‘The Lost River of Eden’ (2015)

I like to re-run this post from time to time–because it’s one of the most popular posts I’ve had here, and because the rediscovery of the Kuwait River played an important part in restoring my own faith.

The Lost River of Eden

The Kuwait River disappeared no later than 2,000 B.C.–and yet there it is in Genesis. It wasn’t until satellite photography became available that science rediscovered this once-mighty river.

The Bible authentically preserves knowledge that would otherwise be lost. It is not a bunch of stories made up by Jewish priests to wile away their time as exiles in Babylon.

The Bible is true. Period.

4 comments on “‘The Lost River of Eden’ (2015)

  1. There’s a lot of geological information that is better explained by the Bible’s timeline than that of mainstream science. I wonder how many people have sought the gold of Havilah.

    1. Here’s one I’ve always wondered about.
      If the Grand Canyon is the result of everyday natural processes… how come there’s only one of them?

    2. The Grand Canyon is one of the best sources of information about the Flood. We’re it many millions of years old, it would not have the sharp surfaces that it has. There are Bible believing scientists that have studied the geology of the Flood and assembled an explanation that makes sense of the geology we see.

      The Flood shaped the surface of the earth, but the Flood also shocked the climate and brought about the Ice Age … and the Ice Age contributed very much to the geology of the earth.

      In SE Minnesota, SW Wisconsin, NE Iowa and NW Illinois, there is a region known as the Driftless Area, which is an “island” of unglaciated land, surrounded by the smooth surfaces left by the glaciers. It just so happens that I am very familiar with this region, and even before I was aware of the existence of the Driftless Area, I had noticed that there was a lot of difference between the horizons of SE Minnesota and those seen in Minneapolis.

      Features such as this are fascinating, to say the least, but they also testify to the relative youth of the earth’s surface. The Ice Age is not mentioned in the Bible, but it seems likely that it was probably in full swing by the time of Babel. Generations later, when Joseph was given the prophecy of seven lean years, this may well have been related to the progression of the Ice Age. It is said, in Genesis, that all the earth came to Egypt for relief during this famine. While Joseph was in an advantaged position to help to preserve the line of Jacob, he was also able to help people from far and wide, undoubtedly helping to prevent death from famine for many of the peoples of the earth, at that time.

      We live in biblical times, right now. If we accept that the Bible is a historic account, we can see that our lives are shaped by biblical events, to this day. Archaeological discoveries in Israel are testifying to the veracity of the Bible as a historical document. Just as Daniel foretold, true knowledge is becoming abundant, and it’s happening before our very eyes.

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