Exploring the Tough Questions of Christianity: Behind the Faith

Dr Antonio M Wilson
Dr. Antonio M Wilson

Dr. Antonio M. Wilson is a Naval veteran and expert in apocalyptic scripture and writings of antiquity. Currently working as a freelance research writer at the University of Oxford in Beverly Hills, California, where he assists graduate students in Theology with interpretation of scripture, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson also has a book series entitled Behind the Faith.

Behind the Faith currently consists of two books: Revelation and Advanced Citizenship. As per Dr. Wilson’s area of focus, the books largely concern themselves with the Bible’s Book of Revelation, and the tales of apocalypse. The books delve into theological aspects not normally covered in other texts, such as the interactions between humans, angels, demons, and spirits, as well as why Christians believe what they do, and whether or not one’s salvation can be truly perfected.

To complement his books, Dr. Wilson has also released a variety of broadcasted lectures further elaborating on, or setting up the development for, the topics presented in his written works. Over 20 lectures are available on his website, ranging from frank discussions on communicating with the dead, guardian angels, the plagues, spiritual gifts, and, of course, in-depth looks into the Book of Revelations. To listen to some of the lectures, or to explore the books themselves, visit www.behindthefaith.net.

Some of the Tools Used for Archeological Excavations

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Writer Dr. Antonio M. Wilson is involved in conducting research that leads to archeological digs or excavations as an extension of his findings. Dr. Antonio M. Wilson has contributed to excavations which led to the discovery of artifacts dating back to biblical times.

There are a variety of tools available for use in archeological excavations. One of the most-often used tools is the trowel. While masons use it to apply mortar to bricks and stone, archeologists use it for excavating in areas that are too small or too critical for shovels to be used. A rounded or square shovel, on the other hand, is often used as the main tool for excavation in non-critical situations, as it can move more soil in a shorter period of time. It is used in areas where few if any artifacts are likely to be discovered.

Screens are utilized to filter the soil from each location to better find small artifacts. Another tool is a soil core. This is a small metal tube having a handle at the top and used for sampling specific areas in the ground to learn about the composition of the layers of sediment that have accumulated over the centuries. After marking a specific spot to core, the researcher uses his or her weight to push the core into the ground and then pulls it out, and later carefully analyzes the various layers of soil inside it.

More sophisticated (and expensive) tools include global positioning systems, magnetometers, and ground penetrating radar. These non-invasive tools are used to find locations that may be of archeological interest.

Revelation, a Book in Dr. Antonio M. Wilson’s Behind the Faith Series

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Behind the Faith Series
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A graduate of the University of Oxford’s Christ Church college with a doctorate in theology, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson draws on his research as a theologian to author the Behind the Faith book series. In this series, he takes readers through a discussion of such topics as angels, demons, and the Apocalypse. In one book in the series, titled Revelation, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson looks at each verse in the Book of Revelation in an effort to address complex questions relating to the reasons why Christians believe what they do.

Specifically, the book addresses the following questions:

– What happens after someone dies?

– When exactly is someone saved?

– Is salvation progressive after death?

– At the final judgment, what information will the books contain, and how many books will there be?

– Are sins and rewards rated by degrees?

– At the final judgment, will Jesus be sitting on the Great White Throne?

To learn more about the Behind the Faith series, visit www.behindthefaith.net.