- Stephen D Blum Jr
ORIGINS AND SANITY
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:”
The reigning philosophies of origins streaming from the state propaganda engines today (Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, etc.) are the theories of Evolution and Uniformitarianism. And that’s what they are . . theories, though not for any scientific reason. The Creationist (Bible) model accounts for the facts on the ground far better than these tired, desperate but necessary-to-escape-god theories.
I often tell my grandsons there is no science against the Bible, and I’m dead serious. In every field of scientific endeavor the Bible so far has held true. Though the “Big Bang” theory of the universe has recently developed some problems, the idea that the universe did not always exist is scientifically and biblically accurate. More accurate would be the claim of Hebrews 11:3, that the things we see “were not made of things which do appear”. Quantum mechanics has certainly called our theories of “reality” into question. And great strides in biochemistry along with ever-increasing abilities to view things on the microscopic or even atomic levels have brought us to see the absurdity of evolution’s “bit by bit” accruement of beneficial accidents.
The term “irreducible complexity” made popular by Dr. Michael Behe (click here) so fittingly describes the necessity of co-dependent biological structures that had to be created at the same time to be functional to the organism, rather than by incremental mutations. And the field of Archaeology? I almost feel sorry for them. It gets worse every year for atheistic archaeologists, especially in Israel. From the relief carvings at Nineveh depicting the captured Israelite King Jehu, to the Tell Deir Alla inscription (click here) describing “Balaam, son of Beor”, (Numbers 22:5) the historical accuracy of the scriptures is confirmed at every turn.
But there is an even more profound and ominous issue looming for a great swath of the scientific community and unbelievers in general . .
Did you know the Bible says there’s no such thing as an Atheist? It says that every man is without excuse, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . .” (Romans 1:20-22), literally, “professing themselves to be wise they became
μωραίνω (in the Greek text), or “Morons”. But there is something worse than fools professing themselves wise. Not only do they become “μωραίνω” or “morons” but they lose the ability to reason itself. Let me explain.
For those who deny the miracles recorded in the bible, what will you do with history itself?? The miracles of scripture are the least of your problems. The bible declares that human civilization began in Mesopotamia (click here). This is scientifically verifiable. The bible says there was a universal flood, confirmed by the geological structures, rapidly buried fossils and many other proofs, (click here) though you’d never hear that from the schools or tv. The book of Genesis records the Israelite exodus from Egypt (click here), the associated plagues and death of the firstborn ruling class, the Israelites taking the wealth of Egypt with them- and the near if not complete annihilation of Egypt’s armies beneath the waves of the Red Sea. Atheistic historians are still scratching their heads over Egypt’s sudden demise.
Go to Jabal al Laws (click here) in Saudi Arabia and behold a mountain surrounded with a patrolled fence, burnt black on top, with a primitive altar at its base on which are scratched primitive drawings of Hathor, the cow god of Egypt. Also inscribed is a menorah. Nearby are stone corrals where livestock were controlled. There are 12 carved column bases also. This is in fact the Mount where Moses received the law. Joshua’s altar is still on top of Mt. Gerezim (click here) outside modern day Nablus in the West Bank. Can any logical use of deductive reasoning deny this? Then on what scientific ground can the scriptures be denied? We are witnessing a collapse of logic, of the ability - or more accurately, the desire - to reason.
In one of the most profound media blackouts in world history, Dr. Steven Collins, professor of Archaeology from Trinity Southwest University Is currently excavating a site called Tel al Hammam in Jordan (click here), now shown to be the actual city of Sodom as recorded in scripture. Among the finds so far are the largest set of city gates in the region, various Minoan artifacts showing their cultural influence- including the abduction and pedastery of young males. Also found is evidence of a catastrophic air-burst event over the region- complete with unburied body parts scattered throughout the dig, evidently associated with it’s explosive destruction. Why isn’t this on television?? You know why.
See a pattern yet? Atheists are denying reality. Do you know what denying reality is called? Insanity. They will of course insist they are impartially coming to a different conclusion.
In 1948 the Dead Sea scrolls were found (click here) near the northern end of the Dead Sea. Copies of fragments of early every book in our bibles were found (confirming our bibles to be accurately translated) including fragments of The Book of Daniel, probably the most hotly disputed books in modern history, because of its impossible accuracy. Fragments were dated to 200 B.C. containting Aramaic that was even earlier. Daniel talked to the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, face to face and told him “you are the head of gold”, the first of four consecutive kingdoms to rule the known world until the “stone cut without hands” reigns over the earth forever. What does history say? Did not the Medes and Persians follow Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon? And did not the “king of Grecia” (Alexander the great) follow the Medes and Persians? Did not his four generals divide up the known world as the Ptolemies? And did not mighty Rome, whose twin legs of iron straddled the Mediterranean succeed the Greeks? Answer if you can historians! Is Israel occupied territory? You bet it is! Are the Jews indigenous? No. God put them there. Is there any doubt that we are headed toward an apocalyptic climax of some sort over Jerusalem, the city of the great King? Or that global government is coming (click here), complete with the entire human race to be entered into a global data base, that they may not buy or sell without it? What is your answer, professed “wise men”??
Miracles are the least of your problems. You will have to descend into insanity itself to continue in your delusion. And that is exactly what you - and this present world - will do.
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12).
I don’t have enough faith to be an Atheist.