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Confusion; the real enemy.

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Submitted by kerusso alethes (United States), Jun 17, 2011 at 12:27

Throughout history there have been the good guys and the bad guys including Christians and Muslims. That fact is true for both the Old and New Testaments. When I look at the writers of the New Testament I expect the truth, and nothing but the truth from each of them. Religionist often like to tell us that Luke, the man who used the highest form of the Greek or Aramaic languages, corrected both Mark and Matthew and they elevate him to the stature of an expert. Many of the events and/or sayings of Jesus are word for word in both Luke and Mark however since Matthew corrects several of those same events and sometimes adds additional information it stands to reason to me that Matthew was written later, and is thus the real expert within those three volumes.

However the King James Version of the New Testament is a loosely translated work with deliberate mistranslations in many places. For instance on the subject of divorce, a subject near and dear to the king, both of the only two uses of that word were translated differently to hide the fact that Paul disagreed with Jesus. additionally most professing Christians do not realize the fact that Paul was the God son of Herod the Great and raised in the same crib as Herod Antipas, simply because of two mistranslated words.

The words of God are far more important than even the words of Jesus who said "my doctrine is not mine, but his who sent me", but some men have deliberately mistranslated those original words to fit their own agendas. Jesus warned us that men like Paul would come forward in the future and proclaim doctrines based on their own values while preaching that Jesus is in fact the Messiah; but with a confusing twist. Other men who were concerned with only with the value of their pocket books, versus the souls they pretend to care for, couldn't leave Paul out of the mix and even changed the names of some volumes to hide his authorship.

The purpose of my book Invaders of the Kingdom is to add food for thought, and to point out facts that may not be obvious to the average believer/reader. The downloadable eBook is free. Any words other than the words of Jesus found in red letter testaments should be carefully scrutinized; seeing as how eternity looms in the balance.

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