Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Guardian, published in Charlottetown, the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. It’s titled Bible predictions 100 per cent right, and the newspaper has a comments feature.
Because today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. Unfortunately we don’t know his first name (or gender, but we’ll assume he’s male) because he uses only his initials, which are R.A. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
The Bible is an open book and does not hide anything. It is the most comprehensive book in the world and has stood the test of time because it is the truth.
Nobody can argue with that! Then R.A. says:
The truth never grows old or out of date, but we have decided to ignore God’s given wisdom and set our course for destruction. We have taken the 10 commandments out of the justice system, prayer out of the schools, replaced Sunday school with sports and teach evolution instead of creation by a loving God.
Sad, but true. After that he tells us:
The Bible is a treasure trove for archaeology and science, but the prophecy is fantastic (100 per cent correct).
Wowie! You can’t think of any bible prophecies that weren’t correct, can you, dear reader? R.A. continues:
A 200 million man army is predicted when that was the population of the whole world.
We had to search, but we found that prediction. It’s in Revelation 9:16 (King James version, of course). It says:
And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
Yup, that’s 200 million — all riding horses. Quite a prediction! Let’s read on:
North Korea is a problem today (the Bible predicted the atom would be split) after swords, spears and arrows were the choice.
We were skeptical of that prediction. but a search discloses that R.A. is correct. Take a look at 2 Peter 3:10. It’s right there:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
The last paragraph is about Jesus, and we know you’ll want to click over there to read it for yourself, so we’ll skip to the final sentence of the letter, which informs us:
Our main duty on earth is to glorify God and good Christians glorify God in thought, word and deed, not what anyone else says.
Not much there about creationism, but we couldn’t leave R.A.’s letter out of our collection.
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