The Bible: Truth vs. Myths
The Bible Word of God or Word of Man?
The Truth in One Sentence:
The Bible is a closed history of God’s interaction with humanity in ancient Israel. It is not a handbook for religion, or myth as disparaged in the intellectual cults of Academia: Theology, Religion, Atheism, and Ideological Science.
Not one word has been added to the Bible for two thousand years. That is a closed history.
What is the Message of the Bible?
The Bible is God’s determined effort to reveal His Great Love for humanity. It was written to explain the difference between Life and Death and reassure humanity that all of the descendants of Adam and Eve will be restored to life after death / exile on the earth. That is the sole purpose of the Bible.
Death / Exile
Death is the inability to communicate with God, the source of life. When Adam and Eve were exiled from Eden, they lost their ability to communicate with God and entered death on the physical earth. All of their descendants, like cut flowers, are born into death. Consequently, our current existence is death, and what comes next is life. That exile/death is described in the Bible as lasting three score and ten years. The death and resurrection of the Messiah reveals that when our death/exile on earth is complete, we will ALL be restored to life in a glorious Paradise. See the link Life and Death: the Truth on the Navigator.
But God said unto Adam, “I have made thee a promise; when that promise is fulfilled, I will bring thee back into the garden, thee and thy righteous seed.” 1A&E 10:8.
And I swear to you, that there has already been prepared, for every man who has been in his mother’s womb, a place for the repose of his soul, and for each one, a fixed period of time for how long he will be tried in this world. Yes, children, do not deceive yourselves, God has already prepared a place for the soul of every man. Enoch 49:1-5.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1Cor. 15:21-22.
“All” means all of the descendants of Adam. You are a descendant of Adam. You will be restored to life after death / exile here on the Earth. That is the message from God to the race of lost and lonely exiled descendants of Adam, as recorded in the Bible.
There is no greater love than that of God for His Creation
Our only metric for determining the depth of God’s love for humanity is to compare it to the love of parents for their children; however, God’s Love is Pure. It is not tainted by the guilt and fear of being wrong that tortures a parent’s ability to judge their children. Only in that context, can we begin to comprehend God’s love for humanity. He sent His “only begotten son” to experience exile and death, to restore us to life.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 1John 4:9.
Take a moment to contemplate that love, and the high-value God places on humanity. The Immortal and Eternal God took on mortality and suffered its indignities in order to commiserate with human behavior. Jesus did not just suffer crucifixion. He was in death (exile/separation from God) for thirty years until he received the Holy Spirit at baptism. He knew the travails of a teething infant, a scraped kneed toddler, an insecure adolescent, and a rejected teenager. He felt the pains of hunger and thirst, illness and recovery, experienced consumption and elimination, and subjected himself to the authority of his parents. As a young adult, He lived the life of a carpenter’s son. I am certain that the hands that were nailed to the cross were the calloused hands of a hard-working carpenter. The Messiah lived for thirty years as a human, and experienced all the problems of a man exiled in death on the earth. He will be a Just Judge of our salvation when we return to Paradise. When judged by His Kingdom (government) of God in the life that follows death, we will not be able to say “you do not know what we have been through.”
See the link The Family: Truth vs. Myths on the Navigator.
The message of the Bible is:
- There is a life after death / exile here on Earth.
- God’s interaction with humanity began with our Creation in Eden, and ended with the destruction of the Temple and fall of Jerusalem in AD70.
- There will be no further communication between God and humans, until we pass from death into life.
The Bible is a closed history of God’s interaction with our ancestors in the ancient world. Humanity’s attempts to relive that history through government and religion caused all of our holy wars, holocausts, jihads, and violent atheistic revolutions. It is the root cause of all ideological terrorism.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
Study the Bible and its accompanying texts as history, and you will know the Truth that SETS YOU FREE,
Religion is not Biblical – It is a Modern World Construct
There is no Hebrew word for “religion” in the Old Testament. Ancient Greek words were wrongly translated religion / religious five times in the King James Version of the New Covenant: Acts 13:43, 26:5, Gal. 1:13-14, and Jas. 1:26-27. I suggest you research these words for yourself. The Strong’s Greek Concordance: Greek words #2356, 2357, 2454, 2854, 4576. They refer to the ceremonies, rituals, holidays, and festivals of the ancient Israelites, not “religion” or “religious.” Most of the religious holidays of our modern religions, Christmas, Easter, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Eid al-Adha, etc. are not in the Bible.
