Commentary By: Gordon King
As believers in Jesus Christ we often find ourselves defending our faith, what we believe to be the truth, what the bible tells us is the truth. Mockers and scoffers will come as they are now, disputing the validity of the bible, disputing the validity of God Himself! Without them even knowing it they themselves are fulfilling bible prophecy.
Is our faith merely based upon how we feel, or is it based upon knowing God? Can we be assured that we are saved by knowing God, or do we need extra proof that God really exists, that what He tells us is the truth? No matter how we know that we are saved we have proof that what the bible tells us actually happened!
I don’t know about you, but I get people all of the time telling me that there is no God, that the bible is just made up stories written by crazy fools! Oh really? Just made up stories?
2 Timothy 3:16-17
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.“
First of all, I know God, I have experienced God as I do on a daily basis, I have felt His indescribable presence, I have been a recipient of His miracles, His love, and His power. Only true, born-again believers in Jesus Christ can see the things of the spirit, only believers can experience God in such a way, only believers can know God! With all of that being said, there is also physical proof that the bible is true, that what the bible says happened actually took place here on earth.
Ancient History of Israel
‘ Then He said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.” ‘
Archaeological evidence for the validity of the bible is found everyday! From the ancient ruins in Israel to the kingdom of King David and Solomon, and the recent discovery of the rule of King Hezekiah. These findings prove not only the existence of the two Jewish Temples but also of their demise. Time after time discoveries are being made which prove the history of ancient Israel and their claim to the land which God gave to them.
Exodus from Egypt and the Crossing of the Red Sea
Did the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt really happen, and if so did the parting of the Red Sea really happen? Well, once again physical evidence has been found substantiating this story as the truth. Chariot wheels have been found at the bottom of the Red Sea. You can believe it or not.
Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood
What about Noah and the Ark? Has the Ark actually been located as some believe? I don’t know for sure, but the evidence is very impressive. There have been very large anchor stones located close to the supposed discovery of the Ark, along with other ancient artifacts. Why in the world would there be giant anchor stones in the middle of the mountains of Turkey? I am not so certain that the above photo is the actual Ark itself, although it is quite intriguing, however, I do believe that the photo below is one of the anchor stones from the Ark.
Giants on Earth
“There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.“
The bible speaks of giants roaming the land, that these giants (Nephilim) were the offspring of fallen angels and human women. Discoveries of giant remains have been found all around the world, most of which have been hidden from us, I have heard that the Smithsonian Institute has taken many away and destroyed them.
However, we also have the enormous relics which dot the landscape of the earth, such as the pyramids of Egypt and other parts of the world, as well as other gigantic structures, all built out of giant stones, and cut with precision. How on earth could ancient man have done such things, it would most likely even be impossible in the modern world with our modern technology.
Tim Alberino: The UnHoly See (YouTube)
The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
“Then he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain; and he saw, and behold, the smoke of the land which went up like the smoke of a furnace.“
The well know stories of Sodom and Gomorrah have come to life with discoveries of these cities. These places are not just some made up stories for our amusement, but actual places spoken of in the bible, places that were destroyed by God for their sin and wicked ways!
There are so many things in this world which modern man has no earthly explanation for, things which he has swept under the rug in an attempt to hide and discount them for fear of substantiating the bible. These are the ways of the world, to undermine the things of God, to rebel against our Creator, to discredit His word and His people.
2 Peter 3:3
“Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.”
Will the philosophies and wisdom of man be our guide, will we allow man to tell us about God, or will we trust in God and His word? Do we take the physical evidence to be the truth, or shall we give it a worldly interpretation? As for myself I take the Lord at His word, I trust in Him and Him alone. I believe in the evidence found which substantiates the word of God, the history of the Jews, and the coming of our Messiah! As time goes on there continues to be unearthed biblical evidence which substantiates the truth of the word of God.
The world will have its own interpretations, its own beliefs and philosophies, for they cannot see the things of the spirit, they cannot see things from a heavenly perspective. But if you are a born-again believer in Jesus Christ then you are not of this world, you can see the things of the spirit, for you are a child of God!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!