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If you want to read the Bible and have faith, read the Bible, not this book!
on August 5, 2014
I got this book a while back from a very liberal church I was attending. While I have several problems in the first two chapters, the real lies start in Chapter 3. Page 28 says that Genesis and Acts of the Apostles have two different accounts of Abraham's departure from Mesopotamia. Wrong. Genesis says that Abraham's father, "Terah died in Haran." Abraham then leaves Mesopotamia. (Genesis 11:32-12:3). Acts of the Apostles says in Chapter 7:1-6 that Stephen replied to the high priest that Abraham moved "from there [Haran in Mesopotamia] to this country (Which at the time was Canaan) in which you are now living." Stephen said that was after Abraham's father (Terah) had died. Read those passages yourself and then tell me that they are different accounts of Abraham. Chapter 8 seems to imply that other faiths and ways are okay. Jesus never said that. "Jesus said to him (Thomas), 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" Chapter 9 goes so far as to say that there is no hell nor is there a lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15 talks about those whose names were "not found written in the book of life" were thrown into the lake of fire. In Luke 16:19-31 Jesus talks about the rich man being tormented in Hades. If you don't want to believe anything in the Bible and not even read the Bible, then why are you reading a book that claims to tell the truth about the Bible? Read the Bible first, then read a decent commentary that doesn't try to turn God's Word on its head.