The Naked Truth Video EXPOSED
By David J. Stewart
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." —Colossian 2:8
There is a video circulating on the internet (also sold at Amazon.com), directed by Derek Partridge and Bill Jenkins, which attacks the Word of God, denounces Christianity, and claims to set forth the "facts"; HOWEVER, as you will see, they not only fail utterly in their attempts to do so, but make fools of themselves.
Unscholarly Nonsense and Hypocrisy
Derek Partridge makes the following unbelievable quote in the video...
"They continue to question and explore, until such time as a logical and provable answer could be ascertained. Because of that we've been able to progress from caveman to modern man, but still with the previously noted and glaring exception of religion, where we still stubbornly cling to unproven and unprovable centuries old myths. Moreover, many religions tell their followers not to think, but to blindly follow their moral dictates (emphasis mine)..."
I couldn't believe how hypocritical and unscholarly these people are. The entire video makes an attempt to diminish Christianity to a mere "ancient myth" while they conveniently OVERLOOK the biggest myth on the planet... EVOLUTION!!! Mr. Partridge plainly acknowledges and teaches evolution in the video, even showing photos of cavemen allegedly developing into modern man. How can these skeptics attack Christianity, alleging it's origin in MYTHS, while at the same time BLINDLY adhering to the UNPROVEN AND UNPROVABLE CENTURIES OLD MYTH OF EVOLUTION??? These God-haters have an unquestioning loyalty to the THEORY of evolution; yet, they hypocritically hold the Word of God to a different standard than they apply to their own unproven beliefs. This is extremely biased and unscholarly. They boast of "facts" and "truth" throughout the video, but they conveniently FAIL to inform you that evolution is an UNPROVEN and UNVERIFIABLE belief system (and they BLINDLY accept it as TRUTH). Your words utterly contradict and condemn yourself Mr. Partridge.
The Problem is with Mankind, Not Religion
Derek Partridge goes on to state...
"If this is what religious beliefs can lead to--violent intolerance and murderous behavior that would simply not be tolerated in any normal non-religious society, I wonder if I could be considered guilty of what is termed "British understatement" if I were to suggest that 'Maybe, just maybe, something might be wrong with religion.' "
No Mr. Partridge, there is something wrong with humanity. The Word of God states in Romans 3:10-12...
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
The problem is not with religion, but with sinful mankind. Humanity is the problem, because we are SINNERS. There is a common misunderstanding about what religion is. Most people only associate religion with some type of belief in God or church dogma (and most is); however, religion entails a much broader spectrum of beliefs, including those of atheists. Atheists follow evolution, which is a system of teachings, based upon the belief that there is no Divine Creator. Evolution is a system of thought, NOT based upon any facts, which causes most of it's followers to reject Christianity. Does not everyone have beliefs?
Mankind is sinful, born with a sin-nature (Romans 5:12). Conveniently for evolutionists, and the heretics who made THE NAKED TRUTH video, they don't address the issue of SIN. Isn't it amazing how Dr. Know-it-all and Professor Fat-bottom have all the answers; but then they are stumped when it comes to explaining why people do the horrible things they do. Consider carefully, in defense of Christianity, that people all over the world commit horrible crimes everyday. Was it religion that made them do it? Is it Christianity that causes a man to rob a bank? Is it religion that leads a woman to take illegal drugs and become a prostitute? Are atheists perfect people? Was it not the homosexuals of Sodom who were trying to break down lot's front door to rape his guests (Genesis 19:4,5)? Mankind is sinful of himself.
Remember that the religious leaders of Jesus' day were HYPOCRITES, and Jesus Himself called them so (Matthew 15:7). The authors of THE NAKED TRUTH video conveniently FAIL to make any distinction between legitimate and FALSE religion. Of course, they are not saved and don't know the Lord, so they won't see any difference (1st Corinthians 2:14-17). One must continually keep in mind that Jesus DID condemn false religion and hypocrites, and so must we. The authors of the video indict Christianity and all religions as the cause of man's woes; however, they are deliberately overlooking and avoiding the most basic teaching of the Word of God--the element of SIN.
Please read: Atheism, not Religion, is the Real Force Behind the Mass Murders of History!
The Video Unfairly and Solely Attacks Jesus Christ!
