Response to Holy Relics, Chapter 3
Chapter 3 “But there are proffered archaeological discoveries which, despite having been claimed for centuries and having received the applause of countless millions of laypeople over this vast period of time, have never been accepted in archaeological circles, for one reason and one reason alone. It is not that the archaeological discipline has a conspiracy to conceal fact; rather it is that credible evidence of the “discovery” has never been provided.” (quoted from Holy Relics)When I hear a statement such as this, I wonder if that person is really living on the same planet.
I’m certain the Standishes might be able to present an example of this, but I’m just as certain, especially after having firsthand experience with secular scientists, (archaeologists, geologists, etc), that their assessment is only half correct. Not only do many scientists stand as obstacles against artifacts and evidence that has been discovered, but they do their utmost to suppress the evidence. The theory of evolution is not merely a theory, it’s a religion, a sacred cow that you dare not criticise lest you be scorned as ignorant. If the Standishes cannot see this, it is only because they choose not to. For most scientists their religion is at stake, any evidence that would jeopardize this is suppressed.
I have in my own collection, samples of large human remains, physical evidence that clearly reveals human beings as tall as 15ft. Most in the scientific community pooh pooh the very thought, as it strikes down their own theory of human development. Like God’s word declares, “And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. For this they are willingly ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, the earth standing out of the water and in the water, (2Pe 3:4-5).
To be willing ignorant means to look away at the very evidence in front of you, to deny its existence. It is by design that many choose this course. Many scientists, especially in the earths science field, have their own agenda. At times their very livelihood may be at stake, so espousing the corporate line is in their best interest. There are still today proven mistakes in science textbooks, misleading statements, falsified reports, and outright lies. This is due almost without exception to an attempt to preserve a theory of belief.
October 9, 2014 @ 2:24 am
Chapter three of “Holy Relics or Revelation” implies that 1) People are worshiping Ron’s discoveries like Roman Catholics of old, 2) That those who accept Wyatt’s discoveries are placing evidence subservient to “misplaced faith” in the presenter, 3) That Wyatt is championing some “new-found” doctrine, and 4) that somehow the discoveries do not pass the test of the “law and the testimony”. There is also an implied comparison of Ron Wyatt to Desmond Ford.
There could be a danger to number one, the discoveries are so profound that some could get caught up in them. Yet the group that discerns these as real seems much more affirmed in faith in Christ than liable to make an idol of the objects. Plus the final discovery, the Ark of the Covenent, can’t be seen to be worshiped. Faith is required to believe that part.
Number two, you can see several of the discoveries right on google earth and others have returned to the sights and brought more images and understanding, confirming the discoveries. If you talk to people who knew Ron Wyatt, or watched him on YouTube, or understood what his life was like you would have faith in him as fully honest and connected to God. Are the Standishes actually saying we can only trust them?
Number three, what “new-found” doctrine did Ron Wyatt ever present? I can’t discern any doctrine in his discoveries that wasn’t pre-extant in the Adventist church. In the videos I’ve seen he was so careful to give glory to Christ and upheld all the Adventist beliefs.
Number four, these discoveries are from the law and the testimonies. If these discoveries never existed than the law and the testimonies are false. Why should we be so distrustful when the law and testimonies are proved correct? Let’s go straight to the hardest, deepest, most moving part of what Wyatt was shown. The blood of Christ on the mercy seat. The more you study about it, the more you read about it and ponder it, you realize that it had to be that way for the law and testimonies to be fulfilled.