The Bible states in Genesis that the entire heaven and earth was created in six days. Man was created on that sixth day and on the seventh day God rested. Scientists however have proven that the age of the dinosaurs began, reigned and ended millions of years before man was ever put on the earth. The only way one could explain this contradiction is to say that a biblical day was an equivalent to millions or even billions of common days. Now, if we can agree with this, we are questioning "Just how mighty and powerful IS God if it takes him millions and millions of years to create the universe when in various places throughtout the Bible it talks of God destroying cities or doing other such things with ease. Did he really take him this long to do this?
After God flooded the earth by making it rain for forty days and forty nights, he told Noah (Chap.9 verse 8) that he was sorry for what he had done and that he would never flood the earth again. As a symbol to all mankind of this promise he created the rainbow. Science has found why a rainbow exists. It has to do with two simple properties one being of water and the other of light. The first, refraction or the Prism Effect, the ability of water to split or bend light. The second, the fact that white light is made up of all the colors of the rainbow. These two properties are what makes a rainbow. Science has also found that all living things require water in order to survive and that most all living things require sunlight. In order for God to have given the two previously mentioned properties to water and sunlight at the time of him making the promise to Noah would mean that he also would have had to change the genetic structure of every living thing on earth so that they could survive under the new properties of water and light for which they had survived on for so long. If one can agree that this is what really happened, then we are forced to rethink about the previous paragraph in which it sugests that it might have taken God millions of years to create the universe. Wouldn't it be logical to say that it would take a fair amount of time for him to do the alterations to everything on earth? If so, wouldn't some things die before he could have gotten around to correcting them? Seems like a lot of trouble to go through just to create a rainbow.
Before God cast Satan out of heaven, He was God's high angel. The Bible describes heaven as containing no evil and of being made up of pure good. If this was so how could Satan have been evil to try to overthrow God. There was no evil in heaven fo¹ Satan to BE evil. Also, if he had been such a wise angel, don't you think he would have been wise enough to know that he couldn't overthrow God, the most powerful force in existence?
God told Noah (Genesis Chap.
6 verse 15) to build an ark five hundred
cubits by fifty cubits by thirty cubits. A cubit
being the length from the tip of the middle finger to the base of the
elbow, an average of twenty inches.
This figures out to be an ark with the dimensions eight hundred
thirty three feet by eighty three feet by
fifty feet Giving the ark three stories. That is
slightly wider and almost three times as long as a football field.
Yet one six hundred year old man built the
entire thing in the short amount of time given to him by God? Ok,
maybe he did. To continue, Noah was commanded to
bring forth into the ark two of every animal on the earth. Granted the ark was big but for it to be big enough to hold two of every kind of animal on earth is far from being to believe considering there are hundreds of thousands of different animals on earth. Even if two of everything DID fit on the ark, Noah and the animals remained on the ark for barely under a year. A closer figure would be three hundred fifty five days. Now, take for example an elephant. An elephant eats an average of five hundred pounds of food a day. Not even considering how many types of elephants there are, thats one thousand pounds of food a day to feed just two of them. This figures out to a food supply for two elephants alone to be three hundred fifty five thousand pounds of food. If this was to be figured out for each and every animal on the ark, one would need hundreds of times more room for food than for animals. There is no possible way to fit all the animals plus their food on an ark of this size. What about animals like the lion which are meat eaters. Noah would have had to have found a way to keep his
entire food supply fresh for a year. If he kept his food alive until needed by the lion, how much food would have been needed to feed the lion's food? After the rains ceased (Genisis Chap.8 verse 6), Noah sent out a raven and a dove every seven days to see if the waters had fallen. The waters were of a depth of fifteen cubits or twenty five feet above the highest point on earth at the end of the flood yet the dove returned with an olive leaf that had been plucked off of an olive tree (Genisis Chap.8 verse 11). It is impossible for an olive tree to live under water for the amount of time it would have taken the waters to rise and fall twenty five feet so how could the dove have found this leaf?
The Bible states that God will go to 'The four corners of the earth' and gather together all of the beleivers. Up until Columbus discovered that the world was round, everyone believed it to be flat, thus the four corners of a flat earth. If God really created the earth, don't you think he would of known it was round and therefore would not have spoken of it as being flat with corners?
