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12Mar/090

Twisted: Ron Wyatt & his amazing Biblical discoveries

I am constantly amazed at the claims that Christians make concerning the Word of God. There is no doubt in my mind that God's wisdom speaks to many, many things regarding our lives that can be verified by science, research, and experience. However, I have also heard many a Christian leader cite discoveries and statistics in their zeal to add credibility to the Bible's teaching only to see that credibility dissolve into some unfounded claim made by a religious zealot.

No zealot that i am aware of makes bolder claims that Ron Wyatt. Ron's claims span from finding the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, to discovering the remains of Noah's Ark, to digging up the Ark of the Covenant. This self-described archaologist has been debased as many times as he had made claims, but his zealous rantings continue to find their way into the lives of well-meaning Christians.

At the end of the article, I'll leave you with a few key postings regarding these discoveries, but let me end primarily with this point: Honest zeal is a good thing. Desire to discover things is also powerful. But unwillingness to listen to or answer your critics, and outright deception are appauling. I am afraid for men like this...not for what the world will do to them, but for what God will hold them accountable to at their judgment.

Concerning Ron Wyatt:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wyatt

Concerning the Ark's Discovery:
http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v14/i4/report.asp

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