Monday, March 14, 2005

The Pulse of History

Ecclesiastes 1:"4 Generations come and go, but nothing really changes. 5 The sun rises and sets and hurries around to rise again. 6 The wind blows south and north, here and there, twisting back and forth, getting nowhere. 7 The rivers run into the sea, but the sea is never full. Then the water returns again to the rivers and flows again to the sea. 8 Everything is so weary and tiresome! No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.
9 History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. 10 What can you point to that is new? How do you know it didn't already exist long ago? 11 We don't remember what happened in those former times. And in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now."

A New Monday, a new week, another March and time does March ON.

As I study literature, I become more convinced of the Biblical account of history. What explains the nature of man better than the Bible? What explains the success of the Jewish people? What explains the setting of seasons and calendars?
Literature shows me something that is hard to explain away- Man is the same. He had the sames hopes and fears in Shakespere, the same wisdom in Plato and Socrates, the same passions in Dostoyevsky - technolgy has improved; but man's condition has not changed.

Before you reject the claims of the Bible, ask yourself- Are you that confident in time and history? Do you have any notion what 100 years are like? Are you confident in man's view to logically think through 500 or 1,000 years? When a man- even the most brilliant scholar of all time- speaks of 5,000 years. it is like a toddler explaining tax laws.

I believe in 1 miracle: "In the beginning God"- after that, it all makes sense. He gave and protects His truth. And He can be found, if you seek Him. I know Him, and He is awesome!

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