I Prayed For Truth.Continued from a previous account of mine.
Within the past 3 months, I've been digging more and more deep into religion. The LORD, YHWH, has led me into the truth. Now I just need to lead myself into love and work. The LORD is not our servant, but we are servants of the LORD. Nothing will part me from what I've found, what I've come to, and what is strengthening my faith. I have found fulfilled prophecies, many refuted contradictions, accounts proven possible with science, and more. I have compiled some of my findings:
Parting of the Red Sea Proven
A natural weather phenomenon called "Wind Setdown" reveals that the parting of the red sea is theoretically possible. University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) had discovered this possibility. In short, strong winds blow against the water, causing it to be pushed while the ocean floor has to be raised in a certain spot for it to happen.
Sodom and Gomorrah Found and Sulfur Balls Found:
Burning sulfur rained over Sodom and Gomorrah. Sodom and Gomorrah was an incredibly iniquitous or wickedly evil civilization. Archaeologists discovered white sulfur balls. When sulfur is white, it indicates that the sulfur has been burnt. Sulfur is yellow when not burnt.
The 10 Plagues Scientifically Explained:
So, first, let's list the plagues: Water turns to blood, frogs, gnats and lice, flies, diseased livestock, boils, thunder and hail, locusts, darkness, and death of the firstborn.
Scientists claim that this could have been a domino effect first triggered by a switch in the climate. The climate became warm and dry enough that the Nile River could have dry up. This weather was a perfect climate for the Nile turning to blood, which was caused by toxic red algae known as "Burgundy Blood Algae" or "Oscillatoria Rubecenes". When the algae dies, it stains the water red. It's believed that this caused the second by forcing the frogs to leave the water. Frog development is caused by hormones that can speed up in stressful conditions. When the frogs died, flies and other insects would have produced rapidly without predators to keep the insect populations low. Now as this happened, it triggered the next events which were diseased livestock and boils, since insects are known to carry diseases. 400 miles away, a volcanic eruption is what's believed to cause the next few plagues. Institute for Atmospheric Physics in Germany conducted studies on how hailstorms form, which could have been caused by volcanic ash causing reaction with the thunderstorms to cause hailstorms. It also raised humidity which can bring forth locusts. The ash also blocked the sun, causing darkness. Scientists have even found pumice; stone formed from cooled lava, in Egypt despite there being no volcanoes. And the last plague, which was death of a firstborn, is believed to be fungus that poisoned the grains. Firstborns would have had the first serving of the grains, causing them to be the first to die.
Hittite Civilization Found
Of course, there are plenty of fictional stories with real cities in them. However, the Bible still stands strong with much other evidence. Hittites were thought to be a mythical civilization up until it's discovery in the 19th and 20th century.
What Are We All Made of?
Science has told us that we are made of the same stuff that stars are made of. What are stars made of? Carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. The same components in dust, dirt, ash, etc. Stardust. Dust. What's the difference (besides the star, of course)?
"Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. " -Genesis 2:7
In a time when there was no knowledge of bacteria or germs, nor the knowledge of the way certain things in the body worked, the Bible commanded that babies that were eight days old were to be circumcised. On the early days, vitamin K which is important in clotting blood is low. On the eighth day it peaks significantly, making it the safest day to do so. "Holt and McIntosh, in their classic work, Holt Pediatrics, observed that a newborn infant has “peculiar susceptibility to bleeding between the second and fifth days of life.... Hemorrhages at this time, though often inconsequential, are sometimes extensive; they may produce serious damage to internal organs, especially to the brain, and cause death from shock and exsanguination” (1953, pp. 125-126)"
"For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner--those who are not your offspring" Genesis 17:12
♦There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11
• There have been about 17 "great earthquakes" between 2009-2010
• Although some would argue that earthquakes only seem to be on the rise because of news access, the Bible doesn't take consideration of the amount of earthquakes. It does however say that there will be major and"great" earthquakes.