I want you to notice VERY CAREFULLY that a large portion of the video is dedicated to attacking the Lord Jesus Christ. Mr. Partridge goes to great lengths to assassinate Christ's deity by COMPARING Jesus to Horus, Buddha, and Crishna; but the authors of the video NEVER attack Horus, Buddha, or Krishna!!! All three of these pagan men are comparatively used to ATTACK JESUS! This is so important to realize. The entire video is an attack on Jesus Christ! Wiccan witches are recognized as a religion, and do not believe Jesus is the Christ; yet the video doesn't attack them. The Church of Satan is legally recognized as a religion; yet the authors of the video don't attack them. Islam is a religion of over 1,000,000,000 followers, who all deny that Jesus is the Christ; YET, the video does not attack them. Rather, the publishers of this Satanic video condemn the Savior, Jesus Christ, with their hateful conjecturing.
The entire video is biased against Jesus Christ, and focuses primarily upon historical SIMILARITIES between Jesus and pagan deities. Of course, they can't prove who imitated who. That is the key question to all their alleged research. I mean, just because you match a criminal suspect's description doesn't make you guilty does it? Just because there are pagan similarities with Christianity throughout history doesn't prove anything. It does conveniently provide shallow excuses for skeptics and Christ-rejecters who are desperately attempting to justify their wickedness. Howbeit, there is NO concrete evidence of their claims. One group of people will see a partial glass of water as half-empty, while another group will see it as half-filled. Ambiguity does not constitute verification of facts. Mr. Partridge names 16 pagan deities in the video, alleging that they all existed before Christ, and that all claimed to be a son of God. Such "facts" are not proofs of anything, except of man's arrogance and pride. There have been millions of copy-cats throughout history. I mean, there's been literally THOUSANDS of Elvis Presley impersonators!!! Does this mean that Elvis was a fraud? The Old Testament saints understood that the coming messiah was going to be the Son of God. This was no secret. Unbelieving skeptics would lead us to believe that the concept of God having a Son didn't exist in Christianity until Christ Himself came to earth. 1st Corinthians 10:1,4... "Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud... for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." In Genesis 22 we find Abraham offering up Isaac as a type of the coming Son of God. In Genesis 1:26 we clearly see the Godhead, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." Abel's blood sacrifice is clear evidence that he understood the concept of Christ's blood atonement, and the necessity of his faith in the shed blood of coming Lamb of God (Genesis 4:4). Don't be fooled friend, the truth of God having a Son was with mankind from creation. It was the godless heathen world who imitated the truth, and not as skeptics today claim. Again, there is NO proof that Jesus imitated any of the ancient pagan deities. Remember, Satan had full knowledge of the Son of God before the first man was ever created.
It is clear from the vicious attacks being launched against Jesus, Christianity, and the King James Bible that they are the TRUTH!
Misrepresenting the Facts
The entire video focuses in on the Person and character of Jesus Christ, and attempts to assassinate His deity using speculation and DISTORTED facts. Facts don't mean anything if they are misrepresented.
I'll give you a good example: A pastor was preaching out of town as a guest speaker. During the service when everyone stood up to sing as hymn, he noticed a rebellious looking teenage girl who wasn't standing up. The pastor stopped the singing and demanded that the young girl stand up. She didn't. The pastor scolded her publicly, saying that she ought to be ashamed of herself, and that it was her type that was destroying America. After the service ended, her parents pushed her wheelchair out into the isle from the pew, and the pastor was horrified by his MISINTERPRETATION OF THE FACTS. The pastor apologized, but the family wouldn't even talk to him. Can you blame them?
Likewise, the directors/authors of THE NAKED TRUTH misinterpret the historical facts. Don't you think it odd that everything in their video is being compared to JESUS, in an attempt to deny His deity? Why not compare everything to Crishna, and tear him down? Why not attack Buddha? How about Horus? Why Just Jesus? The answer is obvious, because JESUS IS THE CHRIST (i.e., the Anointed One), and Satan hates Him. Any student of the Bible knows that Satan attempts to counterfeit everything that is of God. We clearly read this in 2nd Corinthians 11:13-14, "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." Should it be surprising that Christianity has been imitated throughout history? And by the way, Christianity existed from the beginning of time. It wasn't called "Christianity" then, but lost sinners were saved by placing their faith in the coming Messiah (Jesus Christ), the son of God. People were saved back then by looking to the Savior, the same way we are saved today-- "...there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else" (Isaiah 45:21-22).
