This email with the subject "True Good News. God is real." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:23:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was James Sager<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I know God is real because he spoke and acted for my salvation Short Version: God said to me,"Good News", and soon after I recieved a Good News bible. Full experience: I was down Pittsburgh, finishing up a day of work at Cargenie Mellon as I was working as a computer consultant for the Career Center. It was a pretty cool job. I'd write some software, modify hardware, or just do some light work such as deliver mail. I felt pretty much complete, after having a long hard time in school. To finally be working was a great feeling. I decided to go out for Sushi. At the Sushi place, I was seated in front of an aquarium where a single fish swam. I thought on the situation that there was a specimen of beauty in front of me, yet I'm going to be eating fish soon. There was music playing which I think was Japanese. I finished my food and tipped the waitress. Before I left, I wished a Bob Marley song would play. The next song on the radio was a Bob Marley song. I thought that was pretty cool. So I left, and was walking back to work to check in and see if anyone needed anything. While I was walking over a bridge, I heard God say to me,"Good News". It was like a whisper, but it came with authority. I had to understand what it meant. I felt compelled to go straight to my car and drive. When I was driving I felt as if I should go towards home, and while I was driving, I felt unable to turn my eyes to look at billboards or be distracted from the road. I had an effect similar to tunnel vision where everything but what was necessary for driving was being filtered out. Eventually I passed my old church that I went to when I was young, but haven't for several years. My dad was there doing maintaince on the graveyard. I felt this is where I needed to go. I stepped inside the church and my dad and I talked. We held hands while talking and our arms were trembling. I don't think I mentioned being told the,"Good News". He went upstairs and brought down a Good News bible for me. Before God spoke to me, I was writing philosophical papers on peace. Its full of poetry, slang, and cultural analysis... So its not for everybody. I only post this so people know what state of mind I was in before God spoke to me. It shows that I wasn't looking for God, but the way. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Jesus is Lord. Better yet, read your bible. If you still have time to read on, I'll explain how you can discern the bible as truth. The bible has prophesy. No person or belief system has predicted the future like the bible has, they have all proven to be fakes. A) In 700BC the prophet Isaiah predicted the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem by Cyrus. Isaiah 44:28 At the time, the temple was not even destroyed. Later the temple is destroyed,and over a hundred years later it was ordered to be rebuilt. The man who decrees the temple to rebuilt is Cyrus the Persian. B) Isaiah also predicted Jesus Christ. Read Isaiah 53. It details Jesus' life quite directly. "We despised him and rejected him; he endured suffering and pain. No one would even look at him- we ignored him as if he were nothing. But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God. But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he recieved. All of were like sheep that were lost, wach of us going his own way. But the Lord made the punishment fall on him, the punishment all of us deserved. He was treated harshly, but endured it humbly; he never said a word. Like a lamb about to be slaughtered, like a sheep about to be sheared, he never said a word. He was arrested and sentenced and led off to die, and no one cared about his fate. He was put to death for the sins of our people. He was placed in a grave with evil men, he was buried with the rich, even though he had never commited a crime or ever told a lie." The Lord says,"It was my will that he should suffer; his death was a sacrifice to bring forgiveness. And so he will see his descendants; he will live a long life, and through him my purpose will succeed. After a life of suffering, he will again have joy; he will know that he did not suffer in vain. My devoted servant, with whom I am pleased, will bear the pubishment of many and for his sake I will forgive them. And so I will give him a place of honor, a place among great and powerful men. He willingly gave his life and shared the fate of evil men. He took the place of many sinners and prayed that they might be forgiven." Seven hundred years before Jesus, his life was predicted by Isaiah speaking as instructed by God. Now these aren't the only prophesy that exist in the bible. There are over a thousand predictions in the bible. All predictions come true. If you have a bible and want to learn the true meaning of the water into wine miracle, turn to Isaiah 1:20. Isaiah talks about the people on how they've lost their righteousness as wine turns to water. Jesus turns unrighteous sinners into righteous members of the kingdom. He changed water into wine. And don't forget the comment on the wine being better than the first.