Surprise, surprise. Science has once again validated the Bible. DNA from 69 ancient skeletons reveals that 4500 years ago there was ‘massive migration’ into Europe, bringing the Indo European languages – all coming from the East. Well, well, well. Anyone who believes that Genesis is literal history could have told you that!
The Bible is true history, completely trustworthy. It tells the truth – how everything began and how it will all end. The 4,500 B.C. figure takes us back to the Tower of Babel.
The world at that time, after the Flood of Noah, had only one language. God’s will was that the post-Flood people should ‘be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.’ (Gen 9:1) Instead of which, they all settled in what is now Iraq and Syria, and refused to budge. (Gen 11:4).
Nimrod (whose name means ‘rebel') was the evil leader (Gen 10:8-12). The world of that day had one language and a one world government led by a dictator.
founded the city of Babylon and built Nineveh. When the people built a tower ‘to reach into heaven’ (Gen 11:4), it was a step too far. Worshipping the stars is not a good idea. They are only created things, and God tells us He is going to roll the whole cosmos up one day, roll it all up like a scroll.
Anyway, that tower was the last straw. God came down and confused their languages (Gen 11:7-9). The various family groups could no longer understand other groups, so they HAD to move out and settle new areas where they all spoke the same new language.
Hence those ancient people who migrated to Europe and elsewhere. And now DNA discovers what the Bible already told us. The scientists are playing ‘catch up’, but few will admit it – only those few who know and believe the Bible.
How good God is to us. How wonderful that He has given us such knowledge in His great Book, and even told us in much detail what is coming next! This is just stupendous.
And how terribly, tragically sad that an entire generation of young people is being denied this great knowledge, as the Bible becomes once again a banned book. We have a lost generation.
Note: If your heart is longing to understand these things, the Bible tells us that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Jesus said not to fear men, who can only kill the body, but to fear God, who can cast you soul and body into Hell. If you fear God, that is good! It is the first step to knowing Him as your Father!
The next step is accepting His Son, the Lord Jesus, who became a man so that He could shed His blood as a sacrifice for our sins.
Why blood? Because sin is so terrible that there is no forgiveness without the shedding of blood. But we do not have to shed any blood – not animal blood, not our own blood, because Jesus shed His holy blood for us. Jesus is the Lamb of God, the sacrificed Lamb, offered on the cross of Calvary.
Jesus’ body was three days and nights in the tomb, but He was actually elsewhere. First He went to Paradise, the place where the souls of the righteous dead were waiting for redemption.
This is one of the four (at least four) compartments of Sheol, the underworld. (The others are the Abyss, where Satan will be chained for 1,000 years; Tartarus, where certain rebellious angels are imprisoned who had relations with women; and Torments, which we now call Hell, where the souls of those go after death if they have rejected Jesus as their Saviour.)
The Paradise compartment of the underworld (sometimes called 'Abraham's bosom') is now empty. All the people from the Old Testament days who were there were taken up to Heaven when Jesus came down and got them, while His body was in the tomb. Those of us who came to faith in Jesus later will meet all those Old Testament saints one day! Just imagine...what a family God has...what an unspeakable privilege to be part of His great family.
So, dear friend, if you do not already know Jesus as YOUR Saviour, please consider now. He told us in John’s gospel that we all have to be ‘born again’ (Chapter 3 verse 3). This means your spirit has to be born, just as your body was born.
How does this happen? It is supernatural, spiritual, invisible. Your spirit is born, comes to life, when you accept Jesus as the One who died for your sins.
Won’t you ask Him now to forgive all your sins, and tell Him that you trust Him to save you?