I was searching through Pfeiffer’s A Biblical World and was surprised that there was no reference to be found of Noah’s Ark, but several references to Noah himself. Searching for a comparison on flood research, the Gilgamesh Epic, Genesis and other flood accounts is quite revealing in the following lecture by:
Here’s an actual discovery by an American believer Ron Wyatt which we’ve found quite compelling based upon real evidence from on site investigation.
An excellent link for those who desire to go deeper into the textual analysis. There is a comparative chart between the Gilgamesh Epic and the Genesis account which well worth taking a look at.
Here’s another link which addresses the disparity within Christian circles who argue over various perspectives on creation. I thank Jasvir Basi for posting this excellent article which addresses how a dangerous modern gnosticism has entered into this debate. The article is a studied response to a talk by a Wheaton Professor. A link to his speech is included if you desire to catch the entire context.
It is written by–Dr. Nicholas Perrin, a professor of Biblical studies at Wheaton who specializes in gnosticism in the early church, explains this essential connection between God and history:
“God made history and history matters. Apart from the conviction that our faith is a historical faith, we are left only to cast about. But, when we are fully persuaded that sacred history meshes with the history in which we live and move and have our being, that is when biblical faith becomes a real possibility…. The heart-and-mind value of reconnecting the biblical world with the ‘real world’ can hardly be overstated. Somehow in our confused modern-day thinking, we have managed to put asunder what God has joined together.”
It seems that man has an innate propensity to tamper with God’s created order. Influences from fallen angels without, and influences of man’s fallen nature, wihin. In the posthumous writings of Stephen Hawking, he addresses a fear of a new and dangerous trend towards gene editing by the wealthy who weed out those destruction tendencies which they speculate are intrinsic in their dna.
I often wondered why God utterly destroyed all that breathed in the Great Flood. All that is except a remnant of preferred undefiled seed. It was not that all of Noah’s family were saints. They were not. They too were affected by the fall, but they only bore God’s curse of Adam and Eve’s original sin. The human race though at that time had mixed with the fallen angels and much had been defiled and was inescapedly and hopelessly corrupted, like a virus which had taken over much of the planet. It had to be quarantined, the virus obliterated. In the Book of Job the wisest man from the East is never told exactly why it is that he has suffered so. In reality, we as limited beings have no way of grasping what it is that a totally just and righteous Creator, who is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent can do and has the right to do to His own creation.
But here again, the fallen and proud human race again wants to take its destiny into its own hands, oblivious of the consequences to its own race. The creature has forgotten that it is but a piece of a well orchestrated Created Order and bought the serpent’s lie, “but you too will be like God” who inserted the poisonous lie and doubt in the human heart. Here’s where we seem to be picking up from pre flood times on which man had grown great in wickedness.
Looking a references to Noah and read this quote about the Man headed
lion.”An Arab chief, seeing for the first time a monument of antiquity exclaimed, This is not the work of men’s hands, but of those infidel giants of whom the prophet (peace be with him!) has said that they were higher than the tallest date tree. This is one of the idols which Noah(peace be with him!) cursed before the flood.” Pfeiffer’s The Biblical World, pg. 156-157.
Powerful testimony of Marty Goetz who grew up in a staunch Jewish neighborhood in Cleveland and through a series of circumstances decided to read the New Testament and was surprised to read the genealogy of Matthew and was met with Jesus who he said was more Jewish than me!
I ran into his testimony while I was searching for hymns about Psalm 8 this morning. To top it off, you’ll want to listen to his wife’s testimony as well. So wonderful.
Periodically when we are reading a passage of Scripture and come upon lists of persons or places which are difficult to pronounce we look to Alexander Scoursby who is an excellent reader and trained to properly pronounce words. Here’s our suggestion. When listening repeat each difficult word as Scoursby enunciates it. Although the passage moves quite rapidly, you will over time begin to more accurately pronounce names of people and places which we don’t normally use.
Note: We have secured permission to utilize Alexander Scoursby’s recordings, but at present need to find an audio engineer to work on editing them to fit in with the daily readings. In the meantime until we find someone to take on that task, we will access others postings of his recordings. Unfortunately as you will hear in this recording, it is not without reverberation and not as clear and crisp as desired. But it at least provides a helpful tool.