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© Copyright 2005 – WebPastor David Todeschini
 

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          "... There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His [Jesus'] coming? For since the fathers fell asleep [died], all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation". – 2 Peter 3:3b, 4 (Brackets mine throughout).

           This scripture is certainly applicable to our society, which tolerates the teaching of Darwinist Evolution and has removed God from our schools, and our government. There are lost souls among us today, who don't know the promise of Jesus' coming. The first part of the next verse tells us why:

           "For this they willingly are ignorant..." (KJV) This is translated as "...willfully forget" in the NKJV, and "...deliberately forget" in the NIV and NLT translations. It is clear that what this is telling us is that scoffers ain't hearin' it, and the reason they don't want to hear it is because the truth demands that they give up their sins that they take pleasure in; their ego, their pride, or their "gangsta" (jailhouse reputation) – call it "lusts", or whatever you will. The first part of verse 5 could be rendered: "...for this they are stupid on purpose...", where stupidity is defined as "the pursuit of ignorance", or "the unknowingness of consideration". 

          Those among the scoffers who are highly educated, will attempt to convince you that they have "scientific proof" that the Bible isn't true. Whether or not the evidence is credible depends upon what one will accept as "science". Inevitably, the scoffers will attack the creation story in Genesis using Darwin's Fantasy of Evolution, and what you will hear in response to your attempt to convey God's Word will be the "profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called". – 1 Timothy 6:20 KJV

           Jesus tells us to "...Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature..." – Mark 16:15b. He also warned us: "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves". – Matthew 10:16 KJV. Peter tells us, "...be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you". 1 Peter 3:15b Paul tells us, "...faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." – Romans 10:17 KJV So a scoffer doesn't have faith because he "ain't hearin' it", and he will not listen, because to do so would disrupt the sin life which he enjoys. He therefore invents a false "science" to attack God's Word in an attempt to tempt others to his level of debauchery so that he might appear "good".

           Science – true science, is an attempt by Man to understand God’s creation. "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork". – Psalms 19:1 KJV "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained..." – Psalms 8:3 

          So-called "science" – the Darwinian Evolutionist's religion – and it IS a religion – considers the heavens and denies that God had anything to do with it; in fact, since God is not needed in their universal equation, God Himself does not exist for the scoffer. The Earth, the universe, and everything in it, is for them, and unfortunately for all the children taught out of school textbooks today, an accident. Therefore, it is no wonder that we have the problems that plague our country and our world! 

          "Evolution" is the ultimate insult to God. It is a religion – a very stupid Pagan religion that believes that all the complex and interdependent life on Earth "evolved" from a broth of complex chemicals on a primordial Earth, over "billions of years". The bottom line is that the Evolutionist scoffers ultimately believe that all life on Earth "evolved" from rocks, which is where the "complex chemicals" came from (the "soup"), by process of erosion.

           Evolution is a fairy tale – a very dangerous one, out of which came the thinking that started both World Wars, and is about to start the next World war. It is responsible for the slavery and the dozens of genocides in the last 150 years, and out of it came psychiatry, Adolf Hitler, the tragedy of abortion on demand, the massacres at Columbine HS, and others that followed, and crime in our streets out of control. Any nation that has ever turned its back on God – as far back in history as you want to go – has declined and ultimately fallen into oblivion.

           Now scoffers are precious souls who have been deceived by Satan, and they need to be saved. Jesus said, "...the harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few". – Matthew 9:37b But how does one reach them with the Word, when they are "willingly ignorant"? The answer is in 1 Peter 3:15 – give them "...a reason for the hope...". You must not only believe, but also know why you believe. A Christian who has "blind faith"; who accepts evidence with out a foundation of proof, is likely to be "...tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive..." – Ephesians 4:14b 

          The scoffers know the reason for their unbelief – the "science" he thinks is valid because that is what they taught him in school; it is what he sees on TV, and reads in Scientific American, Discover, Omni, National Geographic, and other mainstream magazines. It is sad commentary on human rational ability, that some still believe Darwin's Fantasy, which is ludicrous on its face, and especially in spite of the fact that every bit of "proof" ever put forth in support of this ridiculousness, has been subsequently discovered to be bad data, or in certain cases, outright fraud. The general public is simply brainwashed into the belief that Earth and the universe is billions of years old – which it most certainly is not – and from that "fact", which is bad data that is never challenged, "life", the Evolutionists claim, "happened by chance". 

