Since all four of these Books are about the ministry of Jesus and different perspectives of the same events, they are read together. The final section, 'Revelation', reads like the ramblings of someone who has been eating too much of the moss that grows on his cell wall. Since everyone seems to have an opinion about Christianity and the Bible I thought I'd present my own. This diety created two imperfect beings and set temptation directly in front of them and when they disobeyed him, he was angry and told them to go make more of themselves. I would say that this book best compares to the food and water that we need for our bodies. I mean, it is huge, y'all.
Judging by the conduct of those who hold fast to this book's 'teachings' you all know of which cult I am referring to , its safe to say that either these people are horribly mistaken in their understanding of this book's text, or the one in whom they act for, who they represent, is in fact a giant asshole, who, based on what we have all learned from his followers, is planning on sending us all to burn in fire and not just temporarily but for eternity, making it safe to assume that of all the sadistic pieces of shits that have ever walked this earth, this god of the The-Community-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, is the worst of them. I will talk about the Christian edition here, so when I say Holy Bible I will refer to it. It's a fulfillment that can't really be compared to anything else I've ever experienced. Many sections, such as Leviticus, read like the Cetacea chapter of Moby Dick, only worse Very unsatisfying fantasy novel. Well last year about this time I tried again. On the contrary, I do and consider myself an expert when it comes to why the Bible has led people astray, why The-Community-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named is fraudulent, who ironically, do not know God and therefore, misrepresent him, hurt the people God loves, the people he died for, which is every single body. It does have some slower parts, but it picks right back up every couple of chapters the chapters are creatively named after people! The glowing reviews made me laugh oh you, lol.
I failed each time I tried. The New Testament Ultimately this is a tale of love, a finishing tale composed across the historical narrative of the Bible. There were also 24 psalms intermingled with my reading. If we as individuals are peace filled, we might bring peace to others in our world and peace to our world. So I'm pretty exhausted from this most recent section of reading that I've done.
And today I read the short, three-chapter Book of Joel. God is real and He loves us all a ton. It will perhaps give anyone interested a look into my particular worldview. Matthew - Read twice 41. All in all, difficult to get through and neither provocative nor informative, would not recommend. Then character B went there and did something else.
On my next reading day, I'll be starting 1 Kings, and it will be read alongside 2 Chronicles. I was born three months premature and the doctors did not expect me to live. Even though ordinary in appearance, Jesus has magical powers and is in fact himself considered a deity. Besides, there are obvious inconsistencies even within the small amount of development present. There is so much to learn from this one book. When you cut away any socio-political feelings you may have about it, there's no denying it's sheer importance in the literature world.
After all, isn't the past dead? It is this kind of 'pick your own religion' thought that removes the power of conviction. One of my favourite books in this section of The Bible is the book of Job. It taught me that getting to heaven is not achieved by good works, but by accepting the grace of God who loves me more than I could ever imagine. How does one rate the Bible? The book chronicles some of his totally rad and awesome adventures, such as turning water into wine and coming out of a cave after he died! Nobody knows, because everybody has interpreted them a different way. I specifically leave the rating blank because I do not consider that any star system could effectively 'rate' this book. For everything I have seen in my life and of the world confirms to me that there is a spiritual side to reality and that there is a powerful God who exists.
The main character, 'God', is poorly sketched out by the anonymous author, and his supposed motivations are often contrary to his actions showing his 'love' by acts of genocide. It's surreal, and I'm kinda emotional about it. It does not take offense and is not resentful. The book chronicles some of his totally rad and awesome adventures, such as turning water into wine and coming out of a cave after he died! Disagree with me all you like, for my worldviews are based simply upon questioning, reading and attempting to understand the world according to scripture and observation. I'll also read the last two Psalms that I've yet to get to - 137 and 126. I'll be starting 2 Samuel on my next reading day, and it will be read in tandem with 1 Chronicles as well as many more psalms.
I have learned to better love the Saviour and hero of this book, Jesus Christ, and what my identity and life is in him. But this also means I can't really update my progress as I go, so I've decided to update here in this ongoing review. The letters from Paul that comprise pretty much the remainder of the New Testament are nothing more than the narrative of a mass-murderer who never even met the man over whom he spent so much time raving. It does have some slower parts, but it picks right back up every couple of chapters the chapters are creatively named after people! Well, despite his alleged kindheartedness, all this God does is throw threats at his subjects, and then proceeds to punish them in many painful ways - often condemning whole generations for the supposed sins of one man or woman. Today I started the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Relevation - Read Stay tuned for very periodic updates! Not to say, it is at times so convoluted, it'll make your brains hurt.
However the more I see the more I understand the truth of the words in this book. On February 13, 2015 I started this journey that I've always wanted to do, and here I am, just over three years later, having accomplished such a profound and inspiring part of my life. For everything I have seen in my life and of the world confirms to me that there is a spiritual side to reality and that there is a powerful God who exists. As for updating on Goodreads, I likely will leave this review as it is. Maybe some historians find chronicles of important Jewish family lineages interesting; I don't. I cannot get through a day without prayer; I do not know how anyone does. I do not agree with those who dismiss it as a paraphrase.
Marx said religion was the opiate of the masses, it's more like religion is the skirts feebleminded people hide behind to flee from personal responsibility and thought. That, and there is some conflict amongst passages. He tells about His sons and daughters such as Moses, Abraham, and Deborah, and most of all, tells us how we can be saved through His Son Jesus Christ. Because the bible is God-breathed! On February 13, 2015 I started this journey that I've always wanted to do, and here I am, just over three years later, having accomplished such a profound and inspiring part of my life. I'm working hard to read at least three times a week, but like I said in February, daily life has gotten much more demanding. My birthday is in 20 days, so I am on track to meet my goal with a few days of cushion thrown in. .