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About the Author:
Raised in an environment where religion was never forced, Sam Oputa became a Protestant, then later a practicing Catholic with an interest in religious studies. He attended Bronx Community College and Baruch College of the City University of New York. He also received an MBA in 2005.
Why Was Man Created?: War of the Gods- Yahweh Vs Satan
Before they re-engineered man, they were living here on earth by themselves for eons of years. They decided to “let Us create man.” But WHY? Most people have at one time or another asked themselves, Why am I here? What is my purpose? It’s a difficult and profound question, and a common conclusion is that we were created for God’s glory. This may be true, but it is not logical. There must be a far more specific reason for our creation. This work is a navigation and connection of dots to understand creations/evolution through the sciences, psychology, geology, anthropology, religion and mostly through the Holy Books which harbor mountain of misunderstood scientific evidences. This work did not shy way from misunderstood myths of the Annunakis who some know as the watchers or the angels. I will want to think that the sciences in the Holy Books are either not understood for what they are or are simply misinterpreted. This author borrows extremely from narrations in the Holy Books as recorded in narratives and from other sources as narrated in folklore, other authors and geological/anthropological findings. This book redefines days and nights especially when applied to creation. “And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5 describes the first day as happening even before the earth is formed. This tells you immediately that The All-Powerful Creator is not stating earthly days. How can He, when the Earth was not in existence? The Book of Genesis if properly read and understood, contains information most people will never see. You cannot even start to think about something that you don’t understand but when such puzzles are explained, they no longer appear to be mysteries. Just like the Book started as “In the Beginning…” so also the Book has given us “In the end…” It is hard to see this information just like it was difficult to find the Big Bang in those Biblical first few words. Though, the book of genesis was not the big bang of this book, that we gleaned new information from it, is satisfaction enough. A simple arithmetic manipulation brings to light some hidden information in the book of Genesis. The simple arithmetic was performed in this book but you need to read the details and apply it to fully grasp how it works. “Why are we created?” will also explain in simple terms why man was created and for what reason and purpose. You will be shocked to finally come to terms as to why Man was created.
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 195 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Oct 22, 2013)
Genre: RELIGION / Religion & Science
God is Not Enough, Messiah Needed: Messiah Ascends to Heaven
If it was explained to you that that Light that shone in the night and transformed into cloud in the day which helped lead the Israelites in the wilderness day and night out of Egypt was an aircraft, you might exclaim- Ah ha! If it was explained to you that the star that led the three wise men to Jerusalem was not a star but an aircraft, an alarm bell might go off. If it was explained to you that Prophet Ezekiel was describing an aircraft in Chapter 10, you will say, how did they know. They were even different aircraft models. When Prophet Elijah was taken to heaven, did you think the angels did it? Of course, an aircraft was involved. And when Prophet Enoch explained the beings he witnessed and their manner of travels- fast movement using the aircraft, his book was not included in the Bible. Our forefathers were not stupid. So, who were the operators of those sophisticated and awesome machines? It was difficult for the prophets to come up with the vocabulary needed to describe what they saw. Let us see if given such an assignment if we can do any better. Let us see, if your assignment was to write what you were observing for future generations like those prophets did. Think for a moment what a daunting job that would be. First, your ability to describe what you are seeing is difficult and on a verge of near impossible. It is so difficult that your descriptions even if it appears well phrased and okay to you, what are the chances that the future generations could make sense of your descriptions? This is the dilemma of all the messengers of that time. The Gods were wowing them with technologies never been seen or understood. The prophets saw what they saw and wrote what they saw. The constraints are that we are assigning interpretations to these recorded events not applying logic, science, texts etc. You know that a star will not move and stop and resume movement again like the Bible described. Science made that perfectly clear. To ignore science here to help you think logically is the problem why many people pretend to believe by faith. There was something in the sky moving quite alright but it was not a star. It was the best way the writers could describe it. What was moving up in the sky? Many people believe what they believe because it is generally accepted. Some only accept interpretations that are confirmed by their version of The Holy Books, and they consider any use of reason in religious matters to be misleading and impermissible. In God Is Not Enough–a groundbreaking and thought-provoking book–the author attempts to deconstruct the puzzles surrounding the concept of God. Who is He? And are these questions really unanswerable?
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 165 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 30, 2013)
Genre: RELIGION / Faith
Faith or Reason: Can Science Silence God?
They used air-crafts. Our forefathers likened such technologies to airships. The Bible mentioned the airships. Not once, not twice but they were mentioned in the book of Genesis. Prophet Ezekiel also told us about these airships. Did you miss the biblical mentions too? The Gods were not hiding themselves from our forefathers. They grew plants and tamed animals. The book of Enoch explained it. In some places in the Bible, the ships were described as moving stars. Fortunately, we now know that stars does not move and stop as was described. All the above were science and technology. Not Faith. If they moved by means of airships, would that make them omnipresent or omniscience? Science and technology- yes but omnipresence– the quality of being everywhere– is not one of their characteristics. We as humans assigned those characteristics to the “Gods” Some people believe that the Earth is 4.6 billion years by evidence. Some believe the earth is 6000 years by faith. Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. That verse 2 alone if understood puts paid to arguments that there is no God. It also describes the form of transportation and arrival of these God(s) via an aircraft christened “spirit of God” that hovered on the surface of the waters as there was no land to land. That verse, if understood puts paid to the argument that there were no intelligent beings. That verse confirms that there were intelligent beings existing long before the earth formed. The name of the Gods’ aircraft will come to play again in the book of prophet Ezekiel and described again in the Book of Enoch. Do not forget that science puts earth at approximately 4.6 billion years and 13.7 billion years for the universe. What this means is that there were intelligent beings billions of years ago before earth formed. It is therefore wise to logically assume that their knowledge and experience far exceeds our still developing intelligence, discoveries and experience. It is also logical to assume that if man was to live just 4.6 billion years, our smarts, discoveries and experiences will far outpace the level where we are at this moment. Genesis verse two therefore is a description of initial moments when the intelligent beings landed on earth’s atmosphere.
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 201 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 17, 2014)
Genre: RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament
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