Before Egypt ever rose to be a world power, before the Jews ever entered into Egypt, we read concerning Abraham in Genesis 15:6... "And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness." It was the Egyptians who imitated Christianity. In Exodus 7:11 we find Pharaoh calling for his magicians to IMITATE the works of God... "Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments." The Devil can only imitate the Light, because he has no light of his own. The moon represents Satan, which is a popular symbol in Islam and witchcraft. The moon can produce NO light of it's own, but reflects the sun's rays. Satan has cleverly fabricated thousands of false religions throughout history, all having one main purpose--to DECEIVE the unsaved... "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them" (2nd Corinthians 4:4). So it isn't surprising at all that pagan religions throughout history, and today, have tried to replicate genuine Christianity. Again, keep in mind that the entire video of THE NAKED TRUTH makes an attempt to assassinate Christ, while
The authors of the video begin by trying to dismiss the Word of God as a "myth" (while hypocritically setting forth the mythical theory of evolution as fact). This FACT alone discredits their video and research as flawed, because they are not being honest. To be fair, they should admit that evolution is also a myth. There is NOT one scientific or incontrovertible fact proving evolution--not one! Let me quote Derek Partridge from the video once more...
"Moreover, many religions tell their followers not to think, but to blindly follow their moral dictates."
Excuse me Mr. Partridge, but isn't that EXACTLY what you're doing with evolution? Of course it is! You evolutionists dishonestly teach theories as fact, and unproven speculation as if it were solid evidence. This is deceptive.
Unbelieving Skeptics Claim Myths as "Facts"
In the video, Jordan Maxwell says...
"If there is an answer, or a truth, surely it should not be based on myths thousands of years old--myths which have caused so much death, suffering, and intolerance--there must be something more positive and benevolent than religion's enslavement and brainwashing of it's followers with fear and threats of eternal damnation."
You're kidding right? Everything in your shabby video is based solely on ancient historical myths and distorted facts. How can you condemn Christianity as a conglomerate of myths, while simultaneously using myths yourself in support of your argument? What's good for the goose should be good for the gander; but it's not with these people. If they held evolution accountable to the same tests, it would utterly fail. Throughout the video, loose connections are ASSUMED as solid evidence. This is exactly what false religions do. For example: The Jehovah's Witness' cult perverts 2nd Peter 3:8, "...one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." Thus, JW's have made some bizarre and unscriptural claims by perverting this Scripture and claiming that "days" mean "years" in other places throughout the Bible. The truth is the truth, and you cannot destroy it. Wicked people may change and pervert the message of the truth, but the TRUTH itself cannot be changed.
After watching THE NAKED TRUTH video twice, I can honestly say that their claims of factual evidence is bogus. Their erroneous claims are based upon the supposition that Christianity didn't exist prior to Christ. The Jewish Old Testament high priest which entered into the Holy of Holies once a year represented Christ. 1st Corinthians 10:4 tells us that Christ led the Israelites through the Wilderness. Christ made several Old Testament appearances in His preincarnate form (e.g., Daniel 3:25). The authors of THE NAKED TRUTH readily admit in the video that they are approaching the Bible strictly from an academic eye. They are NOT approaching the Word of God with a hunger and a thirst for truth, but with much contempt and hatred. These same deceivers have a blind loyalty to the lies of evolution.
These Bible critics and skeptics fail to point out that the Word of God was miraculously written over a time period of 1500 years, by 40 different authors, from all different backgrounds. Amazingly, all of the Books of the Bible perfectly intertwine with one another, in harmony and continuity of thought. This is a FACT. Another FACT is that the Bible has never been disproved! Partridge, Maxwell, and Jenkins utterly fail to disprove the Bible as being God's Word. They use everything from church sex scandals to Jim Bakker to discredit the Bible. What does this have to do with being "scholarly." Has anyone ever read up on the CIA's Finders organization and the Nebraska Boy's Town cover-ups? Why do the skeptics only go after religion? Why not these atheists also? It is obvious to me that the authors of THE NAKED TRUTH video are making a desperate attempt to disprove the Bible, Jesus, and Christianity. They reach out for anything and everything they can muster up to support their position, and still fall short of making a plausible argument.
A good example of their tomfoolery is in their misuse of Matthew 6:22, "...if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." They actually claim in the video that this Scripture is referring to the all-seeing eye of Horus. How crazy! How unscholarly! How evil! What in the world makes them think that this Bible verse has some mysterious roots in ancient occult religion? These are the so-called "facts" that they can't substantiate.
Then they go on in the video to claim that Buddha is way, way, way, more ancient than Christianity. Folks, we're talking 566 B.C. when Buddhism began. Again, the authors of the presentation make the ASSUMPTION that Christianity didn't exist in the Old Testament. Was not Christ the FULFILLMENT of all the Old testament prophecies. Did not Psalm 22 prophecy that the Messiah would be crucified upon the cross? Yes, it most certainly did! King David wrote the Book of Psalm 22 in 1000 B.C.!!! So you see, the TRUTH is that Christianity DID exist a long time before any of the pagan religions of this world. When Noah and his family walked off the ark, Christianity was exclusive, with no false religions. It was at Babel in Genesis 10 that God scattered men abroad across the face of the earth. As the population grew, so did Christianity, and false religion as well. Christianity existed BEFORE religion. Genesis 15:6, where Abraham believed upon the Lord for salvation, took place at approximately 2000 B.C. So don't let any modernist liberal deceive you, by claiming that false religions outdate Christianity. It is simply not true! Christianity goes back to creation.
