I have come across seemingly intelligent people who say, erroneously, that Scripture is a work of fiction, and as a result, they have elected to be atheists.
Sadly, many such people have been misled, even captivated, by a school of thought that is based on nothing more than mere human reasoning.
There is ample scientific evidence that Scripture is real, and one of the things that help you come out from under the spell of such man-made ideas as atheism, or agnosticism is studying.
For instance, up until 1993, there had never been any proof that David existed. Atheists and other sceptics had a field day scoffing at believers in Scripture.
However, in 1993, the Tel Dan Stele was discovered by Gila Cook, and became the first non-Scriptural proof that David existed, and not just that he existed, but that Scripture was true and accurate.
Why is the Tel Dan Stele important? Because it is a written stele account, by enemies of Israel, the Arameans, in which their king, Hazael, commemorates the Aramean victory over the house of David (Beyt Dawid).
And why is that important? Because your enemies would never write about you if you did not exist. And in the Tel Dan Stele, the unnamed Aramean king (thought to be Hazael) boasts of his victories over the king of Israel and his apparent ally, the king of the “House of David”.
This proves Scriptural accounts of the split of the Israelite kingdom into Israel and Judah during the reign of Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, as recorded in 1 King 12.
Furthermore, the Tel Dan Stele, states that an Aramean individual slaughtered Jehoram, the son of Ahab, king of Israel and the king of the house of David, which corroborates Scriptural accounts in 2 Kings 8.
After studying the Tel Dan Stele, only goat-like stubbornness can make you refuse to believe Scripture. But there is more non-scriptural evidence. Oh, much more!
In 2005, while digging at Tel es-Safi, Archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University, in Israel, found evidence that prove that Goliath existed. The find was a piece of pottery, which is now the oldest Philistine inscription ever found.
The pottery sherd mentions the non-Semitic names Alwt and Wlt. That makes no sense to you, because proto Canaanite languages had no vowels. However, the name Alwt, is actually Awlates, or what we call Goliath in the translated Scripture.
Please do not take my word for it. Conduct your own research.
And there is more.
Many atheists and other sceptics had denied the existence of Yeshu’a (Jesus’ real name) because there was no record, they claimed, of Christ and Pontius Pilate, two of the principal figures in the Gospels.
But in 1961, the Pilate Stone was discovered in Caesarea, Israel. This stone dates exactly at the time that the Gospels records that Christ lived on Earth (
AD 26–37). The stone is written in Latin and reads as follows:
[DIS AUGUSTI]S TIBERIÉUM
Which when translated into English reads as follows:
To the Divine Augustis [this] Tiberieum
prefect of Judea
has dedicated [this]
Other than the Gospels, there was actually little or no records that Pontius Pilate existed, until the Pilate Stone was discovered, along with ancient coins discovered thereafter.
If you previously doubted the Gospels, this ought to make you pause and think. Think deeply.
In Romans 1:20, Scripture says:
Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
On Judgment Day, you and I will be without excuse, because the natural, spiritual, elemental, archaeological, and documentary evidence for the existence of God is overwhelming. So overwhelming in fact, that Scripture says in James 2:19, as follows:
You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!
Even demons believe in God and are preparing for Judgment Day. And how do we know this is true?
Look at the fight to take God out of the Government, the courts, schools, and the currency of the United States of America. Nobody fights Someone that does not exist. That they are fighting God is proof that God exists and that He still reigns supreme in the affairs of men!
Don’t let atheists mislead you that there is no life after death. Take your phone. Sometimes your old phone dies. When that happens, you simply upgrade to a new phone and insert your SIM. Your spirit is your SIM and your body is your phone. It lives on after the phone.
Many people, including churchgoers, previously doubted Scripture because of stories that appear incredible, such as Sarah giving birth at 90. However, as times goes on, our definition of incredibility and impossibility is changing.
For instance, a mere 20 years ago, it was inconceivable that a 65-year-old woman could give birth, but modern medicine has made it possible. If man can do that, how much more God?
It really baffles me how people can believe something less complicated is created and doubt that something more complicated is not. That is the bottom line with people who do not believe in an Intelligent God who created the world, choosing instead to believe Darwin’s Big Bang Theory.
Yet, these same people believe that a plane has a manufacturer. Do you know how much more infinitesimally complicated the universe is than a plane?
Take planet Earth. Our world has the exact gases, in the right proportion, and balance to sustain life. The sun is in the exact location to provide light for the world without scorching us. The moon is so well aligned to reflect the sun’s light at night without disturbing our sleep. Stars hang in the right balance and navigators use them to navigate the earth from millions of miles away.
Yet, the intelligent mind accepts that it all happened by chance! It is easier for a 747 Jumbo-jet to happen by chance than for the world and all that live in and on it to happen by chance.
Gospeller. Deep Thinker. #1 Bestselling author of Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years. Avid traveller. Hollywood Magazine Film Festival Humanitarian of the Year, 2019.