Posted by: Santos Garcia | Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Bible: Genuine Revelation from GOD- Part III

Receiving the Cup of Our Judgment

This final post which will contain brief excerpts from historian and Bible scholar Grant Jeffrey’s outstanding text The Signature of God will emphasize the scientific evidence in various disciplines that confirm the seamless reliability of the entire 66 books that complete the sealed Canon of Scripture known as the Holy Bible.

Prior to commencing with these quotes I want to link to and recommend the daily streaming video broadcast done by Rick Joyner of MorningStar ministries.  Please enjoy An American Awakening by clicking on this program title.   What he has so effectively done in the past 8 broadcasts is lay a foundation for truth, the truth of GOD’s sovereign Hand on the birth of this Republic.

What is being taught today in our public school system from kindergarten through college studies is sadly revisionist history concocted to make Americans both ignorant of their true heritage, and ashamed of what is being foisted on them that denigrates the awe-inspiring reality of what our continent and hemisphere have experienced since the days of Christopher Columbus.  America yet has a destiny to fulfill!  By GOD’s grace in answer to our sincere repentance and heartfelt intercession, may we all see our nation and this entire hemisphere aflame with the Holy Presence and Power of the living GOD… to the Glory of GOD the Father, by the Power of the Holy Spirit, in the precious Name of our Sublime Savior- the Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN & AMEN!

In the Midst of the Storm

It is clearly apparent that the nations have lost their way.  America for the past 50 years has turned her back on the living GOD, removing prayer and the Bible from any public school curriculum.  If anything is said about the Word of GOD, the Lord Jesus, or Bible history- so called ‘higher criticism’ has rejected truth out of hand.  Again, this is why I so highly recommend both Grant Jeffrey’s many great resources- and in particular recommend Rob Van de Weghe’s book Prepared to Answer.

Now for the final excerpts- The Signature of God

from Chapter 6:  Scientific Proof that the Bible is Accurate

One of the greatest proofs that the Scriptures are inspired by GOD is that they reveal a staggering amount of advanced scientific knowledge.  The Bible is not a scientific book; however, when it does make scientific statements, they are stunning in their accuracy.  These biblical statements are thousands of years in advance of the scientific knowledge present in the day when the writers penned the words of Holy Scriptures…

Sir Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientific mind in history, firmly accepted the Word of GOD and creation.  Other strong believers in GOD who changed the face of scientific knowledge included:  Lord Kelvin, the creator of the science of thermodynamics; Louis Pasteur, the discoverer of pasteurization; Johann Kepler, the brilliant astronomer who created modern astronomy; and Robert Boyle, the greatest chemist of his age.  With every new scientific discovery we find additional proof of the complexity of the great design that GOD used to create our universe…

…As late as 1915 astronomers believed that our galaxy composed the entire universe.  Then in 1925, the great astronomer Edwin Hubble used his new one-hundred-inch mirror telescope on Mount Wilson, the largest in the world at that time, to view whole new galaxies of stars that were more than six million trillion miles away from earth.  Professor Hubble proved that the universe contained as many galaxies outside our galaxy as there were stars inside our home galaxy, the Milky Way…

A Glimpse in a Window

Psalm 33:6,9… By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth… For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

The Law of Conservation of Energy

After exhaustive experiments, modern scientists have developed two fundamental laws of the science of thermodynamics that describe the nature of the known universe.  The first law is the Law of Conservation of Energy which reveals that “energy can be neither created nor destroyed.”… explained by science writer Isaac Asimov as follows:  “Energy can be transferred from one place to another, or transformed from one form to another, but it can be neither created nor destroyed.”…

… Every experiment has confirmed this Law of Conservation of Energy as the most basic fundamental understanding of the way the universe works.  This law describes the present state of the universe after its initial creation by GOD…

[My comment:  So the question must be where did all this vast amount of matter and energy come from, since the Big Bang theory and the Bible state conclusively that the universe had a beginning?  It must be the Intelligent Design of a Being outside of the realm of our entire universe!]

The Law of Entropy

The second [fundamental] law of science is the Law of Entropy.  This second Law of Thermodynamics describes the fact that all systems and elements of the universe tend to disintegrate to a lower order of available energy or organization. . . Throughout history mankind has observed that everything, from a human body to a [building], begins to decay from the moment of maximum amount of order or organized information at the beginning until, years later, this object ceases to function.  When you think seriously about this universal principle you can immediately see that this principle [alone] proves that it is absolutely impossible for theory of evolution to be true.  Evolution suggests that all simple systems and elements become increasingly more organized and [complex] by random chance.  However, common sense and scientific observation have proven that all systems and elements over time tend to disintegrate to something less organized and less useful.  In fact, the second Law of Thermodynamics, the Law of Entropy, absolutely proves the theory of evolution is nonsense. [emphasis mine… sg]

… After examining the complexity of variables that govern this solar system and our planet earth many scientists have declared that this solar system is “anthropic.”  This word simply means that this earth bears evidence that it was designed by a superior intelligence to allow human life to exist.  The scientists use this word “anthropic” to indicate that they have discovered an astonishing number of [measurable] scientific variables that fit within a very narrow range that allows human life to exist on this planet.  Let me explain.  If our earth were located [any] farther away from our sun we would freeze like the planet Mars.  If it were [any] closer to the sun then we would be burned up like the hot surface of Mercury or the 860 degree temperature on Venus.  If the magnetic forces within our planet were stronger or weaker, life could not exist…

[My comment:  Please see the full length stunningly beautiful video The Privileged Planet available on Amazon.com or discounted at Rob Van de Weghe’s ministry website: windmillministries.org  There are now 120 variables in the Drake Equation- discernible factors that must be exactly at their current standard levels of existence for there to be life on our planet- i.e. Galactic Habitable Zone, tectonic plate function, atmosphere elements in balance, etc. etc. etc.]

