Where to Start Thinking About What is True

3/07/2015 60 Comments



A favored man has many questions. Educated as he is, he was puzzled by what he sees, and hear, comparing reality to some irreconcilable religious teachings around him. For almost a lifetime of search and consideration in trying to admit what almost every preacher in religion are saying, he ended up saying that he has to tailor his beliefs in order to survive the many questions popping up from his inquisitive mind as a human. Here are excerpts of his thoughts that I believe must be made public for the benefit of millions of souls who are in search for what is true. 

This man rightly believes that “FAITH has to play a very important part in all our lives,” which is why he is seeking answers for his thoughts -


Who wrote the Bible, God the Father?

I have always wondered WHY Jesus never wrote anything. It was PAUL (later, St. Paul) who wrote about Jesus.

Fact is that the Church itself - is the product of MAN and by the changes that the Church has gone through, one can see that any interpretation made by man is imperfect.

Pope Francis (I do not know if your side of Religion even believes in the Pope or for that matter-THE VATICAN) has had to make dramatic and drastic changes in the 'ways of the Lord' that one realizes how imperfect "man" is and how ignorant we are in matters of interpretation.

I, for one, have had to tailor my own beliefs to be able to survive the thousand questions that I have been asking myself over so many years.

First, who wrote the Bible? Was it God the Father? 

Writing is an art, a science. I'm grateful first to God and secondly to history that the art of writing was learned by humanity. Humanity I say, because up to now, supposed ancestors of evolutionists like apes are still unable to write or record their history. Apparently, the ancestors of Charles Darwin and Richard Dawkins have no purpose of existence and saw no need of recording their history. Writing or recording history has for its purpose of educating succeeding generations, but we see none such for people as ancestors of “evolved animals.” 

Whenever I argue, I use God’s words for they are what are true. It is His nature that God does not lie. Here is what He had inspired to be written in Psalms -


PSALMS 102:18 
This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

The accumulated knowledge and technology that humanity has developed in our times were not at that level 5,000 years ago. Excluding those that were written and recorded at the instance of man, all sacred writings that the Almighty God had caused to be written are profitable for instruction for all generations to come.


II TIMOTHY 3:15-17 
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

So there is a man of God expected to be perfect after having been instructed in righteousness. The source is inspired Scripture and the way is through having faith in Christ Jesus. 

At this juncture we have to especially guard our thinking on writings and records made only by men. Often times they are not truthful, not sincere, and under-written or cut short - especially when the writer is influenced by an inequitable power. What do I mean? 

There are instances when truth is hidden because of pride - personal and national. Take for example the history of the Egyptian empire. Egyptologists - countless of them - have not discovered up to now records in Egypt that reveal the history of the empire recorded in the book of Exodus. We may conclude that it was intentionally not recorded by historians in Egypt who were apparently under the power of the Pharaoh. It maybe because of personal and national pride that the pharaohs prohibited the writing of such events humiliating the Pharaoh and his kingdom before the power of the God of their slaves - the Israelites. 

Even the name of Moses, given by the Pharaoh's daughter that is undoubtedly Egyptian was not found in the history of the Egyptian empire. Historians of today try to correct the lapse when they trace the identity of the Exodus Pharaoh who may have succeeded in repressing records. In “17 Reasons why Thutmoses III is the Exodus Pharaoh,” Moses name was explained as follows.


"Moses" derives his name from Thutmoses I and the "Thutmoses" dynasty of kings. Thutmoses I was the father of Hatshepsut who named Moses. This is obviously where Moses got his name, not from the 19th dynasty era of Rameses II. Because archeologists generally dismiss the exodus as a Bible myth, they actually chose any variant of the correct, "Thutmoses" that breaks any connection with "Moses". These variant spellings include: Tuthmosis, Thuthmose, Thutmose. 

Remember that the name "Thutmoses" was written in hieroglyphics (pictures), but the name Moses is written in Hebrew and Greek. (http://www.bible.ca/archeology/bible-archeology-exodus-date-1440bc.htm)

The text explained that Moses' name was spelled in English and that he got his name from the Hatshepsut, the daughter of Thutmoses I. The18th dynasty pharaohs are therefore "Thutmoses.” The Thutmoses are a dynasty of kings of Egypt!


EXODUS 2:10 
And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

HEBREWS 11:24 
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;

But I have to thank God and history that there was an ancient record which was accidentally found written not by an Egyptian historian but a common man that reveals a hint of the truth and the authenticity of the record in the book of Exodus. Here’s an excerpt -


IPUWER PAPYRUS

The "Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All" is an ancient Egyptian poem preserved in a single papyrus, Leiden Papyrus I 344, which is housed in the National Archeological Museum in Leiden, Netherlands.

