Half The Truth – Who Made God?
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By Greg Vanden Berge
Table of Contents
- Why Now
- First Things First
- Example 1
- Example 2
- Example 3
- Example 4
- Questions And Possible Answers
Why don’t they tell the whole truth instead of half the truth or
sometimes, no truth at all? Malicious misrepresentation, lack of
knowledge or they just don't know any better. Christians and their
leaders have been doing it for centuries and it just isn’t right.
They’re the ultimate charlatans, but are better known to Christianity as priests, pastors, teachers, nuns, holy men, holy women, monks and ministers. Some of them are even well established leaders, in their community and even looked up to.
We could assume that I'm not talking about every Christian leader, but that would be a lie. Anyone, who preaches from the Gospels and livelihood, depends upon donations, usually falls into this category.
Anyone who believes beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the Holy Bible was written or inspired directly by God, the Creator of the universe, could also be victims, of their own education.
In other words, anyone who spreads lies, rumors or un-validated information, without rational facts, to support their claims is a liar. I haven't met one Christian leader, who doesn’t intentionally distort their religious beliefs and probably know why.
Their livelihoods depend upon it. Almost every aspect of their life requires them to support elaborate fabrications, or else they'll lose their job.
I was watching a biography about one of the most popular evangelical ministers, when they mentioned something, a little unnerving. According to the biographer, in the early days, of this popular preacher, he reached a cross road.
One of his friends started to question his beliefs about Christianity and shared with him, a few things, he was having an issue with. Since some of them couldn’t be validated and some where direct contradictions, it created problems, which made him doubt his beliefs.
Eventually he quit, because he wasn’t going to live a lie, but the popular preacher, didn’t and became rich and famous.
According to the biographer, the popular minister chose to accept everything as it was and keep going. He would never look back or question anything about the Bible, ever again.
This preacher and other ministers all around the world, teach other people, to believe in things, that haven't ever been validated and it isn’t right. Some of them even have thousands of followers, which can be used, at a moment's notice, to do all sorts of things.
If they need more money or choose to support a presidential candidate, their influence, will usually get the job done. A few words out of their mouths can make all the difference in the world.
It isn't right, but that's the way it is.
Politicians, salespeople and Christians have been using half-truths, to manipulate information, for years. Some of them even believe their own lies, while others do it maliciously.
Remember when President Clinton denied having sexual relationships with a woman, who he wasn't married to, only to find out later, that he was only telling half, of the truth.
President George H. Bush, talking about no new taxes, president Nixon trying to convince everyone, that he wasn’t a crook and what about the alleged affair between Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy.
What about Jim and Tammy Baker, Jim Jones, Jimmy Swaggart or Ted Haggard? I can understand why the president’s did it, because they’re politicians and most politicians are viewed as corrupt, but church leaders.
These are individuals, who are looked up to, by little old ladies, young children and our pets. They supposedly, represent all that is good and according to some Christians, righteous.
It doesn't make any sense, why would a Christian do something wrong or even continue to do it, for years, when they know better?
We can blame it on evil, men and women, Satan, demons or even god’s worst nightmare, but would we be right?
I might not understand the reasons why Christian leaders fall from grace, yet accept the reality, they could. They’re regular people like me and you, not super heroes, chosen to represent Jehovah.
They can't interpret every Bible verse flawlessly and rarely use validated information, while speaking from the Bible. Those who claim, they can speak to God or have a direct hotline, to the Creator, are usually viewed as crackpots, to rational individuals, like me.
I was speaking to God the other day and God told me to raise $100 million dollars, to build a larger church.
I don't get it, Matthew 7:7, says, we can ask God for anything and he will give it to us. If this is true, then why do church leaders continue to ask their flock, to supply them, instead of God?
I think I have the answer, because God doesn't exist, God doesn't care, or God never said that. Do you think… just maybe… some of these things that cannot be validated or proven, might not be true?
Should you continue to support an organization, which promises to provide you with a better life, yet rarely comes through?
What about someone who promises you eternal life or is willing to provide you with a way to build treasures in heaven, even though, the existence of heaven hasn’t ever been validated?
Either somebody can or they can not do something.
Either somebody is a liar or they are not a liar.
Either somebody is telling you half the truth or they aren't.
There really isn’t another way you can look at it rationally.
Well, quite frankly I'm tired of it. I'm tired of Christians telling me, that my life will improve, if I become a Christian, read the Bible, worship, believe, have faith or pray, when it doesn't.