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Common sense is the key to determining if something is true or false. This also applies to understanding the teachings of the Bible. Traditional religion has altered many messages in the Bible to accommodate an agenda. Like the Jews of Jesus' day, people cleave to their traditional views so they can remain a part of their chosen church or religious order. The answers in this book are not influenced by tradition. They give the reader an opportunity to obtain a truthful answer and help share that answer with others who need the help provided by the truths in the Bible.
Anyone familiar with the way the Bible was compiled knows it is not a work of perfection. Anyone who knows the languages of the Bible knows the translations are not perfect. Tradition and imperfection influenced the compilation and translations. The writers were men who believed in God and Jesus but didn't fully understand either. Like any other servant of God, they wrote what they believed was correct knowing imperfect men don't produce perfect work any more than an imperfect reader fully comprehends what is written. The Bible is only a lamp that lightens the path of the person sincerely seeking God. It is the responsibility of the seeker to walk the path with the lantern in hand.
Peter and Paul did and said things that contradicted what Jesus taught. This book tries to present them as flawed but committed Christians who made a great contribution to the life of this author and millions of others who had the good fortune to read what they wrote. They were imperfect men, writing about a perfect God. Though imperfect, the writings in the Bible are adequate to show a person the way to God and warn the don't-need-God person of his final destination.