by Pat Franklin.
I am intrigued to see how many recent discoveries point to the Bible being true history. For example, geneticist Spencer Wells has found DNA evidence of one man who has passed a specific gene marker to every man alive today. In a National Geographic Special he called this man ‘scientific Adam’ and said he probably lived in Africa’s Rift Valley about 60,000 years ago.
The Bible calls him plain old Adam, and it was about 6,000 years ago, not 60,000. Another recent documentary asked: ‘Where is the missing 96% of the universe?’ because they now know there is not enough mass in the universe to provide the gravity to stop everything flying apart. Their conclusion was that the universe is mostly made up of dark energy and dark matter which no one can see, feel, touch, taste or examine in any way. And they call that science! They believe in stuff all around that they cannot test or measure.
It is fascinating that God knew a day would come when men would find out about the imbalance in the universe and He put the explanation in the Bible thousands of years before man knew enough about physics even to ask the question! As I was watching this ‘dark matter’ documentary I thought “If only they would look at Hebrews 1:3, they would find out that the Lord Jesus is ‘upholding all things by the word of His power.’ ” He doesn’t need dark matter. He has the power in Himself and the One who created the atoms is - for the time being - holding the atoms together.
Another theory is that the expanding universe will begin to snap back like a rubber band at some stage. How interesting that Hebrews 1 tells us that the universe will one day be rolled up like a garment. People really need to start reading the Bible and finding these things out! Another documentary played on the fear that an asteroid might collide with the earth, causing terrible destruction. Well, the Bible contains much prophecy - history written in advance. In the Book of Revelation we learn of something 'like a huge mountain, all ablaze' which will strike the sea, killing one-third of the fish (Rev 8:8-9).
Some scholars think this might refer to the nuclear war which is certainly indicated in several places in the Bible, but to me it sounds too much like an asteroid to be anything but an asteroid. I think it is out there, it is on its way, it has our name on it and nothing will deflect it, and thank God I don’t have to worry about it because Jesus told us not to worry! There are quite a few programs about global warming. There will be a lot of that (read Revelation 16:8), but it will not be caused by carbon emissions.
Some fear earthquakes. The grandaddy of all earthquakes is coming, ‘a severe earthquake...No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth’ (Revelation 16:18). This quake will collapse the ‘cities of the nations.’ Goodbye London, New York, Rome and many others. Scary, isn’t it? The things that frighten our enlightened, scientific age (earthquakes, asteroids, pestilence, catastrophic climate change, wars) are the very things that God has predicted in the Bible. In fact they are determined. There is no changing them.
But amid all the scary stuff, God has made a way of escape. God’s way is simple. It does not take money or intellectual brilliance. It takes humility and child-like faith. He is offering salvation to every single person who will repent of their sins and put their trust in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The question that always arises in any discussion of 'end times' is: will believers escape from all the horrors to come, or perhaps just the worst of the horrors predicted for the time the Bible calls 'The Great Tribulation'? Excellent Bible scholars differ with one another on this. Even if we are here for some of that terrible time, the essential thing is to belong to Jesus, because then you will have eternal security - whatever happens. Please read ‘This may be your last call’ elsewhere on this website to make sure you are safe in the ark that is Jesus before the flood of trouble comes. For more details of what is coming, order a copy of our joint book, Goodbye America, Goodbye Britain,available from our web shop.