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The Living Corkscrew
Matthew 13:4
"And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:"
If you have never opened a bottle of wine, let me give you a little instruction on how to use a corkscrew. First, you puncture the cork with the corkscrew's tip. Then you turn the handle, forcing the...

Did the Ice Man Use Acupuncture?

Jeremiah 17:14
"Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise."

You may remember the "ice man" discovered in a glacier in the Alps in 1991. His frozen body had been preserved in the ice for thousands of years. Even his hair, beard and skin were largely intact. While there is some debate about when he lived, he is easily dated, in the biblical framework, to within several centuries after the Flood.

Researchers at the University of Graz in Austria have been studying his body in hope of learning more about life in the distant past. They found that the ice man has 15 groups of tattooed lines on his body. They could find no reasonable explanations for the tattooed lines until they compared the tattoos to the traditional acupuncture points. The ice man's tattoos corresponded to the acupuncture points used to treat stomach upset and backache. X-rays of the ice man's body showed that though he was only middle-aged, he did indeed have arthritis in his hips, knees, ankles and spine that would produce backache. Further study showed that he had a high level of parasites called whipworms in his intestines! The ice man lived 2,000 years before any known use of acupuncture by the Chinese. Could it be that acupuncture is ancient knowledge that came into use today by way of Noah himself?

Any medical treatment that works is a blessing in this life. However, only the healing provided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ can bring true spiritual health now and in eternity.

I praise You, dear Lord, for the healing You have given me. Amen.
Discover, 2/00, p. 61, "The Ice Man Healeth."