Paul saw into our day and said that end-time religion has “a form of godliness,” but that men deny its power (2 Timothy 3:5). Why can’t we recognize that science is about to destroy us?Most of the world’s educated believe that mankind has outgrown the need for God. Soon the need for God will come crashing back upon us.This geographic region is known as the Fertile Crescent.Egyptologist James Henry Breasted first used the term “Fertile Crescent” to describe the lush, well-watered, crescent-shaped geographic region starting at the Persian Gulf moving up the Tigris-Euphrates valley, then westward over Syria and southward along the Mediterranean Sea through Palestine.Since the 17th and 18th centuries, men have produced an amazing fund of knowledge in the industrial and scientific areas.Yet pursuing knowledge about God has been left out.Here are some perfect examples of what Paul and Peter are talking about.Bertrand Russell, the late British philosopher and avowed agnostic, wrote this in his “The early history of the Israelites cannot be confirmed from any source outside of the Old Testament, and it is impossible to know at what point it ceases to be purely legendary.” Mr.
Rather than the Bible, scientific reasoning became the source of authority—the ultimate judge of all truth. Then in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the theory of evolution—the fable of a creation without a Creator—and higher Bible criticism spawned by anti-Semite German rationalists, came on the scene and succeeded in completely removing God and the Bible from the picture.So today, most theologians and ministers look askance at the Bible and its history.The real tragedy is that these men refuse to study into and teach the vital lessons taught by these histories.It was during Napoleon’s military expedition in Egypt in 1799 that the vitally important Rosetta stone was dug up.Yet, it was not until the end of the 19th century that a systematic study and evaluation of the Near East began.Mankind, assuming self-rule without God, will bring itself to the brink of annihilation.Thankfully, God promises to intervene and stop our self-destruction.Our generation knows less about God and what God is doing than any prior generation.Modern leaders in education, science and industry have created a world.The great men of the Bible prophesied accurately that highly educated men and women who scoff at God and His revealed Word would dominate our world.Although men have sneered at God in every generation beginning with Adam, ours was to be the worst.