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Carnal man will consistently gainsay the Word of God. That is his nature. Through the ages, gainsayers have changed their names, but they are one and the same, whether it was Satan, the father of gainsayers, or idolatrous priests, or partializing Hebrew ministers, or wicked kings, or philosophers, etc., they are one and the same. God says "Yes," and their position is "No."

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I know you have troubles in this life simply because you are alive and it comes with the terrain. The psalmist writes:

Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble:...

Trouble comes in a myriad of ways. It may be financial in nature, physical, psychological, or spiritual. It may come as a phone call late in the night, or it may be crushing grief as a result of the death of a loved one. Trouble will surely come. All men have trouble, but one group of men — the born-again, the children of God — have the supernatural support of their Father not only to deliver them from their trouble, but to literally convert their contrary circumstance to their good. Romans 8:28 promises:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Psalms 34:6:

This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Have you found this help in your time of trouble? Do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? You can get the help you need today. Psalms 46:1:

...God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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GOD SAID, Romans 10:21:

But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

GOD SAID, Luke 21:15:

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

MAN SAID: The God of the Bible is manufactured by men. The Bible is certainly not the inerrant Word of the living God. 

Now THE RECORD. Archaeology is one of the four proof tests used by GodSaidManSaid to certify the inerrant, supernatural origin of the Word of God — miracles and all. This feature is GodSaidManSaid proof article #509. These articles are archived in text and streaming audio for the edification of the redeemed and for the salvation of souls. Every Thursday evening, God willing, they grow by one. Welcome to GodSaidManSaid. We are honored and thrilled to have your company. 

The scriptures that are listed in the GOD SAID part of this subject use the word gainsay. Noah Webster’s 1828 : "American Dictionary of the English Language" defines gainsay: "To contradict; to oppose in words; to deny or declare not to be true what another says;" If God says "Yes," a cacophony of carnal voices will rise up and say "No." That is the way it was in the beginning in the garden of Eden when God said "Don’t," and Satan said "Do." Grandmother Eve, in an act of unbelief and disobedience, followed the second voice in the garden, and Adam followed her pernicious ways. The result of this disobedience was the law of sin and death. Since that Edenic deed, for the unredeemed, it has been like mother, like daughter, like father, like son. 

Carnal man will consistently gainsay the Word of God. That is his nature. Through the ages, gainsayers have changed their names, but they are one and the same, whether it was Satan, the father of gainsayers, or idolatrous priests, or partializing Hebrew ministers, or wicked kings, or philosophers, etc., they are one and the same. God says "Yes," and their position is "No." 

During the 1800s and 1900s, a more virulent group of gainsayers rose out of the ranks of academia and challenged the "Yes" of the scriptures, literally confronting the Word of God statement by statement, verse by verse, speaking "No" at every turn. They have challenged the original manuscripts, the translators, the supernatural authorship, the scribes, the inerrancy, the miracles (every one), the chronology, the history, and so on. These, whom Titus 1:12 calls, "liars, evil beasts, slow bellies," have destroyed, and are still in the process of destroying, the faith of many. The members of this group of gainsayers have been dubbed "higher critics," but there is nothing high about them. One of their favorite haunts has been the field of archaeology, but it has and is collapsing at an alarming rate. 

The following paragraphs are taken from the author and researcher Ralph Muncaster’s book, Examine the Evidence:

"Higher critics" believed the Hittite culture of the time of Abraham could not possibly have existed as reported in the Bible (Genesis 10:15, 15:20; 23:3,7-20; 25:10; 49:32). Now archaeology has uncovered numerous artifacts of the early Hittites. So numerous are these artifacts that they fill an entire museum in Israel.

