is it confirms the scripture,” she said.

Alewine, who was born in California, came to London in 1992 when her husband was transferred to work at the Federal Correctional Institution in Manchester. Alewine, who was reared in Christian churches, had always been fascinated by religion.

“I loved reading the Bible from the time I could read and I always loved teaching it,” she said.

In 1995, Alewine attended an Old Testament Bible study, which focused on going back to the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith. The class was compelling and reinvigorated Alewine’s interest in her favorite book. In fact, she was so inspired she started pursuing two masters degrees, one in religious education, the other in rabbinic theology. In the meantime, she went to Israel to learn Hebrew.

Over time, she started seeing the Bible in a new way.

“It was like a light switch went on and I could see the continuity of it all,” she said.

In the midst of getting her Ph.D. in philosophy, she started taking notes for work books she intended to write about the gospel she saw the Bible was teaching. Eventually, she published the books and, soon, had Messianic church groups from all over the country asking her to speak to their congregation.

Last year alone she went to Chicago, Michigan, Amarillo, Texas, and Orlando, Fla., to speak to church groups. She’s even taught on the peak of Mount Zion in Israel.

Most recently, Alewine started teaching what she calls the Creation Gospel on God’s Learning Channel, a Judeo-Christian television network. After her first seminar, she received lots of positive feedback.

“The reception of this was so great after the broadcast,” she said. “The e-mails overloaded us, the phone calls — we were inundated with people wanting the workbooks. The response was so great we didn’t know what to do.”

She did know what was attracting people, however.

“They like the idea that God is not chopped up,” she said. “They like the idea that it follows a line. They like that it makes sense.”

Alewine is now hard at work training others how to teach the Creation Gospel.

In October, Alewine will host the first training session in London. Already, people have registered from all over the United States, as well as Africa and Canada.

Alewine is looking forward to it.

“We’re trying to put the word of God in people because then it’s live,” she said.

For more information about the Creation Gospel, contact Lorie Charron at charronfamily@gmail.com.

Staff writer Tara Kaprowy can be reached by e-mail at tkaprowy@sentinel-echo.com.

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