"I saw another angel coming down from heaven...
and the earth was illuminated with his glory."
Revelation 18:1

Got Wisdom?

In the time of King Solomon, people from all over came to hear his wisdom, including the Queen of Sheba. Yet Solomon’s wisdom is recorded in books like Proverbs that we can read without having to go on such a long journey. There are incredible pearls of wisdom hidden all throughout the Bible and valuable guidance for the troubled times we live in.

But how do we know the Bible is trustworthy or worth paying attention to in times when technology and science seem to be making so many advances? Though to some it may seem misguided to esteem the counsel of this ancient document in modern times, the Bible’s accuracy has been proven over and over, in spite of skepticism. Here are a few reasons why we can trust that its inspiration comes from a higher Source than short-sighted mortals. 

It has been historically and archeologically verified: 


It contains health and sanitary principles valid by today’s standards:

It describes the earth and principles of nature by valid scientific principles:
http://www.clarifyingchristianity.com/science.shtml, http://www.icr.org/global-flood/

It's further validated by matching stories in many native cultures:

It's prophetically accurate, having pinpointed details of world history long before their occurrence:

As we see from the image of Daniel 2 and beasts in Daniel 7, the Bible prophetically outlined graphic details of kingdoms that would rise and fall long before the events occurred. The 490-year (70 sevens) prophecy of Daniel 9 pointed out the exact year that Jesus would come and when he would die.

That is relevant to us since the Bible also foretells how the world will end and what we need to do to prepare. Considering the unerring accuracy of its predictions in the past, it’s invaluable and timely to take notice of what the Bible says about the times in which we live. The Bible holds the key to understanding end-time events and avoiding deception. 

But, to understand the Bible, it’s crucial to study with correct principles. You must avoid separating out individual texts or fragments of texts and building whole doctrines on these. The big picture must be considered by examining every text which addresses any topic to understand the truth on that subject. For more about this, see the post; Of Elephants and Bible Study.

Knowledge vs. Wisdom
Though there’s no end to facts, figures and knowledge these days, who has time for wisdom? In the midst of so much learning, why is it beyond reach to understand eternal truth? Perhaps because it’s easier to live in the moment than to see the bigger picture. 

Although proponents of human knowledge often promote the idea that the universe is a godless place, that's a conclusion that requires turning a blind eye to the most glaring evidence. And far from proof of higher logic, this demonstrates weak human reasoning. How logical is it, after all, to say things happened by chance that can’t even be done on purpose?

As far as we’ve come in scientific developments, we still can’t duplicate the tiniest part of creation. We can't make a single functioning cell or create the simplest plant that can photosynthesize or reproduce itself. Not to mention the impossibility of duplicating the perfect order, symmetry and balance found throughout nature.

The world is full of living, breathing creatures that are capable of thought, affection, and humor. Everywhere you look, there are miracles of irreducible complexity. Those who don’t believe are playing a game of denial. And what they fail to recognize is how our technological advances are coming ever closer to proving the possibility of biblical concepts. 

For example, if we can understand supercomputer technology, why couldn’t we imagine that a divine being might exist? And if we can understand how cell phones transmit voices over invisible airwaves, why do we suppose God couldn't hear our prayers?

Rather than proving human greatness, technological advances reveal that things exist which were thought to be impossible. And there's just as much more to discover as we already have. But more knowledge proving God's existence won't help those who are unwilling to believe. There's already abundant evidence, it simply takes a willing heart to accept that. 

And yet, as redemption's story tells us, we were born running from God. After evil entered the world, we were separated from God and no longer felt drawn to him. It takes a miracle of his grace to reach our rebellious hearts. We have to let God touch us with his love so we can reconnect with him.

When we come full circle, we'll begin to realize that science and the Bible are not in conflict. No other document has been verified and validated as much as the Bible. Along with providing a picture of who God is, it shares the story of human history of how we were separated from God, and how we can be brought back to him through Christ. 

Through reading the Bible, we can get to know our loving, personal Creator and Redeemer. Then we'll begin to recognize his beautiful handwriting in the pages of that book and in his second book, nature, as we observe the vast beauty of creation...

That’s wisdom.

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