Something that happens with people that read the Bible is that they often become divided concerning what it says.

You had the Jews who believed in what these documents were saying, primarily because these documents were accounts of what had happened to them directly, and you had people who didn't.

Then you had Chirst appear on the scence, who interacted with these people, and you had some people who accepted him, and some who didn't.

After that experience, books were written regarding what happened with Chirst. Now you have people who read the Bible one way, and people who read it another.

Division... Division... Division.

What we need to be able to do is look at something, and be able to say does this make sense? Are there holes in this assumption? Is there something we're missing?

I'll give you a run down of some things that are so controversal it would make any head spin. However, we will go back and find (hopefully nondisputable) evidence of it in the Bible.

Several things happen when you do this to someone who's religious:

  1. "Oh I don't believe that part, we just ignore it."
    People won't take only the parts they find convienent.
  2. "Yeah, but it's too late to change now."
    These are the people who read, and acknowledge, one thing, but continue to do another. Last time I checked, inspiried Word wasn't meant to be convienent to our whims, wants, and traditions.
  3. "I didn't know that, I'll change."
    A rare possibility, but there are some who when corrected on a matter feel the urge to do something about it.
What are some of the things that are so contraversial, but that we'll explore in detail? Just a hint... Too hard to believe? Hey, you promised you'd keep an open mind when you started... if you need to jump to the section of your choice, but if you keep reading you'll find out more about God, Satan, and the workings of life than you ever wanted to know.

Now why did I spit out some of these things? Simply to get your curosity up. The above list, a small subset of what we'll learn, certainly isn't what you thought religion was. A majority of my major beliefs were stripped from me when I ended up doing my own research. Most people can't stand to have their foundations shaken, so they find a church that preaches what they want to hear. Other people ask someone 'knowledgeable' rather than learning for themselves... I'm guilty of that.

The Bible can't be read from front to back with much understanding. It wasn't designed for that. Each book covers an era of time from a certain point of view with some aspect highlighted.

To jump right in and get our feet soaking wet, we are going to take a good look at an era of the Bible which foretold the future, see if it came true, and then extend it out to present day. We are also going to look at today's interpurtation of the event and see what's wrong with it. If you want telling the future, and history as confirmation, these some great stuff for you.

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