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Undeniable Proof—Every Jot & Every Tittle (XLVI)

The ancient world was very familiar with giants, and early explorers even recorded run-ins with giant beings on their travels. Do paleontology, archaeology, historical records, and societal accounts all say yes? There can be no reasonable doubt. God said giants, and giants there be.
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Undeniable Proof—Every Jot & Every Tittle (XLVI)

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If we have ever run the race, it’s time to run it now. The last lap will be the toughest.  It’s time to run with our might.  Nothing else will suffice—but, be of good cheer, for we will overcome! 

Any time now, Jesus Christ will return to receive the church unto Himself in the clouds (II Thessalonians), an event commonly known as the rapture.  At this moment, the world’s wickedness will peak, but immediately after this event, wickedness will shoot through the roof.  Those who have come in contact with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have neglected or rejected it will be lost without remedy.  II Thessalonians 2:8-12 speaks to this matter:

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The neglecters and rejecters will be given a spirit of strong delusion, and they will believe Satan’s lie. Their belief is such that they would pass a lie-detector test. 

If you have yet to make your decision for Jesus Christ, understand that salvation is a limited-time offer.  Hebrews 2:3: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?” The only safe place from the impending judgment of God is the place Jesus Christ calls BORN-AGAIN, where one is born a literal, second time, this time of the Spirit of God.  John 3:3:

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

This is the only way of escape.  This is the only way to make your peace with the God of all creation.

Will today be your day of salvation?  Will today be your new beginning, where all your sin and shame are washed away? Will today be the day all of Satan’s bondages are broken?  Will today be the day you are free to believe? Today, truly, your soul is in your own hand.  Follow me in a simple prompt and the darkness will end.  You will see a great Light.  Follow me, and your empty, wasted life will end.  Your new life will be filled with hope and eternal purpose!  Just follow me in this simple prompt.  Here it is: Click onto “Further with Jesus”  for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God.  NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT.

GOD SAID, Genesis 7:19-20:

19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

GOD SAID, John 1:6-9:

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

GOD SAID, Numbers 13:33:

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

MAN SAID: If there is a God, He is a God of love.  It doesn’t matter if I obey His commandments or not because His love is unconditional.  Right?!

Now THE RECORD: Welcome to GodSaidManSaid feature 1033 that will once again confirm the perfect, supernatural authorship of the Holy Bible.  Each of these marvelous features are archived here in text and streaming audio for your edification and as bait for the fishers of men.  Every Thursday eve, God willing, they grow by one.  Thank you for coming. May God’s face shine upon you with Light and Truth. 

I don’t know the exact percentage, but I suspect it is very high.  The pseudo-wise challenge the Word of God, daring anyone to prove it! PROVE GOD! Prove that archaic Bible!  Just try it! Really?  Are they really looking for truth?  Certainly not!  Their challenge is a ruse to appear intellectually superior and to cover their nakedness. Many decades ago, a sister in the Lord asked me if I would talk to a young man, an academic type, who had challenged the idea of God and His inerrant Bible.  I told the sister that I would come under one condition.  That condition was that after this young man was convinced of the matter, he would then kneel before the God of the Bible and make his peace with his Creator.  The young man’s answer was no.

In this 46th installment of the GodSaidManSaid “Undeniable Proof—Every Jot and Every Tittle” series, you will see God-proofs 336 to 343.  Most of what you will read is lifted from previous GodSaidManSaid research.  Each proof is a synopsis of the original feature.  If you want more in-depth information and references, click onto the subject link.  Children of God, relax.  God’s Word stands far above the world’s critics.  Our childlike faith will not be disappointed.

God-proof 336. The accuracy of Biblical history and all of its miraculous accounts are the inerrant truth.  They are always correct, yet academic skeptics, in the form of theologians and historians, continually scoff at its accuracy. Their foolishness continues to be exposed. 

II Kings 23:11:

And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

 “Servant of the King,” an article in the July-October 2019 issue of Biblical Archaeology, discusses the discoveries surrounding the meaning and significance of the title “Servant of the King”:

An impressive new seal impression has been uncovered from the City of David in Jerusalem.  Written in Hebrew, the seal impression (bulla) reads לנתנמלך עבדהמלך—meaning “(Belonging) to Nathan-Melek, Servant of the King.”

