World's Most Amazing
by Terry Watkins
"...thy word is truth." John 17:17
"The Bible is no mere book, but a living
creature that conquers all that face it."
The Bible is ridiculed and attacked today, like never
before. I've had people remark to me on [a number] of occasions,
about the so-called "contradictions and errors" in the King
James Bible. But when asked to produce one, they seem to
have disappeared! I find it strange, that the people who do the
loudest attacking, know the least about it. Most people have
never read the Bible.
MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT SAYS!
But the Bible was written thousands of years ago. And we're nearly in the 21st century! We've seen man go to the Moon. We've seen mankind take great strides in discovering the hidden mysteries of the universe. The Bible was written thousands of years ago by men with such limited knowledge. With their limited knowledge what could they possibly have known?
IT MIGHT JUST SURPRISE YOU!
Luke 17:30, "Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (vs 31)In that day...(vs 34)I tell you, in that night...." Nobody in Luke's day thought it could be day and night at the same time! They thought the Earth was flat. Luke was written around 65 A.D. How did Luke know something that the scientists didn't know until the 16th century?
Isaiah 40:22, "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth". How did Isaiah know in 700 B.C. the Earth is round? All the scientists of Isaiah's day thought the Earth was flat. They didn't find out about the Earth being round until the early 1500s when Magellan sailed around the world. How did Isaiah know something over 2000 years ahead of science?
Job 26:7, "...and hangeth the earth upon nothing."
During the time of Job, the people believed a god named Atlas held the earth on his shoulders! Nobody believed the Earth "hangeth upon NOTHING!" Job was written over 3500 years ago! How did Job know something that was IMPOSSIBLE to know during his day?
Genesis 2:7, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." November 1982, Reader's Digest had an article entitled How Life on Earth Began. It stated that according to scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center, the ingredients needed to form a human being, can be found IN CLAY. The article says, "We are just beginning to learn. The Biblical scenario for the creation of life turns out to be NOT FAR OFF THE MARK." Scientists, for years, laughed at the possibility of Genesis having any scientific credibility whatsoever. And yet, the more we learn, the more we find it to be SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT!
Psalm 8:8, "...whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas." After reading Psalm 8:8, Matthew Maury, a U.S. Naval officer, set out to locate these curious "paths of the seas." He discovered the oceans have paths, or currents, which flow through them. He became known as the "path-
finder of the seas". How did David (the writer of Psalms)
know, over 2,000 years ago, there were "paths of the seas"? David probably never even saw an ocean! HOW DID HE KNOW?
Ecclesiastes 1:7, "All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again." How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know the water cycle of condensation and evaporation? The sun evaporates water from the ocean. That water vapor rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back to the earth as rain, collects in rivers, and makes its way back to the ocean. This wasn't known until Galileo in 1630! How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know this in 1000 B.C.? 2500 YEARS AHEAD OF SCIENCE!
"Indeed, it is an indisputable fact that all the
complex and horrendous questions confront-
ing us at home and worldwide have their
answer in that single book."
PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN
Leviticus 15:13, "And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; ...and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water". God told that infected Jew to bathe his flesh in RUNNING WATER. Science didn't discover that until two men named Pasteur and Koch in the late 1800s. Doctors were washing their hands in a bowl of water and spreading the germs like wild fire. It wasn't until the invention of the microscope and the science of bacteriology that doctors started washing their hands under RUNNING WATER. Leviticus was written around 1490 B.C. SCIENCE WAS ABOUT 3000 YEARS BEHIND! Isn't it embarrassing how science always lags about 2000 years behind the Bible!
Job 38:19, "Where is the way where light dwelleth?"
How come Job didn't say, where is THE PLACE where light dwelleth? Because light is always moving. How did Job know something in 1500 B.C. that science didn't find out until Einstein? How can the men that wrote that Bible, with their limited scientific knowledge, BE SO FAR AHEAD OF SCIENCE?
Ecclesiastes 1:6, "The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits." How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know that the wind had regular circuits that they traveled? How did he know something that the aerologists and meteorologists are just now discovering? THINK ABOUT IT! How can these men thousands of years ago be so far ahead of science?
