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Usher
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Opening Prayer
Lamar McDonald
Song Service
Opening/Head
Curt Davis
Anthony Ward
Communion
Grant Haines
Barry Root
Song Leader
Aaron VanFleet
Stan Mellor
Chris Willis
Announcement
Anthony Ward
Lamar McDonald
Rob Wade
Adult Class
Stan Mellor
Invitation
Anthony Ward
Why I Believe
Satan’s War Against Faith
I Corinthians 1:18-21
“knowledge” vs. knowledge
Our war against Satan is with knowledge
II Corinthians 10:4-5
Identity of Worldly Knowledge
Evolution – our ungodly origin
Prehistory – our unbiblical past
Theology – our less than divine God
Psychology – our carnal mind
Identity of Worldly Knowledge
Evolution
– our– ungodly
origin in creation
Romans
1:18-23
God manifested
Prehistory – our unbiblical past
Theology – our less than divine God
Psychology – our carnal mind
Identity of Worldly Knowledge
Evolution
– our– ungodly
origin in creation
Romans
1:18-23
God manifested
Prehistory – our unbiblical past
Theology – our less than divine God
Psychology – our carnal mind
An Inspired Message
IF – THEN
IF there is a God/Creator
THEN this God would communicate
An Inspired Message
Inspired Messages/Books
The Old Testament
The New Testament
The Koran
The Bhagivad Gita
An Inspired Message
Inspired Messages/Books
The Book of Mormon
Doctrinal books
Methodist Discipline
The Watchtower
Why Believe the Bible
The Bible is validated throughout history
Modern changes in thought
Historiography vs. archeology
Records vs. interpretations
Genesis 6-9: the Flood
The MOST recorded event in ancient history
230 accounts around the entire world
Parallels to the account in Genesis
Genesis 6-9: the Flood
88% Single out a favored individual or family
70% Survival due to a boat
66% The Flood came as a result of wickedness
67% Animals saved along with human beings
57% The survivors end up on a mountain
66% The hero receives warning of the flood
Genesis 11: Tower of Babel
“Dispersion theory”:
Cultures have similar practices when
they have a common source/history
The “tower to heaven”
Genesis 11: Tower of Babel
The Problem of the Caucasus
The History of Israel
Nations and men once thought mythical
Hittites
Moabites
Belshazzar
David
His-story of Israel
Nations and men once thought mythical
Hittites
Moabites
Belshazzar
David
His-Story of Israel
The campaign into
Israel by Pharaoh
Shishak (1 Kings 14:2526) is recorded on the
walls of the Temple of
Amun in Thebes, Egypt.
His-Story of Israel
The revolt of Moab
against Israel
(2 Kings 1:1; 3:4-27)
is recorded on the
Mesha Inscription.
His-Story of Israel
The fall of Samaria
(2 Kings 17:3-6, 24; 18:911) to Sargon II, king of
Assyria, is recorded on his
palace walls.
His-Story of Israel
The defeat of Ashdod
by Sargon II (Isaiah
20:1) is recorded on
his palace walls.
His-Story of Israel
The campaign of the
Assyrian king Sennacherib
against Judah (2 Kings
18:13-16) is recorded on
the Taylor Prism.
His-Story of Israel
The siege of Lachish
by Sennacherib (2
Kings 18:14, 17) is
recorded on the
Lachish reliefs.
His-Story of Israel
The fall of Jerusalem to
Nebuchadnezzar, king of
Babylon (2 Kings 24:1014) is recorded in the
Babylonian Chronicles.
His-Story of Israel
The captivity of
Jehoiachin, king of
Judah, in Babylon (2
Kings 24:15-16) is
recorded on the
Babylonian Ration
Records.
His-Story of Israel
The fall of Babylon to the
Medes and Persians
(Daniel 5:30-31) is
recorded on the Cyrus
Cylinder.
His-Story of Israel
The freeing of captives
in Babylon by Cyrus the
Great (Ezra 1:1-4; 6:34) is recorded on the
Cyrus Cylinder.
Signet Seals
Baruch (Jeremiah 45:1)
King Ahaz
King Jeroboam
Hezekiah’s servants (II Chronicles 27)
Do Others Fair as Well?
Does the Koran?
Samaritans built the Golden Calf
Joseph was purchased with drachmas
Alexander the great (Muslim) died an old man
At BYU they also appeared to be intrigued by the
"blood of Lehi." Mormon researchers there gathered
DNADoes
samples
volunteers around the
the from
Book100,000
of Mormon?
world, which included South America and Israel.
Consider the search for “Lehi”
They hoped somehow to prove the claims made
more than a century ago by Joseph Smith, that there
is a connection between ancient Israel and modern
Native Americans. ……….Ironically, the database
compiled by BYU can only conclude that there is no
evidence of a Native American/Israel connection.
Do Others Fair as Well?
Do Others Fair as Well?
According to the Book of Mormon, at least 230,000
men died in battle at the Hill Cumorah. Also, this
Does
the
Book
of
Mormon?
battle was about 1/10 the size of the battle which
took
place at the
the search
same location
approximately 1,000
Consider
for “Lehi”
years
earlier
when,
according
to
Ether
15:2
"nearly
The Search for Cumorah
two millions" of the Jaredites had their last great
battle. However, there is literally not a trace of
archaeological evidence to support the claim that so
many men died in battle at the tiny hill
We Believe…. to what end?
Acts 17:24-28
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