A figure named Nathan-Melek also appears in II Kings 23:11.  He was one of King Josiah’s court officials, and he participated in the king’s religious reforms. The title “Servant of the King” appears frequently in the Bible to designate a trusted, high-ranking official.  While the title “Servant of the King” has been found on other artifacts, this discovery marks the first appearance of the name Nathan-Melek in an inscription from an archaeological context.  [End of quote]

337. Genesis 1:6-8:

6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

The unbelievers had two particular challenges in regard to the precious resource of water, and they were confident that creationists would be stumped. 

1. First, if there was a global flood in the days of Noah, as God’s Word declares, then where did the water go? 

2. Secondly, where did the earth’s water come from in the first place?

A multi-page feature called “Oceans Beneath the Oceans” was published in the July/August 2020 issue of Discover magazine.  The sub-headline reads, “The water stored in the inner layers of the Earth may be more plentiful—and important—than scientists previously thought.” The article reviewed research conducted by geophysicist Stephen Jacobsen; excerpts follow:

Early in Jacobsen’s career, his research adviser was Joseph Smyth, a geologist who had demonstrated that a mineral called wadsleyite could, in theory, hold significant amounts of water. Wadsleyite and its relative, ringwoodite, are the two main components of the transition zone between Earth’s upper and lower mantle—about 250 to 410 miles below the surface.  When he embarked on his own research in the mid-1990s, Jacobsen wanted to know: How much water might actually be stored in these abundant minerals?

How much water?  If the ringwoodite sample is representative, it would mean there’s about twice as much water as in all Earth’s surface oceans, Jacobsen says.  Just one of these “ocean masses” equates to about 1.5 billion billion tons (or over 350 billion billion gallons). 

And the case is far from being closed: Signs of additional water have since been found both above and below the transition zone.

“We have one ocean mass in the oceans, another in the upper mantle,” explains Jacobsen.  “Let’s suppose there are two more in the transition zone.” There could be roughly another ocean mass in the crust and lower mantle combined, he estimates, “making five ocean masses altogether.”  And that tally doesn’t even consider our planet’s core, which may harbor additional water components, though that innermost region is hard to access with current technology.

Earlier in his career, Jacobsen didn’t concern himself with where Earth’s water came from—a question, he says, that’s been “discussed in all the major religious texts, including the Quran and the Old Testament.”

Jacobsen questions the conclusion many astronomers have embraced: namely, that most of the Earth’s water was delivered to the surface by asteroids and comets.  Instead, he believes that substantial quantities must have been here since the planet’s formation and that much of the water in our current oceans was “squeezed out” from rocks below. 

“What’s cool about the whole story is that we used to look to outer space when pondering the origins of Earth’s water,” Jacobsen says.  “But as we gaze deep inside the planet, a thousand or more kilometers down, we’re finding clues from within about the sources of this precious fluid.” [End of quotes]

The water is here, where the Bible says it’s always been.

338. The Coronavirus plague has crippled the earth and ended millions of lives.  This is a prime example of Galatians 6:7 in action:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

It is not possible to disregard and disobey God’s Word without suffering the curse, which is simply the result of doing the wrong thing. 

The following information is from the GodSaidManSaid feature “The Coronavirus: You Won’t Believe It!

The list of Scripturally-prohibited animals, which is substantial, includes:

🦇 Leviticus 11:19: And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

🦇 Deuteronomy 14:18: And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

🦇Science Daily, February 10, 2020: “Coronavirus Outbreak Raises Question: Why are Bat Viruses so Deadly?” The subhead states: “Bats’ fierce immune systems drive viruses to higher virulence, making them deadlier in humans.”  Several paragraphs from Science Daily follow:

It’s no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years—SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg, and likely the newly-arrived 2019-nCoV virus—originated in bats. 

🦇 The sub-headline in a February 12, 2020 feature on Vox states: “Horseshoe bats are known to carry coronavirus which can infect humans.”  A few excerpts follow from an interview Vox feature writer Brian Resnick did with Jonathan Epstein:

To better understand why health officials want to know which animals were involved in the new outbreak, I called up Jonathan Epstein.  He’s a veterinarian and an epidemiologist with the EcoHealth Alliance who was involved in tracking down the animal source for the SARS outbreak. 

