Too often, people are led to
believe that the Bible is an outdated text, written by ancient people whose
fundamental need was to have something in which to believe. Many, today,
are told that the Bible is filled with contradiction, that it is
historically inaccurate, and that it portrays an angry, jealous God;
furthermore, it is best for intelligent people to separate themselves from
the myths of Scripture.
We are, also, told that the
Bible is the absolute word of God; that is, every word, line, inflection,
and intention was written by God, verbatim, and that we had better follow
it or else suffer the consequences.
Suppose neither of those
portrayals is accurate. Suppose our understanding of the Bible is
completely out of context, with little or no regard to the customs, history,
and beliefs of the people who lived during those times.
Can we actually go back in
time, in order to understand the meaning and the teachings of the Old and
New Testaments, or must we relegate it all simply to myth?
Yes, we can go back! And that
is what this section of our web site will focus upon: understanding the
Bible in its proper context; looking at the customs and idioms of the
languages spoken during those times; and looking at the many forms of
Through these pages, you will
meet the people on the streets, from those ancient times, and sit down with
them in order to get an idea of what they believed, what they felt, and
what they had faith in. We can do that through history. (Although, the
Bible is not meant to be a history book - not as we know it anyway.)
Articles in this section will
the Bible Came about.
we and our ancestors view the Bible so differently.
is Biblical Spiritualism.
that bring vibrant life to what we thought were foolish statements.
the Bible teaches us about our Spirit.
the wonders of faith.
does it mean to us today by "If God is Spirit; we are Spirit; and
our loved ones are Spirit"?
This will all be presented in
an honest and accurate way, using well established and accepted Theological
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as updates will be coming very soon.
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