Perverting of the Greek
In the video Derek Partridge quotes Ephesians 2:20, "...Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone," then claims that the words "chief corner" means "the peak of a pyramid"; however, this is NOT TRUE! Mr. Partridge puts forth the notion that Christianity originated in ancient Egypt, and that all Biblical references to Christ as the "chief corner stone" are actually references to Amon-Ra (or Horus as he was called). Mr. Partridge claims that Jesus was not God; but rather, was a fraudulent imposter. The original Greek does NOT refer to a pyramid. The words "chief corner" in Ephesians 2:20 are from the Greek, akrogoniaios, which means "the corner foundation stone" (ENHANCED STRONG'S LEXICON). Hence, Jesus is the Cornerstone upon which the FOUNDATION of Christianity is built. A cornerstone was used as a guild to build the rest of the building. If the foundation was crooked, then the entire building would be crooked. The most important step in building ANYTHING is to start off level (i.e., straight). This is what the Word of God means when it refers to Jesus as the "chief corner stone"... "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1st Corinthians 3:11). Without Jesus Christ, there is NO Christianity; yet, so many people today are building upon sinking sand without Christ (like the liberals who sinfully made this video, THE NAKED TRUTH). Romans 10:3-4 plainly condemns the self-righteous, who go about to establish their OWN righteousness without Christ.
For the authors of THE NAKED TRUTH to attempt to link Jesus to the Freemasonry occult pyramid is ludicrous, sinful, and rotten. Just because the Bible refers to Jesus as the "chief corner stone" doesn't make Him an occultist. This is the unscholarly rubbish that Jenkins, Partridge, and Maxwell are trying to sell the public. The Greek word they claim doesn't even mean what they say it means. There's nothing about a "pyramid" in Strong's Concordance. I also checked VINE'S COMPLETE EXPOSITORY DICTIONARY OF OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT WORDS, concerning the words "chief" and "corner." There is absolutely NOTHING in the Greek even remotely suggesting that God's Word is speaking about a PYRAMID, let alone the Satanic eye-of-Horus (seen on a one dollar bill). It is true that there is an occult connection between many mainstream religions today; BUT, genuine Christianity is NOT a religion, and is not affiliated with the occult!
These imposters are just making things up, twisting the facts, and distorting the truth. THE NAKED TRUTH should be renamed to THE DISTORTED TRUTH.
The Greatest Story Ever Told
According to Bill Jenkins...
"The Bible (Old and New Testament) is nothing more than a retelling of the most ancient story the world has ever known, and that's why the Bible is called 'The Greatest Story Ever Told'... the greatest story ever told was the story of the Zodiac--astrology. The Bible is nothing more than the greatest astrological, astronomical, story ever told. It is pure astrology based on the Zodiac. The fact of the matter is, if you've done your homework, you're gonna find that the Bible is nothing more than astrotheology--the worship of God's heaven.
No Mr. Jenkins, you are very wrong. The numbers 7 and 12 are echoed over and over throughout the Bible, without any reference to astronomy. This in no way indicts the Bible as a book of Zodiac. What unscholarly rubbish! In Isaiah 47:13 the Word of God condemns astrology. I find it hard to conceive that anyone would actually label the Bible as being a book of astrology. Mr. Jenkins points out that some believers today are using the ichthus symbol (i.e., fish symbol) to represent Christianity. Jenkins claims it is the Zodiac symbol of Pieces. Believers claim that the fish symbolizes being a fisher of men. Regardless, it is this type of frivolous conjecture that the authors of the video are using to support their position.
The true reason why the Bible is called The Greatest Story Ever Told is because it expresses God's love to mankind, in spite of man's sinfulness (Romans 5:8). Mankind was found guilty (Romans 3:20), facing eternity in Hell's fire (Revelation 20:15); but God in His love sent His only begotten Son--Jesus Christ-- to pay for our sins with His precious blood. Jesus was willing to die for reprobates like the evil men who made THE NAKED TRUTH (which is no truth at all). 2nd Peter 2:1... "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord THAT BOUGHT THEM, and bring upon themselves swift destruction." Bill Jenkins, Derek Partridge, and others who made this evil video are in serious trouble with the Lord.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
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