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THE EXISTENCE OF GOD ACCORDING TO THE PEOPLE OF THE BIBLE, THE JEWS
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193. HOLES IN THE CONTINUITY OF TRADITION

THE VERACITY OF TRADITION

Another argument against the credibility of the tradition is that the Bible itself tells of times when the tradition was supposedly forgotten, then rediscovered. Such holes in even those accounts provide an opportunity to potentially invent stories such as that of the Exodus and Mount Sinai and implant them in collective national memory.

The most notable case of interrupting the sequence of tradition is presented in the Book of Kings (Kings in Chapter Twenty-two), where the book of the Torah found in the days of Josiah in the Temple is narrated. From the description there it seems that the Torah scroll was completely forgotten by the people, and until it was discovered in the temple, not even the King knew of its existence.

If so, perhaps that book was not really “discovered,” but was written at the same time by Josiah or his people, who could put into it as much as they could and “sell” it to the People of Israel?

The question of the identity of the book that Josiah found preoccupied many commentators and scholars, and we will not go into all the opinions and methods on the subject here. There is ample evidence, textual and other, against the claim that the book was written by Josiah or his contemporaries.

In fact, the affair itself proves that it is not a matter of oblivion, for if there really was oblivion here, what is the place for GOD's anger and the punishments that he imposes on Israel? The disobedience of the people stems from a lack of knowledge about its (the document’s) existence.

"The Logical Proof Of GOD" book by HOLY LAND MAN

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In the spiritual world reside the forces that operate our lives in daily reality. Get to know them, because your happiness depends on them.

While we are selfish creatures with survival mechanisms and animal instincts to achieve more than we need, we’re also wired (DNA & neurotheology) for spirituality and to live for the greater good, for the higher self. For that reason, we are wired to protect our spouse, our family, our country, and be connected to a higher spirituality we call GOD (whatever it is).

We seek to connect to the highest authority which is above human sensual perception. We seek a GOD to be our ultimate guide. Not the GOD that the religions created for us with endless restrictions and imaginary hell and heaven, but the true real GOD.

This book sums up thousands of years and debates to one practical conclusion: is it good for humans to have and believe in (a) GOD or not.

While emerging in the debate, keep an open mind and ignore any religious misconception of who GOD really is. You are here because you care to know if there is a higher authority and if your life will be more fulfilled with GOD in it. You want to know if spirituality is good for you.

WHEN DO YOU FEEL SPIRITUALITY?

The spirit is invisible, but it is revealed in every phenomenon in life that means oneness. It is revealed the moment you look into a person’s eyes and discover that you both feel the same. Spirituality is revealed as soon as you do something that makes others a caravan of joy. It is revealed the moment someone refers to you and you refer to him, and you are both aware of each other’s existence. As a Roman poet so beautifully put it: “Outside all the notions of good and evil there is a field. Will you meet me there?”

Socrates was said to have not come from Athens, but from the world. You and I are two aspects of one reality, united and all-embracing. In unity no differences are eliminated. For things to unite, they do not have to lose their individual identities.  In unity only the separation between them is abolished, which is the difference in value and importance. Then it turns out that everything is one thing.

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