Truth

Truth, when it matches with what we want, think, or believe already, we love it. But, when it doesn’t, we either hate it or ignore it, or both. We all grow up believing things we are told, to be correct, mostly. If we are told by our parents, teachers or Pastors that this or that is the truth most kids, if they have respect for these people tend to believe them. But you know, sometimes these people are simply incorrect. I remember my Mom saying on a couple of things that “the Bible says”. I know that my Mom would never have told me these things if she didn’t believe that they were so. But, she was wrong on a few things. I think that her Mom had told her when she was a young kid that “the Bible says”. I believe that some of the things that are passed down from generation to generation are simply incorrect. Not that anyone intended to mislead, they were simply wrong.

When I was a young adult I decided that I didn’t want to die and face my judgement before I had read through His word at least once. So, I did a somewhat quick read through the Bible just so I could say I had done it once. But, after I had finished reading through it I realized that these things my Mom had told me “the Bible says”, I didn’t remember seeing anywhere. So, I started rereading the scriptures more slowly and with pen and pad so that I could make notes. After completing time two, I realized that these things Mom had told me weren’t correct, they just weren’t there. I know that Mom wasn’t lying to me, she was just wrong. We can grow old and comfortable with the stories of our youth’s no matter who they were told by, or we can use our own brains to think a little. Parents, teachers, priests, they all have stories they had been told in there youth’s, is it possible that on some items they were told wrong?

In this blog, I want to try and get people to think, to question some of their long held truths. Now, some of the things that most of us have been told have never made any sense to us. Of all of my studies of  all the main religions, I have come to the though that the 7th Day Adventist beliefs are the closest to what I think is correct (I grew up in the Church of Christ). The thing that I have  in disagreement with them the most is in there beliefs that the whole world was made by God in six days and that He rested on the seventh day. I’m sorry folks but this is stupidity, scriptural stupidity. This teaching by most all of the Christian/Jewish faiths is what has caused millions of people to quickly turn away from God’s teachings because most anyone knows it’s ignorance to believe that in six day God created everything. People right away say “what about the prehistoric creatures”? Churches tend to tell the public that science is lying that no such things ever existed, or they tell people things like, well, they lived and died on day one. Whew, no wonder so many people turn there back on the Bible so quickly. There are several places in scripture where we are told things like “My days are not your days”, and how a human life is like the twinkling (blink) of the eye to Gods time. Even in the New Testament the Apostle Peter told the people that one of Gods days are like unto a thousand of our years. In other words, our days and Gods days don’t match up. Think about it, even in our own orbits of the sun, the planets that are in this orbit with us have different amounts of time that make up their days.

You might ask a question like, well if there were prehistoric times then why didn’t the writer’s of the Bible just come out and explain these things? Think about it, we humans only started to understand about prehistoric times about 150 years ago when the first big bones were being found. We of our time think we are so smart yet we still have trouble understanding these basic realities, do we really think that if Moses had written of these times millions of years ago that he would have ever been understood at all? He mostly likely would have been laughed to scorn or he would have been stoned. I don’t know the exact day per number of years ratio between our time and Gods time, maybe one of His days equals 10 mil of ours? The next subject matter we might want to consider is the actual age of this planet and the reasons why there are all these other planets, if they are all empty then why did God bother with creating them? Food for thought.

I would just like to let folks know that this blog, trouthtroubles.com is owned, written, and operated by oldpoet56. All articles, posts and materials found here, except for those that I have pressed here from someone elses blog for the purpose of showing off their work, are under copyright and this website must be credited if my articles are re-blogged or shared.—Thank You, oldpoet56, T.R.S.

147 thoughts on “Truth

  1. Truth Troubles: Why people hate the truths’ of the real world – Thoughts from an old American Christian man about our world

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  2. I am trying to read more of your writing…I cannot seem to find their location??? Help!

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    1. I am a person that is in the stone age of knowledge when it comes to computers. I have a few family members who know a lot more than I do but they are all to busy to help me with the site. One of the things that I have learned about the lightning strike that hit me is that the nerve at the tip top of your spine when it gets a major electrical shock it sends a zap straight to the front left part of the brain where our short term memory ability lies. It took my wife and son two years to teach me to ‘copy paste’. The old things I still remember fine, new memories must be written down or done over and over and so on. Out side of the title truthtroubles.wordpress.com and leaving a comment, I don’t know.

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  3. There are wise words here.

    I very much appreciate the time you have taken to visit my blog and to follow me. Thank you.

    I have a pithy interest in the marvels our tiny planets offers us as well as the often glorious antics its inhabitants get up to so you can be sure I shall catch up with what you’re doing as often as I can.

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    I look forward to our next encounter.