Question: What do we know right now about where this novel coronavirus came from?

Epstein:  I think we have very strong evidence that supports the idea that this virus ultimately comes from bats.  But we don’t know what other animals may have been involved.

Question: What do you mean by “what other animals may have been involved?”  Is it possible that this didn’t come directly from bats?

Epstein: A good example here is the story of SARS.  When SARS emerged in 2003, it was also in a live market in Southern China, in Guangdong.  It turned out people that were handling and trading civet [small, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia and Africa] had a higher instance of exposure and infection to this virus.  Then they tested animals within the markets, and civets were found to be infected with the same virus that was infecting people.  

So, the assumption was made that people were getting it from civets, and civets were very promptly and publicly removed from markets and stamped out. 

But a very important study came out a few months after the epidemic looking at civets on farms that supplied the live animal markets, and it turned out that none of the civets that were being farmed had any evidence of exposure or infection to SARS coronavirus. 

That was important because this was not, in fact, a civet virus that was getting into the markets.  Civets were getting infected in the markets themselves, just like people. 

Resnick asks: So, what was giving civets SARS?  Was it the bats? 

Epstein: So, this is where I come in, and my colleagues.  We started working on SARS back in 2003, trying to understand what the wildlife reservoir was. 

And we found it to be bats, horseshoe bats specifically.  We now know that there’s a whole group—a whole diversity—of viruses related to SARS that are circulating in horseshoe bats. 

One of the viruses we identified with our partners at the Wuhan Institute of Virology back in 2013 is 96% similar to this novel coronavirus.  That gives us confidence that this new coronavirus also is a bat virus originally.

These bats are hunted and eaten in China, and in fact were brought into the markets in the case of SARS, and that is how other animals, including people, were infected.  [End of quotes]

The following article from the February 15, 2020 issue of Science News under the heading “New Coronavirus Fuels Outbreak” also makes the connection between bats and the coronavirus:

Bats are considered a source of coronaviruses but don’t usually pass the viruses directly to humans.  SARS probably jumped from bats into raccoon dogs or palm civets before leaping to humans.  MERS went from bats to camels and then to humans.  A paper published January 22 in the Journal of Medical Virology suggests that the new virus has components from bat coronaviruses.  Some evidence  suggests the virus crossed into humans only once, in mid-November, and has since spread from person-to-person. [End of quote]

Here we go again.  Another new, global field study is in, and the discovery shows that every commandment and precept in God’s Word has, inherent within it, a blessing or a curse.  Because the Word of God is the supernatural, inerrant truth, obeying it yields the blessing of doing the right thing.  Because the Word of God is the supernatural, inerrant truth, disobeying it yields the curse of doing the wrong thing.  God is not mocked. [End of quotes]

339. Genesis 19:24-29:

24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

Sodom and Gomorrah are back in the news again, and it is highly surprising how unschooled the scholars in the academic community are!  It is obvious that their Biblical schooling has been neglected.  The headline in the December 22, 2018 issue of Science News reads, “Meteor May Have Wiped Out Ancient Dead Sea Cities.”  Keep in mind as you read the feature that Sodom and Gomorrah were located in the area of the Dead Sea.  Science News reports:

A superheated blast from the skies obliterated cities and farming settlements north of the Dead Sea about 3,700 years ago, preliminary findings suggest.

Radiocarbon dating and minerals that instantly crystalized at high temperatures indicate that an airburst caused by an exploding meteor instantaneously destroyed civilization on a 25-kilometer-wide plain called Middle Ghor, said archaeologist Phillip Silvia.  The event may have pushed a brine of Dead Sea salts over farmland.  People did not repopulate the area for 600 or 700 years, Silvia, of Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, reported on November 17 at a meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. 

Excavations at five sites in Jordan indicate that all were occupied for at least 2,500 years until a sudden collapse toward the end of the Bronze Age.  Up to about 65,000 people lived in the area when the cosmic calamity hit, Silvia said. 

The clearest evidence of destruction caused by a meteor explosion comes from the city of Tall el-Hammam. Mudbrick walls of nearly all structures suddenly disappeared about 3,700 years ago, leaving only stone foundations.

