Do You Believe Jesus?

by John A. Popken



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781973626770
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781973626763
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781973626756

About the Book

Many beliefs practiced in mainstream Christianity—some much older than New Testament writings—find their roots in a blend of ancient pagan worship, philosophy, and allegorical interpretation. The early church in Rome, familiar with these ancient beliefs and practices, attempted to Christianize them and then force fed them to the churches of the Roman Empire. And just like church groups back then adopted those beliefs and practices, Christians today continue to adopt questionable beliefs from the society around them.

Do You Believe Jesus? presents a theology that dares to confront mainstream beliefs, most of which are cloaked in tradition. It finds its basis in the words of Jesus—those he personally taught—and in the writings of the early church fathers. It is an alternate theology and may have some serendipitous similarities to other theologies that are also out of the mainstream, and it will challenge mainstream beliefs that in no way represent the gospel as taught by Jesus.

If you have questioned whether or not your church and its beliefs are taught by Jesus, then it is time to explore what Jesus actually taught. Or if you do not attend church and do not know what to believe, then listening to Jesus’s words can start you on a new path, settling questions in your mind and providing peace of mind by exposing new truths.

About the Author

John Popken is a retired entrepreneur and passionate Bible scholar.
He attended Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California.
John has a history of starting and managing businesses since 1963. These ranged from retail service stations to manufacturing. He also spent a few years working in the aerospace industry. Most notable of the programs was Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird developed in the famous Kelly Johnson Skunk Works. While working for Northrop Aviation he participated in the design and testing of recovery systems for Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spacecraft.
Among the businesses started by him were CAD/CAM Applications, a computer aided design and manufacturing company which specialized in new product development. John also developed a proprietary process for injection molding ferrous metal materials, the resulting company, Advanced Forming Technology grew to become the largest company in the world employing the Metal Injection Molding Process.
John, following the sale of Advanced Forming Technology, purchased Proto-Tel Inc., a manufacturer of telecommunications products. He managed that company until his retirement in 2005. Following his retirement John consulted to industry for another five years.
In addition to the years spent in industry, John has been an avid and serious Bible scholar since his early twenties. He has developed a theology during his many years of study which differs from tradition we see practiced in churches today. He believes todays professing Christians need a wakeup call and a return to the doctrines taught in the first century church.
John currently resides in rural south central Kentucky.