    RR

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    1. Hi I get it, you believe. I choose not to participate in Organized Religion.

      I find nothing wrong for those who do, what I can’t come to grips with is the converssion theory. I do not want to be told my beliefs are not right and I must do certain things to meet Gods Standard or Burn in Hell.

      As long as you respect my belief I will respect yours.

      Thank you

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      1. I agree with you, ones religion or lack there of is a very personal thing. I nor anyone else can “save” someone else nor can I condemn them to hell even if I wanted to. Personally in my life time I have never known anyone whom I would like to see condemned not to hell or even a life in prison. I hope that I am not capable of that level of hate toward another human being. I do wish that all people felt that way about each other, a world filled with no hate. Through the years I have gone to many different Church building where I don’t believe that God has had a seat at in a long time if ever. If a person says they are a Christian yet they are self centered and money oriented with a scowl on their faces they are doing Christianity a huge ill. Please continue to converse with me, your thoughts and opinions are very important to me for with different outlooks on life and the world we can learn from others thoughts.

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  4. Oldpoet56,
    Read in your post that you lean to the doctrines of the Seventh Day Adventists with the exception of their natural understanding of a 6 day creation. Back in the 80’s, I came across a book by E.G. White. I knew nothing about the author. It was a time when I was searching for the right denomination. Although I did not agree with everything, I found the words enlightening. The spirit in the words were sincere and powerful. A few months after I finished the book I shared some of it with someone who told me that E.G. White was a Seventh Day Adventist Prophetess. Have you ever read her works?

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    1. No, to be honest with you I haven’t ever heard of her. I do have to agree with you that I do seem to lean toward the beliefs of the Seventh Day Adventist teachings, at lest what I am aware of. I wish I could be of more help on that issue, I apologize for that. I do hope you have a great day, stay safe, God bless.

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  5. The Bible teaches that God Created the heavens and the Earth in 6 literal days.

    Jesus is God, and he testified to the truth of Moses’ writings.
    If you cant believe the first verse of the Scripture, i.e. the Bible KJV, then you have a lot of problems mister.

    Also I think that, you may be under the misapprehension that the catholic so called church is the bride of Christ ? I am glad t inform you, that it is NOT !!

    The #Catholic so called church is the evilest organization on this earth, and is the Whore of Babylon.

    I politely suggest that,you re-think your position.

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    1. Concerning your first sentence, the Bible does not anywhere say that the six days of creation are/were literal human days. In fact we are told over and over again that God’s days are not our days and that His time does not equal our time. It is this foolishness that keeps millions out of the Churches because any remotely logical or sane person looks at that very issue and does not except anything the Churches or Christianity have to say from that point on.

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  6. Santé dentaire. Des revues de la littérature scientifique indiquent que le thé, qu’il soit vert ou noir, peut contribuer à diminuer la formation de la carie dentaire22,23. Par ailleurs, le thé vert et le thé noir auraient la capacité de diminuer l’activité de l’amylase salivaire, un enzyme dégradant l’amidon des aliments en sucres simples, ce qui contribuerait également à l’action anticariogène.

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  7. I tell you of Earthly things, and you understand not, how then can I tell you of heavenly things.
    Did you ever think about how people just say Our GOD just waved his hand and poof there it all was(in a manner of speaking).
    I was really down, and I was just spending some quiet time with someone I have known for almost all my life. I realized what I had been staring at for probably 2 hours, just as a thought occurred to me.
    I was staring at a rose bush, and I wondered how long he had pondered this beautiful flower.
    Every living thing is unique.
    Volcanos have blown all types of poisons into the air, and into the water, and Our one-of-a-kind filtration system kept this earth a very clean place.
    However, Our air and water purification system wasn’t built for bomb-grade enriched plutonium waste dumped on the ocean floor.
    Robert

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  8. Thank you for your recent visit to my blog. You raise interesting questions and thoughts. I feel that the Bible is the story of a people and their God. There are many things in the Bible that are not things I personally would follow. I find it very difficult when people approach the Scriptural writings as though God sat down with someone and dictated the words verbatim. I see the Bible more as a relationship between God and the Jewish people. I think there are many good things to learn from the Bible and I think people need to THINK and REFLECT when reading the stories. Leviticus is a difficult book for me to continue reading! LOL I did read the Book of Job—that book demonstrated to me to NEVER GIVE UP. I thought there were THREE Stories of Creation within the first books of the Bible? You are one of the few who at least sees that there are two! Good for you! I see the WORD of God as evolving and growing…not something that is static and unchanging. I tend to agree with the Jesuit priest, writer and philosopher, Teilhard de Chardin. Looking forward to reading more of your writing…Blessings!

