Alan Dean Artist

My Book

Introduction Each   of   us   who   believe   in   God   was   born   into   this   world   knowing   nothing   and   all   of   us   had   to accept   that   which   was   told   to   us   by   our   parents   and   community   as   the   truth.   However,   God has   given   each   of   us   the   ability   to   study   and   grow   in   knowledge.   Eventually,   we   should develop   an   understanding   that   will   provide   us   with   the   ability   to   distinguish   right   from   wrong and   truth   from   lies   for   ourselves.   If   our   world   has   become   dark   and   evil   today,   then   this   must mean   that   God’s   light   of   understanding   is   not   shining   in   the   world   today.   One   of   the   reasons   I believe   God’s   knowledge   is   not   shining   in   our   world   today   is   that   each   religion   is   claiming   that their   beliefs   are   the   only   way   to   be   blessed   by   God.   Because   each   religion   is   claiming   that   the other   religions   are   wrong,   this   has   created   confusion   in   our   society   concerning   religion   that many   people   use   as   an   excuse   not   to   believe   in   religion   or   God.   What   I   have   found   to   be   true is   that   most   of   the   people   in   the   world   were   born   into   the   religion   they   are   practicing.   Or, their   belief   was   the   first   one   that   was   introduced   to   them   when   he   or   she   was   ready   to   repent to   God.   Unfortunately,   very   few   people   took   the   time   to   investigate   the   other   religions   before accepting   that   their   new   faith   is   the   only   way   to   be   blessed   by   God.   Furthermore,   I   think   most people   are   going   to   have   loyalty   to   whatever   ideas   and   way   of   life   they   grew   up   in   even   if   they are cannibals. I   believe   that   each   new   generation   that   inherits   God’s   books   must   reinterpret   them   to   be   able to   judge   for   themselves   what   is   the   truth   from   God.   Also,   we   need   to   decide   for   ourselves whether   today’s   religions   are   misrepresenting   these   books   original   message   and   intentions. On   the   Day   of   Judgment,   the   answer   that   you   were   following   what   was   passed   down   to   you won’t   be   an   excuse   with   God.   What   I   understand   to   be   true   is   that   we   are   free   to   worship   God in   any   way   we   want   if   you   believe   in   God   alone,   the   last   day   and   work   righteousness.   Also,   we must   not   claim   that   our   way   of   life   is   the   only   way   to   be   blessed   by   God   because   God   is infinite and his words inexhaustible.

I   was   never   any   good   at   writing,   but   since   I   had   a   strong   desire   to   help   the   righteous   people   to   triumph   over   the   evil   that   is   destroying   our world,   I   began   to   write   my   book,   God’s   System   Restored. When   someone   claims   to   have   an   understanding   from   God   most   people   believe   that this   person   is   claiming   to   be   great,   sinless   or   some   prophet.   On   the   contrary,   I   only   consider   myself   to   be   a   repenting   sinner   who   is   striving   to deliver   God’s   clear   message   and   set   a   righteous   example   for   all   people.   God   promises   that   whoever   changes   their   bad   conduct   to   good conduct   that   He   will   forgive   them   of   their   past   sins   and   bless   them   according   to   the   best   of   their   good   deeds.   I   believe   in   God’s   promise   and with my book God’s System Restored I am inviting all people to believe in God’s promise too. I   believe   that   I   have   been   writing   this   book   in   my   mind   most   of   my   life   one   thought   and   one   experience   at   a   time.   My   mother   was   a   devoted Christian,   and   I   attended   church   with   her,   my   brothers   and   sisters   many   times   when   I   was   young. As   a   youth,   I   developed   a   firm   belief   in   God myself,   but   I   can   remember   there   was   a   day   when   I   was   angry   with   God   and   believed   that   He   had   done   me   wrong.   I   recall   sitting   on   the   hill which   separated   my   house   from   the   elementary   school   that   I   attended   and   asking   God   why   did   He   do   this   to   me?      Just   the   day   before   I   learned from   my   fourth-grade   teacher   in   a   history   class   that   all   black   people   were   once   slaves   to   the   white   people. Also,   I   learned   that   we   were   once or   is   still   considered   by   a   lot   of   people   to   be   just   three-fourths   of   a   human   being. As   I   sat   on   this   hill   so   profoundly   saddened   and   no   longer wanting   to   live,   the   spirit   of   God   came   to   me   as   a   thought   speaking   to   me   in   my   mind,   and   it   said,   “I   will   make   you   a   teacher.”   I   remembered becoming   even   angrier   at   the   idea   of   just   becoming   a   teacher   and   replied   to   this   voice   in   my   head   that   I   want   to   be   more   than   just   a   teacher. However,   since   then   I   realize   that   there   is   nothing   more   honorable   or   noble   in   this   life   than   to   be   a   teacher.   Even   though   it   has   taken   me   a lifetime to produce this book I consider myself to be blessed to be a teacher of God’s clear message.   The   first   name   that   I   came   up   with   for   this   book   was   Climbing   the   Stairway   to   Culture   because   I   eventually   realized   that   real   culture   was   a process   of   growth   and   development;   not   people’s   customs   and   traditions   that   are   mistaken   for   culture   in   our   conversations.   Further,   that   to grow   culturally   we   must   leave   something   behind   as   we   step   up   to   the   next   level   of   understanding   like   climbing   a   staircase.   So,   the   first chapter   of   this   book   at   that   time   was What   is   Culture.   But,   I   now   have   repositioned   it   at   the   end   of   the   Nature   of   Evil   chapter.   I   placed   it   there to serve as the introduction to the second half of the book which is addressing social issues. As   the   contents   of   my   book   continued   to   grow,   I   then   decided   to   change   the   title   to   Righteousness,   the   only   Religion   from   God.   I   turned   it   to this   title   after   I   realized   that   there   is   no   such   thing   as   pleasing   God   without   being   a   righteous   person.   Even   though   I   changed   the   title   of   the book   from   Righteousness,   the   only   Religion   from   God,   to   its   current   title;   I   believe   that   the   overall   theme   of   this   book   is   still   understanding righteousness.   God’s   System   Restored   first   came   to   me   as   a   good   idea   for   an   article   on   my   blog   website.   However,   after   I   wrote   the   article,   I realized   that   what   I   have   been   striving   to   accomplish   all   along   in   writing   this   book   was   to   restore   God’s   original   understanding   of   humanity.   I then   decided   to   rename   the   book   God’s   System   Restored,   and   in   our   age   of   the   internet,   I   believed   that   everyone   would   understand   what   it means to use system restore on their computer.
“I   want   to   share   with   you   my   understanding   of   culture,   religion   and   the   real   purpose   of   life   that God   has   blessed   me   to   understand.   This   understanding   I   believe   will   help   you   to   see   why   we   are having   so   many   problems   in   our   societies   and   religions   of   today.   Also,   what   it   is   going   to   take   for our world to get back on the right track,” said Ala Dean.