          I will give you a few bits of real science that dispel the common scoffer arguments, and list in the footnotes, a few resources by which you can do some research on your own, in order to have facts upon which to base your faith and be like Daniel and the "...certain children of Israel... skillful in all wisdom, and cunning, and knowledge, and understanding science... [so that] they might teach..." – Daniel 1:3b, 4b, and so that you, yourself will not fall victim to a scoffer's "science falsely so called".

          Any valid theory in science must pass the following test: 

          "The workability of a postulate [science] is established by the degree to which it explains phenomena [that is] already known, by the degree that it predicts new phenomena which when looked for, will be found to exist, and by the degree that it does NOT require that phenomena which do not exist in fact, be called into existence for its explanation".[i]     – Id at 636 – Scientology Logic #19 (paraphrased).

           Darwinian Evolution, which is "Man from a Rock", fails every one of the three points of the above axiom, as we shall see. Let's begin at the atomic level, and go from there: 

          An atom is a very small thing, which is made up of even smaller stuff. I won't take you into particle physics; suffice it to say that if we constructed a scale model of an atom, and the period at the end of this sentence was the nucleus of that atom, the orbit of the closest electron would be at least 100 yards away. Therefore, the atom, and all the matter in the universe, consists of mostly empty space. Is this not precisely what the Bible says? 

          "... the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear".  – Hebrews 11:3b

           The most common argument these days that attempts to "prove" that the Earth is billions of years old is the existence of Grand Canyon. Evolutionists say that the Colorado river "eroded" the canyon over a period of "millions of years". What they won't tell you; an important bit of data – is that the canyon's top is approximately 6,000 feet above sea level. The point at which the river enters the canyon is 3,800 feet above sea level. In order for the Colorado River to have eroded the canyon, it would have had to flow uphill for "millions of years". Noah's flood cut that canyon out of soft mud – probably in a few days. After the water receded, the layers of mud hardened into solid rock. The Colorado River just flows through the bottom, as water seeks its lowest level by the path of least resistance.

           A scoffer (Atheist, Darwinist) and I were having a friendly discussion one day, just after I had returned from a Bible study. He attempted to undermine my faith with his "proof" of Evolution:

           Scoffer:       "Do you know that the skeleton of a snake proves that snakes evolved? They have vestigial [no longer functional; remnants] nubs on the bones, because snakes had legs and once walked around".         

          Now I've been camping and hiking out in the woods for nearly 43 years (since I was 12). I saw lots of snakes – dead ones, and live ones. The only "bones" a snake has are in his head and in the rattle (if it's a rattlesnake), but I didn't tell the scoffer I knew this. 

          Dave: "Well, I don't know about evolving, but I do know that snakes or serpents didn't always crawl around in the dirt".

          Scoffer:       "So you admit they had to have evolved".

          Dave: "Well, if they did, as you say, then I cannot see where 'survival of the fittest' or 'natural selection' would work in that case; I mean, a snake with 50 legs or even 10 legs can run from a predator much faster than a snake with no legs. No, I believe they changed suddenly; says so in Genesis".

          Scoffer:       "No it doesn't... Where?"         

          So I took my scoffer friend to Genesis 3, verse 14, after Satan – in the form of a serpent – one of God's beautiful creatures that Eve was not afraid of, tempted her to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God said to Satan, "...thou art cursed...upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life". Therefore, whether the serpent once had legs or wings, "survival of the fittest" doesn't seem to apply here, as loss of them would tend to make him more vulnerable to predators. The scripture is implicitly clear that the serpent wasn't crawling around on his belly before God said, "...upon thy belly..." – that was the punishment for tempting Eve! What the scoffer said was "proof of Evolution", was instead indicia that the scriptures were accurate. He still, however, chose to remain "willingly ignorant". 