What’s more, the outer layers of many pottery pieces from the time show signs of having melted into glass.  Zircon crystals in those glassy coats formed within one second at very high temperatures, Silvia said.  High-force winds created spherical mineral grains that rained down on Tall el-Hammam and have been found on pottery there, he said. [End of quote]

According to the highly-accredited historian and chronologist, Bishop Ussher, this event took place in the spring of 1897 BC, or 3,917 years before this feature was published in 2020.  Ussher reports the following in his tome, The Annals of the World, published in 1658:

Abraham invited angels, who looked like travelling men, into his house, and gave them a feast.  These angels reiterated the promise of the birth of Isaac for Sarah’s sake.  They foretold the judgment of utter destruction which God intended to bring upon the five cities of the plain.  Abraham, fearing what would become of Lot and his family in Sodom, made intercession to God for the sparing of that place.  Sodom, Gomorrah, Adamah, and Zeboiim, for their horrible sins, perished by fire and brimstone that rained down upon them from heaven.  These cities were to be an example to all wicked men in times to come, of the pains of that everlasting fire to be inflicted upon them in the lake of fire and brimstone, which is the second death. The monument of this remains to this day, even the Dead Sea. The valley of Siddim, where these five cities stood in former times, was full of brimstone and salt pits.  This has since grown into a vast lake which, because of the brimstone still floating in it, is called Laces Asphaltitis, or Lake of Brimstone, and because of the salt, Mare Salsum, or The Salt Sea. Concerning this, Solinus wrote:

A long way off from Jerusalem, there lies a woeful spectacle, of a country to be seen, which was blasted from heaven and appeared by the blackness of the earth falling all to cinders.  There were in that place before this, two cities, one called Sodom, the other Gomorrah, where if an apple grew, though it appeared to be ripe, yet it was not at all edible.  Its outer skin contained nothing within it except a stinking smell, mingled with ashes and if ever so lightly touched, sent forth a smoke and the rest fell into a light dust of powder. [End of quote]

340. The earth, all of its lifeforms, and its universe were created by God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Hebrews 1:2:

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Jesus Christ speaks all things into existence by the Word of His Father. An official name for Jesus Christ is revealed in Revelation 19:13: “…and His name is called The Word of God.” By God’s design, all things are fashioned to revolve around His Son. Colossians 1:16-19:

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Imagine that Creation itself is prophetic in nature!  A strange grouping of words speaking of Christ is found in John 1:6-9:

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Biologists have discovered that when a woman’s egg and man’s sperm come together in conception, a flash of light shoots forth, marking the beginning of life. The Bible says of Christ:

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Creation itself is a prophecy—a declaration—of Christ Himself because of Colossians 1:19:

For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

Let’s underscore the world ALL!

341. Psalm 22:7-8:

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8  He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

The Christ of Calvary stood before the judgment seats of the Jewish High Priest, Caiaphas, King Herod, and Roman governor Pontius Pilate.  There, He was wrongfully judged and condemned, sent out to be ridiculed, beaten, spat upon, have whiskers plucked from His beard, scourged, mocked, laughed at, and finally crucified on Golgotha’s Hill. Yes, to much of the world, He was a laughing matter, but not to those who love Him and embrace His Words of life.  The lives of those who love Him are filled with beauty and promise; their lives living testaments to the truth that Jesus Christ brought to this world.

It’s truly a global field study and the results are in.  Comparing the results of those who embrace the Words of God to those who laugh and reject outlines just how stark the difference is.  A few examples follow:

The situation: In the Old Testament (Genesis 17:10), God commands for male children to be circumcised, and now doctors in Africa have discovered that this procedure is their most effective weapon against AIDS, because it reduces the infection risk by half.  It will save millions of lives. 

Results of the field study in the camp of the disobedient: Those negatively affected: millions of deaths.

In the camp of the obedient: Those negatively affected: zero.

The situation: God commands against the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Results of the field study in the camp of the disobedient: Those negatively affected: 13,000,000 Americans are alcoholics.  One hundred thousand alcohol-related deaths are expected this year. 

In the camp of the obedient: Those negatively affected: zero.

The situation: God strictly commands against fornication of any kind, including bestiality, premarital sex, adultery, homosexuality, and more. 