Ancient civilizations were Theocratic Monarchies, not “Religions.” There is no such thing as an ancient world religion, biblical or pagan. See the link Religion: Truth vs. Myth, on the Navigator.
The history of the King James Bible is loaded with controversy. When completed in 1611, the translators placed over four thousand marginal notes in the Old Testament and seven hundred and sixty-five in the New Testament, indicating variant or alternative renderings. The first editions had both printing and spelling errors. We also know that there are several books referred to by the authors; however, they are not included because they are lost. For instance, in his first epistle to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul refers to a previous epistle. The fact that Paul mentions a previous epistle proves that I Corinthians is actually II Corinthians, and II Corinthians is his third epistle to the saints at Corinth. Other missing books are also mentioned in Scripture; the Book of Solomon is cited in I Ki.11:41, and the Books of Nathan and Gad are cited in I Chr. 29:29.
Even more revealing, some books were excluded by the church hierarchy because they refute the construct of an ongoing religion. For instance, The Books of Adam and Eve, and The Secrets of Enoch. The Books of Adam and Eve document their early life after they left the Garden of Eden, and The Secrets of Enoch records his wonderful experience when he was taken to heaven. I will cover these books in Apes or the Exiled Aliens of Eden, and Tilted Axis.
Clearly, the compilation of books referred to as the King James Bible, is not the work of the Holy Spirit.
“The Word of God”
You can search the Bible from cover to cover and you will not find it described as “The Word of God;” therefore, we must ask ourselves how and why, it was elevated to this lofty position. The scripture used to justify the Christian doctrine that alleges the Bible is the infallible “Word of God,” is:
All Scripture (is) given by inspiration of God, and (is) profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: II Tim. 3:16.
The scripture referred to by Paul would have to be the Old Testament because, at the time he wrote this epistle to Timothy, the New Testament had not yet been written. This verse states that scripture is given by inspiration, meaning that God inspired the men to whom it was given. We agree that the writers of the original manuscripts were inspired by God; however, this distinction cannot be extended to include the King James translators. Their marginal notes, spelling errors, and misprints, unequivocally declare that their work was not inspired. The error that elevated the Bible to the position of being the inerrant word of God was Christianity’s claim that its translators were guided by the Holy Spirit.
To answer why the Bible was declared infallible, we will have to go a little deeper. First, we must determine what the phrase “The Word of God” means. The phrase is used many times in Scripture:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:1-4.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. John 1:14.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, The Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1 John 5:7.
From these verses, we can determine that the “Word” is God. When Jesus was born, the Word became flesh and dwelt among men. (Mat. 1:23)
When Jesus (the Word) left the earth, he promised to send the Holy Spirit to guide His Apostles:
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. John 14:16.
But the Comforter, (which is) the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26.
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. I John 2:27.
These scriptures clearly state that Jesus told the disciples he would send them the Holy Spirit to be their teacher and guide. Not a history book about God, the Bible. He further states that the Spirit would abide with them forever, and bring all that Jesus had said to them to their remembrance. In contrast, Christians claim that the Holy Spirit will indwell anyone who asks for guidance, and they use an interpretation of a translation (the Bible) as their guide. They spend a good portion of their lives trying to memorize what Jesus said to the disciples. John states that the disciples did not need anyone to teach them; yet, every week in Sunday school classes Christians are taught what their god (the Bible) “says.” I have attended these studies for many years, but I have yet to hear the Bible say a word.
When the Apostles received the Holy spirit they were literally Born Again. (John 3:3-7 & 1Pet. 1:23) They passed from the Adamic Death into eternal life. They could no longer die; therefore, they had to be removed from the earth while yet alive. That is the purpose of the “Rapture” as prophesied by the Apostle Paul. (1 Thes. 4:13-18) As a sign of their dominion, they immediately began to heal the sick, raise the dead, speak the Truth in any language, and impose a death penalty. (Acts 2-5)
When the Holy Spirit left the earth in A.D.70, humanity’s ability to communicate with God ended. In a desperate attempt to fill that void, Christianity has elevated the Bible to the position of infallibility; in effect, making it a false god. Like all the other false gods, it has fanatic followers who are willing to kill and be killed in its name. Countless lives have been lost in wars caused by disputes over the right to claim to be the true followers of this god. When the leaders of these religions, who thought they had this god’s protection, were confronted with reality, they chose mass suicide over humble pie as can be seen in Masada, Waco Texas, and Jonestown. We find the stories of pagan civilizations who sacrificed their babies to idols grotesque; yet, many well-educated Christians have allowed their children to die painful deaths due to illnesses that were easily curable, because their false god (The Bible) told them to wait for a healing.