The sole surviving manuscript dates to the later 13th century BCE. The dating of the original composition of the poem is disputed, but several scholars, have suggested a date between the late 12th dynasty and the Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1850 BCE - 1600 BCE).

The theme of this work has previously been taken either as a lament inspired by the supposed chaos of the Second Intermediate Period, or as historical fiction depicting the fall of the Old Kingdom several centuries earlier, or possibly a combination of these. (http://www.pearlmancta.com/ipuwerpapyrus.htm)

Here’s another source that collaborates this account.


The papyrus describes violent upheavals in Egypt, starvation, drought, escape of slaves (with the wealth of the Egyptians), and death throughout the land. The papyrus was written by an Egyptian named Ipuwer and appears to be an eyewitness account of the effects of the Exodus plagues from the perspective of an average Egyptian. Excerpts from the papyrus parallels with those in the Book of Exodus. (http://ohr.edu/838)

Recorded history made by man can sometimes be lacking history or simply making tectonic of the inconsequential. In the Assyrian history there was no mention of King Sargon while the Bible mentions him.


ISAIAH 20:1 
In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and took it;

For so long a time, historians attacked the authenticity of the Bible because of this King Sargon information that is not found in the history of the Assyrian empire. This was supposedly an evidence for their claim that what were written in the Bible areinvented. But a recent find was the 4000-year-old copper bust of Sargon the Great, the Akkadian king being housed at the Museum of Iraq. 

Note: Museum-SecurityDotOrg now claims that one of the artifacts missing as an aftermath of the Iraq war is the 4000-year-old copper bust of Sargon the Great, the Akkadian king. The report said –


More than 170,000 priceless artefacts, including a 4000-year-old copper bust of Sargon the Great, the Akkadian king, examples of humankind's first writings and other treasures from the Uruk, Sumerian and Babylonian civilisations, are thought to be missing.

Liam McDougall, an Arts Correspondent, wrote the report titled, “UK database to track stolen art treasures. World's second largest criminal industry targeted.” http://www.museum-security.org/03/057.html). 

Anyway, let’s consider this account on Bible history -


SARGON, KING OF ASSYRIA 
Isaiah the prophet, in one of God’s prophecies regarding a judgment against the nations of Egypt and Ethiopia, mentions an Assyrian king by the name of Sargon.

This posed a problem to archaeologists back in the earliest days of their field of study, because an obelisk stone with the names of all the Assyrian kings that had ruled that empire was uncovered which made no mention of Sargon. On its discovery the university of Chicago made a bold statement that they had found a glaring contradiction in the Bible. They assumed the Scripture was in error since Sargon’s name wasn’t found engraved on this stone.

But a funny thing occurred; you could say it was God’s little joke on men of science. Eventually they found the royal palace of Sargon, and a majestic one it was at that. How come they knew it was Sargon’s palace? Well, because the bricks lining the palace walls were engraved with his name.

Not only was his name found, but his capture of the city of Ashdod as mentioned in Isaiah 20, was engraved on the palace walls as well. And not only that, but digs from the city of Ashdod itself later turned up fragments from a monument which recorded this victory.

One of the inscriptions read “Sargon, king of Assyria, who conquered Samaria and the entire region of Israel, he who made captives of Ashdod.” (ANET 284) (http://.www.biblehistory.net/newsletter/sargon/htm)

Before the Bible was written, men have learned the art and the science of writing, most ancient of which were the Phoenicians, Sumerians, and Egyptians. Moses, because he was reared in Egypt by the Pharaoh's daughter, was taught in all the wisdom in Egypt.


ACTS 7:22 (KJV) 
And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

Moses knew the Egyptian way of writing and the Hebrew way also.Here’s a comparison of alphabets from Biblical Archeology Society Library (http://members.bib-arch.org/publication)

Notice that the Egyptian hieroglyphic is more pictorial than that of the Hebrew. 




Moses at Mount Sinai witnessed how the spirit of God through fire wrote the Ten Commandments on two tablets of stone.


EXODUS 31:18 
And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

DEUTERONOMY 4:13 
And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

Such commandments that were later called the Law of Moses became an integral part of what is now known as the Book of Exodus in the Bible. Historically speaking, it was God Himself who first wrote a part of the Bible and later instructed Moses to write the statutes and judgments that would be incorporated on the two tablets of stone recorded in the Books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.


DEUTERONOMY 31:24-26 
24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, 
25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, 
26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

The word Bible in English came from the word "biblion" or "biblos" in Greek, which means book. What is wonderful in the Bible is that it is not just a record of the past but also a record of information that humanity must know - of things and events that are yet to happen in the future. This is for the proper guidance and warning of those who fear and believe. In the Bible these are called prophecies.


