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14 years ago @ Weekly World News VIP - ARK OF THE COVENANT RE... · 0 replies · +1 points

You are correct when you say that something that requires faith to believe cannot be absolutely proven. That is the very essence of faith. This is explained in Hebrews 11:1

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

This includes the faith necessary to believe that God, One who is not directly visible, exists. The author of Hebrews goes on to say this a little further in Hebrews 11:6

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

However, it is not blind faith. Jesus gave a great example to Nicodemus in John 3:8.

"The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

You cannot see the wind, but you definitely know it exists based on its effect on objects in its path. So it is with God; we can see evidence of His presence all around us.

14 years ago @ Weekly World News VIP - ARK OF THE COVENANT RE... · 0 replies · +1 points

That is the role of antichrist. Initially he will reign in peace by getting the Jews and Muslims to coexist, allowing the Jews to rebuild the temple. The whole world will be astonished at his ability to bring peace to a region of the world that has only experienced unrest for literlally thousands of years. Then in the middle of the seven year period of the seventhieth week of Daniel 9, antichrist will break the peace and persecute Israel. Heed the words of the prophet Daniel and the apostle Paul.

Daniel 9:27 And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

As far as this being the authentic Ark of the Covenant is a matter of debate. Some believe the ark no longer exists because of Jeremiah 3:16. Its purpose was completed upon the salvation provided by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, so the Ark will no longer be necessary after Jesus Christ returns to rule during His millenial reign.