Saturday, May 22, 2010

Best of the week entry 1

Comes from Albert Mohler on the topic of relics and arks and other attempts to find tangible evidence to bolster our faith. Dr. Mohler's essay Real Enough? — Relics, Gopher Wood, and the Sufficiency of Scripture takes on this touchy issue and does so in his normal, thorough and Scriptural way.

Archaeologists remain skeptical about the claims, and the controversy is likely to continue for some time. But Christians should not give too much attention to such claims in the first place. Our confidence that the account of the flood and Noah’s ark happened in space, time, and history is grounded in the Bible, not in remnants of ancient timber.

If archaeologists later agree that the fragments are indeed from Noah’s ark, that will be a matter of real interest to Christians, but this should add nothing to our confidence in the Bible. If the fragments are determined to be authentic or, most likely, if there is no consensus at all, this will not detract anything from the truthfulness, authority, and sufficiency of the Scriptures.

Our confidence is in the Bible as the Word of God, not in gopher wood.

Couldn't have said it any better myself!

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