Mankind, assuming self-rule without God, will bring itself to the brink of annihilation.
Yet pursuing knowledge about God has been left out.Then all men will have to admit that only God can save us.The Apostle Peter wrote, “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts ….Young, bright minds have been and still are being prejudiced against the Bible, the foundation of true knowledge. Unfortunately, many Bible scholars, ministers and theologians agree. Russell had to say, there is evidence the Bible that proves the reality of its history. Even while Russell and Collingwood were writing their books, other scholars were unearthing spectacular discoveries that cast a bright light on the truth of the biblical record.Yet, there are mountains of evidence to prove otherwise. Even prior to the mid-20th century, the new science of archaeology—the digging-up and study of the remains of man’s bygone years—caused an earthquake within the anti-God scholarship of the critics. As a science, archaeology has expanded to include the study of all cultures.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.Russell dismisses the Bible as in just a few sentences.Even though first printed in 1945, his book is still widely read by university students and is considered one of the best books of its kind. Collingwood, in his book (printed posthumously in 1946), tagged the Bible as “theocratic history and myth.”Most scholars lower the Bible to the level of Homer—mythology in poetic form. The willing (and sometimes willful) ignoring of the truth has been happening for decades.