Monday, December 21, 2009
!!!WARNING!!! This is a soap box post. Proceed at your own risk! I don't know why I do this to myself, but I do. I think it's like a train wreck. Try as I might, I can't avert my eyes. Once again I found myself glued to a show on National Geographic about Jesus' birth. In normal fashion, the show consults experts who confirm or refute the words of the gospel. Mostly they just refute it. WHY do they have to try to prove it? Why do they feel the need to go back into secular documents and try to find proof? Isn't the Bible a historical document? Isn't it proof enough that the things documented in it ACTUALLY happened? One point in specific, the show mentioned that Mary and Joseph probably were not traveling for the purpose of a census, since secular historical documents do not support a census being taken at that time. Hello?......And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Luke 2:1-3 If that's not proof that there was a census taking place, I don't know what the "experts" are looking for to prove it. The show also noted that Jesus probably wasn't even born in Bethlehem. For the sake of my sanity (and yours) I'm not even going to go there. Aren't you glad? ---------- Addendum: After doing some heavy reading on the Freedom from Religion Foundation website (which I do NOT recommend), I wanted to end my very late evening by reading my devotional for the next day. Following is the final paragraph from my devotion. I think it's quite fitting to this post: Professing Christians who must include evolutionary processes in the "days" of creation need to make "good" something other than what the inspired Word calls for. Again, the question is "why?" Perhaps it is because man's science appears to mean more to them than God's Word.