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Paula Carnes


A friend wrote, “I haven’t read the Bible from start to finish since I was twelve. There was torture, murder, and betrayal on nearly every page, and at least half of it was done by the good guys. The experience made an atheist out of me.”

Can you relate? I can. In Bible college we had to read through the entire Bible from beginning to end. I recall getting into Deuteronomy and then Joshua thinking, “This God is a pretty mean guy. He does not seem to be the same character we see in Jesus. So which one is really God? Is there a God?”

Let’s travel back to ancient Egypt. Moses leads about a million people out of slavery. Next, guided by God, he leads these people in circles through a desert for forty years. This is a region which could be crossed on foot in about fifteen days…

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