• “We call them great earthquakes. Everybody else calls them horrible,” said USGS geophysicist Ken Hudnut. “There’s only a few in this league”
• One could also argue that we have the resources and technology to reduce famine, however famine has not been cured within the past few decades.
• "There are 820 million chronically hungry people in the world," According to
• In a world with advanced technology, medicine, cures, people still die from disease by the millions. And even worse some cures have been discovered and suppressed, even cancer.
♦But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:3
• Knowledge is estimated to double every 18 months.
• For thousands upon thousands of years, we traveled by animal, foot, or boat. And with in the past 200 years we went from that to trains, cars, planes, jets, spaceships, submarines, and more.
• Along with the above, means of communication has had it's explosion. Letters to phones to email to instant messaging to iPhones and social media.
• Many shall run to and fro is saying that people's minds are puzzled and troubled greatly. Many today are bouncing around for truths and answers.
♦"The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing." -Isaiah 51:3
• "JNF has planted more than 240 million trees and developed more than 250,000 acres of land since 1901, greening the landscape of Israel and preserving vital ecosystems." -jnf.or
•The passage says that the desert of Israel will become like the Garden of eden.
• During the 1900s, the Jews have been irrigating the land of Israel and cultivating the land
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Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds. ” And it was so.
Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,
Vegetation appears before man in Genesis 1, but after man in genesis 2. How is this so?
Both are actually true. It says there was no one to work on the ground, so it's referring to crops or plants that need cultivation. There are also different words for the plants spoken about in the two passages.
>>(דֶּשֶׁא, deshe’) in Genesis 1 means vegetation.
>>The term, שִׂיחַ (siakh), means wild plants, while, עֵשֶׂב (’esev), refers to herbs. Both words come with the word הַשָּׂדֶ֗ה (hassadeh) which means of the field, referring to cultivation. Genesis is specifically referring to cultivated plants in the Garden of Eden and not the whole earth
God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
Animals appear before man in Genesis 1, but after man in genesis 2. How is this so?
Genesis 1 is the order of creation. Genesis 2 isn't, but rather details of the 6th day. In genesis 2, it says "Now the LORD God had formed...all the wild animals," and it is not saying that he created man then animal, but rather that he "LORD God had (ALREADY) formed" the animals and was bringing them to animal to name.
Then he said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.’"
You shall not kill
Why would God command to kill and command not to kill?
This is another contradiction generally pulled from the KJV Bible, which says "thou shall not kill"
The Hebrew word for kill contains several meanings. (רָצַח) ratsach means to murder, slay, or kill. And the correct usage is "murder" It means do not kill out of envy, out of revenge, however it is permitted if you are to defend yourself or you are in war.
If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. Exodus 22:2-3
Edit 9/12: The meaning of Exodus 22:2-3 is saying that if a man is caught in the act of theft, that the self-defense is ok, BUT if he has already stolen and is not to be found, that the thief is not to be hunted down by his victim and left alone. (His judgement will come)
My Compilation in Progress:
143 Contradictions Resolved:
Another Page of Refuted Contradictions
But Religion is the #1 Cause of War, Right?
Only 7% of wars recorded in the Encyclopedia of War have only been religion ba
And one simple last thing:
"Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?" Job 39:9KJV.
Unicorn doesn't just mean a mythical horned horse.
"רְאֵם -Re'em- probably the great aurochs or wild bulls which are now extinct. The exact meaning is not known."
Webster's 1812 edition also has to say:
U''NICORN, n. [L. unicornis; unus, one, and cornu, horn.]1. an animal with one horn; the monoceros. this name is often applied to the rhinoceros.
May Yahweh bless you.
יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ
♦ EDIT 9/12:
In Exodus the Israelites were to commanded to make their passover meal with bitter herbs. Bitter herbs
can improve and boost the immune system by triggering reflexes and physiological responses when the taste is transmitted through the nervous system. At this time they ate the meal, the oppressive Egyptians were facing plagues and suffering disease.
♦ EDIT 11/5
Bats are considered birds in the Bible?
