Is The Bible Too Old

Jerusalem, Pool of Bethesda Français : La Pisc...

Jerusalem, Pool of Bethesda Français : La Piscine de Bethesda à Jérusalem. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  Many people discount the Bible as being too old to be reliable, although, people are quick to fall for “ancient secrets” of various historical empires and religions. Is there any hard factual evidence to support anything in the Bible? Jesus said in Luke 19:40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

 

 

 

 

This is now happening, in fact, the stones have been crying out for about 150 years. Archeology, as a formal discipline, is only 150 years old and has been used as a way to prove the Bible wrong. However, the opposite has occurred. Archaeological evidence has been proving the Bible to be correct and authentic by thousands more than any other ancient manuscript.

 

 

 

 

In “The Case For Christ” Lee Strobel documents how archeologists discovered places, artifacts and papyri that prove the existence of things mentioned in the Bible. Just a few archeological discoveries that were once thought to be errors of Bible writers until someone found them in the dirt are; “Jacob’s Well” John 4:12, “Pool of Bethesda” in John 5:1, “Pool of Siloam” in John 9:7, “the Stone Pavement near the Jaffa Gate” in John 19:13 and the census of Luke 2:2.

 

 

 

 

Before you discount Lee Strobel’s work keep in mind that he started researching as an Atheist who was determined to reveal the Bible as a completely false, man made religion. The deeper his research took him the more it proved the Bible to be true and it completely changed how Mr. Strobel thought about God and he became a believer.

 

 

 

 

Is there really no historical evidence of the Egyptian plagues? The Ipuwer Papyrus sheds light on a particularly dark time in Egypt’s history.

 

 

 

 

Ahlcindo.blogspot.com explains that “there exists an ancient Government papyrus in which the Egyptian Scribal Priest {Ipuwer} presents a lengthy diatribe to the Pharaoh (who certainly is the cause of the Plagues) and in general laments a series of catastrophes that have shaken the core of the nation. The Papyrus of the scribal priest Ipuwer describes the final acts in the downfall of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt”.

 

 

 

 

Ipuwer writes about the blood, destroyed crops and trees, dead animals and people, darkness, fire, starvation and valuables taken by slaves. Very similar accounts found in Exodus.

 

 

 

 

Lest we never forget those good ol’ Dead Sea Scrolls dating from 250 BC to AD 68. It contains copies of Isaiah that are verbatim – no errors, omissions, additions, misinterpretations or misspellings. As far as ancient documents goes, that’s like a photocopy from the daily newspaper!     

English: Dead Sea Scroll - part of Isaiah Scro...

Dead Sea Scroll – part of Isaiah Scroll (Isa 57:17 – 59:9), 1QIsa b (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

FaithFacts.org lists a few rock hard discoveries that support Biblical truth.

 

 

 

 

Actually, when it comes to ancient texts the Bible is more reliable than others that are rarely challenged. Such as Homer’s Iliad which is estimated to have been written around 800 BC but the earliest manuscripts are from the second century AD, a thousand years later (Strobel p62).

 

 

 

 

Jesus was right. His people kept quiet so now the stones are crying out that Jesus is God!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Death Worshipers

Santa Muerte

Santa Muerte (Photo credit: Anuska Sampedro)

Saint Death trailer  Watch it here.People who are falling for this lie hold onto a beliefe that death is beautiful and by worshiping the goddess of death they will receive, among other things, a good death.

“Death is beautiful,” is BS from the rear end of the golden calf!

I have watched people die, animals die including my own pets and I testify that death is NOT beautiful!

 Proverbs 8:36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.

Most of my life has been more of an existence filled with morbid thoughts and suicidal inclinations.  Since most of my life has been ugly, I want to experience a beautiful life so I choose LIFE.

John 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

John 6:48 I am the bread of life.

Moment of Resurection

       John 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread  that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Heartbreak on 4 Legs

 

Q:  Does God care for animals?

Today was a difficult day.  I had to say goodbye to my cat.  He was over 12 years old and had recently developed cancer.  I’ve always been an animal lover but I grew up with people who were not.  People would tell me things like, “Animals should never live in the house with people.  Animals are not important.  It doesn’t matter what happens to dogs and cats they’re just animals.”  I have never believed any of this.

A:  I know that humans are more important than animals but God created them before us so I came to the conclusion that God must care about them.  So I found a few scriptures that send one message:  God cares for animals.

  • Genesis 33:13 But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are young, and that I have to look after the sheep and cattle that are nursing their young.  If they are driven too hard for even a single day, all the animals will die.
  • Jonah 4:11 Should I not be even more concerned about Nineveh, this enormous city?  There are more than one hundred twenty thousand people in it who do not know right from wrong, as well as many animals!”

  • Deuteronomy 22:1-4 When you see your neighbor’s ox or sheep going astray, do not ignore it; you must return it without fail to your neighbor.  2 If the owner does not live near you or you do not know who the owner is, then you must corral the animal at your house and let it stay with you until the owner looks for it; then you must return it to him.  3 You shall do the same to his donkey, his clothes, or anything else your neighbor has lost and you have found; you must not refuse to get involved.  4 When you see your neighbor’s donkey or ox fallen along the road, do not ignore it; instead, you must be sure to help him get the animal on its feet again.

There you have it, right from the horse makers mouth!

He was a great cat.  He was extremely loveable and happy.  He almost wagged his fuzzy tail like a dog.  I blubbered at the vet’s office and stayed with him to the end.  I have no doubt that it was the right thing to do because he was in pain and not eating or drinking.  He had a good life and I will always love him.

The actress, Kyra Sedgwick, said it best when talking about loosing pets, “They’re a heartbreak on four legs.”