You will find when reading, listening, or viewing GeneticMemory and Twilight Studio you may see many references to the bible. And I know this can be a source of deep concern to many in the community. Who might believe that the bible has nothing to do with African history and way of life before slavery or that it’s a book written for domination. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I know, that for some this can be hard to accept on face value. My intent is to give another portal on viewing the bible as a law-book and as the bible (Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth). By the way it is also a study in/on psychology.
Here is how Dr.Ben Tells it!
The main reason that the bible is rejected by many is the fact that those in power in the church never tell you to read and understand Galatians 4 and more to the point, verses 22 – 24 In those verses it is clear that the stories in the bible are in the form of allegories!
Update: I noticed that I didn’t add the text of the bible verses and that everyone might not have a bible on hand, and therefor may use an online bible source. If this is done it might cause for some confusion!
Here is the text from my source: Cyclopedic Indexed bible — Strong’s expended Concordance
23: For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and
the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born
according to the flesh,
but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.
24:Which things are an allegory.
(the text goes on to explain how the allegory works.)
The online version for verse 24 might look something like this: From Bible gateway
24 These things are being taken figuratively:
(in this version they are saying it just in the wording and how those words are interpreted.)
From Merriam Webster:Figurative *of words, language, etc. : used with a meaning that is different from the basic meaning and that expresses an idea in an interesting way by using
language that usually describes something else : not literal
Notice the addition “are being taken” *it makes it seem unclear as oppose to the definite statement “which things are”
Concider this also Psalm 78:2 “I will open my mouth in a parable (parable usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle) : I will utter dark sayings of old”
Psalm 78:3: “Which we have heard and known, and ours fathers have told us”
Those saying are from before anybody thought about writing a book on them! Casting Spells (because you have to spell to write!)
I personally have never read the full Bible. It is said that one has to pick ones pioson.
Seek and ye shell find, knock and it will be opened to you.
Noteable Mention: Bill Donahue