The 8th Day… Beginning
by Jerome Toson Sr
PageTurner Press and Media

"Man’s capability to examine, investigate, determine the need, and apply the knowledge learned to solve the problem should be the basis for their use of belief, but it’s not."

Choosing between knowledge and belief in this book is not as important as which choice is made. Beginning with the biblical account of creation and revealing the Creator as the author of life, it argues that knowledge of, as opposed to belief in, the Creator is pivotal to the continuation of human existence. Unlike other biblical texts, the first chapters of Genesis, the book claims, comprise knowledge verified by scientific data. Man, not the Creator, creates belief, which is unverifiable and therefore not real. Belief makes humans vulnerable to predators of untruth, drawing them into a nonexistence of lies and deceit. Man's choice of belief over the Creator's verifiable revelation in the knowledge of creation threatens his existence.

The author's argument covers topics like the difference between knowledge and belief, the big bang, Eve's innocence, the Ten Commandments, and salvation. Still, it returns again and again to the main point about knowledge's dominance over belief. Repeating a belief is cited as a primary means societal leaders use to deceive people into adopting beliefs as truth. The book's teaching emphasizes competition between opposites and creates an urgency to the argument presented. Evidence of mankind's disregard for knowledge, like crime and birth rate statistics, accounts for all of the cited examples within the book. The author's argument is convincing in its scientific evidence and cogency. The main focus of the text is firmly placed on the dire stakes the human race faces. The hope of salvation, however, is presented at the end.

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