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Aug 25

The Biggest Bigfoot

By Jim Fletcher 

Isn’t it interesting that folks today want to believe in Bigfoot, or UFOs, or mythical, dog-like creatures? They want to believe in something beyond themselves, beyond their normal surroundings.

Two guys can offer-up a bogus story about finding a “Bigfoot” in Georgia (Georgia!), and it becomes a global story. And there is no story! No evidence, no documentation. Nothing. Yet people want to believe. There is an internal longing for the supernatural. That longing sustains decades-old stories about “missing link” creatures allegedly roaming the Pacific Northwest, or tourist lures at a Scottish lake that supposedly is home to a “pre-historic” underwater animal.

Yet, the greatest evidence for the supernatural lies in a geographical area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. But people refuse to see it!

What an extraordinary time! Creatures that do not exist seem to satisfy some longing we have for immortality, or knowledge of the unknown. At the same time, the Jews of Israel, the greatest of all evidences of immortality and the greatness of the Creator God who is knowable…this is rejected even though we see them every day.

There are hundreds of thousands of photographs of Jews living in modern Israel. There are hundreds of thousands of stories and eyewitness accounts of miracles involved in creating the state of Israel. Israel is a real place you can visit. Overlaid onto this are the hundreds of biblical prophecies that are confirmed in the aforementioned evidences.

Otherwise smart men, who teach in Christian seminaries in this country, love to minimize and mythologize the Jews of Israel. Modern Jews are not related to the ancient Hebrews. The “return” of the Jews today —  overlaid onto biblical prophecies — is an historical anomaly, an accident of history, a coincidence.

So they say!

Please notice that this is bizarre in the extreme. Do you understand that?

You can go to Jerusalem today and see foundation stones from the Jewish temple scattered around the base of the Western Wall. You can look at them while holding a Bible open to Matthew 24 — Jesus’ famous prediction that the Temple would be destroyed (“not one stone will be left upon another”). It is an extraordinary scene and the kind of proof some need of the existence of an all-powerful God.

But scores reject irrefutable evidence of the God who can save them to believe in an ape-man creature no one has been able to document in 40 years, with the most sophisticated electronic equipment available.

Bible prophecy is a marvelous way to reach people with the truth. My friend, Vic Kennett, has the largest Christian apparel company in the world. When Vic was in the fifth grade, he identified himself as an atheist! But one day the Gideon came, and Vic took a Bible. That led him eventually to study the subject of Bible prophecy. He told me that prophecy presented that which he could not explain away. He became a Christian and today, the apparel items produced by his company, Kerusso, go out all over the world as an evangelistic tool.

This is the power of prophecy: to transform a life that sees other lives transformed.

We don’t need to fund space programs that attempt to communicate with “aliens.” We can open our Bibles and pray, thus communing with the Ultimate Intelligence. And One that loves us with perfect love.

Another tangible proof that prophecy is valid is the intensifying pressure on Israel. It will come to nothing, despite the fears of supporters of Israel.

In Isaiah 54:17, we read: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”

Earlier this month, more Palestinian rockets were sent into Israel, despite the “ceasefire” that had been hammered-out with Hamas. A rocket landed near the village of Kissufim on August 6; a rally was taking place nearby.

Three days later, a rocket landed in a field near the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council area. On the 11th, a rocket landed in Sderot.

Certainly, the occasional rocket does either kill or injure Israelis. Yet, overall, the weapons formed against the Jews do not “hit the mark.”

In Isaiah 15, God tells us that those who make war against the Jews “shall fall for thy sake.”

We see this every day. A few years ago, the evil Sheik Yassin, “spiritual leader” of Hamas, saw his miserable life ended when an Israeli missile slammed into his entourage.

And Hamas rockets sputter and land harmlessly in open fields.

Every single day, there are many, many such evidences that the Bible is true, God is in control, and the ancient prophecies meld with blogs and magazines and network news programs to show us the obvious: God is alive and watching.

Who needs Bigfoot?