…”but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; 1Peter3:15
Today’s feedback is from Jose M., from the U.S., who asks whether archaeological evidence helps to confirm Scripture.
Let me start by saying that I love how this organization (creation ministries international) refutes skeptical arguments against the bible, creation, the book of Genesis etc. this organization has shown how God’s word is true and not a fairy tale of some sort. one thing I would like to know is if archaeology has contradicted or disproven the bible in some sense as claimed by atheists/skeptics, many of them have gone as far as saying that king david, king Solomon, abraham, Moses even the creator JesusChrist, never even existed, or even that the tower of babel and the exodus never happened, I know they did because the bible doesn’t lie and has always been proven to be true, my point is does such evidence exists (outside of the bible) in archaeology that supports the existence of these figures and these events mentioned in the bible?
I’m glad that CMI has been a help to you.
Archaeology has often supported the Bible’s historical claims, and I’ll give some examples below. But we should not expect any historical science to confirm every person, place, or event mentioned in Scripture, because only a small fraction of the historical artifacts that once existed have survived to the present.
We have good reasons to believe the Bible is God’s Word, so we agree with you that whatever it affirms is completely truthful and without error. When there is a lack of archaeological evidence for some biblical claim or even an apparent conflict between archaeology and the Bible, this should not cause us to waver in our Christian convictions, because the overall picture is clear that the Bible is true. (See Faith and facts.) Often, the alleged problems are merely arguments from silence or the result of misinterpretations.
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