posted on May, 10 2012 @ 07:14 AM
Is the Bible real?
Geographically, the bible is accurate.
Landmarks described in both the Old and new testaments have been found. One of my favorite examples is the Chaplain that became an officer in WWI.
After his unit being pinned down by Turkish soldiers allied to germany in Palestine, the former chaplain remembered a verse in Samuel where David went
up a goat path between two natural rock pillars and into the rear position of the Philistines. ironically, they were in the same area...and lo, there
were the same pillars on the same mount...and they mounted a rear attack against the turkish machine guns and won.
Up until the mid 1800s, Nineveh was thought to be a myth. using details and clues from the Bible along with oral and folk tradition, archeologist
found the ruins of nineveh exactly as described in the Bible.
During the first Gulf War of 1990-91, the US couldn't find Saddam's tanks and armour. They guessed that he had buried them up to their turrets to
hide them and form a semi-mobile line of resistance. Knowing that heavy and compacted objects retain heat longer than loose objects, the US used their
thermal imaging satellites to find the tanks. They did and they were subsequently destroyed.
What they also found amazed them. A path of compacted sand that went from the ancient Egypt land of Goshen through the Sinai Penninsula across a
shallow portion of the Red Sea and into Saudi Arabia... not to Mt Sinai but the Mountain of God as locals called it. Subsequent excursions have found
the same landmarks as described in the Exodus, the same phenomenons occurring regularly such as mass migrations of quail, a spongy substance exuding
from local fauna that is edible, and bushes that actually ooze an oily substance that in some cases is flmmable but will not destroy the plant...
Historically, the lineage of kingships, pharoahs, wars, invasions, exiles are all documented not only in the Bible, but on monuments in countries such
as Egypt, ancient Assyria, Lebanon, even the sanskrit receipts in Assyria which depict transactions between the natives and the exiled Hebrews of
circa 800BC. We can also source Josephus, a Hebrew Roman historian. We know Pontius Pilate lived, and served as governor. We know the Herod family did
rule Palestine/ Israel. We do know that crucifixian was a normal and predominant means of torture and death.
Socially, we know the habits of people, means of eating, cultural endeavors such as music, holidays, the markets and trading, styles of dress, birth
and funeral traditions are all varified, agricultural endeavors...wheat, grains, pig production in non-Jew areas vs goat and sheep production in
Jewish areas...all can be varified by digs, documents, and even examining the proverbial dung heap.
Some question the validity of the resurrection and holiness of Jesus. The Apostles have been accussed of mounting the whole thing...for what?
Imprisonment? Execution, crucifixian, stoning, exile? If they had recieved a reward of money or fame..so be it. Instead, they were killed and
bannished and persecuted and prosecuted...for a lie?
So...what we are really asking here is... Is God real? We know the mundane day to day things happened...but was Jesus really the Son of God? Did all
of those miracles really happen?
If a person beats cancer and goes on to live a wonderful life...was it medicine or a miracle? It all comes down to faith. Was it lightening that
struck a mud hole and formed the compunds necessary for life or was it God that made the lightening that struck the mudhole that formed the compounds
Arguments can be made both ways, but until you have truly spritually walked with God, nothing can convince you. And once you have, nothing will
Most people admit...including some scientists and doctors, that there are some things that don't fit...they don't make sense... it should have never
happened, but it did. this is where we enter the paranormal...beyond normal...the supernatural...out side of natural.
Intelligent people and intellectuals will tow the line of confirmed sciences... but when pushed or off the record...they... we all have stories and
events and occurances that didn't make sense. This is where faith comes in... the cancer victim that should have died but made a full recovery... the
silent phone call that delayed your leaving a couple of minutes and once departing you find that delay kept you out of a car accident... a dream that
causes you to call a relative only to find something really did happen..
The Bible is real. I believe it is spiritually real also.