Presentation on theme: "Where Are The Missing People ? Job 40.15-24. Evidence & The Search For God Evidence – usually look for positive –Artifacts –Ruins –Writings Lack of these."— Presentation transcript:
Evidence & The Search For God Evidence – usually look for positive –Artifacts –Ruins –Writings Lack of these merits negative conclusion Archaeology in Palestine –Deut 4.12 – Saw no similitude Lack of “evidence” is confirmation –We will see that there is reliable proof
The Flood 2 Pet 3.5-6 – World that then was Gen 6.5-7 – Repented he had made man Gen 6.8 – Noah found grace Gen 7.20,21 – Global –Mountains were covered –All flesh died –And every man
No Ordinary Flood Some things to note / remember –Gen 7.12 – Rained 40 days / nights –Gen 7.11 Fountains of the great deep broken up Windows of heaven were opened –Psm 24.2 – Founded it upon the seas –Creation “scientists” description of events –What do you think happened to the humans ?
Sodom & Gomorrah Gen 13.10 – Well watered everywhere Gen 14 – Battle of the kings – Sodom fled –Civil structure, social structure, interaction Gen 18 – If 10 righteous can be found Gen 19.4-9 – All the people Gen 19.24-25 – Brimstone & fire
Where Are Sodom & Gomorrah Archaeologists unable to find Believed to be in the area of Dead Sea Zoar may have been found Density of the Dead Sea Sulfur content very high Would we find Sodom / Gomorrah?
9/11 Rescue / recovery No bodies – fragments What happened ? Unprecedented circumstances Man made – What more could God do? Some challenge the existence of God and what he has done when we have proof humanity has done things beyond belief Why doubt the power of God
Let’s Answer The Questions We Asked Earlier Where are the missing people? –Why aren’t there any human fossils? –Why can’t remains of Sodom/Gomorrah be located? God did not want them to be found – destroyed them completely Similar statement made about Edom –Obad 15-16 – Shall be as though they had not been
What Does This Tell Us The nature of evidence –Heb 11.1 – Evidence of things not seen –Rom 1.20 – Invisible things of him –God’s word shows difference between proof and empirical evidence The word of God –John 12.48-50 – Word that I have spoken
We Have To Make The Same Decisions In Our World & Our Lifetime Do we serve God out of fear? Signal 30 If something will destroy us don’t we want to know how to avoid it? God has revealed His will –Ezek 33.11 – No pleasure in death of wicked How will we decide to live ?