The Heresy of a Curious Mind: Exposing Religion to Reveal God [NOOK Book]

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The extremes to which the church and its leaders have gone in order to protect and justify various decisions regarding points of faith is fascinating, but tends to obscure the truth. Revisionist history, coercion, greed, lust, and propaganda were the order of the day when the major items of doctrine were being decided. In fact, many of those truths that we hold so dear in our Christian faith were decided, if not invented, through or because of political and financial aims, and not by theological insight. Many ...
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The Heresy of a Curious Mind: Exposing Religion to Reveal God

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Overview

The extremes to which the church and its leaders have gone in order to protect and justify various decisions regarding points of faith is fascinating, but tends to obscure the truth. Revisionist history, coercion, greed, lust, and propaganda were the order of the day when the major items of doctrine were being decided. In fact, many of those truths that we hold so dear in our Christian faith were decided, if not invented, through or because of political and financial aims, and not by theological insight. Many doctrines went well beyond what the early church held as truth. Come with us as we look behind the curtain of church history and view information through a political and scientific lens. We will examine historical documents and carefully examined them to reveal the intention of the leaders.
We will consider the history and virtue of the major Christian doctrines, as well as where those beliefs have brought us in our churches and religious life today.
In the end, we must ask, "Where is God amidst all of these rules, politics, sex, and doctrines?" First, we will discover how our faith was manipulated and changed by politics, sex, and power. Then we will discover where we left God and how we may once again find the source of life and happiness.

Items discussed include: Theology, Framework Of Christianity, The Bible, The Canon of the Bible, Inerrant Scripture, The Trinity, Virgin Birth, Polygamy, Celibacy, Transubstantiation, Rapture, Apocalypse and the End of Days, Sabbath verses Sunday, Tithes and Offerings, Prayer and Faith, Magical Thinking, Original Sin, Mary: Immaculate Conception, Baptism, Predestination and Foreknowledge, The Mark of Cain, Job and the Petty God, The Schizophrenic God of the Old and New Testaments, The Development of Satan, The Axial Age, The Pinnacle of the Axial Age, Religion Addiction, Conclusion of Religion and the Beginning of Spirituality.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148552185
  • Publisher: Fifth Estate
  • Publication date: 9/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 847,519
  • File size: 788 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Lumpkin has a long and varied background in research and writing. Over years of study and research he has written over 25 books on the subjects of theology, religion, church history, the Lost Books of the Bible, and Amateur Radio. Dr. Lumpkin has worked in research and development within the U.S. Department of Defense on major projects including Hypersonic Missile Technology and Super Computer clustering. In addition to his background in science, computers, and research, Joseph has a Doctorate in Ministry and has acted as chaplain to several family outreach programs. He is the CEO of Fifth Estate Publishing (www.fifthestatepub.com), with a catalog of over one-hundred books including, The Lost Books of the Bible, The Book of Jubilees, Fallen Angels, and The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures.

Dr. Lumpkin has appeared on Radio, Television, and Internet shows as a guest speaker on subjects of Fallen Angels, Church History, Religion, Theology, The Sacred Feminine, and the Axial Age. Shows include L.A. Talk Radio, Rainmaking Time, Cryptic Knowledge, and Threshing Floor Radio. Listen to hours of interviews at
You may also access videos, Youtube and podcasts via the main website at
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