Archaeology is a science. It is the scientific study of material remains that authenticates the remains of human activities, civilizations, and life. It’s like a time capsule…the deeper you dig, the further you go back in time. It’s history in the ground, basically, so let me first say that the mountainous collection of artifacts show indisputable evidence that the Bible is true and what was recorded actually happened in the places and times that the Bible states that they did.
Let’s look at one example of how the Bible is authenticated as true and the accounts are actual historical accounts that actually took place in time and history. In Judges 16:29-30 it tells about Samson’s end of life or how he died with the Philistines. You might ask, “Could one man really pull down an entire temple” (Samson?)? We know for certain that two Philistine temples have been uncovered by archaeologists. One at Tel Qasile, in northern Tel Aviv, and one in Tel Miqne, ancient Ekron, 21 miles south of Tel Aviv. Both temples share a unique design—the roof was supported by two central pillars! The pillars were made of wood and rested on stone support bases. One appeared to have collapsed from the center!!!! Samson’s account and these temple finds seem to fit what was written in the Bible.
Did you know that there are well over 50,000 digs at 30,000 different locations that have been excavated. These finds continue to provide substantial support of the Bible’s written record. For example, some of the finds include names recorded such as Belshazzar, King Darius, and King Cyrus…all mentioned by name. The Hittites, once thought to be mythological empires, have now been found to have existed after all. King David’s reign was found recorded on ancient Egyptian inscriptions and there is evidence of the Regal House of Nebuchadnezzar. They’ve even found a stone tablet bearing Pontius Pilate’s name.
A piece of broken pottery was found at Masada which had an inscription that read, “Herod the Great King of the Jews” and was dated to the time that he was ruling in 19 B.C. which fit’s the time period mentioned in the Bible (Luke 1:5, Matt 2). Also discoveries were made where the bones of Caiaphas the high priest were found in Peace Forest, just south of Jerusalem in an ossuary with the name Caiaphas on it. They dated to be around 2,000 years old, just when the Jewish historian Josephus mentioned Josephus Caiaphas, a high priest who served around A.D. 18-36. Even further, a seal with the inscription “Belonging to Abdi servant of Hoshea” was found in Israel and dated to the 8th century B.C. Hosea was the very last King of Israel before the Assyrians invaded and conquered the nation. The inscription of the seal matches the date of Hosea’s reign from 731-722 B.C. which fits perfectly with that which is recorded in the Old Testament.
Teams of Archeologists
A team of archaeologists headed by Dr. Avraham Biran, working in the Upper Galilee region, found written references to “The House of David” in both the Hebrew and Aramaic languages. Dr. Biran commented that, “This is the earliest archaeological mention of King David.”
These inscriptions also mention part of the Royal lineage of Israel and other Jewish Kings mentioned in the Old Testament and in the exact order that they are mentioned in 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles. In the 1970’s, the Elba Archive was discovered in Northern Syria. Contained in this archive is a listing of the patriarch’s accounts of places that they lived. And an ancient column that is credited to Solomon mentions Mizoram (Hebrew name for Egypt) and the words in Hebrew of death, water, Edom, Yahweh, and Solomon. Interestingly, this column was found near the Red Sea where tradition has it was the place where Israel crossed over at.
Lack of Fossil Evidence
Another reason why I don’t believe in evolution is because there is no physical, observable evidence. If evolution were true, there should be multiple millions upon millions of transitional fossils…yet there is only a roaring silence of evidence. Today, the only fossils we find are either of existing specie or those that have gone extinct. Strong evidence that evolution is false is from what is called the Cambrian Explosion. Why is it called an “explosion?” Because most of the present species that exist today or have ever existed are found in what is known as the Cambrian layer or explosion. This layer is consistent with the creation account of life as described in Genesis.
Carbon Dating Flaws
You cannot find any transitional evidence in fossils of animals or plants evolving from one life form or one plant into another. There is no observable evidence of evolution in the fossil records; however there is strong evidence that fossil dating is not accurate. For example, carbon dating is only good thru approximately 6,000 years, and for this reason, it is not a reliable method to date matter, especially if you get into the millions of years. All living organisms, like trees, plants, people, and animals, absorb carbon-14 into their tissue. When they die, the carbon-14 starts to change into other atoms over time. This change in atoms is how scientists can estimate how long the organism has been dead. They do this by counting the remaining carbon-14 atoms…but there’s a problem with this method. Cataclysmic events or great heat and pressures (underground) can speed up the release of carbon-14 atoms or…extreme cold or oceanic depths can greatly slow down the carbon-14 release. And, carbon-14 can be absorbed by surrounding matter as to complicate dating. This is why carbon dating rocks do not work out well. It’s meant to test former living things, not inorganic material. Some rocks from Hawaiian eruptions tested several thousands of years old, yet it was only within the past two decades that these rocks had formed.
Fatal Flaws in Evolution’s Theory
Geological features are consistent with a worldwide flood as described in Genesis (causing rapid fossilization, i.e. the Cambrian Explosion). I find it very interesting that the oldest known plant is the Gingko Biloba, dated to around 270 million years ago, yet it is exactly the same today as it was some “270 million years ago,” (????) although, once again, carbon dating methods cannot be trusted. In fact, you cannot find any transitional evidence in fossils of plants or creatures which have evolved from one specie into another, so trying to find the “missing link” is futile because the entire chain is missing!
Monkeys have not evolved one bit since arriving on the earth! It’s the same for so-called other dinosaurs like opossums, crocodiles, and even cockroaches which are classified as being from the dinosaur age. They are supposed to be millions of years old, yet the fossil evidence proves they have not changed one fraction! The so-called evolutionary Tree of Life has the T-Rex on the same branch as the chicken!! If you’re looking for fish, to reptiles, mammals to birds or monkeys to man fossils, you won’t find any because there is zero evidence of any of these transitional fossils.
Suppressing the Knowledge of God
Sadly, some Christians and many churches side with atheists in the sense that they believe in evolution…one called theistic evolution, but this too is a lie from hell because it robs glory from God and tries to take Him out of the picture, not only as Creator, but as their Redeemer. They want to discount God so that they can continue to sin with a clear conscience. If they can explain the origin of life and the universe, they can leave God out of it and out of their lives. That’s why evolution is satanic. Those who believe in it and teach it are suppressing the obvious knowledge that God is the Creator of all life (Rom 1:18-21) because each life form is from its own kind (Gen 1:11-12), not evolved. God did not create the cell or amoeba to become something else. Seeker-sensitive churches want to embrace the theories of the world so that they will be more accepted by the world, but we must speak the biblical truth, regardless of what scientist think. It’s what God thinks that really matters in the end.
In conclusion, if you have not yet been brought to repentance and faith, you are clearly in real danger of hell fire right now as you read this. Every single person is only one breath, one heartbeat…one accident away from eternity. Then it will be too late to repent and trust in Christ. This is why today is the best day to believe (2 Cor 6:2). Tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us. If Jesus Christ came back today, read what happens to you (Matt 7:21-23). This is why I plead with you as you read this, repent today and put your trust in Jesus Christ. If you do not, you will face God’s judgment after death guaranteed (Heb 9:27), or at Jesus Christ’s appearance (Rev 20:12-15), whichever comes first.