Arks, Idols and Evidence of God

Posted: February 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

I was reading an article today and the author mentioned “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Which got me thinking – first, “man, that was a good movie, I need to watch it again.”
And second, no one will ever see any of those “artifacts” – the Ark itself, the Cup of Christ, Noah’s Ark, etc. this side of eternity.
No one. Ever.
Do I believe they existed? Of course they did. At one point in history there was an ark that carried the Ten Commandments. Jesus, without question, drank the wine at the last supper from something and Noah built and sailed on the Ark.
For me, none of that is in question.
So, why don’t we have some of these pieces of history that would, quite honestly, go a long way in proving the existence of God?
Because he does not need or want us to rely on objects to strengthen our faith. Hebrews 11:1 is one of my all time favorite scriptures and it sums this up nicely, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (NIV).
While we do not “see” God – if you look very carefully – you can see things all over creation that point to a creator and that there is simply no other explanation as to how it came to be. And, thus, our faith in God is increased.
If we had these items to look at, He KNOWS that eventually – I doubt it would take very long – we’d look at them as “god” and worship the creation and not the Creator.
Have you ever been guilty of worshiping the creation and not the Creator? I have. Leave a comment and tell me about it.
  1. I've heard it said that God provided just enough evidence to convince the humble and sensible but not enough to beat the proud and stupid into submission. Something to that effect at least. I sometimes wonder why God didn't have Christ come during the age of video recording. Or show up and speak audibly all the time. But for whatever reason, he's chosen the better path of keeping his presence…more subtle, I guess you could say.

  2. Mickholt says:

    Loren,I have wondered the same or similar things. That is one of the things I plan to talk to him about in eternity. Along with exactly how the Dinosuar fit into all of this!Thank you for the comment.

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