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    1. You are very kind, thank you. Please continue to check in once in a while and please leave comments (opinions) even when they do not agree with my thoughts, this is how we can all learn more things together.

      ted

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      1. Indeed!

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  10. “or we can use our own brains to think a little.” That phrase stuck a chord with me. Agree with you. There is so much to learn about this world, and to start thinking we have to start questioning why, and how. There are so many stories that make up this world, past and present all intersecting, and as such, there are endless perspectives.

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  11. This blog is a superb initiative!! The question you raised above have always played havoc with my sanity lol! That was when Dan Brown came in and almost made me belive that The Bible’s as fake as the existence of unicorns! I’m loving this place (your blog)!

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  15. Sorry got a little long winded, thanks for the follow and stopping by to have a read!

    i’m not a christian and don’t believe any kind of god..

    What i believe is that god’s are created by man, not that god created man!

    i am of the believe in evolution..

    And that the human-race was held back, yet not destroyed…

    Our minds and the way humans work out and solve complex problems, maybe the key to the reasons we were not destroyed in the end.. For fear, that we may be need in the bigger picture of the universe…

    You see space is space and there is a lot of empty space in between planets and stars..

    One would have to be a fool, to not believe there is not something else out there?

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    1. Chris thank you for the input I appreciate you taking of your time to do so. I also believe in a lot of the evolution concept, but not all of it. I believe that many things have evolved during the millions of years things have been on this planet. The six human days of creation has no Biblical logic just as Christians and Jewish people need to pay attention to what the Scriptures actually are saying and not so much to any ‘church doctrine’. In the first two chapters of the first book in the Bible (Genesis) there is very plainly two creations of man, not one. There is the first in the first chapter which was where we Gentiles were created then in the second chapter Adam and Eve (the Royal Blood Line). God does not wish His people to be stupid, we are told to study the Scriptures daily so that we can see and understand what the Truth of God is. Science and Scripture do not disagree nearly as much as both camps think they do.

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      1. No, science is mans ability to learn to see some of the blessings God is showing us. I have never known anyone who could do any type of magic. Good tricks yes. Do I believe that such a thing as magic is real, totally do. I totally believe that it is insane to believe that out of billions of planets God hasn’t put another life form on any of them. Have I ever seen a UFO, no, not for sure. You sometimes see a lot of light dancing in the western night skies, what were they, I don’t know and I don’t really care. Thank you very much for your reading and commenting, I really do appreciate that.

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  18. Thank you for your kindness and for your time and yes you can grab my feed any time you wish. Please continue reading and commenting I look forward to peoples input even when they don’t agree with me at all on anything. If people do not converse with each other they tend to fight more while knowing little about why they are fighting. Best wishes to you and yours, God bless.

    ted

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  26. Thank you Ted. Like most non-believers I was raised in a home of those who believed, and came to my position after serious study of the foundational texts of my faith.

    Not many adult agnostics and atheists came to their position casually, because it is not an easy situation with friends and family.

    In fact, in the Pew Research Center study on the topic of knowledge of religion, atheists and agnostics outperformed those from every religion. Now, that’s not evidence that lack of belief is right, but it is evidence that those who don’t believe in a god, are not ignorant on the topic of religion.

    http://www.pewforum.org/2010/09/28/u-s-religious-knowledge-survey/

    I wish you the best.
    Rick

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  27. You recognize the absurdity of a six-day creation when compared to what we know to be from a scientific perspective, but then adopt a band-aid approach to solve the problem in the bible.

    I see the problem not as one of finding a way to make it fit, but to realize it was the product of men living in a time ignorant of the world and universe in which they lived, and not in any way inspired by a being that always existed, but who let the faulty inspiration be taught as truth.

    That, is the elegant solution to the numerous inaccuracies and outright conflicts that are found in the bible. It’s a myth, and like all other myths before and after it, it is not a factual account. It is a complete fabrication.

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    1. Hi Rick, we obviously disagree on some things but not all things. I believe that science and Scriptures aren’t that far off from each other. I find that the biggest problem is that people do not incorporate the love of reading Scripture a few minutes each day into their personal lives. What I am saying is that the people who call themselves Christians who blindly follow a Churches doctrine instead of studying each day to see if these things are Scriptural truth don’t really have a clue what the Scriptures really say. That is a problem with some other non-Christian Faiths, so many people including their Preachers can’t read at all even if they wanted to. I believe Bible truths to be the truth and you don’t, this we both realize. Though this is so I am not a person who tries to be unfair so even though we disagree to disagree I do feel it is only correct to post your opinions also. Hope you have a good day Rick, from my view point Sir I just hope that you come around to the Love of the Scriptures and of Jesus that I am blessed to feel before your time here completed. I wish you well Rick and thanks again for your opinions and for stopping in.

      ted

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