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.
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
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
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
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
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
Certainly, the occasional rocket does either kill or injure
Israelis. Yet, overall, the weapons formed against the Jews do not “hit the
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
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
Who needs Bigfoot?