KLEPTOMANIAC, Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway is a trek through the pages of the Bible to find the untwisted truth about the centuries-old false teachings on tithes and offerings. Every page of this book has information that will make you become an analyst in getting to the bottom line of what tithing is in the Old and New Testament. It takes you on a journey to first define the word tithe and then breaks down the differences between giving and tithing as the Bible instructs. The author attempts to expose what most people believe as fact to bring them to what the Bible actually teaches when it comes to true giving. Are the arguments put forth today about tithing fact or fiction? This book tackles tough questions like, did God ever require a tithe of money? Was the contents of the tithe always money in the Bible? Who is really robbing God today? Did God change the tithe at some point in biblical history? Are first fruits money? Is the tithe food, money or both? Is the church the storehouse? Did Jesus, Paul and the Disciples tithe? Did the early church honor a money tithe system? Are Christians really cursed for not tithing ten percent of their income? These questions will be answered based on scholarship, the land, the language and the literature of the original Biblical people. Not only will questions be answered for those confused about whether or not they are required to pay ten percent of their income to religious institutions, they will learn what the Bible really teaches about money and stewardship. The author meticulously examines the word tithe in both the Hebrew and Greek language. To understand every Bible verse that contains the word tithe, the author gives context and definitive definitions for clarity of the text. This book also explains the concept of giving from a New Testament perspective without the mandate of ten percent and explains why the Apostle Paul never mentioned tithing to any of the New Testament congregations. From Genesis to Revelation, this book is about how to properly interpret biblical terms to arrive at the proper interpretation of a biblical text that refers to money or tithing.
Even if mankind has always posed endless questions on the greatest mysteries of the Universe, few have been as fascinating as those on the existence of God. Nonetheless, despite all these tireless efforts by entire generations of philosophers and scientists and the enormous progress made in all fields of knowledge, it still makes sense for us to ask whether it is possible to rigorously and definitively demonstrate the existence of God. Well then: this simple book would seem to provide a positive answer to our greatest dilemma. It seems that God does exist, and that His existence can be demonstrated in a way which is both rigorous and comprehensible to all. If you love to explore knowledge and are ready to face up to something that has never previously been imagined, this book is for you.
Targeted Age Group:: G
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It all started when I was trying to test what I had just learned about how the mind works, in order to explain the success of logic.
What I found out was beyond my wildest expectations: reality and the mind were not at all two separate and unrelated worlds, but enjoyed the same creative functioning.
Nor was this theory only applicable to the context of logic: it was even relevant to physics. In practice, by elaborating a scientific model in which reality was represented as an infinite mind that imagined the Universe, I was soon able to resolve all the problems that currently afflict the greatest scientific theories of today, beginning with the theory of relativity, both restricted and general, and concluding with quantum mechanics.
This eBook uses popular movies to show how to bring science and religion together. It uses the gratuitous ignorance in several motion pictures to demonstrate how little the public knows or cares about science. Note that gratuitous ignorance in the movies is very different from dramatic license. In the case of dramatic license, the filmmakers use an inaccurate or impossible scene that asks the audience to suspend disbelief in order to be entertained. But gratuitous ignorance serves no dramatic purpose. It simply reflects the fact that the filmmakers don’t know any better and it doesn’t matter because neither does the public. You’ll find several examples in the book.
As a result of this disinterest in science, Christians often give literal interpretations to biblical parables. This can make it appear as if a person has to be ignorant in order to be a Christian. Consider, for example, water and wine. Each fluid is made up of different kinds of atoms and the difference between those atoms is a tremendous amount of energy. This is where the atomic energy that powers the sun and stars comes from. As a result, to turn water into wine (something many Christians take literally) is the same as exploding a large hydrogen bomb. But few Christians take the Bible literally when it says that unruly children should be stoned to death. So, the problem is scientific ignorance, not religion. Indeed, if the universe were not as random as quantum mechanics proves, then there would be no free will and no sin or redemption, hence no need for religion. Did you know it’s become downright dangerous to deny that new species of bacteria are evolving that are resistance to antibiotic drugs? This is because of natural selection as Darwin described it. Does anyone really think God wants us to go extinct because of untreatable infections? Or is that the ancient Jews couldn’t have known about germs when Genesis was written? Moreover, the scientific truth can actually bring joy and comfort to observant Christians and Jews. The big bang theory, for instance, tells us that you can use your television set to see creation’s first light even today.
For a different perspective, the author uses the rule against card counting in casinos to show scientists how random events can serve a purpose, a purpose that reflects someone’s will. Counting cards when you’re playing blackjack makes it a game of skill and the casinos need it to be a game of chance. Games of chance provide the randomness that guarantees large profits for the casinos. Randomness also guarantees sentient life in the universe provided the fundamental constants have exactly the right value, as explained in the book. This means that scientists need not be atheists. Indeed, the obedience studies of Milgram, et al show that it’s better for society to have a religion based on a loving God. These scientific studies of obedience have shown time and time again that most people will commit evil acts, such as harming or even killing innocent people, if it pleases a human authority figure. It’s better to have a belief in a higher power that forbids such behavior.
If you’ve ever pondered the big questions, such as, “Where did we come from?” and “What does it all mean?” you’ll enjoy reading this book. Likewise, if you’re religious or just interested in science, this book is for you.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-80
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
It was a convergent of events that include a poll published by the AP this Spring, the recent activities and propaganda of Islamic terrorists, and the current domestic debate over religious liberty. This led me to the realization that I could use the gratuitous scientific ignorance in movies (as opposed to dramatic license) to explain why some parts of the Bible are understood and some parts aren’t, the latter creating ideas that can be both dangerous and sacrilegious.