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Joel Pearson

Member Since 29 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 08 2013 07:42 PM

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In Topic: Ezekiel and Egypt's Desolation

08 December 2013 - 07:39 PM

Thanks Ken and Russel :) I completely agree that it is insignificant compared to the proof that exists. The idea that Ezekiel chs. 29-32 were not inspired did not occur to me from your comment (instead I had ideas of mistakes which inspiration has allowed...)


Maybe you're right about the non-absolute desolation--- didn't think about that... thanks again!

In Topic: Ezekiel and Egypt's Desolation

08 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

Thanks everyone. I have some Q's though :)


"The only problem with this prophecy is that we have no historical record to verify it." - Fortigurn


I'd be okay with an absence of historical mention... however it seems as though there were actually people dwelling in Egypt at the time when the desolation was supposed to be occurring: an inscription by Amasis has been found dating to his 23rd year here, and apparently both Egypt and Babylon made an alliance against the Egyptians in 547 BC (here; although I don't know whether or not this is dependent on Herodotus). 


"Of course, this is yet another reason why a fundamentalist view of the Bible, where if the Bible is seen to be wrong in one area, it is wrong everywhere, is useless for a robust faith." - Ken Gilmore


Why do you suggest this is an example? I accept God can work with a faulty understanding, but I struggle to accept that God's original teachings and promises can be wrong... (hopefully I'm not misunderstanding your point...)

In Topic: Granville Sharp Rule

02 September 2013 - 12:36 AM

Alright, thank you for that :)