Please read both pages of this website to understand why I believe what I believe about the Bible, or don't believe. I promise this information will intrigue you.
Click on the above tab to the right of the book cover. This will take you to the novel on Amazon where you can get more information. But first let me tell you this; that while it's true I did write Missing Pages in the fiction genre, I believe wholeheartedly in the novel's theme. And that theme is this: God NEVER harmed, let alone killed His Creation. I used fictional characters in our modern era to bring out the truth, doing so with a collection of verses from the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gnostic Gospels.
SYNOPSIS : A Young man from Israel (Paiges) makes the journey of a lifetime to deliver the biblical truth. His research leads him to a small-town minister, Teacher Matthew, who reluctantly closed his house of worship when he could no longer defend the Bible's inerrancy. Teacher's decision to close his Mission of Hope and Faith disappointed the congregation Teacher so loved, and left a void in the community, as well.
Of course, contesting the biblical stories will challenge Teacher's congregation when he reopens the Mission of Hope and Faith. But with Paiges' help, Teacher and Tabatha Matthew, Teacher's wife, will set out to prove a conspiracy exists against Moses to libel our Creator in The Old Testament. But does the conspiracy really exist in the Bible? IT ABSOLUTELY DOES!
I am not a Biblical Scholar. But I am someone who emphatically believes in God, though one who also knows the Bible is not inerrant. The Bible not being inerrant is a fact and not an opinion. Below are some examples and I challenge Christians visiting this site to dispute my claims. It will be a fun ride!
LET'S START WITH A NOT-SO-NOTICEABLE EXAMPLE IN GENESIS:
Genesis 1:29 -- "And every tree whose fruit yields seed, to you it shall be for food."
Genesis 2:16 -- "Of every tree in the garden you may freely eat, but the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil you shall not eat." Adam and Eve were confined in the Garden of Eden so this is an outright error! Also, how do Christians explain the Tree of Life in the Garden? What I mean is, what if Eve ate from the Tree of Life FIRST and not from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? She and Adam would have achieved immortality according to Genesis 3:22. So Christians also believe God was careless with this tree if the outcome of eating from it would produce immortality. Really? Here's something else to point out about the Garden Of Eden story. If Satan is present during the Creation of man and women (the serpent), then Satan had to be equal to God in power, and Satan wasn't! Ahh, but in Genesis 3, Satan tells Eve that she would not die upon eating the forbidden fruit as God told her she would. And Eve did not die after eating the forbidden fruit, neither did Adam. In fact, Adam lived to be 930-years-old.
Genesis 10 states that Noah sent his sons out into the world to establish new nations according to their languages. The word "language" is plural several times in this chapter of Genesis. Yet the very first sentence of Genesis 11 states the whole earth had only one language.
Genesis 35:10 -- God changes Jacob's name to Israel, saying Jacob shall not be called Jacob anymore -- yet in Genesis 46:2, God calls for Jacob, not Israel.
Exodus 33:20 -- "No man can see God's face and live." Yet Gideon saw God's face and lived according to Judges 6:22-23. Jacob sees God's face and lives according to Genesis 32:30. Job saw God's face and lived according to Job 42:5. John reiterates this message in John 1-18 saying no one has seen God at anytime.
2 Kings 2:11 states that Elijah went up to Heave. But in John 3:13, John states that no one has ascended to Heaven but He who came down from Heaven. Exodus 3:1 states that Jethro is the father-in-law of Moses. Yet Judges 4:11 states that Hobab is the father-in-law of Moses. Exodus 3:1 also states Moses married a Midianite woman. Yet Numbers 12:1 states Moses married a Ethiopian woman.
IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: In John 13:36, Peter asked Jesus where He was going. In John 14:5, Thomas asked the Lord how will they know their way if they do not know where He is going. Then in John 16:5, Jesus wants to know why no one asked Him where He was going.
Romans 3:28 -- "We conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. Matthew 16:25 -- "The Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His Angels, and He will reward each according to their works."
GOD NEVER HARMED, LET ALONE KILLED HIS CREATION:
The above statement is the theme of the novel, and rightfully so. I also use logic in contesting several biblical stories or verses. Below is a series of questions I present to Christians along with Christians beliefs and MY beliefs.
BIBLICAL CHALLENGES FOR CHRISTIANS:
My Question: "Do you believe God is All Powerful (Omnipotent)?"
Christian Answer: "Of course!"
This is my belief, as well.
My Question: "If God is All Powerful, then you also believe God could have made mankind disappear and start all over again instead of flooding the earth, right?"
Christian: "Of course. God can do anything."
My feelings, as well.
My question: "Then why didn't God do just that and keep people from suffering, including innocent children?"
Christian: "God making mankind disappear and starting over would not teach mankind a lesson, as did the flood. And there was no guarantee a new generation of mankind would be any different than God's first Creation."
My response: "BINGO! The generations after Noah is no less wicked than the generations of families God flooded."
Christian: "It was God's call, and God is Just in every perfect way."
My response: "You are correct, God is Just. But drowning anyone is murder. Give me an adjective other than the word 'evil' to describe God drowning mankind?"
Christian: "I did, God is Just."
SUBJECT CHANGE --- OMNISCIENT (ALL KNOWING):
My question: "Do you believe God is All Knowing?"
Christian answer: "Of course."
This is my belief, as well.
My question: "If God is all knowing, then how could God not know that mankind would disappoint Him as it states in Genesis 6?"
