Reason and Interpretation are Not the Absolute on which to Base One’s Faith

Did the Walls of Jericho Fall?Jericho_Drawing
One of the first (1907-1909) archeologists to excavate Jericho stated that they found no evidence of the walls collapsing.  They proved it by actually being there and doing the digging themselves.  It was broadcast all around the world that the Walls of Jericho did not collapse. Over 40 years later in the 1950’s another archeologist Kathleen Kenyon dug, examined, and reinterpreted the SAME excavation as actually being collapsed walls.  She also reported that there was abundant evidence that the city was burned exactly as the Bible had stated.   A summary of that story can be found here.
http://www.christiananswers.net/q-abr/abr-a011.html

 

Those that chose to believe the first interpretation fell away- even though it was proved later to be a complete lie.  This is the same kind of lie that Satan has told from the beginning when he misinterpreted God’s Word to Eve.  That lie placed a question mark on God’s Word.  Did God really say…?

Satan will interpret something that sounds good but obviously incorrect.   This archaeologist says the walls did not fall, how can you believe they fell?  The Archaeologist opinion was very subjective, and another person with access to the same evidence interpreted those walls to have fallen and added further there was plenty of evidence the city burned.  It was Satan’s doubting interpretation of the evidence that ought to be questioned.

Lets look at some Message examples:

The Siegfried Line Prophecy
The prophet stated the Siegfried Line was not built until WW2.  The skeptics stated that this line had been in existence in WWI they even had evidence to show this was true.  We find that after WWI the Treaty of Versaille, (which was the treaty signed at the ending of WWI,) ordered all German fortifications destroyed.  This which would have included the Siegfried Position, which then France occupied for many years after.  Later, during WW2 Hitler used conscripted labor to refurbish the Siegfried Line.  When more of the facts are considered, it’s very clear that the prophet was perfectly in order to say what he said.

Treaty of Versailles: Siegfried Line

FDR helping to lead the entire World in to WWII

The prophet stated that FDR helped to lead the entire Word into war with Germany.  The skeptic said that the USA didn’t enter the war until after Pearl Harbor therefore the USA did not ‘lead’ the world into War.  Beginning in 1941,  A series of treaties between the United States, Great Britain, Russia and China caused ripples throughout the world and forced the various nations to choose sides.     One month after the USA had declared war, they formed the United Nations on the basis of these prior treaties with the goal of eliminating the Tri-partite powers and to defeat Nazism.   Through these treaties Franklin D Roosevelt literally helped to lead the entire World into War.

The United Nations-Roosevelt’s Legacy of World War 2


http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/aboutfdr/pdfs/atlantic_charter.pdf

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7 thoughts on “Reason and Interpretation are Not the Absolute on which to Base One’s Faith

  • Shalom Brother,

    In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun. II Kings 16:34

    I was wondering how the above scriptures fits in with the story on the excavation.

    The walls fell and Joshua pronounced a curse on any one who would build the city again. Years later Hiel did exactly that and lost his two sons in the course of his attempt.

    The city was rebuild and definitely there was clearing up of the ruins before doing the foundation and so forth.

    >> The walls fell: Yes they did and later the city was rebuild. Could archaelogists be able to discover both the evidence of the FALL and REBUILDING?

    >> The walls did not fall: The archeologist is just ignorant of the above Scripture and should be dismissed.

    What do you think?

    Ben

  • Greetings my Brother,
    I think it would be a very interesting confirmation if there were remains of the 2 sons.
    The problem with looking back in the past is that we can see what amounts to a pinhole of what actually happened. There have been thousands of years of events and conflicts happen in that area. What if someone prior had already checked, taken the remains, and the remains were no longer there? The only result that would tell us anything is if something was there. If the remains were missing it would simply be an absence of knowledge. And unfortunately that is the mistake our skeptic friend make all the time. a thing is missing they don’t ask themselves what possible reason this would be so, and they conclude to the negative that it never happened. It’s a false conclusion. The only thing that can be said is we don’t know.. And i have yet to see the Skeptics say that.

    So yes, it would be possible to confirm. Will it be? ONly time will tell. Perhaps you would like to take up archeology. 🙂
    I hope that answered your question.
    God Bless!

  • Bro. Benson yes it would be interesting to see if there were remains of some sort that confirmed that part. Perhaps you have a future in archeology.

  • Reposting your question here Bro.

    Shalom Brother,

    In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun. II Kings 16:34

    I was wondering how the above scriptures fits in with the story on the excavation.

    The walls fell and Joshua pronounced a curse on any one who would build the city again. Years later Hiel did exactly that and lost his two sons in the course of his attempt.

    The city was rebuild and definitely there was clearing up of the ruins before doing the foundation and so forth.

    >> The walls fell: Yes they did and later the city was rebuild. Could archaelogists be able to discover both the evidence of the FALL and REBUILDING?

    >> The walls did not fall: The archeologist is just ignorant of the above Scripture and should be dismissed.

    What do you think?

    Ben

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