          Another popular argument a scoffer will give you is flawed "logic" and bad (or missing) data with which he will try to convince you that Noah's flood never happened. He will ask:

           Scoffer:       "Where did all the water come from, and where did it go?" 

          The answer to that question is that prior to the flood (approximately 4,400 years ago), there seems to have been a layer of frozen water in orbit around the Earth: "... [God] ... divided the waters which were under the firmament [sky] from the waters which were above the firmament..." – Genesis 1:7; Psalms 148:4b. This water above the sky could be called the "hydrosphere". This layer of water filtered out or deflected harmful solar and cosmic radiation, which has been suspected for a long time as the cause of aging. The absence of this radiation may explain how human beings prior to the flood could live 900 years or more. The hydrosphere would also cause the Earth to have increased levels of oxygen (O2), and a higher atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric). Plants would grow to tremendous sizes (this has been proven by experiments), and insects that breathe through their skin, could grow to be enormous (fossil dragonflies with 3 foot wingspans have been found). Human metabolism would be similarly affected; the Bible says, "There were giants in the Earth in those days". – Genesis 6:4a (Note: Other translations may use the word "Nephilim" in place of "giants"). Goliath the giant was "six cubits and a span" tall – 1 Samuel 17:4 A "cubit" is approximately 18 inches; a "span" is half of a cubit, or approximately 9 inches. If we do the math, we see that this Philistine was 9ft, 9 inches tall. Human fossils up to 15 feet tall have been found on Mt. Ararat. We don't see them in our "Natural History" museums because they know that it would tend to discredit "man from apes" and lend credibility to the Bible. There were giants, and there were dinosaurs (they used to call them "dragons", and there were even fire breathing dragons) living on Earth at the same time as Man.  

          At the time of Noah's flood, the hydrosphere fell. That is how it could rain globally for 40 days and 40 nights. The falling water, some of it deep-frozen to the almost absolute zero temperature of space, fell in Siberia as snow, and flash-froze the behemoths on their feet beneath tons of super-cold snow, with green grass still in their stomachs, undigested. The Bible also tells us in that "...the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened". – Genesis 7:11b. The deluge covered the highest mountains. With no landmasses above the surface, the tides under the moon's gravity would become harmonic, or synchronized. Computer models predict 400 to 500 foot tidal waves, and tremendous undercurrents that rearranged the entire planet. Every 24 hours there was enough mud and sediments shifted around in the cyclical tides (6 hours, 25 minutes apart) to deposit several layers of the geological strata that geologists are so fond of claiming, "took millions and millions of years to form".

           In addition, there was no "ice age", folks! The "erosion" claimed to be caused by "glacial creep", along with Grand Canyon, was sculpted by zillions of tons of water during Noah's flood. After the flood, most of the water seeped into underground aquifers and froze in the polar ice caps. The oceans now, are probably much larger than they were in pre-flood times. Loss of the hydrosphere means that plants, animals, and humans would be exposed to harmful solar and cosmic radiation, and thus we see a rather rapid decline in human longevity post-flood. Dinosaurs, which are really just big lizards that co-existed with Man since Adam's day, were drowned, and those that Noah had on the ark were most logically babies - easier to feed and handle, and would live longer to reproduce. They couldn't grow as big because of decreased oxygen and reduced barometric pressure. Ditto for plants, humans, fish, and bugs. The global flood happened. There is geological evidence for it all over the world; it simply is a matter of coming to the right conclusion when one examines the evidence.

           Evolution's theory depends upon an extremely old Earth / universe, in order to have the requisite time for random mutation / natural selection to operate. "Billions of years" also provides the veil behind which a process that has never been observed scientifically, could be postulated in the total absence of evidence to refute it. Before the invention of atomic clocks, this lie could be told with impunity. We now know that the rotation of the Earth is slowing down; we can measure it, and it works out that we gain roughly one second every 18 months. This is similar to the day we add every 4 years (leap year) to reconcile chronometers with Earth's orbit around the sun. We add a "leap second" every year and a half to set our highly accurate atomic (cesium) clocks to the rotation of the Earth.

