No one knows for sure who built the Great Pyramid, but several theories have been proposed. Some think it is just another of the pyramids built by the Egyptians. Some think Adam and his sons built it before the Flood. Some think Enoch built it and that it is the only structure to survive the Flood. Others say Noah and his sons built it after the Flood. According to some experts, it appears that some of its features indicate that it was intended to be a testimony to God. Adam did not have a Bible, so God gave him the Gospel story in the stars with the 88 constellations telling the entire Gospel story and God’s plan for the ages. After the Flood, Noah still did not have a Bible so God gave him the Gospel story in stone.
- The Great Pyramid has no inscription to any Egyptian king.
- It is the earliest and largest of the 67 pyramids found in Egypt. The later pyramids are of lesser quality and are mere copies of the Great Pyramid.
- Inside, there is a broad way that leads to a pit and a narrow way that leads to the king’s chamber. (Read Matthew 7.)
- The 153 steps in the pyramid match the 153 fishes gathered in John 21:11, which may be a reference to all nations of the earth gathering into the kingdom of God.
- The king’s chamber is on the fiftieth row of the stones; 50 was the year of Jubilee (Leviticus 25:11).
- Inside the king’s chamber is a solid carved, empty red granite tomb the same volume as the Ark of the Covenant.
- Although most have been torn off, the pyramid was originally covered with 144,000 polished casing stones, the number of witnesses in Revelation 7:4. The stones were a perfect fit such that many of the seams could not be seen nor a paper put between them today, thousands of years later.
- The cornerstone at the top is missing, symbolic of Christ, the rejected chief cornerstone ( Daniel 2:45; Psalm 118:22; Matthew 21:42; Mk 12:10). The five-sided cornerstone may represent the number of grace.
- The Great Pyramid is of such magnitude that it could not be built today. It is 90 times the volume of the Chicago Sears Tower. Napoleon said there was enough stone in the pyramid to build a 10-foot-high brick wall all the way around France! Some stones near the top, 400 feet from the ground, weigh 70 tons!
- The foundation covers so wide an area (over 13 acres) that it could not be built today as level as it is (less than 1/10 inch error in 13 acres). Every locomotive in the world harnessed to the pyramid could not budge it. The door is so well joined that it was undetectable from the outside for centuries.
- The pyramid sits right on the longest latitude line and the longest longitude line with land above sea level.
- “In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD” (Is. 19:19). The pyramid is on the border when Egypt was divided into a northern and southern kingdom and in the midst when they united.
by Rousas J. Rushdoony
For the orthodox Christian who grounds his philosophy of history on the doctrine of creation, the mainspring of history is God. Time rests on the foundation of eternity, rests on the foundation of eternity, on eternal decree of God. Time and history therefore have meaning because they were created in terms of God’s perfect and totally comprehensive plan.
The humanist faces a meaningless world in which he must strive to create and establish meaning. The Christian accepts a world which is totally meaningful and in which every event moves in terms of God’s purpose; he submits to God’s meaning and finds his life therein. This is an excellent introduction to Rushdoony. Once the reader sees Rushdoony’s emphasis on God’s sovereignty over all of time and creation, he will understand his application of this presupposition in various spheres of life and thought.
“The Biblical philosophy of history is clearly and irrevocably at odds with the modern faith… The Enlightenment, by its savage and long-standing attack on Biblical faith, has brought about a long retreat of Christianity from a full-orbed faith to a kind of last-ditch battle centering around the doctrines of salvation and of the infallible Scripture. The time has come for a full-scale offensive, and it has indeed begun, to bring every area of thought into captivity to Christ, to establish the whole counsel of God and every implication of His infallible word. For the orthodox Christian, history is determined by eternity, and [as Cornelius Van Til put it] ‘the eternal does not exist for us as a principal but as a person, and that as an absolute person.’… Humanistic history is a shaking and frail ladder, resting on no foundation and reaching out into nothingness, whereas history under God rests in total meaning and purpose and gives man a glorious inheritance and destiny.” —from Chapter One
Paperback; 138 pages