Christian answer: "Of course God knew mankind would disappoint Him, but it was mankind's FREE WILL that caused their demise."
My response: "Free Will? Really? Mankind chose to be wicked, which was their FREE WILL. But that wasn't the case, was it? God didn't accept wickedness and that's not Free Will, is it?"
Christian: "Free Will deals with religious beliefs."
My response: "And where, exactly, does it state this in the Bible?"
Christian response --- no response!
My next Question: "Okay, so how was it that God didn't know Abraham and Job were loyal servants?" If He had known, He wouldn't have tempted Abraham with sacrificing his son or had Satan torture Job to prove Job would never curse God."
Christian answer: "Of course God knew both were loyal servants. But God works in mysterious ways."
My response: "How so?"
Christian response: "In the case of Job, there was a moral to the story. Because of his loyalty to God, he became more rich and raised a larger family after suffering his loses."
My response: "He lost his loving family! No man is richer from such a loss."
In Exodus 4:24-26, God was set on killing Moses for no apparent reason and with absolutely no hint from the previous verses in Exodus 4. Ahh, but Christians argue that God was going to kill Moses because his son wasn't circumcised, hence Zipporah casting her son's foreskin at her husband's feet. With Christians emphatically believing God is Omniscient, then how did God not know Moses' son wasn't circumcised before choosing Moses to lead the Israelites out of bondage? The belief in God's wrathful portrayal will end after people read "Missing Pages." God's messenger is among us TODAY and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!
Like my above message about the Great Flood, God could have put Pharaoh and his henchmen to sleep in the Exodus to allow the Israelites to escape from their bondage. Killing firstborn Egyptians isn't logical for an All Loving Creator. The story also states that God hardened Pharaoh's heart, which only kept the Israelites in bondage longer. God could have turned the Nile into milk instead of blood. Surely, a milky river would have proved God's existence as much as bloody river. Blood is an evil example and a poor way to promote God's All Loving Nature! My point is this: it never happened!
ANOTHER EVIL EXAMPLE: In Numbers 21:6-, God sent fiery serpents among the Israelites who spoke against God and Moses. So Moses made a bronze serpent and put it on a pole. This way, people who were bit by the serpents only had to look at the bronze figure and they would live. I can't believe Christians believe this of God! But they do BECAUSE the Bible says so.
GOD DESTROYS SODOM AND GOMORRAH:
Again, Christians believe God had no idea mankind would explore the same gender love interest? That because of gay behavior God would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Christians believing this don't see that God failed miserably in His attempt to rid the world of gays. He didn't! In fact, an almost identical storyline in Judges 19 matches the Genesis 19 story regarding gay behavior. In the same Genesis 19 Chapter, God turns Lot's good wife into a pillar of salt. Nowhere in the previous verses does it mention God killing anyone for looking back. It simply states they all would die if they didn't reach the mountain to escape the destruction. Ahh, but Christians will twist these verses to justify the killing of an innocent woman, the wife of a loyal servant. So God kills Lot's wife but not one derogatory statement in this same chapter about Lot's two daughters sleeping with him so they could become pregnant.
ABOUT THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT IN EXODUS: Thou shall not kill!
In Exodus 32:27-29, Moses kills 3,000 within hours of receiving the Ten Commandments. Joshua, who took over for Moses after Moses' death, killed thousands in the city of Jericho, with God leading the way. This is the greatest example of "Do as I say, but not as I do." Believing otherwise is indoctrination!
FREE-WILL is something Christians emphatically believe. The fact is, no FREE-WILL existed in The Old Testament. If it did exist, God wouldn't have punished the wicked with a flood, or Sodom and Gomorrah because of gay behavior. He wouldn't have led an attack against Egypt that killed thousands. BUT FREE WILL did exists in The Old Testament because God's wrathful portrayal were lies, plain and simple! FREE-WILL is obvious in The New Testament. If God ever had a reason to kill man, it would have been for the inhumane treatment of His Son. But that never happened.
While I present Missing Pages in the fiction genre, don't dismiss that my biblical depiction in the novel is anything else but the truth. The characters are lifelike and intriguing. The real protagonist in Missing Pages is Chloe Cain, an atheist brought up in a Christian environment..
GOD IS GREATER THAN THE BIBLE STATES! Why do I say this? Because God never harmed, let alone killed His Creation!
Jeremiah 8:8 --- "How can you say we are wise and the law of the Lord is with us? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood." This IS absolutely a conspiracy!
Jeremiah 11:9-10 --- And the Lord said to me, “A conspiracy has been found among the men of Judah and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. They have turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers.”
A CONSPIRACY CLEARLY APPEARS IN JEREMIAH 11:9-10. THIS IS UNDENIABLE!
Jesus Himself confirms this theory in Matthew 23: 1-4 --- "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat, so observe what they tell you to observe. But do not do according to their works, because they say and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens that are hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not move them."
SCRIBES DID SIT IN MOSES' SEAT BECAUSE THEY ALTERED HIS WORK! This is a conspiracy for sure and it came from Jesus Himself!
John 8:32 --- "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
Jesus came to prove His Father's existence and warn the people that they did not know the truth. Jesus proved His Father's existence with His Resurrection. AND there are NO wrathful stories of God in the New Testament. ZERO! Christians will disagree because of Acts 5 and the story of Ananias and Sapphira.
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