In the first four books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Each one told of the crucifixion of Jesus. Matthew (Chap.27) says that Jesus was offered a drink of vinegar and gall and he would not accept it. Mark ”Chap.15) says that he was offered a drink of wine and myrrh and that he would not accept it. Luke (Chap.23) says that he was offered a drink of vinegar and does not state whether or not he accepted it. John (Chap.19) says that Jesus asked for a drink and he was given vinegar and hyssops. Who is correct? Is any of them?
What I am trying
to accomplish by writing this report is not to make people stop believing
in Christianity or the teachings of the Bible
unless that is what they choose is best for them.
I strongly believe that the Bible has
many truths and teachings that are beneficial
to mankind. The point I am trying to make is that MAN wrote the Bible and
GOD did NOT sign his name to it. So
don't believe everything one might read in the Bible because, just
like folk stories, it changes each time the stories
of it are told and are passed down from generation to generation until
finally, somebody wrote the stories
down in hopes of them not to be changed anymore. By this time they had allready ended up with a garbled up mess that looked nothing like the original. Keep in mind that many things were also lost in the translation of the Bible from Greek to english. One last thing to keep in mind, Think about how many different religions there are and how many different Bibles these religions have. These Bibles all are different and some completly contradict others. For example, the
Satanic and the Christian. Can they ALL be correct? If not, which one is? Maybe a part of all of them are correct.
A New Age Interpretation of Heaven and Hell
teach that according to how one lives his life
determines whether or not one goes to heaven or hell.
This simple truth can be accepted by
both Christians and by those who do not believe in the Christian
God or those who believe in reincarnation. To a Christian, everyone
has one life and only one life to do good
in order to go to a place where there is no anger, hate, jealousy or evil,
called Heaven. If one live an evil life that person's
soul goes to a place where it is tormented and burned for all eternity
in order to pay for its sins. The Non-Christian belief might
be much the same except for a few things.
Hell is not eternal unless one chooses for it to be. Everyone has
what is called karma. Webster defines karma as actions in one
lifetime that determines the fate of
the next lifetime. For example if in one life, a person was prejudice
against a given race and tormented that race, in that person's next life
he would incarnate as a person of that given race to live a life of torment
from those who are prejudice against him just as he once was.
Or in short, karma could be
defines as 'whatever goes around comes around'. A soul's karma must be resolved before that soul can be free from the wheel of reincarnation. In order to accomplish this, that soul must incarnate over and over again until all its karma is resolved, thus this is where the saying, 'Life is hell' may have come from. If a person chooses to live their lives in evil, that person does nothing but add to their karma and it therefore takes longer to resolve it, perhaps all eternity. So, maybe life really is hell. When a person's karma is all resolved, that person's soul is released from the wheel and thus released from the physical plane so that that soul may now evolve more quickly on its path to merge with the All That Is or God.
Perhaps this simple truth as stated above was taught by Jesus or other many other Messias but over the centuries, it was altered to the way the Christians now believe it to be. One possible reason for this alteration might have been The Church itself. The Church rationalized that they must not teach their disciples the truth, knowing that evil does exist, in order to keep this evil to a minimum. If they were to teach the truth and those who chose to follow evil learned this truth, they might use it to their advantage. They no longer would have to be afraid of dying and going to the firey hell but in turn all they would have to do is reincarnte and continue their rein of evil. These people would not worry about what would happen if one of their evil plans were to fail and there were executed for their deeds. As a whole, chaos would break out so the alteration in the simple truth was necessary. It is logical to conclude that if this was done, The Church may have found reasons to alter other truths that were at one time taught.
Can one really be sure? Perhaps the most logical thing to do is to study and be open to the many different religions and beliefs and then decide for oneself which path to follow.
I don't want people to think that I am attacking the religion of Christianity. The reason I am talking about this religion is because I was raised a Christian and therefore, I know a little about it. I have tried to make the facts in this report as accurate as possible but if for some reason there is an incorrect statement here I would very much like to know about it so it can be corrected. The interpretations given are of myself, the author, and are in no way ment to be interpreted by the readers as the beleifs of others but only as the opinions of one person as I feel they need to be stated. I know I probably am going to get a lot of slack from those of you on the net for me writting this. So let me say right here and now that I do not claim to be an athority on this subject and I may not have stated one thing here that any of you may agree with. I admit, I may have the facts wrong and if I do, I apologize. I would still like to hear your comments on this article though.
Thank you for your time and
Blessings to all,