I am now reading the most amazing Christian apologetics book….
I am now reading the most amazing Christian apologetics book. It’s called “The Sign Of The Son Of Man.” It is a very long book (380,000 words – about half of the Bible’s length). So I confess I have not yet thoroughly read it all. But I have read a lot of it. It mostly deals with Bible history, Bible chronology, the Bible’s use of symbolic numbers, and how they all relate to Jesus Christ in various Bible prophecies. It also has a few chapters on astronomy and how we can now read about a dozen numerical “signs in the sun, moon, and stars” that all personally identify Jesus Christ as our Creator and Savior. For instance, all of the Bible’s 40s and 400s are said to point to Jesus because he was born exactly 4,000 years after God created Adam. And God made the sun exactly 400 times the size of the moon in diameter (864,000 miles versus 2,160 miles) and put it always about 400 times as far away from us to create total solar eclipses to identify Jesus as the Creator of the universe since, again, he was born in 5 BC exactly 4,000 years after Adam’s creation in 4005 BC. This book seems to deal with all of the Bible’s most mysterious numbers (even fully reconciling all the numbers of the Hebrew kings, both sacred and secular). It also provides interpretations for almost all (maybe all) Bible prophecies. Very educational. I have learned many new things. Besides all the 40s and 400s in the Bible and in God’s design of the universe other numbers often appear in both places. Many examples are given, including the numbers 200, 600, and 12. For instance, the king of Syria (Antiochus IV, who is sometimes called “the Antichrist of the Old Testament”) completely outlawed the Jewish religion under penalty of death in 168 BC, which was 200 years before the death of Christ in 33 AD. (There was no “zero” year between BC and AD.) The author asks, “Could this have been meant by God to tell us that the coming Antichrist will completely outlaw Christianity 2,000 years after the death of Christ?” Scientists have now determined that the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs did so 66.0 million years ago (60 + 6 million years ago). The author maintains that God may have done so to tell us that he will bring a great judgment upon our world 6,000 years after Adam and Eve disobeyed God in Eden, which he dates to 3965 BC (40 years after Adam’s creation in 4005 BC). I just finished reading chapter 10 on Noah’s flood. I never thought anyone could convince me that the flood took place in Northwest China and that Noah and his family moved to Mesopotamia afterward. But this book did so with the help of many illustrations and maps, even one of the nearby land of Eden with its four rivers and a topographical one of Adam and Eve’s garden home which shows in what nature reserve it can be visited today. So much here! I learned that Islam’s so-called “prophet” Muhammed died in the 600th year after the death of Christ? (Christ died in the year 33 and Muhammed died after finishing his dictation of the Koran in the year 632.) The author shows that the Bible uses the number 600 in relation to things that God has “doomed to destruction,” including all false religions like Islam. So I don’t think this was a coincidence. This book’s interpretation of Daniel’s “70 weeks” prophecy is the most precise one I have ever read. Oh, “the sign of the Son of Man” spoken of by Christ in Matt. 24:30 is said to refer to the asteroid Apophis that is now headed our way. It will make its first appearance in earth’s skies on April 13, 2029. It will then return exactly 7 years later on April 13, 2036. In 2036 that day will be simultaneously celebrated as both Jewish Passover, the day of Christ’s death, and Easter Sunday, the day of his resurrection. (Jewish Passover will begin at sunset on April 12 and will continue for 18 hours on April 13.) Will this all be just a coincidence, or will it prove to be “the sign of the Son of Man” Jesus said “will appear in the sky” shortly before his return? I just sent the author an email at his website (thesignofthesonofman.com) to ask him a couple of questions. I hope to hear back from him. Has anyone else here read this book?