Sunday, July 30, 2017

Canaanite DNA and Fake News

The New York Times joined in the story of DNA proof the Canaanites survived despite God's command to the destroy them in the Bible.  I saw the headline of the story last week at RCP, and my immediate thought was that God commanded their destruction.  God also commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Israel disobeyed God's command, which was one reason for their apostasy.  It shows you how stupid the New York Times is, and others like it.

It's sad and funny that the New York Times links in its article to a BibleHub online Bible of Deuteronomy 20:17, which the King James Version reads, "But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee."  God commanded Israel to destroy them, but in very ancient news, Israel didn't obey.  Just because God commands something in the Bible doesn't mean that everyone does what He says.  The Bible isn't the story of a people who were completely obedient, but the story of sinners who, even though God gets it entirely right, themselves get it usually wrong.

The science part of the study appeared in the American Journal of Human Genetics.  It should be a great testimony to the authenticity of the biblical record, since it says that these people existed. Instead, many used it with great glee as a basis for the Bible not being true.  This included The Telegraph, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Tech Times, Mother Nature Network, Cosmos, and many more.  They are saying in essence, "The Bible says they were destroyed, and they weren't!" The Bible says that God told Israel to destroy them.  Israel didn't.  As a result there was all sorts of Canaanite false worship in the land.

Joshua 17:12, Judges 1:27-28, 31, and 2:3 read (some underlining for emphasis):
Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. . . . Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out. . . . Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob. . . . Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.
Scripture itself later says the Canaanites were not destroyed from the face of the earth, which was the point contradicting the New York Times and all the other fake news.

I guess we can wait for a retraction.  You should be heartened though.  Those on the other side are wrong again and obviously so.  They are either totally duped or deceived or rank liars, but they are wrong.  This is just who they are, so don't let them bother you.


KJB1611 said...

It is interesting that the New York Times makes this argument. Dan Barker made it in my debate with him also. I guess they think that they can get some mileage out of it.

Anonymous said...

Kent, I thought you were intelligent. Why do you fall for the fool in the White House's ongoing brainwashing that the NYT is fake news? I mean you may think this is fake news but why take on the label of Trump? What exactly would have to happen in the WH before you would publicly condemn that fool and call him out for who he is?

kddlporter said...

My 'word' count for post was 972 though this said I'd exceeded 4,090 I'll go for three posts. Not posting info exclusive to myself, but seemingly absent from the discussion here & pertinent for Bible believers. So, here goes 1 of 3

'I thought you were intelligent'!!!??? Nothing like an obvious hook to a man's pride! This is obviously fake news regardless of who calls it so, & because the Bible plainly reveals it to be so no matter who points that out. Even a child can know it. Fordham or Georgetown sort and condition to the same ends, & J.A. Wylie laid bare what was going on in media even in his day. Today after the application of craft & infiltration & the turning of multiple institutions, conditioning them to the gathering to that Whore & that other supper of the Lamb: of flesh given to the fowls, it is simply unconscionable for any Bible believing Christian to be naïve concerning this. Given the plain double witness of history and biblical prophecy, how could it be missed but by desire?

This is just like their purposeful misuse of the passage in Jeremiah after the 9-11 fiasco and magically falling building 7....which did not at all mean what they purported it did, but the direct opposite. Isaiah 9:10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. .....Wicked men are involved: either utterly unbelieving or crassly Luciferian & Balaamite, tempting men to sin & desiring their destruction, as that old Accuser of the Brethren. Spiritists and sorcerers attempting to manipulate God. They will fail in their desired end.

This sort of thing only serves the purpose of God in proving & sorting men of the word and Spirit from men of the world trusting in themselves and even the deification of men: the builders. It is God who will permit them to finish building that great Mystery Babylon which will be destroyed, and to gather the nations to Armageddon presuming to war with God.

kddlporter said...

2 of 3: This emphasis on dna (and corresponding tactic of lowering Jesus Christ to a created being, & redefining the Godhead/Trinity) is due to its being the book of life given of God, & the desire of men to overcome the curse of corruption and death through their own devices & rewriting. Idolators. They want to believe they can become as gods, and to justify themselves before men that they are following Jesus (another jesus obviously) in the doing. In altering the seed of man, they are only doing to that witness what they've already attempted to do with the incorruptible seed according to 1 Peter 1 & the parables of the sower, the written word of God. They want to rewrite God's book of life & undo the curse without Jesus and the true Gospel received with repentance. (Hence that doctrine is also under attack.) They will never utterly eradicate it: it is written.....but as brute beasts following that spirit of the Beast, that Serpent and Dragon: they are blind to serve only their lusts & flesh, their 'instinct' as that fallen cherub one they follow, denying and ignoring the reasonable word & holding to a false, proud, embittered 'hope' or 'dream' to the end. Thank God, for men there is real hope. For altered men no longer of the seed of Adam? What Savior & kinsmen redeemer could they justly appeal to with God receiving & working by the Second Adam & the Spirit?

What Gerardus Bouw has documented mathematically concerning the pages of time is also intriguing and beautifully harmonizing with scripture and Romans 1 & Psalm 19 in particular, and the opening of the books. It is interesting the Catholics and philosophers as Sungenis and the Discover Institute are trying to coopt and spin his work with their highly publicized and promoted 'Geocentrism' to his 'Geocentricity'.

Transhumanism is no longer just a possibility, but through the corruption of dna manipulation is coming about as Genesis 6 hints at in that all man and beasts had corrupted their way on the earth, and the New Testament days of Noe. China publicly announced last week their completely synthetic building of a yeast dna molecule. That's interesting! Leaven. Corruption. 'As in the days of Noe'.

kddlporter said...

3 of 3 There are those seeking immortality by any means possible, and even claiming the eradication of sin from man's nature and new classes of crusaders and ubers by the new CRISPR dna editing technology. These are men embracing the lies of Genesis 3 and ignoring the warnings of Jeremiah 17 ....misusing the 'intelligence' God has preserved to them: the light of Christ that lighteth every man that cometh into the world, and are searing their own consciences, turning selectively from truth & promoting truth partially, selectively and hypocritically as written.
"Fox" is as apt a label for them as that power-maddened, cunning, subtle and bloody Herod & the whole class of Herodians preceding & following in his Babylonian craft, calling themselves wise Machiavellians and such things today as the craft comes up through bloody & pretentious Rome. Using their figleaf of 'mental reservation' to supposedly apron & cover their 'sins of necessity'. Judas's. The implications to Revelation 9 of the dna editing technology prolonging life are intriguing, given men will yet be wrapped in corruptible flesh, & putting the cart before the horse in folly & presumption they will reap a terrible consequence: For five long nightmarish months men will long to die and not be able to.

Dialectic scripting and conditioning aside: these are all men of Psalm 2 folly and craft, backed & inspired by their lying Ephesians 6 spirit & principalities & powers....and not to be trusted, though witnessed to plainly & given the Gospel as Paul to Agrippa and Bernice. Better to be washed in the word of God than the vomit and wallows the 'ubers' are returning to & luring the masses to follow. Those who have no king but Caesar are in a world of hurt.