The Bible and the

4500 year old seed found in the pyramids!

Wheat seed was found in the pyramids that was dated to around 2500 BC (It was there for the dead Pharaoh to eat if he got hungry.) Scientists realized it was an important find which would enable them to determine what variety of wheat was in use in the ancient world and could be invaluable for engineering new types of wheat. They took the wheat seed and planted it in fertile soil. Then an amazing thing happened to the 4500 year old seed...It grew! Scientists were stunned. Yet to county folk it was no big news. Farmers understand that seed needs three things for survival; constant darkness, cool temperature and dryness. The Pyramids are the perfect place to store seeds.

Modern skeptics are constantly attacking the Bible. They say parts of the Bible have been lost altered or corrupted over time. They say the Bible we have in our hands is vastly different from the original one 2000 years ago. Such charges are not based upon fact but are an irresponsible and deceptive slur against Gods Holy word. The Dead Sea scrolls, were written about 100 BC. They contained copies of and quotations from many Old Testament books. When they were discovered about 50 years ago, Bible students were anxious to see if the text of Isaiah, for example, had changed in 2000 years. To their delight, the Dead Sea Scrolls confirmed the accuracy of our modern Bibles and muzzled the skeptics.

The Holy Spirit compared the Bible to imperishable seed, "You have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God. For, 'All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord abides forever.' And this is the word which was preached to you" 1 Peter 1:23-25. God finished writing the Bible in about 96 AD so the Bible is about 2000 years old. God compared the Bible to incorruptible seed. That means that it is impossible to destroy. Jesus said, "the seed is the word of God" Luke 8:11. Peter tells us that the Bible is an indestructible seed. Now the 4500 year old seed in the Pyramids was corruptible. It could be destroyed. If corruptible natural wheat seed could survive 4500 years, how much more can the incorruptible seed of the Bible survive only 2000 years!

God has promised that He would preserve the text of the Bible, "My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it" Isa 55:11. Jesus said in John 10:35, "the Scripture cannot be broken". One reason that the Bible cannot be changed over time is that God will judge every man by the words of the Bible. It comes down to a matter of justice. How could God judge man according to a book that had been changed and corrupted by the time we got it in this century? Be confident when you read the Bible that it is God's "incorruptible" word.

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