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Did the pentecost really happen?

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  Did Jesus really instruct His disciples to wait in Jerusalem to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Did the events described in Acts during the Pentecost really happen?

The problem with Luke-Acts

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  We are on a journey where we discover the truth about the Bible. In this article we will be looking at Luke and Acts. Two very important books - but also two books that are not perfect. Both books clearly shows the same pattern of mistakes that were made by the author. Mistakes that you need to be aware of in order to discover the true teachings of Jesus.  The author of Luke-Acts was either a companion of Paul or someone that followed his teachings closely. Paul came from a strong religious background and that had an influence on his teachings. As we have seen in the article ' Paul's words are not God's words ' - Paul was not taught by Jesus and had very little contact with the apostles. There were some fundamental flaws in the teachings of Paul and the author of Luke-Acts took some of these flaws to the next level. Before you continue with this article, if you haven't already, you must first read the following articles for some background: The Lie about the Bible

The Gospel of Thomas

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  The Gospel of Thomas is mostly rejected by mainstream Christianity. The reason is simple - the teachings in the Gospel of Thomas goes against a lot of what the 'Christian Church' is teaching us.  It was discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in December 1945 among a group of books known as the Nag Hammadi library. The reason it was only discovered in 1945 is that the early church destroyed all copies of the gospel. When was the Gospel of Thomas written? Scholars have proposed dates of composition as early as AD 60 and as late as AD 250. Most scholars however agree that it is between AD 60 to AD 140. Even a later date is not that late seeing that the Gospel of John was only written around AD 90 – 100. The date is important. An early date would be a big problem for mainstream Christianity because it would mean that the gospels in the New Testament dependent on the Gospel of Thomas, making the Gospel of Thomas more reliable.  The argument for a late date for Thomas The main argumen

God is not in the crowd

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  When people look for God, or when they need His help, they go to church. They believe that is where they will find God. They believe that is where their prayers will be answered. They are mostly disappointed. They are faced with more judgement than love and understanding. Instead of finding God they find an organization where it is more about the 'church' (business) than about the people.  Nothing wrong with going to church. God did not create us to be alone and the church is a good place to meet other believers. But that is not where you will truly find God - or yourself.  People think it is better to pray with others because of Matthew 18.  Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” - Matthew 18:19-20 But what does this really mean?   If you really think about this verse, it basically means you have to pray with others be

The Problem with the Gospel of Matthew

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  The Gospel of Matthew has a lot of information about Jesus that is not in any other of the gospels - but there is a problem you need to be aware of. There are a couple of serious mistakes in the Gospel of Matthew that follows a specific pattern.  The Old Testament did prophecy about Jesus, but in an attempt to make Jesus more likeable or believable to Jewish Christians, the Gospel of Matthew goes to far when linking Jesus to Old Testament. There are also things that Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew, that are not in any of the other gospels, and that clearly could not have been something that Jesus have said. We will see a clear pattern of when something was added to what was likely the original message of Jesus.   The Gospel of Matthew was not written by the apostle Matthew. The author is unknown but it is very unlikely that the author was an apostle. An eyewitness to the ministry of Jesus would not have relied so heavily on the Gospel of Mark as a source. It was written between A

Paul's words are not God's words

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  Paul has written most of the New Testament. What he has written is very important and we can learn a lot from it. But what Paul has written is not the Word of God.  What Jesus taught and what Paul has said (or written) is not on the same level - not even close. Jesus and His teachings are the Word of God. The teachings of Jesus and Paul are fundamentally different and Paul sometimes contradicts Jesus.  In my previous articles we looked at the lie about the Bible and that not every verse in the Bible are the word of God . We will now be looking at Paul and the books/letters that he wrote in the New Testament.  Paul was not taught by Jesus Paul never met Jesus in person. But wait - didn't Jesus reveal Himself to Paul? Yes, but He also revealed Himself to me and to most other children of God. Most of us can tell a story of how Jesus revealed Himself to us as our saviour - the day we decided to become born again children of God. Maybe your experience was so deep and powerful, it wa