Friday, November 16, 2007

Watch!

This picture was taken on a beautiful, summer day.

I am still reading The Signature of God." I know, I am a slow reader. Grant Jeffrey writes about the biblical critics beliefs that the Bible's stories are unbelieveable. Some say that it is a book of myths. This reasoning is seriously tested each time a new archeological find proves that the stories in the Bible are true.

"The Italian excavation actually uncovered most of the critical evidence relating to the Biblical story. But even more exciting is the fact that all the evidence from the earlier digs has disappeared over time. We only have records, drawing and photos. But the Italians uncovered a completely new section of the wall [Jericho] which we did not know still existed. I had my photograph taken standing next to the wall where the mudbrick collapse had just been excavated!" Dr. Bryant Wood, Director, Associates for Biblical Research.

Unfortunately, the Italian archaeologists, the Palestinian Authorities, the Associated Press and most of the world doesn't realize any of this. It is a sad commentary on the state of archaeology in the Holy Land, when the purpose of an excavation at a Biblical site is to disprove the Bible and disassociate the site with any historical Jewish connection. christiananswers.net

I was talking with my son Kris about the fact that I have never doubted anything written in the Bible. If it's there - I believe it. If I don't understand it now, someday I will.

I believe the miracles recorded. The words of all the prophets through the years. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE SON OF GOD. I believe the story of Moses. I believe that the ten commmandments were given to show all peoples that we are far from living right, according to God. I believe that the evil one convinced Adam and Eve that God had lied to them, that the tree He forbade them to eat from was just like any other tree. I believe that the Apostle's wrote EYE-WITNESSED accounts of what they observed when Jesus was on the earth, when He died, when He showed Himself to them after He conquered death, and before He returned to His Father in Heaven. I believe that King David and his son King Solomon existed.

I've never needed the Bible to be proved to me, but I love it when I read of new archeological discoveries which point to an old Bible story. That is fun.

"It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or in exact detail historical statements in the Bible. And by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries. They form tesserae in the vast mosaic of the Bible's almost incredibly correct historical memory." Dr. Nelson Glueck, Rivers in the Desert
While some faulted him for mixing politics with archaeology, Dr. Glueck said any effort to halt the destruction of the Jews and America was a higher, easily justifiable cause. The Cincinnati Post

Read the Bible.

Believe.

Time for considering what is and isn't Truth is short.

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24

"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!"

3 comments:

Constance said...

just stopping by to say hi. We arrived in St Charles before 1AM.
have a lovely holiday.

By the way, I agree with you! I believe the Bible and just because my finite mind doesn't understand something, doesn't make it untrue!!! Just because a mouse can't comprehend quantum physics doesn't mean that it doesn't exist!

Connie

e-Mom said...

Thanks for the great links! Your book looks very good... it may go on my Christmas wishlist. I love biblical archeology. All the findings from various digs establish or confirm the Truth of the Scriptures, but they aren't essential to my belief. Good post!

Connie Marie said...

BBF! I am thinking about you as you are away, I miss your posts always. Happy Thanksgiving.

e-Mom, It has been a very interesting book for me. I enjoy reading about new discoveries of old places too. Recently there have been digs going on around the village that I grew up in, learning about how they lived before our time is fun to learn. I know that having Christ in my life now is the greatest thing that could ever come to our peoples. I am so thankful for the missionaries that sacrificed so much to come to such a small place. We are blessed to be giving the knowledge and faith to allow us to believe without seeing. Happy Thanksgiving e-Mom!