Following is The Blue Tunic Army of Christ, written in the early 60’s by Dr. Wesley A. Swift. Dr. Swift was one of the principals re-introducing, in these later days, the true teachings of Jesus Christ to America, as those teachings are written in the Scriptures. This short tract will be used as a background into which we will, in the course of this project, interpolate texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls wherewith the two bear witness unto each other of their validity.
The Blue Tunic Army of Christ, was selected for reason of its close identification of Jesus Christ with the Essenes, of whom a consensus of scholars agree are the people who made up the settlement of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
The Qumran Essenes were a separated society that held mortal enmity with the high priests of the Jerusalem Temple. These High Priests, of whom controlled the region of Judea and surrounding areas, corrupted the Jerusalem Temple by “teaching for Commandments of God, the doctrines of men”. Of this Jesus Christ repeatedly condemned them.