by Drs. Guillermo Gonzales & Jay Richards

… Professor Robert Jastrow [eminent recognized scientist] has stated that “the smallest change in any of the circumstances of the natural world, such as the relative strengths of the forces of nature, or the properties of elementary particles, would have led to a universe in which there could be no life and no man…” (Dr. Robert Jastrow, The Intellectuals Speak Out About God [Regnery Gateway, 1984] page 21)… The ultimate conclusion of these scientists is that our universe, solar system and, especially our earth was purposely constructed by a very powerful intelligence within very narrow scientific parameters to allow human life to flourish.  The prophet Nehemiah wrote the following declaration centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ:

Nehemiah 9:6… You alone are the Lord; You have made Heaven, the Heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The Seas and all that is in them.  And You preserve them all.  The host of Heaven worship You.

Evolution or Creation?

Billions of people have been taught throughout their lives that science has proven that evolution is true and that the Bible is scientifically wrong about creation.  As a result of this virtually universal acceptance, evolution has destroyed the faith of countless people during the past one hundred and fifty years.  This false theory of evolution has caused untold numbers of people to refuse to seriously consider the claims of the Bible regarding personal salvation because they wrongly believed the Bible was full of errors.  The theory of evolution holds that there is no GOD and that everything in the whole universe, including the complexities of biological life, has developed by random chance over billions of years.

However, the theory of evolution is falling apart today in the face of the total lack of evidence to support its hypothesis. .. At the Alpach Symposium conference which dealt with the growing problems with the theory of evolution, one of the speakers admitted that the reason evolution was still supported by intellectuals, the education establishment, and the media had nothing to do with whether it was true or false.  “I think that the fact that a theory so vague, so insufficiently verifiable, and so far from the criteria otherwise applied in ‘hard’ science has become a dogma can be explained only on sociological grounds.” (Gershon Robinson, Mordechai Steinman, The Obvious Proof [New York:  CIS Publishers, 1993], page 87).  In other words, evolution survived despite the lack of evidence because they wanted to believe it was true…

… It is significant that the various educational groups supporting evolutionary teaching have encouraged their members to refuse to enter debates about evolution with creation science supporters at high schools and colleges.  The evolution supporters found to their dismay that the audiences almost always believed in evolution before the debate began but that they accepted the evidence for divine creation by the end of the debate…

…When you understand the incredible number of problems with the theory of evolution you are immediately struck with the thought that there is something very strange about the continuing universal acceptance of this theory.  However, the answer is clear.  If the theory of evolution is rejected, then people have no other credible alternative than the Bible’s account of creation by a personal GOD.  This alternative is unacceptable to many people in modern society because they dread the thought of facing their GOD.  They would like to evade the issue by firmly avoiding examining the overwhelming evidence against evolution through the use of ridicule and rejection…

…Those who reject divine creation believe that the awesome complexities of biological life have occurred by simple chance through evolution without intelligent design.  This argument appears ridiculous to people who examine the awesome complexity of animal and human life…

“…fearfully and wonderfully made…”

…Consider the case of the human eye and ask yourself whether or not such an astonishingly complex system could have occurred by chance alone.  When a baby is conceived in its mother’s womb the genetic code governing the eye programs the baby’s body to begin growing optic nerves from both the brain as well as the eye.  Each eye will have a million nerve endings that begin growing through the flesh toward the baby’s brain.  Simultaneously, a million optic nerves will begin growing through the flesh towards the baby’s eye.  Each of the million optic nerves must find and match up to its mate to enable sight to exist… every day thousands of children are born with the ability to see; their bodies have aligned a million separate optic nerves from each eye to meet matching optic nerve endings growing out from the baby’s brain…

… The human eye has the ability to transmit to the brain over one and a half million messages simultaneously…

…The Bible reveals that a supernatural GOD designed and created our extremely complicated universe.  Any person with an unbiased mind who examines the evidence must conclude that only a designer with miraculous powers could possibly account for the marvelously designed universe.  The many scientific statements found throughout the Bible are perhaps the greatest proof of GOD’s inspiration.  There are no scientific errors or mistakes found in its thousands of passages.  These conclusive evidences provide overwhelming proof that GOD exists, and that He inspired the writers of Scripture to record His message to all of mankind.  The incredible scientific insights and revelations found throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, act as GOD’s genuine signature on the pages of the Scriptures authenticating the Word of GOD.

Santos here:  This may seem like more than enough information to justify our faith in GOD and His Word, but there is so much more in this remarkably thorough volume.  Several of the 15 chapters include:

4. Startling Archaeological Discoveries; 5. The Historical Evidence About Jesus Christ; 7. Advanced Medical Knowledge in the Bible; 8. Precise Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy; 10. The Mysterious Hebrew Codes; 14. The Evidence of the Men who Wrote the New Testament… and much more!

We are living at the End of the Church Age, and by all visible signs- the beginning of sorrows (read ‘birth pangs’)  is daily increasing in intensity and frequency.  Read the Lord’s own words in Matthew Chapters 24 &25.

Note 24:12-14… And because lawlessness will abound the love of many will grow cold.  But he who endures to the end shall be saved.  And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come…

My brothers and sisters- the word love in verse 12 in the Greek is Agape! This is the GOD-given divine love imparted to believers only!!!  We must be prepared for the worst, so that we can and do endure to the end!  This is our calling as witnesses (in the Greek- Martyrs) for the Lord Jesus Christ, …Bless His Holy Name- forevermore!

 

For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book and the Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked here via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

Hillsong- Mighty to Save

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