102 ISIS DESTROYING HOLY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SIGHTS
We’re living in dangerous times for Christians and Jews. I’ve watched in horror as ISIS Islamic radicals have systematically destroyed one holy site after another. Television recently showed the destruction of the entire city of Nimrud, which had stood for 3,500 years. This in the name of Allah. Consider a few more: Khorsabad built by Assyrian king Sargon II, 2,700 years ago, the Mosul Museum and many artifacts (containing thousands of priceless religious artifacts for Jews and Christians), the Mosul Library and tens of thousands of books and other priceless ancient writings, the Tomb of Jonah (of Jonah and the whale in our Bible), the ancient city of Hatra (2,300 years old) and hundreds of sights in Syria, Iraq and other countries. Iran is the world’s greatest financial supporter of ISIS and the ones consistently calling for the death of every American citizen. Yet, president Obama’s government returned billions of dollars to them, then watched as they captured our sailors and held them hostage. This destruction of holy sights has been going on for many years. One was the Phoenician column removed from the shores of Saudi Arabia. It had been placed there by Solomon to mark where the Israelites crossed the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army drowned. This was across from Nuweiba Beach in Egypt; the jumping off point for the Exodus across the Red Sea. If one has kept up with the archaeological discoveries proving one thing or another in our Bible to have been true, thousands since Israel returned as a nation in 1947-8, they’d quickly realize that God is up to something. Two things are evident; 1) The Bible declared Israel would be a nation again in the last days…that’s happened. Israel ceased being a nation two thousand years ago!! 2) The Bible says that in the last days, “The Glory of the knowledge of the Lord will fill the Earth as the waters fill the seas”. That’s also happening, mostly after Israel became a nation again in 1947-48. Thousands of archaeological discoveries have been made since then, proving people, places and events in the Bible to have been real and accurate in their time frame. For example; On July 15, 2015, a second palace belonging to King David was discovered at a place called Khirbet Qeiyafa. That’s interesting since antagonists to the Bible taught our children that King David was fictional. It’s the old palace of Sha’ Arayim (meaning two gates in Hebrew), as mentioned in our Bible. If one reads 1 Samuel, they’d see that David killed Goliath, and he and the Israelites chased the Philistines down the valley of Elah, the valley where Goliath was slain, killing them all the way to Gath (Goliath’s hometown). Professors said Goliath never existed, and there had never been any evidence for a Philistine town called Gath. Gath, a Philistine town, was discovered a few years ago. It had been overrun and abandoned at the time David killed Goliath. Archaeologists discovered many pottery pieces in the homes, including some bearing the name of …guess who…Goliath. Look up Goliath’s name on pottery on the internet. God has made it so mankind will be without excuse for rejecting any of the Bible.
Recently, Archaeologist Eliat Mazar discovered King David’s other palace in Jerusalem. She had read in her Bible that the palace was outside of Jerusalem to the North. Her peers laughed her to scorn when she proposed to dig for it, since a king would have had a palace inside the city…not out. One of the reasons professors taught students that David never existed was the lack of a palace in Jerusalem. Her Bible was right. Many then tried to say it wasn’t David’s palace. That has been put to rest from the discoveries within. For example: royal seals of Baruch Ben Neriah (the prophet Jeremiah’s scribe), prince Jehucal and prince Gedaliah (two of the princes who had thrown Jeremiah into a miry well, per Jeremiah chapter 38. This, of course, is proof of that Bible story and that these men were real, despite professors teaching students they were all fictional. No wonder 80% of all the Christian kids who enter a school of higher learning lose their faith, according to statistics. Though this information is readily available, most churches are totally unaware of it, thus the loss of the kids. There is no reason whatsoever to doubt any part of the Bible. Thousands of discoveries are proving the Bible antagonists as being wrong. Don’t look for them to research any of this. These God-haters are determined to embrace their ignorance while destroying the faith of those Christians who have no clue their Bible is very provable. Ignorance is not bliss. It is a trap when it comes to the Bible.