Before I begin, I'm going to make a statement that will seem controversial to some: the ark of the covenant has been found, but not revealed. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you may want to watch this video.
What is your initial reaction to this? Does your spirit burn within you as you watch, bearing witness to the truth you hear? Or do you discount what you hear, dismissing the "discovery" as the story of a liar?
And most of all...why?
The ease with which so many Christians discount Mr. Wyatt's archaeological discoveries continues to astonish me. Even after there is copious evidence supporting many of his discoveries (Noah's Ark, the Red Sea crossing site, the real Mount Sinai), many Christians just flat out refuse to believe.
This is just one example of the infiltration of secular humanism into Christianity. Have we become so enamored with being thought of as "reasonable" by others that we're unwilling to believe something "foolish" and "risky?"
What's the bigger risk here? The risk that one day evidence will turn up proving that we were wrong to believe? Or the risk that by holding tightly to our human wisdom, we risk God proclaiming us foolish?
"Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles...but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong..."
1 Corinthians 1:20-23,27
Do we have such a love for our own wisdom that we are unwilling to accept God's wisdom when we deem it foolish?