Proverbs 17:22, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine". An article in The Birmingham News, entitled Laughter: Prescription for Health, said, the latest medical evidence reveals that, "At some point during laughter, your body issues A PRESCRIPTION from the pharmacy in your brain." How did the writer of Proverbs know that--3000 YEARS AHEAD OF MEDICAL SCIENCE?
"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has
ever given to man."
PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Leviticus 17:11, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood".
That's the most accurate, brief, scientific statement ever written about the blood in relation to the human being.
It is the blood that causes growth, builds new cells, grows bone and flesh, stores fat, makes hair and nails.
It is the blood that feeds and supports all the organs of the body. If the blood supply be cut off from an arm, that arm will immediately begin to die and rot.
It is the blood that repairs the body. It is the blood that clots wounds, that grows new flesh, new skin and even new nerves.
It is the blood that fights disease. When they give you a vaccine against a disease, they give you a shot into your blood stream.
For thousands of years, doctors often treated sick people by a practice called "bleeding." They thought illnesses could be cured by removing blood. In 1799, less than 200 years ago, George Washington was literally bled to death. They bled poor George four times, the last time they took over a quart of his blood! They didn't know, but they were literally draining away his life by removing his blood. It wasn't until the early 1900's that a man named Dr. Lister discovered that the blood provides the body's immune system, and THE LIFE OF THE FLESH IS IN THE BLOOD!
The Birmingham Post Herald, February 26, 1988, told the story of Mike Thomas. Mike was working at a construction site when he fell 70 feet. As he was falling, a cable wrapped around his arm and severed his hand a few inches above the wrist. Because of serious internal injuries, doctors couldn't at that time reattach Thomas' hand. Instead, they attached his hand to blood vessels on his abdomen wall to "keep it alive". Two months later, the doctors removed it from his abdomen and reattached it to his arm. According to the report, UAB was the first in the nation to perform such a task!
Just like the Bible said; keep supplying that hand blood, and it'll stay ALIVE! Don't you find that peculiar? What Moses wrote in 1490 B.C., the brightest and keenest minds man can produce, are just now discovering. How can that book, written thousands of years ago, by men with such limited knowledge, be so much smarter than the best science and medicine can produce? Who is teaching these men these incredible SCIENTIFIC FACTS?
As a "literary miracle" the Bible has no challengers. No book has ever duplicated the chemistry of the Bible. Though written by some forty different authors, over a period of some eighteen centuries, in three different languages, by men who range from peasants to kings, and uncouth fisherman to educated scholars, and on hundreds of controversial subjects. Yet all have but one message, and none ever contradicts the other. This would be utterly impossible without the assistance of a SUPERNATURAL HAND!
These are just a few of the many verses that prove beyond a shadow of doubt that a supernatural hand, far greater than what you and I can imagine, was guiding the men who wrote that Bible. Friend, if the physical things that we can examine prove to be so true, what about the spiritual things that we can not yet examine?
WHAT IF THEY ARE ALSO TRUE?
Revelation 20:15, "And whosoever was not found writ-
ten in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Are you
willing to gamble that the Bible is a lie even after the
undisputable facts we have given? Especially, when so much
is at stake--YOUR ETERNAL SOUL! Jesus Christ said, "For
what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and
lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36).
ARE YOU WILLING TO GAMBLE WITH YOUR SOUL?
My friend, you'd better think about it. You're gambling
with some awful high stakes!
The Bible says, "For whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved." Friend, has there ever come a time
in your life, when you called upon the Lord Jesus Christ to
save you? If not, why don't you right now put God to the test.
If the Bible is true and God is real why don't you try it out!
You have so much to lose! The Bible says, "O taste and see that
the LORD is good". (Psalm 34:8)
Pray this simple prayer, and mean it with all your heart.
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save
me I am lost forever. I come to you now, in repentance and
faith, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Saviour.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
WHAT IS YOUR DECISION?
¨ I CHOOSE TO TRUST JESUS AS MY SAVIOUR
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall
be saved." Romans 10:13
¨ I DENY JESUS CHRIST AND GO MY WAY
"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the
end thereof are the ways of death." Prov. 14:12
THE CHOICE IS YOURS! DIAL-THE-TRUTH MINISTRIES
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