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About Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity with my views and original ideas. Also, a Bible Commentary which will never be finished but slowly gets longer.

My other website, northforest.org, with over 350 articles, documents the 25-year evolution of my ideas having commentary on many writings of others. But I got tired of all this historical and scholarly perspective so I started my new website, this one, jesus316.com

97 articles plus Bible commentary.

Audience (this website is not for everyone)...


My Unique Views & Ideas 

I highlight these everywhere but especially here. Such things as...

  1. My view of the new heavens and new earth
  2. Creation of the universe and earth and humans
  3. The physical realm vs. the spiritual realm and the soul
  4. Literal Bible interpretation
  5. Apostolic teaching and the sources of truth

User Guide...

To find articles...

  1.  Left-side menus
  2. Index of topics
  3. Search via search engine (top right of every article)

Symbols for links (click on them)...

to another article

to passage in Bible Commentary

to section of same article

to related article, or next in series of passages about the topic


Article summaries (for quick reading). I highlight my views on key topics. To view a random one, click on the pretty blue circle having arrows. This is probably the fastest way to get a summary of all my views.

Regarding writing style: on occasion I use colons: and ellipses... wrong and violate other rules of grammar and syntax. I do this (usually) on purpose, hopefully to good effect to add a bit of color for an otherwise humorless topic. Regarding "he" vs. "she": I use "they". And I don't like saying "their minds" when each has only one, so I prefer "their mind". (Likewise for "husbands, love your wives".) Also, sentence fragments.


Sources and References

I am concerned with truth. I comment on the Bible and Christian teaching to highlight truths and to point out errors. I trust many of the findings of modern science but agree that many scientists, archaeologists, and scholars are anti-Christian who not-so-subtly subvert the Bible and Christianity, as do many fundamentalist evangelical Protestants (they don't know they do this).

I am not any of these: historian, archaeologist, scientist, psychologist, Bible scholar, philosopher — but have a science background and a B.A in Social Science.

On my website I have no links to external sources for these reasons: (1) I don't want broken links littering my site and am tired of fixing them all the time, and (2) I don't want to defend the views of the people providing the ideas.

I present ideas that seem plausible, rejecting those that seem wacky or weird, and generally reject conspiracy theories (but do consider them). For some of the ideas I present, I believe they are true, for others I have no idea. In my Bible Commentary I assess the text using my methodology of interpretation. I am not a theologian nor Bible scholar and do not know Hebrew or Greek.

I always favor accepting the Bible accounts as true historical facts. I only reject this with significant evidence.

Some of the controversial views I present...

  1. Some Bible books or sections of books are fiction.
  2. The crossing of the Red Sea was at the south end of the Gulf of Aqaba.
  3. The first 9 plagues of Moses were familiar occurrences to the Egyptians; at least in their tradition — they had happened before.
  4. There were not 2 or 3 million Israelites wandering around the desert for 40 years.
  5. Mt. Sinai was in Arabia, not the Sinai Peninsula.
  6. Noah's flood was local, not global.
  7. About creationism, Adam, pain and suffering before the fall, the flood, the Nephilim, etc.
  8. Timeline of historical events after Abraham:

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