[CS-FSLUG] OT: Bible buzz begins as Ark hunters wait to view Ten Commandments box

Davo Smith christiansource at davosmith.co.uk
Tue Jul 14 12:42:39 CDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 5:16 PM, Steven
Vollom<stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> To that I quote:
>> He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither
>> will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'"
>> (Luk 16:31 ESV)
> I remember reading that too, but I believe, and I still would like to see some
> of that stuff.  just like, if permitted, some day, after the age is over, I
> would like to see closer up the universe.  If it still is.
> You can't get me to believe you wouldn't like to see the things I talk of.  To
> me, they are like any other artifact that is found that comes from bible
> times.

At the end of the day, in the unlikely event that any of these major
biblical artefacts is ever found, the reactions of non-believers would
likely fall into the following categories:

1. 'I am slightly more open to the gospel as a result' (a very small category)
2. 'The bible may have been *based* on some real historical events,
but that doesn't make any of the God-stuff real'
3. 'It isn't *really* the biblical item X, it is just an ancient
object that looks a bit like it'
4. 'I don't care'

Architectural evidence, arguments and pretty much any other 'evidence'
can only clear away some of the minor issues standing between an
individual and the gospel - the major barrier is sin, something which
only God can deal with. Our role in this is to love our neighbour and
continue to witness to what we know God has done, in the past, and
continues to do, in the present; the rest of it is up to Him. Random
'relics' have little relevance to this, and are of minimal interest to


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