To understand the Bible, we are taught to filter everything through a modernist/scientific prism that immediately dismisses much of what the Bible contends for. We have replaced eye witness history with a history totally invented out the minds of men who do not believe in God.
Sadly, many of those who claim to trust the Bible no longer pursue original intent when trying to understand the scriptures. Instead the intent of secularist who wish to impose long time tables on the scriptures have been given veto authority over the clear meaning of scripture.
The main example of this is evolution by natural selection. The propositions of evolutionary theory truly read like a fairytale: that life came into existence purely by chance (magic) and secondly, that life can change into other creatures including humans (a frog into a prince). If this isn't a fairytale, nothing is.
Weren't we taught in our hermeneutics classes to "Understand a passage of scripture in the way the original audience understood it?" This means going deeper than merely learning about customs into how the ancients really saw their world. Despite what the modern says, ancient people were highly intelligent and it is wrong to discount all that they wrote, etched, and passed down as embellishments because we live in this post Darwinian era.
It is time to entertain the question, "What if the world yesterday was not like world today says it was?"
Doing so may put us in an uncomfortable place as the secularist and the church both may look down on us as being naive and superstitious. But it is time to be honest with the Bible and what it really says. We can no longer ignore references to the "Lion Men of Moab", "Unicorns", "Satyrs", and "Giants" which are routinely explained away by modern Bible teachers as mistranslations. Up until the 19th century those references were considered perfectly normal.
Ancient people all around the world have taught there was an original couple, a fall, a worldwide flood, people who lived for hundreds of years, and all once spoke the same language. Are we willing to allow history to speak for itself or are we going to let someone today, who wasn't there, reinterpret these eye witness accounts of the past into something that not only contradicts the Bible but all ancient cultures! The Bible bears witness with the old world, even the pagan world, and does not agree with the what is taught today by the secularist or the church. We have replaced the so called myths of the old world with modern ones more palatable for a generation that judges the past by its present.
For some reason we seem to think we know more about what the ancients believed and did then just simply accepting what they said. What hubris.
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