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Bacteria the Size of a Whale?
Genesis 1:20
"And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven."
The abundance and variety of living things that God made continues to amaze scientists. All of us learned in school that bacteria are too small to see without a microscope. That's why, when...
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Babylon Rent-A-Wagon

Acts 7:4
"Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell."

Today, people regularly travel a thousand miles in modern airliners. A thousand miles is a long day's drive, but it can be done. We would never think of walking or riding a horse that far.

It was out of this questionable sense of superiority that critics of the Bible rejected the accuracy of the Bible's record of Abram's travels. According to the Bible, when he lived in Ur, in Chaldea, God Babylon Rent-a-Wagoninstructed him to travel where God would lead him. That trip took Abram from northern Mesopotamia to Haran. After the death of Abram's father, God finally led him on to Canaan. The total length of Abram's travels amounted to more than a thousand miles. Clearly, Abram could not have traveled that far so long ago, argued the critics.

Several years ago, a clay tablet was discovered in ancient Babylon that sheds some light on the critics' challenge. The tablet was a wagon rental contract. The contract forbids the wagon renter from taking the wagon as far as the lands of the Mediterranean coast. One archaeologist observed that this meant that travel over such great distances was so common that Babylon's rent-a-wagon outlet had to place mileage limitations in rental contracts.

Over the years, hundreds of challenges have been raised against the accuracy of the Bible. Yet, none of the Bible critics' words have stood the test of truth. The Bible – God's Word – has!

Prayer: 
Dear Father, Your Son is revealed to me on every page of the Word written for my salvation. Help me seek truth only in Your Word and not in the words of men. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Notes: 
Wayne Jackson. 1991. "Archaeology and Abraham's Journey." Reasoning From Revelation, Vol. III, No. 11. Nov., p. 22. Photo: The Standard of Ur mosaic depicts peacetime, from the royal tombs of Ur.