There are amazing discoveries in ancient
manuscripts that confirm the teaching that God created the heavens and
the earth and how He did it. The earliest of writings are the Sumerian
cuneiform writings found in ancient Mesopotamia.
There are classes a person can take to read the tablets. The language
is known as Akkadian. It is so exciting to go back as far as the
earliest written language and discover that they too have an account of
Noah’s flood. It may not be word for word as in Genesis but the timing
and the writings do not conflict. There is a lexicon that can be
downloaded online for free if you are interested in doing some
translation to read some of the ancient texts for your self. Although
you could just skip it and read the English versions but then what would
be the fun or challenge in that? http://www.sumerian.org/sumerian.pdf.
You can just download it to your desk top. While though I may not agree
with all the Genesis account written into the Epic of Gilgamesh. I do
find it interesting. I don’t have to believe everything I read. I can as
a rational being with intelligence though glean some important facts
that validate Biblical experiences and add to my knowledge bank.Personally,
if a pastor cannot read at least the Greek New Testament from the
original text or interpret it then he is not worth my time. I want to
know more and more about the text in its original language. My opinion
counts though where I am concerned and personally I vote with my feet
when I feel my valuable time is being wasted. It takes a while to dress
and do my hair and drive some place on a weeknight or Sunday. So in the
words of the New Testament Writer….I want to make my calling and
election sure. I am not going to rely on anyone else to tell me what I
need to do to be saved. I want to make sure it lines up with the Bible
and I want to read it for myself. I am not wasting my valuable time or
life based on opinion. I need hard facts.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and
election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: 11 For
so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the
everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”2 Peter 1:10 & 11
In Jesus , Dana Klein, Pastor, Acadian Lighthouse Church, Kaplan, La
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