IntroductionEach 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.