“THE STONE THAT YOU BUILDERS DETERMINED TO BE OF NO VALUE, HAS BECOME THE CAPSTONE.”
The Bible’s version of the story of mankind’s fall, is still available for anyone interested in finding out why our lives are so distressing, and why so many feel that political activism, a powerful police force, social reform, scientific advancements, and military conquest, are mankind’s only hope for bringing about a better future.
Just like every other story told in the Bible, support for the historicity of this pivotal event can be found in the ancient stories of cultures around the world. At one time the story was recognized universally as the foundation of civilization itself. In fact much of the symbolism of our current civilization is based on this single event which most feel raised mankind’s status from that of being simple human beings, bound by the restraints of God’s natural law to that of being like gods themselves, with the ability to determine what is right and what is wrong, independent of God.
Obviously the god of civilization would want to have this story presented in a way that would not expose his true identity. If humanity were to find out that the god of civilization and The True God, were not one in the same, it is possible that the god of civilization would loose a substantial percentage of his worshipers.
Keeping in mind that the God Of Civilization controls all of civilization’s religions, we can conclude that very obviously the religions of man would play a key roll in concealing the true identities of their gods.
In our day, all Bibles are produced by Either governments, commercial enterprises, or the Churches. That being the case, if we read The Bible in our native tongue, we are not going to see any clear line drawn between the teachings of the True God and The God of Civilization. But fortunately for us, as we approach the end of civilization, resources have become available to the common man, that have not been available in the past. Until now, Satan has ruled with impunity.
According to The Bible itself, it is not the product of any Governmental entity, Economic entity, or Religious entity. It in fact makes the claim of being the very word of God himself. In our day Bibles are produced by massive machines capable of printing million of copies. This has been going on for a very long time.
Because of this the market has become saturated with Bibles produced by The Empire. The finest Bibles available are still relatively inexpensive. And lower quality Bibles are very inexpensive. In fact most thrift stores have used copies of the Bible that are extremely inexpensive. Often, Bibles can be obtained at no cost whatsoever.
The machines that produce Bibles are not inexpensive. In fact, they are so costly that no decent human being could ever hope to own one. But fortunately for us, there was a time when such devices did not exist.
In the ancient past it was very common for simple individuals, wishing to have copies of Bible books for themselves and their families to produce them one at a time by hand. Many thousands of such books still exist in museums and private collections. These ancient manuscripts have been studied in great detail and often reproduced, compared to one another, cataloged, and made available for scholarly study. Many such documents are available to the general public, in print form, digital media, or even over the internet.
You may wonder, what possible benefit could thousands of pages of text in some long dead languages reveal to simple folks like ourselves. Many of us have attempted and failed at learning a second language, and so we know that it is not an easy thing to do.
As the author of this book, I can tell you that I do not speak, Hebrew, Attic Greek, or Babylonian, but I do know how to use a bilingual dictionary. When I read the Bible, I do not look up every word of every verse. No one could ever hope to get all the way through The Bible if they stopped to look up every word. In fact, I read The Bible seven times before I ever used any bilingual reference material at all.
In most cases, I don’t bother to look up any word in any verse, unless the passage that I am reading confuses me. When reading The Bible I fully expect, and rightfully so, to read a story that agrees with itself. One of the primary arguments that atheist use in denouncing The Bible is that the Bible contradicts itself.
Most religious people are not bothered by this argument at all, because they really just don’t care. They say that the Bible is the word of God, and won’t even listen to any arguments to the effect that it is not. Their faith in the Bible is so strong, that they don’t even bother to read it. Such people know that the Bible is God’s word because the people at the top of their religious hierarchies, tell them that The Bible is God’s word, and that is good enough for them.
But for those of us who love truth, and refuse to have truth dictated to us by some kind of powerful artificial hierarchical construct, blind faith is simply not enough. Just knowing that the Bible claims to be the word of God, entices us to find out for ourselves if in fact that claim is true.
Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.
he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,
Lego is not the same as Logos
To lay down to sleep, but later to lay an argument to rest.
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