Friday, September 28, 2007

How many of you heard that Sodom and Gomorrah have been rediscovered? I'm a tiny bit embarrassed to admit that somehow, someway I missed this incredible event. (In my defense, I have been a bit preoccupied lately.)

What is so fascinating about this discovery is that once again, the biblical record has been proven accurate. I stumbled across some research on Sodom and Gomorrah several days ago, and I've just begun to scratch the surface on this biblical disaster zone. Still, even that little bit of reading has left me amazed and completely in awe (even more so than I usually am) of Jehovah God. He said He destroyed these cities with fire and brimstone . . . and that's exactly what the ruins show (if you can call the vaporized ghost cities standing along the shore of the Dead Sea ruins).

Scattered everywhere around these powdered walls (that literally crumble in your hand) are thousands of small, crystallized balls of sulfur. For years archaeologists argued that a comet must have hit Sodom and Gomorrah (I'm not kidding) or an earthquake (because the cities sit directly on a fault line). But the truth is now glaringly apparent that a disaster of extraordinary proportions occurred there, since the crystallized balls of sulfur scattered everywhere have never been found anywhere else on planet earth.

There's nothing like the Divine sense of humor.

An early record of these cities is provided by Josephus in his Wars of the Jews, Book IV, Chapter VIII: “Now this country is then so sadly burnt up, that nobody cares to come at it;... It was of old a most happy land, both for the fruits it bore and the riches of its cities, although it be now all burnt up. It is related how for the impiety of its inhabitants, it was burnt by lightning; in consequence of which there are still the remainders of that divine fire; and the traces (or shadows) of the five cities are still to be seen . . . .”

And in 1928, Dr. Melvin Kyle wrote, “...a region on which brimstone was rained will show brimstone. Well, it does; we picked up pure sulfur, in pieces as big as the end of my thumb. It is mixed with the marl of the mountains on the west side of the sea, and now is to be found scattered along the shore of the sea even on the east side, some four or five miles distant from the ledge that contains the stratum. It has somehow scattered far and wide over this plain.” (Melvin Kyle, Explorations at Sodom, 52-53.)

You can see some interesting pictures here:

You can read more about this discovery here:

I just love Biblical Archaeology. . . .

Monday, September 24, 2007

Today is a sad day for America. Here we are in a time of war, and we offer the President of one of the countries in the "axis of evil" a national platform. Not only did he speak at Columbia University, but all the major cable channels broadcast his words nationwide. And what did President Bush have to say about it?

President Bush said Ahmadinejad's appearance at Columbia "speaks volumes about really the greatness of America."

He told Fox News Channel that if Bollinger considers Ahmadinejad's visit an educational experience for Columbia students, "I guess it's OK with me."

Other American officials were less sympathetic.

On Capitol Hill, conservatives said Columbia should not have invited Ahmadinejad to speak. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said "there is a world of difference between not preventing Ahmadinejad from speaking and handing a megalomaniac a megaphone and a stage to use it."

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., said he thought Columbia's invitation to Ahmadinejad was a mistake "because he comes literally with blood on his hands." *

Simply unbelievable. President Bush is either suffering from a bad case of burnout or he simply doesn't care.

Ahmadinejad is responsible for the deaths of who knows how many American soldiers in Iraq--it was proven that Iran supplies arms and agents in the war. He blatantly funds Hezbollah . . . but of course he is welcome at Columbia, and the President of the United States shrugs his shoulders and says, "Okay by me."

I feel like I'm living in some alternate reality. Evil is evil, and the benediction of free speech does not apply to it. Would Columbia and the media offer a national stage to the president of North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA)? Since when is evil entitled to free speech simply because it's promoted by an elected official?

I sincerely hope Columbia loses millions of dollars in donations as a result of this fiasco, and I'm very sorry to say (from the perspective of a past loyal supporter) that I will be glad to see George W. Bush go.

Ahmadinejad questions 9/11, Holocaust
Associated Press, By NAHAL TOOSI

Monday, September 17, 2007

I'm now finished with The Kingdom of the Occult, and am back to my regular blogging. My apologies for the the delay in posting some comments, and I will also be responding to some of them, so stay tuned.

Tonight I saw Kathy Griffin on Larry King Live waving her Emmy around and trying to explain her blasphemous comments about Jesus. If she had dared to say the same things about Mohammed, she would be spending the rest of her life hiding out with Salman Rushdie. At what point will the majority of Christians care about the name of Jesus? How much will it take to get us to fight for Him? I am sick to death of hearing His name used so disrepectfully.

On the positive side, it was promising to see that some Christians cared enough to take out a full page ad in USA Today and very encouraging to see Fox News Correspondent Lauren Green take a public stand in defense of Jesus Christ. You can read her article here:,2933,296683,00.html

Are you tired of hearing the name of Jesus misused and abused? What do you think should be done about it? Send me an email or post and let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I'd like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. D. James Kennedy, who went to be with the Lord this morning. I know he is rejoicing now, but it is a sad day for his family and friends. Dr. Kennedy went to graduate school at New York University with my father; they both worked on their doctorates there . . . kind of the end of an era. He will be missed.

It's getting down to the wire now with Kingdom of the Occult, and I have to tell you the pressure is pretty intense. I finished my last chapter a few days ago, and my co-author Kurt Van Gorden finished his, so now we're in the final editing stage. The problem is, I seem to be stuck in this I must edit this perfectly mode and I can't get out of it. I guess I just have to let go and realize the job is done.

Whew--writing is hard work. Once the manuscript is turned in, the copyeditor at Thomas Nelson gets it and starts looking for mistakes. Yippee. I can't wait for that. My editor has been really great--very supportive the entire way and very happy (thank God) with the book.

I'm delighted with the end result and I have to say I think it will help people to defend the faith, and who could ask for anything better than that? My manuscript deadline is September 14, and after that I will probably have a heart attack and die . . . just kidding. It seems the worst always happens after the stress is over.

I'll be back to blogging on a regular basis after next week--thanks very much for your prayers.