The Pilgrim’s Treasure, Part 2 of 3

In Part 1, I pondered… if I was forced to leave my home and possessions and could only take one article along, what would it be?  Without a doubt, it was my Bible.  In this blog I want to continue with the reasons for the decision.

#  The Bible is unique in the history of mankind.  

  • No book like it has or will ever be written.  It is remarkable, extraordinary, miraculous and unparalleled in history.
  • There is only one edition of the Bible.  From the time it was ‘published’ there have been no updates, no corrections, no additions, no revisions.  It is a once for all book, never to be repeated.  

#  The Bible is a book for one’s lifetime.  

  • It is like nature, the more you study it the more layers of complexity you discover.  The Bible is a case of minimum words and maximum information.
  • It would keep one busy for a long time and feed you with the ‘food of heaven’ because all the information we need about God, and His plans for us, are in this one book.

#  The Bible and the Jews.

  • I will have a heavenly perspective of the news broadcasts filled with denunciations of the Jews who live in Israel at present, because the whole Bible is the product of that tiny nation.  So why the hostility of the world against them? 
  • Jesus is a Jew and where He sits at the right hand of God, as the Son of God, He is still the ‘Root and Offspring of David.’ 1 
  • Israel is the only nation in the world with whom God made a covenant.  He  said, ‘Although the whole world is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ God warned them, if they do not keep the Covenant He made with them, and which they declared they will obey, they will be exiled from their land.  It happened three times in history – under the Assyrians, Babylonians and Romans. 
  • Yet God also promised them that He will bring them back to their promised land.  That momentous event took place in 1948.  It was immediately followed by a war of the Arab nations against them.  More wars followed later on, plus the incessant hatred and attempts to destroy them as a nation.  
  • It is interesting that Matthew 27:25 tells us that when Jesus was crucified, the Jews brought a curse on themselves.  They shouted, ‘Let His blood be on us and on our children!’  That curse is still on them, because they have never confessed and broken it. 
  • The basis of the world’s aggression against Israel is in God’s promise that He will bring them back, sprinkle clean water on them and forgive them.  Then the end will come with the final arrival of Jesus.  The devil does not like that because it will mean the end of his rule of the world. 3 

Conclusion

The law from Your mouth [the Bible, God’s Word] is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.’  Psalm 119:72

References

  1. Revelation 22:16  
  2. Exodus 19:5-6  
  3. Revelation 20:10

DeGrasse Tyson’s mistake about the Bible

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the  presenter of the television series, Cosmos:A Space Time Odyssey that
Neil deGrasse Tysonstarted in March 2014. He made the following challenging statement, “There is no example of someone reading their scripture and saying, ‘I have a prediction about the world that no one knows yet, because this gave me insight. Let’s go test that prediction,’ and have the prediction correct.” 1

 

What he inferred is that the Bible and its creation account must be removed from the scientific scene. Science can make predictions and the Bible cannot. We, based on our belief that the Bible is true, predict the following two things:

 

  1. Science will never be able to solve the riddle of the origin of the universe, our solar system, and life on earth.
  2. Science will reveal ever added layers of complexity, especially when it comes to the biological world. This means solving life’s evolutionary origin question will become more difficult.


Concerning prediction 1

It is difficult for science to solve the origins issue, because each part of the creation that God made is unique: the universe, our solar system, the sun, moon, our earth, water, plants, microbes, insects, reptiles, fish, birds, animals and humans. For example,

  • The big bang. We often hear about the big bang and why it is true. Yet no one can explain precisely where the singularity that exploded or expanded to form the universe came from. We are expected to believe the fairy tales that it just popped into existence.
  • A multiverse. Another way to skirt around the origins issue is to claim we live in a multiverse. Really? How are we to know? We are expected to believe it by faith (that there is no Creator God, because out of millions of universes there was one that produced life by chance).
  • The solar system. Does the Solar Nebula Hypothesis explain the origin of our solar system, with its different planets and unique sun? Why is only the earth life friendly? Billions are spent to look for earth-like planets out there. It is reported that they find many. We are waiting for the observable proof that there is life on them.  We might wait for a very long time, because we are told God made only one, unique habitable planet.  In science fiction they travel quickly to other planets and meet the aliens. In real life it is more difficult, if not impossible.

 

Concerning prediction 2

The hope to prove that life created itself is like trying to reach the end of the rainbow. It remains elusive.

  • Scientists find additional complexity all the time, because of better scientific apparatus and methods. Science is a problem for evolution because it continually discovers more layers of complexity. That makes evolution even less possible. An example is DNA. Scientists realise that it is even more intricate than they thought initially. Instead of solving the problem of how things evolved, the problems increase. 2
  • Billions are and will be spent trying to solve the riddle of natural origins through evolution. Our prediction is that it will not be successful, because life is too unique. The side issues will be explained, but origins never.  That excludes the fact that propaganda for evolution improves all the time.

 

Question: We hear about long lists of earth-like planets, have any stood close scrutiny?

References

  1. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Enlightened religious people….don’t try to use the Bible as a textbook, Sarah Gray, Monday, March 10, 2014, http://www.salon.com/2014/93/10/neil_degrasse_tyson_enlightened_religious_people_dont_try_to_use_bible_as_textbook/
  2. Three More Codes in Nature to Decipher, Evolution News & Views, March 11, 2014, http://www.evolutionnews. org/2014/03/three_more_code083081.html
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