           Earth's rotation is slowing every day, and the reasons are many; the major factor is Earth's molten core that creates internal friction much like trying to spin a beach ball full of water. 

          It is true then, if Earth's rotation is slowing down, it had to have been spinning faster in the past. In fact, it was spinning just a little bit faster yesterday than it's spinning today. Tomorrow, it will be a little slower. Assuming that the slow-down has been linear and at the same rate (there is no reason why the rate would change), that means that in the past, the Earth was spinning faster, and the result was shorter days and consequently more days in a year. In other words, more rotations of the Earth would occur in the time it took the Earth to orbit the sun.

           Since the variables are known, figuring out how fast the Earth was spinning in the past, or how much it will slow down in the future, is a simple matter of mathematical extrapolation that anyone can figure out on a cheap, dime-store calculator. 

          In the days of Adam and Eve – approximately 6,000 years ago, if you believe the Bible, we would have to subtract one second from our current 24-hour day for every 18 months. In 6,000 years, there are (6,00 x 12) = 72,000 months. Dividing 72,000 by 18 (72,000 / 18) = 4,000 seconds, and dividing the seconds by 60 gives us 66.66666666667 minutes and dividing again by 60, we wind up with 1.1 hours or 1 hour and six minutes. Below are the calculations you can do on your calculator:

6,000 x 12 = 72, 000                                  – Months in 6,000 years. 

72,000 / 18 = 4,000                                  – Minutes lost because Earth slowed down. 

4,000 / 60 = 66.66666666667                        – Hours that were added to the rotation of the Earth because Earth’s rotation slowed down. 

66.66666666667 / 60 = 1.11111111111       – Hours that were added to the rotation of the Earth because Earth’s rotation slowed down.

         1.11... hours is One Hour and six minutes, plus a bit over a sixth of a minute – close enough for government work. If we subtract that 1.11 hours from 24 hours, we see that 22.88 hours or 22 hours and almost 53 minutes was Adam and Eve's "day".

           If we were to claim that Earth is twice as old as that (6,000) years, then it would have been spinning faster still, and the hours lost would be double which would take 2.222 hours from the "day" (Earth spins faster = less hours in the day).

           Let us say then, that the Earth is TEN TIMES older than 12,000 years, or 120,000 years old. Now the day would be shorter by 22.222 hours, which leaves us with a 1.777 hour – or a bit less than 107 minute day. Just enough for a decent catnap, then it's back to work. The good part is that even if you worked from sun-up to sundown, you only would be on the job 107 minutes.... If you lived in New York, Chicago, or California, that's like half your commute!

          Therefore, you see, much beyond that, and we would reach a point where day and night are literally minutes apart. Long before that point, the centrifugal force would cause the Earth's core to heat so badly, that volcanoes would wipe out anything living on the surface. Beyond even that, the Earth would fly apart. 

          The fact that the Earth is slowing down (and thus had to have been spinning faster) in itself, proves that the Earth is NOT billions of years old, and it completely removes the argument that life "evolved", because there could not have been sufficient time for the postulated processes – even if they were possible – to operate. 

          Now the scoffers cannot dispute that Earth's rotation is slowing. That fact is consistent with the second law of thermodynamics that is otherwise known as "entropy". Entropy forbids the existence of a "perpetual motion machine"; the Earth and the universe is no exception. No doubt the scoffers will try to circumvent the evidence by some other outrageous postulate, but as you see, without violating the laws of physics, there is no escaping from the "lack of time" argument. Something cannot "evolve" in 12,000 years... someone would have observed it happening. 