ISAIAH 46:9-10
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

JOHN 13:19 
Now I tell you before it come, that when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

The ability to foretell the future belongs only to the Creator who is able to see the future. The prophecies in the Bible are precisely exact. This one is noteworthy: Hundreds of years before it would happen, the war that destroyed the Holy City of Jerusalem was prophesied by Daniel and Jeremiah.


DANIEL 9:2 
In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

JEREMIAH 4: 11-13, 19 
11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, 
12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them. 
13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. 
19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace , because thou hast heard , O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

MATTHEW 24:15 
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

It is recorded in the Roman history that General Titus destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D. And this was commemorated in the Arch of Titus in Rome. 




This is part of tangible evidences proving the exact fulfillment of the prophecies of Daniel, Jeremiah and the Lord Jesus Christ about the destruction of the holy city of Jerusalem and the temple called by Christ as the "Holy Place." 

Almost 3,000 years ago the prophet Daniel wrote in prophecy what would actually happen in our present time: the advent of technology and advancement in science, the existence of airplanes, and space aircraft were foretold by the Bible.


DANIEL 12:4 
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

ISAIAH 40:31 
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

With this concept the Bible is truly as unparalleled as a book - unequalled! There is no other book on earth that precisely foretells what is going to happen hundreds and thousands of years before they happen.


MATTHEW 24:3-8 
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

We have seen that the God Almighty has written some of what are written in the Bible - especially his injunctions - but coupled with this declaration of his love for his people. His prophecies have been seen to be fulfilled, are being fulfilled, and yet to be fulfilled as told by the Prophets. Scribes continued on to write of events that became history. 

But why did not Jesus write in the Bible? Did Jesus never write anything? 

We will deal with this in the next post. 

Stick around for more.

60 comments:

  1. this is my first time to read a blog. i learned so much. bible is precise

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  2. Salamat sa Dios. Ang totoo ay manantiling totoo. Salamat sa pagpapaunawa ng katotohanan at mga aral sa Biblia una sa Dios at sa Kapatid na Eli. Manghawak po tayo sa katotohanan, gumawa ng mabuti kahit maliit na bagay basta magpilit tayong gumawa ng mabuti at magpatuloy, itakwil at kapootan ang anomang anyo at gawang masama, sumalangsang sa diablo, at magpasakop sa Dios. Salamat sa Dios. Salamat sa Kapatid na Eli at a Kapatid na Daniel. Sa Dios ang kapurihan at karangalan magpakailan kailan man.

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  3. To God be the glory.
    This is a very informative article.

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  4. This blog hit all the mark about the truth in the Holy Bible and I can't wait to read more!

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  5. Thanks be to God, for another very informative blog.

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  6. Wow! What an entry! The feeling of traveling back in time while reading the article is so immense. How ardently active the evil tries to cover the truth. As a result, a lot are left with thousands of questions. But God, being faithful, will never leave the truth seekers behind. This page is a highly recommendable page to follow.

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  7. Go on Mr. Controversy on enlightening us everytime regarding our imperfections in our born FAITH. Thanks GOD....

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  8. for the LOVE of GOD bro eli dedicate his life seek the truth and by the POWER of GOD preach..ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION
    MALACHI 1:11
    For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the LORD of hosts.

    THANKS BE TO GOD.

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  9. It's the first time where in I'll be the first person to put a comment on Brother Eli's Blog, and for that I am grateful :D Anyway, to all commentators: based on the blog, what do you think?..did Jesus wrote in the bible or in our heart? Literally or Spiritually? But Thanks be to God for this blog, w/c is really biblical.. Another wisdom gained for this blog, looking forward for the next episode.. To God be the Glory!

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  10. the BIBLE is truly unpararelled
    i'm excited for the next episode!!!

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  11. Thanks be to God for this very informative blog.

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  12. Accurate, substantial, and historically unbiased article. These are the adjectives I could describe Mr. Controversy's blog. I thank God because things made clear by our clever God's servant. Many big/famous people are ignoramus about the wisdom and historical accuracy the Bible contain. Nevertheless, we have Mr. Controversy. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

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  13. very interesting and informative,
    God is really great

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  14. That's the reality. Hope many understand the very cleared explanation. Godbless

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  15. The start is really introspective and clarity of thought is evident..
    Use of simple language also makes it more interesting, since it avoids superfluous writing and is perfect for blogs...

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  16. This is another well-written blog. Can't wait for more. Thanks be unto God!

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  17. Thanks be to GOD for a read full of Wisdom! :) Be Inquisitive About What Is True !

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  18. History tells us story of what transpire at the past. Artifacts are preserved to bare witness to the truth that lies before our time. God and His Son is the reason why everything is, as it was. To God be the Glory through Christ His Son.

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  19. Oh boy, oh boy, I cant wait for the next article........

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  20. Each time I read Bro Eli's blog I get a little smarter:-) Thanks be to God!

