Concluding the arrival of King David at the very spot where Abraham had built his altar 1000 years before: who but God could bring a man and his son to that lonely ledge of rock 1000 years before, to build an altar as a prototype of a massive structure to be built a 1000 years later?
Who but God could use human inabilities as his opportunity? Could turn a King’s sin into salvation from sin for millions that after Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary would reach BILLIONS?
What would be the odds of that happening by CHANCE? But the amazing continuation of Bible history directed and controlled by God makes it all reasonable and expected.
So...whatever historian Page Smith and his ilk say, the question isn’t, “Who can be so presumptuous to think God KNOWS the future, sees the future from the beginning and can therefore PREDICT it?” The question is, “Who can be so ignorant of God’s omniscience and omnipotence as to DENY his plans for humanity?” And, by the way, this is but one of some 300 prophecies made hundreds before their fulfillment. But each one fulfilled as predicted.
Indeed, then, if anyone is silly, inconsistent, foolish, meaningless and irrelevant, it’s the skeptics and doubters, not GOD. However, don’t bother with the facts those who doubt, who refuse to believe, who anchor their life and future to mid-air uncertainties. They prefer to die in their sins to having to confess they need Christ’s forgiveness. They prefer to trust their limited, short-time-on earth humanity than be in debt to God’s eternal wisdom. Correct them. Challenge them. Upbraid them. But don’t pity them. They choose to live outside of God’s presence. They would never feel comfortable having to admit they NEED God in Christ. Fini