          Another proof against Evolution, which is valid no matter if the Earth is trillions of years old, is the existence of the complex molecule commonly known as DNA. Every life form on the planet has DNA, and each individual is different. Human DNA is unique for each individual, and it is unique for each individual animal, bug, and tree. It has been known for quite some time that DNA is information, and you can get an idea of how much information can be stored in DNA, when the DNA of each individual bit of life on Earth is unique. Foe the DNA of even a one celled organism such as an amoeba to assemble itself "by chance", given the constituent proteins (which are themselves, incredibly complex) has been calculated as roughly one chance in 10180 (The number 10 with 180 zeros after it). To put this into perspective, all of the atoms in the known universe have been estimated to number 1080 at the highest limit. Just as a reminder of your math classes, adding one (1) to a power of ten, multiplies the number by ten, so the number 1081 is ten times larger than the number 1080. 10180 is a number that exceeds description.

          The average human being has 50 trillion (50,000 billion) cells in his body, each of them more complex than the space shuttle. Each of those cells contains a strand of DNA in its nucleus, which is less than 1/10,000th of an inch in diameter. Each DNA molecule is composed of billions of amino acids in pairs, that make up the "code" that is unique for every living individual on Earth. If stretched out, each DNA molecule is approximately six feet long. Of one were to type out the base-pair amino acid sequence (CTGA), you would use enough paper to fill Grand Canyon 40 times. The entire DNA in a human body would fill two tablespoons, but if the molecules were stretched out and laid end-to-end, it would be enough to reach to the moon and back five million times. I think David had it right when he wrote in the Psalms:

           "I will praise thee,; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works: and that my soul knoweth right well".   – Psalms 139:14 

          Scoffers will also attack the scriptures with questions like: "Where did Cain (and Seth) get their wives?" That's easy – they married their (younger) sisters. There was no other option, and no law against it until Moses' time. "And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters". – Genesis 5:4 How many children could you have in 800 years? Case closed. You will also hear that the Bible is "outdated", but it can be shown with many more examples than I have room for here, that the Bible was and still is ahead of its time scientifically: 

·        The Bible speaks of "fountains of the great deep" – Genesis 7:11b, and "springs of the sea" – Job 38:16b which were only discovered by science in 1977.

·        Sunlight heats the air and causes the wind – Job 38:24b

·        God commanded circumcision be done on the 8th day after a child is born – Genesis 17:12, Philippians 3:5 et al. Why on the eighth day? Modern science has isolated a protein in blood called Prothrombin; it is what is otherwise known as "clotting factor". This protein is at its peak level in human blood (over twice normal levels) 8 days after a baby is born.

·        Isaiah knew the Earth was a sphere (KJV translation is "circle") long before it was proven, and in times where Pagans believed that the Earth was the back of a giant turtle – See Isaiah 40:22.

          There are also very complex numerical and grammatical structures in the original Bible texts (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic) which could not have happened "by accident", and there are levels upon levels of prophetic "codes" or messages which are encrypted into the text of the original scrolls, and flawlessly copied over the centuries. One of the simplest of the messages is hidden in the meanings of the 10 names in the short genealogy of Genesis chapter 5. The ancient Hebrews gave their children names which meant something; the most familiar of which is the name Isaac which means "laughter" – Genesis 17:17; 18:12; 21:3, 6 

          If you use a Hebrew root dictionary along with your Bible, you can get the meanings of all the names in the Bible.
The ones in Genesis 5 are: 

Adam Man
Seth                                 Appointed[ii]
Enos                                Mortal
Cainan                             Sorrow[iii]
Mahalalel                         The Blessed God[iv]
Jared                                Shall come down[v]
Enoch                              Teacher or Teaching[vi]
Methusaleh                      His death shall bring[vii]
Lamech                           Despair, crying (our root for "Lament")[viii]
Noah                               Comfort[ix]

          When you use the meanings of the names in the order that the names are listed, it makes a sentence which is a prophesy of the Messiah Jesus Christ: 

          "Man [is] Appointed Mortal Sorrow [but] The Blessed God Shall Come Down Teaching [as a teacher] [and] His Death Shall Bring [the] Despairing Comfort".         

            Is this a "coincidence"? I don't think so! There are just too many of these "coincidences" all throughout the Bible; and the Bible is the only book ever written where these "coincidences" – some that can only be deciphered with super-computers – for me to have faith in "accidents". In this case, the message is right there; you don't need a computer, and it has always been there.
 

