Can We Trust the Bible? (e-Pub)

Af Rolf J. Furuli

Sprog: English
Appoximately 1,550 pages with 1,131 photographs

DKK 350.00

The author has studied both geology and Semitic languages, and the book discusses these subjects.

1) The Mesopotamian creation accounts and the creation account in the Bible are given fresh translations.
2) All the creation accounts are treated as if they were historical accounts.
a) The Mesopotamian accounts contains much mythology.
b) The account in the Bible does not contain mythology, and there are no examples that it borrowed anything from the Mesopotamian accounts.
3) The views of heaven, the underworld, the geography of the earth, and the destiny of man in the Bible and Mesopotamian accounts are discussed.
4) The creation account in Genesis is treated as an historical account, and is compared with the geologic column and the fossils in the rocks.
a) The order of the creation of the kingdoms of living organisms in Genesis 1 is the same as the order of the geologic column, with one exception. Genesis says that plants came before the other kingdoms of life.
b) Evidence of plant remains from the Cambrian and Precambrian in Europe, Asia, and South and North America is given. This shows that the plants came first, and that the creation account is correct.

1) The Mesopotamian accounts and the account in Genesis about the great Flood are given fresh translations. There are so many similarities in the accounts that they must have a common origin.
2) The origin of erratic boulders, moraine, and sand are believed to be moving glaciers. The force by which glaciers move is gravity, and a tilted plane is needed for that movement.
Such tilted planes are short and few, and the evidence presented shows that a great part of the phenomena ascribed to glaciers were caused by one or more enormous floods of water.
3) Seven hundred photos of the surface of the earth from all over the world, including the tropics, present erratic boulders, moraine, and sand that moving glaciers could not have caused.
a) Millions upon millions of erratic boulders—a great number with percussion marks that only could have been made by collisions in water moving with high speed—exist in southern Norway and in many other countries.
b) Erratic boulders of several hundred tons have been moved several hundred kilometers in different directions. These could have been moved by a huge flood, but not by glaciers,
c) Millions upon millions of erratic boulders in the mountains of Norway and other countries—some weighting several hundred tons have been elevated 1,000 or more meters from their places of origin. Glaciers cannot move rocks upwards.
d) One assemblage of 200 million tons of fine sorted sand exists in southern Norway. This sand must have been sorted by huge amounts of flowing water and not by ice.
4) The litmus test for the issue whether ice or water formed the surface of the earth is what we find at retreating glaciers. Thirty thousand of pictures of 1,200 glaciers that partially have melted have been examined. One single picture of these have some resemblance with the erratic boulders in southern Norway, but no picture shows even a small assemblage of sorted sand. Two hundred pictures of melted glacier snouts are presented in order to show the evidence.
5) Two enormous floods occurred a few thousand years ago: the Missoula flood in the USA and the Altai Flood in Siberia. In contrast with the remains of melted glaciers, these floods caused exactly the same phenomena as we see in southern Norway and in other countries: huge amounts of erratic boulders—some being transported hundreds of kilometers—and great amounts of moraine and sand.
6) Most important are what we see in the tropics: 350 photos of millions upon millions of erratic boulders and huge assemblages of moraine and sand in 94 countries in Africa, South America, Asia, Australia, and Pacific islands, are presented. In northern countries,
these phenomena would have been ascribed to glaciers. But glaciers have not existed in the tropics in the Quaternary.

1) The sayings about the future in the books of Isaiah and Daniel are not history in prophetic disguise.
a) All the infinitive absolutes, perfects with future reference, and consecutive imperfects with present and future reference in Isaiah are discussed. The presence of these forms with rare functions in about the same numbers in all parts of Isaiah, suggest that the book has only one author.
b) Sayings in Isaiah and Daniel that got a detailed fulfillment a hundred of more years after the oldest manuscripts of the books, support the dates that the books give for their time of writing.
c) The fulfillments of different prophecies in Daniel and Isaiah are discussed in detail. The creation account and the account of the worldwide Flood have been discussed as if they were historical accounts. Contrary to the view of most scholars, there is much archaeological and geological evidence that supports these accounts, and there is no clear evidence that contradicts them.

Therefore, the positive answer is: “Yes, we can trust the Bible!”