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Satan’s War Against Faith I Corinthians 1:18-21 “knowledge” vs. knowledge Our war against Satan is with knowledge II Corinthians 10:4-5
Identity of Worldly Knowledge
An Inspired Message IF – THEN IF there is a God/Creator THEN this God would communicate
An Inspired Message Inspired Messages/Books The Old Testament The New Testament The Koran The Bhagivad Gita
An Inspired Message Inspired Messages/Books The Book of Mormon Doctrinal books Methodist Discipline The Watchtower
Why Believe the Bible The Bible is validated throughout history Modern changes in thought Historiography vs. archeology Records vs. interpretations
Genesis 6-9: the Flood The MOST recorded event in ancient history 230 accounts around the entire world Parallels to the account in Genesis
Genesis 6-9: the Flood 88% Single out a favored individual or family 70% Survival due to a boat 66% The Flood came as a result of wickedness 67% Animals saved along with human beings 57% The survivors end up on a mountain 66% The hero receives warning of the flood
Genesis 11: Tower of Babel “Dispersion theory”: Cultures have similar practices when they have a common source/history The “tower to heaven”
Genesis 11: Tower of Babel The Problem of the Caucasus
The History of Israel Nations and men once thought mythical Hittites Moabites Belshazzar David
His-story of Israel Nations and men once thought mythical Hittites Moabites Belshazzar David
His-Story of Israel The campaign into Israel by Pharaoh Shishak (1 Kings 14:25- 26) is recorded on the walls of the Temple of Amun in Thebes, Egypt.
His-Story of Israel The revolt of Moab against Israel (2 Kings 1:1; 3:4-27) is recorded on the Mesha Inscription.
His-Story of Israel The fall of Samaria (2 Kings 17:3-6, 24; 18:9- 11) to Sargon II, king of Assyria, is recorded on his palace walls.
His-Story of Israel The defeat of Ashdod by Sargon II (Isaiah 20:1) is recorded on his palace walls.
His-Story of Israel The campaign of the Assyrian king Sennacherib against Judah (2 Kings 18:13-16) is recorded on the Taylor Prism.
His-Story of Israel The siege of Lachish by Sennacherib (2 Kings 18:14, 17) is recorded on the Lachish reliefs.
His-Story of Israel The fall of Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (2 Kings 24:10- 14) is recorded in the Babylonian Chronicles.
His-Story of Israel The captivity of Jehoiachin, king of Judah, in Babylon (2 Kings 24:15-16) is recorded on the Babylonian Ration Records.
His-Story of Israel The fall of Babylon to the Medes and Persians (Daniel 5:30-31) is recorded on the Cyrus Cylinder.
His-Story of Israel The freeing of captives in Babylon by Cyrus the Great (Ezra 1:1-4; 6:3- 4) is recorded on the Cyrus Cylinder.
Signet Seals Baruch (Jeremiah 45:1) King Ahaz King Jeroboam Hezekiah’s servants (II Chronicles 27 )
Do Others Fair as Well? Does the Koran? Samaritans built the Golden Calf Joseph was purchased with drachmas Alexander the great (Muslim) died an old man
Do Others Fair as Well? Does the Book of Mormon? Consider the search for “Lehi” At BYU they also appeared to be intrigued by the "blood of Lehi." Mormon researchers there gathered DNA samples from 100,000 volunteers around the world, which included South America and Israel. They hoped somehow to prove the claims made more than a century ago by Joseph Smith, that there is a connection between ancient Israel and modern Native Americans. ……….Ironically, the database compiled by BYU can only conclude that there is no evidence of a Native American/Israel connection.
Do Others Fair as Well? Does the Book of Mormon? Consider the search for “Lehi” The Search for Cumorah According to the Book of Mormon, at least 230,000 men died in battle at the Hill Cumorah. Also, this battle was about 1/10 the size of the battle which took place at the same location approximately 1,000 years earlier when, according to Ether 15:2 "nearly two millions" of the Jaredites had their last great battle. However, there is literally not a trace of archaeological evidence to support the claim that so many men died in battle at the tiny hill