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  21. I wonder the work of God how its brilliant top, and when He will do another precious rested period

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  22. The Bible is a complete manual of all creations, it will not lack. In our time, little by little some of the truth that was written in the bible are affirmed by science and history. And through Mr. Controversy's explanation we understand it very clearly.

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  23. All men can't deny the fact that there is ONE who created the humankind, if only they accepted this undeniable truth written in the Holy Scriptures, no one will question the existence of our creator. Thanks be to GOD for this wonderful blog♥!

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  24. Bible is a not just a record of history, it is a guide towards future. Historian found the physical evidences that prove the authenticity of the bible and there are so many evidences that what bible tells us are true, so we should be ready to what will happen that the bible tells us that is not yet happening, for it is gonna happen for sure. Thanks be to GOD for this blog, i can't wait for the continuation.

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  25. bogus religion causes a lot of conflict, confusion, anger even though proof of evidence and dating facts; their conscience would still seared with a hot iron.

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  26. I salute the inquirer of having guts to ask/write Mr. Controversy that many favored men like him evade doing despite of many questions and doubts playing in their minds. It has been a notion for me, or maybe to others as well, that riches and powers eradicate the needs of spiritual guidance that sometimes lead to self-righteousness or self-reliance of what is true or not. Sir, whoever you are, you did a great job of asking Mr. Controversy, not only for your own soul but also to those who will read his Biblical responses.

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  27. The best thing here is when someone asks questions whatever his economical status, Mr. Controversy is ready to make response, not just a response, but Biblical, Scientific and Logical.

    I remember the pope of Rome when he visited our country, a girl asked him, yes he replied at once, but his reply (ask yourself) cannot help...baseless and illogical (for me). Many accepted his answer, for whatever reasons they accepted it, but to those who expected a real reply from a pope - it sounds absurd.

    Girl asked: Why does God allow such things to happen?

    This is the pope's replied: “When the heart is unable to answer itself and cry, then we can understand,” “I invite each one of you here to ask yourselves, have I learned how to weep, how to cry? ...." (ref:http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/665971/pope-francis-asks-why-do-children-suffer)

    If we are indeed in search of truth, the first thing we must do is to ask question. But this is the challenge - to whom you will throw your question to have a satisfying answer? To pope? To pastors? To priest? I bet this favored man above already did few asking, yet he is not satisfied.



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  28. thanks for that great understanding, Exactly! Bible is the only Book that Speaks about the past, present and future.

    Thanks be to God. :) Cheers!


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  29. As always and will always be, biblical truth are sweet savor to my soul. Gracias de DIOS!

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  30. this is more than world history, its move my mind into broader knowing..

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  31. thanks be to God! this blog is a must read blog.

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  32. Thanks be to GOD ,
    Wisdom is in HIM!!

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  33. Without question, the Bible is unparalleled.

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  34. History supported by Bible facts in its finest. Writing as an art, could be the most vital knowledge man has ever acquired. Let us remember not to provoke God to make little "joke" on us. He could open a palace full of scribbles and writings to prove His claim. Live this!

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  35. This is Amazing! Very scientific,logical and informative.. I'm also amused with the "evolutionists' ancestor part". haha

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  36. I have just encountered an english patient at work today who stopped believing in God when he was 21 y/0 (he is 83 now), because of the things he has witnessed and continue to see in the world today. He has compassion for the poor though and his fellowmen. I told him I may not change his thinking but I shared what Bro. Eli, has written in this blog. I felt sad for him having lost his faith but happy for having the chance to share this blog to him. Thanks be to God! on

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  37. This article is reasonably true. Everyone must realize the worth of life in this world.

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  38. This blog can definitely strengthen the faith of the Christian believers while rekindling the faith of the lost and the blinded. Let us continue to support this blog!

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  39. Truly amazing the Bible is. I get the chills how our Lord God loves us in every way He wants to save us thus He wrote us this amazing book, a love letter to those who believe and trust in Him. Thank God for you Bro. Eli!

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  40. Glory be to God for this amazing blog! The insights, proofs and understanding of the author is just remarkable. Thanks be to God for giving him the wisdom and sharing it to the whole world...

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  41. Ganda nito , yun information na Ito , Ito yun hiwaga na natago sa kailaliman sa iba
    Pero Dahil sa espiritu santong gumabay sa kapatid na Eli na may taglay ding katalinuhan na sa tulong ng Kristo ng Dios eh nalaman ng Kung sinomang babasa na may kaunawaan Sa Dios ang karangalan

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  42. Salamat sa Dios and Please continue reading and support this blog..and don't forget to share!

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  43. This blog is revealing the authenticity of the Bible , even the historians and wise men will agree if they read this.

    Thank God for preserving some tangible evidence, and I hope that God will show more evidence, for His glory.

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