The Way, the Truth, and the Lies
By Rev. Roy A. Teel Jr.
Narroway Press (January 1, 2006)
Genre: Christian, Inspirational
"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14:6 The Way, the Truth, and the Lies is a journey into Jesus’ ministry, His teachings—and what’s happened to His message in the 2000-plus years since He walked this Earth. Reverend Teel uncovers the contradictions, the conflicts, and the fabrications, then goes one step further and tells why what the church propagates as truth is nothing but a long-held system of MYTHS. The only reference material used for this book is the Bible. Gospel by Gospel you will look into the New Testament, comparing and contrasting the scriptures. Did Jesus really give the unending rules that Christianity imposes on society? Are entire cultures condemned to hell as "nonbelievers"? If not, how did these beliefs become so central to Christian teachings and heritage? Could it be that inaccuracies exist? Could it be that early church leaders had their own agendas and biases? Could it be that God’s basic message of love and acceptance was just too simple—and that historical realities required steps to complicate it? Could it be that the system of belief and thought that we call Christianity is nothing more than an elaborate myth? "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16 The two scriptures quoted are two of the most recognizable sayings in the world. But are they true? Today Christianity comes with a lot of rules, a lot of laws, a lot of absolutes. Yet one of the first assurances received from Jesus as He began his ministry on Earth was that He had come to free people from the law. So why then has modern Christianity become such a series of absolutes? Did Jesus really do all the miraculous things that the New Testament writers say He did? Did Jesus actually set in motion the rituals that are observed by almost every segment of Christianity? Did what the Christian church teaches about Jesus really happen? If not…how did we get to this place? The Way, the Truth, and the Lies reveals the answers to these questions for both Christians and non-Christians.
About the Author
The Reverend Doctor Roy A. Teel Jr. is an ordained minister through Universal Life Church in Modesto, California. He is a biblical scholar and religious historian who completed his ordination studies through Global University of the Assemblies of God in Springfield, Missouri.
Reverend Teel holds his Doctorate of Divinity and Doctorate of Biblical Studies from Universal Life Church.
He is an author and speaker on Christian apologetics, helping people the world over come to a new and complete understanding of the historic Jesus and a relationship with the spiritual Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.