In Leviticus, the Israelites are commanded not to eat certain animals. In Leviticus 11:13-19 the bat is classified as a bird. Is this an error in the Bible, showing a contradiction towards science? NO. It is a simple translation error. The hebrew word, 'owph עוֹף means:
[[flying creatures, fowl, insects, birds/ fowl, birds, winged insects.]]
And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls(birds); they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
So you can clearly see that the Bible is not worried about scientific classifications, since it's simply talking about flying animals, rather than a specification such as “birds”.
Josha's long day:
Obijways, Wyandot, Dogrib, Omaha, and Bungee Indians from North America all have legends in which tell of a long night. After Joshua, in the Bible, had crossed the Jordan River, he had fought a battle.
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.---Joshua 10:13
The Shroud of Turin
A cloth that Jesus had been wrapped in was found, and even experts say it's genuine. It has been through various tests such as carbon dating. Carbon dating deemed it fake in the 80s, however after a hault of studies, the shroud was tested proving that the carbon dating results were false. Also upon analysis no paint or pigments were found concluding that it was genuine.Historian.net says that quote"The radiocarbon dating placing the manufacture of the linen in the 14th century was flawed by extrinsic C14 accumulated over centuries of fungal growth.... The forger first painted the bloodstains before he painted the image.” unquote Then goes on to explain in a satirical manner that if the shroud had been forged, that it would be so complex that quote ”The forger integrated forensic qualities to his image that would only be known 20th century science.The forger duplicated blood flow patterns in perfect forensic agreement to blood flow from the wrists at 65° from vertical to suggest the exact crucifixion position of the arms.The forger "painted" the blood flows with genuine group AB blood that he had "spiked" with excessive amounts of bilirubin since the forger knew that severe concussive scourging with a Roman flagrum would cause erythrocyte hemolysis and jaundice.The forger "plotted" the scourge marks on the body of the "man in the shroud" to be consistent under forensic examination with two scourgers of varying height.The forger also duplicated abrasion and compression marks on the scourge wounds of the shoulders to suggest to 20th century forensic examiners that the "man in the shroud" had carried a heavy weight following the scourging.The forger, against all convention of medieval artistry, painted the body he was "hoaxing" as Jesus of Nazareth, nude to conform to genuine Roman crucifixions.The forger, as the forensic genius he was, illustrated the nails of crucifixion accurately through the wrists rather than the hands as in all other conventional medieval representations. He also took into account that the thumbs of a crucified victim would rotate inward as a result of median nerve damage as the nails passed through the spaces of Destot.The forger was clever enough to "salt" the linen with the pollens of plants indigenous only to the environs of Jerusalem in anticipation of 20th century palynological analysis.The forger was an artist who surpassed the talents of all known artists to the present day, being able to "paint" an anatomically and photographically perfect human image in a photographic negative manner, centuries before photography, and be able to do so without being able to check his work, close up, as he progressed. The forger was able to paint this image with some unknown medium using an unknown technique, 30-40 feet away in order to discern the shadowy image as he continued.The forger was clever enough to depict an adult with an unplaited pony-tail, sidelocks and a beard style consistent with a Jewish male of the 1st century. The forger thought of such minute details as incorporating dirt from the bare feet of the "man in the shroud" consistent with the calcium carbonate soil of the environs of Jerusalem.This forger was such an expert in 20th century biochemistry, medicine, forensic pathology and anatomy, botany, photography and 3-D computer analysis that he has foiled all the efforts of modern science. His unknown and historically unduplicated artistic technique surpasses all great historical artists, making the pale efforts of DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael and Botticelli appear as infantile scribblings."
♦ EDIT 12/February/13
Documentation of Jesus:
The Talmud is Jewish law created by the pharisees. They documented the death an works of Jesus and his disciples. Sanhedrin 43a among other sections records these things. They have entries about Jesus in eternal punishment for leading the Israelites into apostasy. They record his works as "sorcery".
On the eve of the Passover Yeshu was hanged. For forty days before the execution took place, a herald went forth and cried, 'He is going forth to be stoned because he has practised sorcery and enticed Israel to apostacy.