Results of the field study in the camp of the disobedient: In the U.S., those negatively affected: 70,000,000 cases of genital herpes and HPV, 5,000,000 with chlamydia, 1,100,000 with gonorrhea, 1,000,000 with HIV and 45,000 new cases of AIDS each year; 300,000 with Hepatitis B, and 120,000 with syphilis. 

In the camp of the obedient: Those negatively affected: zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero. [End of quote]

But look who’s laughing now. Psalm 2:1-4:

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

If you are walking in disobedience, turn now and find mercy at the feet of Him, the one they laughed to scorn.

342. Numbers 13:33:

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Giants—could this be true?  Are the Bible’s approximately 200 references to giants certified true by third-party experts?  Do paleontology, archaeology, historical records, and societal accounts all say yes?  There can be no reasonable doubt. 

GodSaidManSaid has published several features addressing the subject of giants over the past decade or so.  The mysterious giants have risen again, but this time under the title of the Nephilim.  The word Nephilim is found in the NIV and other minority-text translations, but in the majority-text Authorized King James Version, the word is correctly translated as giants

In Deuteronomy 3:13, Moses speaks concerning the dividing of part of conquered Canaan among the Israelites.  It reads:

And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.

It was the land of giants

Flavius Josephus, one of the greatest historians of all time, writes the following in chapter five of The Antiquities of the Jews:

For which reason they removed their camp to Hebron; and when they had taken it, they slew all the inhabitants.  There were till then left the race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing.  The bones of these men are still shewn to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men.  [End of quote]

According to the research collected by DeLoach, author of the book Giants:

Pliny mentions that in the reign of Claudius (AD 41-54), a nine-foot-nine-inch giant named Gabbaras was brought to Rome from Arabia.  Claudius placed him at the head of the famed Adiutrix legions.  The giant so awed his troops that some worshipped him as a god. 

And again:

During his principate, Caesar Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) assigned two giants who towered over ten feet tall to lead the Roman armies into battle.  “On account of this remarkable height,” writes Pliny, the bodies of the two giants “were preserved in the tomb in Sallust’s Gardens; their names were Pusio and Secundilla.”  [End of quote]

L.A. Marzulli, in his book On the Trail of the Nephilim, lists numerous newspaper reports concerning discovery of giants in the western hemisphere.  A few of the many headlines and excerpts follow:

New York Tribune—February 3, 1909 (Skeleton 15 Feet High Unearthed in Mexico)
News was received here Monday from Mexico that at Ixtapalapa, a town 10 miles southeast of Mexico City, there had been discovered what was believed to be the skeleton of a prehistoric giant of extraordinary size. 

A person while excavating for the foundation of a house on the estate of Augustin Juarez found the skeleton of a human being that is estimated to have been about 15 feet high, and who must have lived ages ago, judging from the ossified state of the bones. 

The discovery of the skeleton has revived the old Aztec legend that in a prehistoric age, a race of giants lived in the valley of Anahuac.

Scientific American—August 14, 1880, Page 106 (Ancient American Giants)
The Rev. Stephen Bowers notes in the Kansas City Review of Science the opening of an interesting mound in Brush Creek Township, Ohio.  The mound was opened by the Historical Society of the township, under the immediate supervision of Dr. J.F. Everhart of Zanesville. 

It measured 64 by 35 feet at the summit, gradually sloping in every direction and was eight feet in height.  There was found in it a sort of clay coffin including the skeleton of a woman measuring eight feet in length. 

In another grave was found the skeleton of a man and a woman, the former measuring nine and the latter eight feet in length.  In a third grave occurred two other skeletons, male and female, measuring respectively nine feet, four inches, and eight feet. 

Seven other skeletons were found in the mound, the smallest of which measured eight feet, while others reached the enormous length of ten feet. [End of quotes]

In Unearthing the Lost World of the Cloudeaters, a book by Stephen Quayle and Dr. T.R. Harris, you’ll find the following concerning giants in the ancient world:

As we can see, the ancient world was very familiar with the idea of giants.  In fact, as Quayle explores in Genesis 6 Giants, even early explorers recorded run-ins with giant beings. 