In reality, the Bible has never told anyone anything. It is an inanimate book, incapable of speech. Self-appointed “Men of God” come before us and by reading from the Bible, claim to speak for God. My studies have shown that when God had a message for men He sent a man inspired by the Holy Spirit, not a man with a book about God. Substituting the Bible for the Holy Spirit has been a boon to the religion business. It has enabled churches to interpret the scriptures in a manner conducive to filling the pews. The Catholic Church is the prime example of this type of manipulation. It has managed to change with the tide all through history. During the Vatican’s reevaluation of the doctrine of penance, an article appeared in my local Catholic newspaper. It quoted a letter from Pope John Paul II, asking the local bishops to poll their congregations to determine what the sense of sin was in their area. When homosexuality was in vogue, the church claimed it could not turn its back on this large group of unchurched (untapped) souls, and welcomed them by offering “Gay” Masses. However, when the Aids epidemic made this position untenable, they banned Gay Masses from church property. These poor people became panic-stricken at the prospect of being cut off from their god. In an effort to have their theological cake and eat it too, the church has allowed them to attend regular Masses, provided they came incognito.
Theologians have used the Bible to make a church for everyone. Churches in the ghetto, preach that it is holy to be poor, while others teach health and wealth. Some preach Saturday worship, others Sunday. Some claim that once you are saved you can’t be lost, even if you fall into serious sin. Others claim that, in order to be saved, you must keep the commandments and remain pure to the end. Some churches abstain from eating meats, so no meat eaters patronize that church. Others abstain from tobacco and strong drink; therefore, smokers and drinkers go elsewhere. A gambling drinker who likes to eat meat and smokes? No problem, my local Catholic church had a five thousand dollar air filter installed in the auditorium, to remove the cigarette smoke when they hold Las Vegas nights and B.Y.O.B. church dances. I could go on and on, celibate clergy, married clergy, women preachers, only male preachers, saved by grace, saved by works, saved by a combination of works and grace. You name it, and the theologians will find justification for it in the Bible. Consequently; there are now more than thirty thousand confused, contentious, and violent denominations of Christianity. Judaism, Islam, and Atheism are similarly divided confused and violent. They all tell each other that they are wrong about God.
In light of all the conflicting mainline “biblically based” religions and the literally tens of thousands of their confused and violent sub-denominations, I will quote two scriptures we must give serious attention:
For God is not (the author) of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. I Cor. 14:33.
But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but (is) earthly, sensual, devilish.; For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, (and) easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. Jas. 3:14-18.
The description of a confused; devilish, evil church, found in these verses, is the epitome of our modern-day religions.
The Bible is not the Word of God! It’s merely a poor translation of a small portion of the history of God’s dealing with the ancient Israelites that ended with the fall of Jerusalem in A.D.70.
For the Word of God (is) quick (alive), and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and (is) a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight; but all things (are) naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Heb. 4:12 & 13.
These verses do not describe a printed book, but a live being with eyes capable of both seeing and discerning. Evidence that the Bible is a lifeless book can be seen in the fact that people in our courts etc. are willing to put their hand on it, swear to tell the truth, and then proceed to lie through their teeth. Compare that to Ananias and Sapphira whose lives were taken from them for lying to Holy Spirit filled Apostle Peter. Acts 5:1-42.
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things. Acts 5:1-11.
In Acts 5, Peter takes the breath of life from Ananias and Sapphira for what we would consider a minor offense. That is the exercise of divine authority and judgment. Compare Peter’s exercise of Divine Power to our powerless “biblical” religions that are unable to weed-out the corruption and sex abuse of their own clergy. They now have to place armed guards in their churches to prevent their parishioners from being gunned-down during services. There have been several shoot-outs in Christian churches and Jewish synagogues. In the recent Corona virus pandemic, they had to shut-down services to avoid getting sick. Where is their God?
So then faith (cometh) by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God; But I say, Have you not heard? Yes verily, – Their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. Rom. 10:17-18.
And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, men (and) brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the Gospel, and believe. Acts 15:7. (Gentiles – the descendants of the ten lost tribes of ancient Israel.)
Jesus sent out his disciples with the Holy Spirit, not a lifeless, misprinted, poorly translated history book. These men had the ability to speak a message directly from God in any language, and without error. Today any phony can pick up a translation of the Bible and claim to speak for God, but none of them can duplicate the miraculous signs or Divine Authority that accompanied the preaching of the Apostles. Ministers today claim to have the Holy Spirit and the ability to speak for God; however, when you ask them for a message from Him, they open up the Bible and quote from a message given to a man more than two thousand years earlier. If you ever want to test your pastor’s ability to communicate with God, ask him to give you a message from God not found in the Bible. Without the Bible, these “Holy Spirit” filled ministers would have nothing to say.
