The Bible has been called “The Greatest Story Ever Told“, but it is not supposed to be a story, it is supposed to be the TRUTH and we, the people, are supposed to believe without question……..The way it seems to begin is that GOD made the universe and the earth. A pretty amazing feat for anyones imagination. Then it is said HE made the land, oceans, trees, plants, animals, birds, fish, etc. to live on earth and a system by which all could thrive forever. At this point he had a perfect arrangement. Unfortunately HE didn’t stop there. HE proceeded to make two other creatures called humans and HE (I assume it was GOD) called them Adam and Eve. How HE settled on these two names, I have no idea. Like everything else HE had created, one was male and one female. He made them a beautiful garden in which to live and be happy ever after. Then HE pointed out an apple tree and told them they were forbidden to eat the fruit. (I didn’t know there were apple trees in this part of the earth, but what do I know) Well big mistake. GOD thought that humans were perfect like everything else HE had created, but HE found out that Adam and Eve had minds of their own. They eventually ate the fruit, had sex and had a child. Thus began the population of the earth and GOD has been sourly disappointed ever since…………Let me interject here that somewhere during the above events the Devil (Satan) came along. Somewhere I think I read that GOD created him. But why would HE do that. Why would HE create an evil entity. Was it to see if Adam and Eve would eat the apples?? Was the snake really the devil in disguise?
Since I have not read the entire Bible, I do not know what happened after that until Cain killed his brother Abel. Obviously Cain found a woman somewhere to further the population or the story, and life, would have ended here. But life went on and for thousands of years many catastrophic events took place. In my book they would be called natural disasters and not GOD induced events. but again, what do I know. There was Abraham a leader of the “Jewish” people, David killing Goliath, Hercules destroying the Temple, Moses and the Ten command-ments, the parting the Red Sea, etc. Somewhere during all this turmoil, GOD must have decided HE had made a big mistake so HE instructs Noah to build the Arc; creates the great flood and starts all over again. But between and during these events there was WAR…..WAR…..WAR. All of this death and destruction because GOD chose to create Adam and Eve and the apple tree. There are times to create and times to quit.
During these thousands of years of human development many various religions were born. Probably the most prominent was Judaism for “GOD’s chosen people“, the Jews. Some groups worshiped the sun, the moon, idols, animals, snakes and various and sundry other things, but the Jews worshiped GOD. All of these people thought their “religion” was the best and thus the WARS. Those wars and all wars down thru the ages until the present day have been fought because of differences in “RELIGIOUS BELIEFS”. All of this happened before Jesus was born. SO WHAT WAS GOD’S POINT?? Was HE just trying to correct his original mistake??
After all the flood waters receded and the Arc settled in the mountains, the people, animals, birds, etc. were free to roam the middle East, multiply and repopulate, but the original scenario repeated it’s self. World 2 – GOD 0 Humanity needed straightening out………So GOD decided to be really dramatic and have a son born of a vergin……..Now this part really baffles me……….He chose Mary who was married to Joseph. If she was married to Joseph how could she have been a virgin?? Childless, yes; virgin, no. Perhaps during those times being married didn’t necessarily mean they had had sex……We all know what happened from then on. Jesus was born, HE grew up to teach and spread the word of GOD which made the Romans fear HIM. That fear was the cause of HIS crucifixion and GOD thinking the death of Jesus would cause the world to repent, let him die for HIS cause……. But alas, GOD failed again…….The world’s people are not getting any more religious, but less……More and more people are losing touch with GOD. Governments are removing GOD’s teachings from our lives……….. WILL GOD TRY AGAIN TO MAKE THE WORLD INTO THE PLACE HE ENVISIONED IN THE BEGINNING??……….WILL HE DESTROY EVERYONE AND EVERY THING AND START OVER AGAIN??……….OR WILL HE GIVE UP AND LET US DESTROY OURSELVES??