Interestingly enough, Magellan’s fleet encountered giants when they approached Port San Julian.  They saw a native giant on the beach waiting for them.  Antonio Pigafetta, one of the crewmen with Magellan, described the giant in his later writings: “This man was so tall that our heads scarcely came up to his waist, and his voice was like that of a bull.” 

Later, in 1578, Sir Francis Drake anchored in the same place and described men well over seven feet tall.  Anthony Knyvet visited the same area in 1592 and wrote of men which were ten to twelve feet tall.  In 1615, crewmen from the Dutch schooner Wilhelm Schouten discovered and excavated several skeletons ten to eleven feet tall.  As his log records, in 1764 when Commodore Byron visited the area, he encountered men “of a gigantic stature.” One of his officers wrote “some of them are certainly nine feet, if they do not exceed it.”  [End of quotes]

God said giants, and giants there be. 

343. Psalm 19:1-3:

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.

3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Only a fool would look at God’s creation and not see His hand, even as Psalm 14:1 reads:

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

Many of the greatest minds of all time have confessed their faith in God. These include icons like Albert Einstein and Max Planck, who speak out in Richard Wurmbrand’s book, Proofs of God’s Existence, quoted, along with a few additional excerpts, for your edification:

Einstein visited the father of the renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who was then a 7-year-old child, though already a concert artist.  In a debate with the father, Einstein contested the existence of God.

The child intervened: “Mr. Einstein, I will prove His existence.” 

Amused, the great scientist looked at the lad and said, “All right, I will listen to you.”

Yehudi took out his violin and played in his unique, masterly way. When he finished, Einstein said: “There is a God.  If not, how could this child play in such a manner?”

Einstein later wrote:

Cosmic religion is the most powerful and most noble impulse for scientific research. … The most beautiful and deepest which man can experience is the sentiment of mystery.  He who has not known it appears to me as if dead, or at least blind. … The knowledge of the existence of the—for us—impenetrable, of the manifestations of deepest reason and shining beauty, to which our reason can accede only in its most primitive form, this knowledge and feeling is true religiosity. … It is certain that a conviction about the reason and intelligibility of the world akin to religious sentiment is the basis of all finer scientific work. … My religiosity consists in a humble admiration for the infinitely superior spirit who reveals himself in the little which we can know of reality with our weak and transitory reason.

Regarding the Gospels, Einstein once wrote:

No man can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus.  His personality pulsates in every word.

I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene. … Jesus is too colossal for the pen of the phrasemongers, however artful.

Perhaps you would like to know what the great German physicist Max Planck says in his scientific autobiography . He is the author of the theory of light.  Here are his words: “Religion and natural science are fighting a joint battle in an incessant, never-relaxing crusade against skepticism and against dogmatism, against disbelief and against superstition, and the rallying cry in this crusade has always been and always will be ‘unto God.’”

Eventually atheists might admit that some scientists are religious, though simply by tradition, and that religion does not really play a significant role in their lives.  This is not true.  Einstein was an atheist in his youth.  By birth he was a Jew, so his whole upbringing prejudiced him against Christianity.  But his scientific achievements made of him a religious man and a great admirer of Jesus Christ.

George Gallup, dean of American pollsters, once wrote that he could prove God statistically.  Take the human body alone, for instance, with its thousands of miles of blood vessels.  Would anyone claim that the highway system of the United States arose spontaneously?  Yet these blood vessels with their orderly functions are far more sophisticated.  The claim that this bodily network—not to mention other human systems—just happened is a statistical monstrosity.

Wurmbrand goes on to say:

In a teaspoon of water, there are approximately as many molecules as there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic.  No man-made computer could calculate how many there are. [End of quotes]

God IS and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).  God’s Word is true and righteous altogether, a place to build a life that will last forever.

GOD SAID, Genesis 7:19-20:

19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

GOD SAID, John 1:6-9:

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

GOD SAID, Numbers 13:33:

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

MAN SAID: If there is a God, He is a God of love.  It doesn’t matter if I obey His commandments or not because His love is unconditional.  Right?!

 

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

GodSaidManSaid, “The Ghost Species & Genesis 6: The Story Continues

GodSaidManSaid, “The War on Science—It’s Not What You Think

Wurmbrand, R., Proofs of God’s Existence, The Voice of the Martyrs, 2007 

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