History Authenticates the Christian
Throughout history, governments that attacked Christians have
brought untold misery, despair and death on their
people. Examples: the Roman Empire in the first three centuries A.D.,
Muslim invaders of the Dark Ages, several inquisition, Nazi Germany, the USSR,
North Korea, Albania and Indonesia. In modern times, governments that
officially embraced atheism have brought misery and have quickly
The existence of Israel and the
Church bear witness to the historical events that led to their origin.
Unlike all other religions, whose dogmas originated with
visions growing out of extensive meditation and dreams, all major doctrines
of our Bible grow out of historical facts. These include…
the disobedience of the first man,
a great flood,
Abraham's pilgrimage and faith,
the slavery of his descendents in Egypt,
their miraculous rescue, the giving [and breaking] of
the kingdom and its fall,
the birth, miracles, death, resurrection and ascension
the coming of
the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to give birth to the church.
The first real civilizations in all parts of the world rose
within about 1500 years or so, which would have been impossible had they
all evolved separately over countless millennia as some skeptics presume. Mankind--what we would call real human beings,
intelligent and social, with a soul capable of relating to God and
embracing divine truth--is of historically recent origin.
The lore of many primitive societies
retains accounts of creation--an Adam type who defies deity to doom the
race, a flood and a family protected from it in a boat. Archeological
discoveries continue to affirm the authenticity of Scripture.