          Another "curiosity" is that all the written languages in the world "flow" in a direction that points to Israel; i.e.: English is written left to right (points east). Chinese is written top to bottom, vertically (points south). Hebrew and Aramaic is written right to left (points west). The line of demarcation is Jerusalem as the center of a cross. 

          The credibility of the Bible is challenged by the mindset of the scoffer, and we see that these attacks are all built upon two of the biggest lies ever told in history, not counting the one told to Eve by Satan:

     #1      –        The Earth is billions of years old.
     #2      –        All life on earth, including Man, ultimately evolved from a rock. 

From these two tenets of the Darwinist / Secular Humanist Pagan religion comes all of the problems we have today.  

          Bible prophesies coming true in our time is reason enough to take those 66 books very seriously. The Bible was written by men under the inspiration of God.  

          "I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done..."   – Isaiah 46:96  

          Prophesy in the Bible is so accurate, that I have called it "The History of the Future". The restoration of the nation of Israel in May of 1945 was foretold to the very day, in Daniel Chapter 9, Deuteronomy 30:1 - 5, and Jeremiah 31:17. The restoration of the Hebrew language which had been "dead" for almost 2,000 years, was foretold in Zephaniah 3:9. The city of Jerusalem is not a port city; it is not situated near any major trade routes, and is not militarily strategic by any stretch of the imagination. However, it is the nexus point o Earth's three major religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and there is not one nation on earth that can ignore Jerusalem or Israel in their foreign policy matters. How patently absurd then, did the following scripture seem prior to May 1945, when Israel was reborn: 

          "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round-about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the Earth be gathered together against it". – Zechariah 12:2, 3

           And how obscure and out-of-place the passage in Isaiah 30:25 seemed, prior to September 11, 2001! Physical "towers" in the Bible are mentioned in: 

Location of passage      Name of tower
  
Genesis       10:4 Babel
Genesis       35:21 Edar
Judges         8:9 Penuel
Judges         9:47 Shechem
2 Kings        9:17 Jezreel
Luke           13:4 Siloam 

          The tower(s) – plural – in Isaiah 30:25 are not named; the only nameless towers in the Bible, and they are mentioned in the same verse with "great slaughter"

          "And there shall be upon every high mountain and every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall". – Isaiah 30:25 KJV 

          The structure of this passage, like many others in scripture, is almost poetic; it has four parts or "quatrain"; The four parts are metaphor, metaphor / literal, literal. 

          "Mountains and hills" refer to nations, governments, and principalities. "Rivers and streams" refers to riches and material affluence (or God's blessings).  

The last half of the verse means exactly what it says. Am I reading into this passage, something that isn't there, or something that wasn't intended (i.e.: "coincidence")?  

Consider this: 

          In 1991 an Israeli mathematician Elijah Rips, did a computer (PC) analysis of the Bible's original Hebrew text. By this study, he found hundreds of prophetic phrases encoded or encrypted by a process known in cryptography as "Equidistant Letter Sequence", or ELS, for short. Several books have been written about this, and I include a short analysis here to illustrate the point that besides the fact that this type of encryption is impossible to do – even with a supercomputer, the prophetic nature of what was found, puts the authorship if the Bible squarely by God's pen:  

"I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done..."   – Isaiah 46:96 

          Who but God would know over 4,000 years ago, about what would happen in our times? 

          As an example of what was found "coded" in the Torah, between Genesis 29:25 and 35:5 are the words (in Hebrew) "Timothy McVeigh", "terror", "torn to pieces", "Oklahoma City", and "Murrah building", exactly the way they appeared in the Israeli newspapers, along with the exact date and time (in the Hebrew calendar) the bombs (there were other bombs inside the building) went off. 

          If you believe this to be a "coincidence", then how do you explain that the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and US president JFK were also found, the moon landing, both World wars, the Nazi Holocaust, the comets hitting Jupiter, along with over a thousand other "current" events? 

