THE BIBLE MUST BE WRONG
Methuselah lived 969 years. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Or is it?
Leslie A Turvey
A servant of the only true and living God
“I can’t believe people lived hundreds of years in bible times. The bible must be wrong.”
Oh? Is the bible wrong, or is something else wrong? Let’s consider then and now.
Since God is perfect (Matthew 5:8), he wouldn’t make anything that is less than perfect. So, when he created Adam and Eve they were perfect in every way. They lived in a garden with perfect air, perfect water, perfect vegetation, and perfect animals. Their food was perfect, and was perfectly digested. Had they not given in to satan’s temptation, they would have lived forever (Genesis 3:22).
But they made the wrong decision, and we suffer the results today. Money and illicit sex have become man’s gods, and some people will do anything to have more of them (1 Timothy 6:8-10).
Adam and Eve’s air was clean and oxygen-rich; ours is so polluted it’s dangerous to breathe. Our farm land has become so depleted that the vegetation is starving for the natural food it needs because we ignore Leviticus 25:3-5. And since our cattle eat the grass, they are unhealthy as well. So what do the farmers do? They “fertilize” the land with chemicals, and feed the animals man-made hormones, and grain “enriched” with synthetic vitamins and minerals.
Adam and Eve lived long before pharmaceutical companies decided their artificial vitamin products were better than the natural ones God created for our goodness.
The Amplified Bible states, “The same essential chemical elements are found in man and animal life that are in the soil. This scientific fact was not known to man until recent times, but God was displaying it here (Genesis 2:7 footnote).”
In the beginning, Adam and Eve were alone, but as time went by they had children, and their family expanded into a multitude. Unbridled sex became rampant, and today’s families are shattered by cheating husbands and wives. Sexually-transmitted diseases are passed from partner to partner.
What is the medical response? Pop a pill! Man-made, of course!
Oh yes, the artificial stuff the doctors prescribe may relieve the symptoms for a while, but they do nothing to make us well. God’s prescription for Adam and Eve, and for us, is to remain faithful to one’s spouse, to eat healthy foods, drink healthy water, and to breathe clean air (Leviticus 11:1-23, 46-47; Deuteronomy 14:3-21). But there’s not much financial benefit in that!
In his book, The Code of Life, Dr Ronald Drucker says what the government calls “health care” is really “disease care.” As he says, “Caring for disease is very profitable, while preventing disease is not.”
Robert E Willner, M.D., notes, “The majority of physicians are honest, dedicated, and sincere scientists.” Yet, when they listen to our symptoms they prescribe a bunch of artificial products that our natural bodies cannot properly assimilate. Adam and Eve had none of that.
God has a plan for us (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV), but it does not include polluted air and water, nutrient-depleted corn flakes, or the ingestion of synthetic – artificial – “remedies” for whatever ails us.
Fortunately God will bring us back to his natural ways, but there is a proviso. He begins with the powerful word, “If.”
“If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves – (to humble means to stop thinking of ourselves as being high and mighty) – and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways – (making themselves rich by keeping people ill) – then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land [from all the pollutions that have destroyed it] (2 Chronicles 7:14).”
What a promise! What a loving Father! And, no, the bible isn’t wrong. Ancient generations lived long, healthy lives, and we can too, if…..