It was believed that domesticated camels did not exist at the time of Abraham (as indicated in Genesis 12:16). Then archaeologists discovered paintings of domesticated camels on the walls of the temple of Hatshepsut (near the city of Thebes, Egypt), which date back to that period. [End of quote]

A special note: Much of the law recorded by Moses was already known long before, and much from the very beginning. The Sabbath, the blood sacrifice, "Thou shalt not kill," and "Thou shalt not commit adultery," for instance, were all recorded from the start, as well as clean and unclean creatures, rules of commerce, etc. Moses was given the complete law in written form and he was instructed to write it very clearly. It began with the ten commandments, the laws of the Passover, as well as other specific observances, the laws of the sacrifices and functions of the tabernacle of witness, laws of social conduct and prosperity, law of the legal system, and even medical issues. 

Muncaster continues:

It was insisted that the laws of the Old Testament (the Torah, the first five books written by Moses) could not possibly have been written as far back as 1450 B.C. No culture was thought to be that advanced. Then in 1902, archaeologists found an artifact from Babylon with similar laws—the Code of Hammurabi, which dated before the time of Moses.

The existence of the Philistines was once doubted. The Bible reports them as active enemies of Israel during the time of the judges. Now, many Philistine cities are just beginning to be uncovered. To date, more than 28 sites and 5 major centers have been uncovered in Palestine. Even the burning city of Gibeah, as indicated in Judges 20:8-40, has been confirmed.

It was thought that David could not have been a musician, since the instruments the Bible says he played were not developed until later. Then, archaeologists discovered the types of instruments used by David in the city of Ur (Abraham’s hometown)—including lyres, flutes, harps, and even a double oboe, dating back to 2500 B.C. Additional discoveries of musical instruments were made in Egypt (dating back to 1900 B.C.) and in Palestine (dated about 2000 B.C.), both long before the time of David (which was about 1000 B.C.). [End of quote]

Down through the years, many, many honest critics have been converted to the cross of Christ. One such critic was Sir William Ramsay. Muncaster writes:

Sir William Ramsay (1852-1916). Sir William Ramsay was, arguably, the greatest archaeologist of his day. He had rejected much of the written New Testament account and was determined to prove it false based on other writings of the day that contradicted the Bible. Ramsay believed that the books of Luke and Acts were actually written in about A.D. 150 and therefore did not bear the authenticity that a first-century document would.  [End of quote]

Keep in mind that Luke wrote the books of Luke and Acts. Again, concerning Ramsay from Muncaster’s book:

His archaeological journeys took him to 32 countries, 44 cities, and 9 islands. Throughout some 15 years of intensive study, he concluded that "Luke is a historian of the first rank—this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians."

  • What Critics Thought—What Ramsay Discovered:
    • The critics said: There was no Roman census (as indicated in Luke 2:1).
    • There was a Roman census every 14 years, beginning with Emperor Augustus.
    • The critics said: Quirinius was not governor of Syria at the time of Jesus’ birth (as indicated in Luke 2:2).
      Quirinius was governor of Syria in about 7 B.C,
    • The critics said: People did not have to return to their ancestral home (as indicated in Luke 2:3).
    • People did have to return to their home city—verified by an ancient Egyptian papyrus giving directions for conducting a census.
    • The critics said: The existence of the treasurer of the city of Corinth, Erastus (Romans 16:23), was incorrect.
    • A city pavement in Corinth bearing the inscription "Erastus, curator of public buildings, laid this pavement at his own expense.
    • The critics said: Luke’s reference to Gallio as proconsul of Achaia was wrong (Acts 18:12).
    • The Delphi inscription that reads, "As Lucius Junius Gallio, my friend and proconsul of Achaia."

Time and time again Ramsay’s search to find evidence that Luke’s writing was in error turned up evidence that it was, in fact, accurate. As a result, Sir William Ramsay eventually converted to Christianity and proclaimed Luke as "one of the greatest historians" of all time. [End of quote]

God’s Word is true and righteous altogether — every jot and every tittle. Surely this is the place to build a life. 

GOD SAID, Romans 10:21:

But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

GOD SAID, Luke 21:15:

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

MAN SAID: The God of the Bible is manufactured by men. The Bible is certainly not the inerrant Word of the living God. 

Now you have THE RECORD. 




References:

Authorized King James Version

Muncaster, R.O., Examine the Evidence, Harvest House Publishers, 2004, pp240- 242,274

 

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