          This "phenomenon: happens nowhere else in any other literary work. Not only is what is encoded impossible to be encoded by anyone back then; we cannot duplicate the process except for really simple examples for illustration; but it is impossible for anyone but God to have known these things back then. I will elaborate further on this later on, and I'll equip you to do your own research. [x] 

          The evidence supporting the credibility of the Bible is overwhelming. Every attempt by a scoffer to discredit the Bible has led to the opposite of what was intended – the discovery of even more profound truths! You now have means – or at least a bit of insight into a long list of scientific proofs, that refute the fantasies of the "science falsely so called". Your intent (or mine) should not be to win an argument, but to establish the verity, authenticity, and authority of God's Word. We should "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth". – 2 Timothy 2:15 

          Once we establish our faith as a rational belief based upon scientific fact, we dispel the Pagan religion of Evolution, and we can turn our hearts to God like David the psalmist did, and say:

          "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is Man that thou art mindful of him? And the Son of Man that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels[xi], and hast crowned him with glory and honour." – Psalms 8:3 - 5 

          If Evolution is true, then Man and the whole universe is the result of a fortuitous cosmic "hiccup" that happened "billions of years ago". Human beings are then nothing more in the scheme of things than a blob of gooey protoplasm that crawled out of a muddy ocean 3.5 to 5.0 million years ago, and whose closest living ancestors are monkeys, then further back in time; jellyfish, amoebas, and ultimately, rocks. If Evolutionis true, then there is no God, no morality, and no sin outside of what WE SAY those things are. Therefore, do whatever feels good, because this life is all there is; when you die, you become a plant, a tree, or worm dirt. 

          However, if Creation is true, then the answer to the Psalmist’s question, "What is Man that thou art mindful of him And the Son of Man that thou visitest him?", takes on a whole new meaning.  

If Creation is true, then Man is something special... only he doesn't know it, or won't believe it because our God is "too good to be true". The truth is that Man was created for a purpose, and he has an ultimate destiny in Christ Jesus that is unfathomable. 

"...it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of Man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him". – 1 Corinthians 2:8 quoting Isaiah 64:4 

The father of lies,[xii] Satan, is waging a war of disinformation against God's children, promoting the Pagan Evolutionist religion that masquerades as "science", in order to bind us to the truth. The Devil does not want you to know who you are; Satan does not want you to take this message seriously. Don't fall for his cunning deceptions. Peter wrote: 

"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses to His majesty". – 2 Peter 1:16 

At some point in a serious study of the scriptures, the type of faith that depends upon acceptance of the facts is not so much a leap in the dark, as knowing when to rest in the sufficiency of the evidence. 

Certainly there is enough evidence in Creation to prove that there has to be a Creator" 

"For the invisible things of him from the creation of he world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse" – Romans 1:20 

If you are reading this, or hearing it preached; if you are in Church, or in a Bible study or Christian fellowship, rejoice, because: 

"No man can come to me", Jesus said, "except the father which hath sent me draw him: And I will raise him up on the last day". – John 6:44

 Consider yourself 'drawn'! 

How can we, if we believe the truth, not love God with all our heart, mind, and soul? Knowing that we are God's children; His special creation; and knowing if a certainty that His Word is true, then nothing else matters. For we learn the truth "...precept upon precept, .precept upon precept, line upon line,  line upon line, here a little, and there a little". – Isaiah 28:10 

That's what we do here. We speak the truth, study the Word, grow strong in our faith, stronger in our love, and secure in the promise of His coming. 

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FOOTNOTES


[i] What is Scientology? – ISBN# 1-57318-122-6 – Bridge Publications www.bridgepub.com
[ii] Genesis 4:25b
[iii] Numbers 24:22, 25
[iv] "El" is the Hebrew root for "God".
[v] "jared" is a Hebrew verb
[vi] Genesis 4:18; Jude 14 (Enoch prophesizes Christ).
[vii] Use Hebrew root dictionary.
[viii] (Note 6) Our English word "lament" comes from this Hebrew root.
[ix] Genesis 5:29
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[xi] Original Hebrew word here is "Elohim" – KJV, NKJV mistranslate as "angels" or "heavenly beings". NLT, NIV translates correctly as "God".
[xii] John 8:44

 

 


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