Many cunning people have used the Bible to get others to do things they knew were wrong. The headlines are full of stories of people seeking to impose the laws of their religion on governments, and finding justification in the “Word of God.” Other biblically based denominations condone religious terrorism. If the Bible is the Word of God, any ignorant self-centered lunatic who can read can speak for God. At one point in history, leaders of the Christian church burned heretics at the stake. Would you belong to a religion that burned people alive in the name of Jesus? Christian leaders imprisoned Galileo, who proved that the earth revolved around the sun, because it contradicted their interpretation of the “Word of God.” It took over three hundred years, but recently, the church hierarchy grudgingly admitted that they were wrong about the solar system. The God of Abraham called His followers for the purity of their hearts, not their ability to read.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
All through history this false god, called the Bible, has enslaved men. It makes the Hasidim (orthodox Jews) feel compelled to dress the same, and live in ghettos in Brooklyn. Highly educated Catholic priests believe it requires them to sacrifice their only chance to procreate and experience the love of a woman. Many people have died from snake bites and others from drinking poison, because the Bible “says” they are immune to these deadly things. Some have been bilked out of their life savings while millions more give ten percent of their income to these false religions, because the Bible “told them” to pay tithes. (See the link Fleecing the Flock on the Navigator) Satan quoted scripture to Jesus when he tried to get him to cast himself down from the Temple. Jesus did not comply with his suggestion just because it was written in scripture, but told Satan to get lost. In truth, God has not communicated with humanity since the fall of Jerusalem in A.D.70. Diverse men, from outright charlatans to ignorant sincere believers, have told us to do terrible things in the name of God. It is time to check their credentials.
If a government official were to come to your door, the first thing you would do is ask to see his credentials, a badge or an ID, in order to verify his claim to represent the government.
What are the Credentials of a “Man of God?”
A representative of the Almighty God would be indwelled by the Spirit of God. He would have the ability to speak the Truth in any language without referring to a Bible. He would exhibit dominion over nature, have the power to walk on water, handle venomous creatures, or drink any deadly poison and not be harmed. At his hand, the oceans would be calmed, the lame would walk, the blind would see, the dead would rise. He would have judgmental authority, and the power to impose a death penalty. (See Ananias and Sapphira Acts 5:1-42)
When asked for evidence that they represent the Almighty God, the “Clergy” claim that the age of miracles has passed and point to the Bible as a sign of their authority.
The ability to read the Bible does not make one a representative of the Almighty God.
In conclusion, I will state unequivocally that the Bible is a false god, worshiped by our modern-day false religions. It’s referred to by those who worship it as “The inspired Word of God,” “Sacred Scripture,” the “Holy Bible,” etc. The men who wrote the original manuscripts were inspired by God to do so; however, an inanimate book cannot be inspired. Only living beings can be inspired. Neither can a book be Holy, Divine, or Sacred; these are titles that can only be used when referring to God Himself.
The Truth in One Sentence:
The Bible is a closed history of God’s interaction with humanity in ancient Israel. Studying the Bible as history will end the conflict between science and religion, and enable us to solve the “mystery” of human existence with one definitive and verifiable truth.
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The Word of God?
There are many divergent renditions of the “Bible.” The Catholics use the Douay-Rheims version. It includes the books referred to as Apocrypha. Evangelical Protestants prefer the King James version. Jehovah Witnesses have a version that excludes portions of the King James, and the Jewish “Bible.” excludes the entire New Covenant.
The message of the Bible is:
- Adam and Eve, and all of their descendants, will be restored to life after death / exile here on Earth.
Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. Romans 5:18
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. 15:21-22.
- God’s interaction with humanity began in Eden, and ended with the destruction of the Temple and fall of Jerusalem in AD70.
- There will be no further communication between God and humans, until we enter life.
- The Bible is not a handbook for religion, an ongoing revelation, or a “Myth” as disparaged in the atheistic cults of academia, Ideological “Science” and Theology.
- The Bible is a closed history of God’s interaction with our ancestors in ancient Israel.
The clergy is right about one thing; the age of miracles has indeed passed. The question is; WHY?
The inability of our “biblical religions” to communicate with God has done more to destroy humanity’s faith in God than atheism. It is time to restore that faith. Let us begin by answering this question:
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