July 14, 2017

An investigative archaeologist, Harry Moskoff, says that the Ark of the Covenant is the source of all prophetic truth

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JD: And Moskoff makes some claims about the Ark that not only have no Biblical support but actually they seem to go directly against scripture. For example, he says an we quote “the Ark is directly responsible for the advent of God’s word in this world”. And another quote, “there can be no prophecy without the Holy Ark playing a central role”. Your response David.

DJ: I would say as I’ve looked into some of Moskoff’s work he does agree that the Ark is under the Temple Mount. So he has done apparently some good research and probably has gone to some of the same Rabbi’s as you have. But when it comes to his handling of scripture one of the things that we need to note is what he calls scripture is not just the word of God that we would call the Old Testament he also refers to as I’ve read his writings the Talmud which is the oral tradition of the Rabbi’s as well as the interpretation of that tradition and the debates and all of this that has gone on for over 2,000 years and so he appeals to those in scripture as well.

Also, he gives almost magical qualities to the Ark of the Covenant. He says that prophecy actually went from God went through the Cherub and out through the door of the Tabernacle. He attributes to the Ark almost magical properties. Another things is we remember the Ark of the Covenant was built some where around 1445 1446 BC but there are thousand of years of earth history before that. And we know the first prophecy in the word of God is Genesis 3:15 which promises the coming of a redeemer. We also have God’s revelation of prophecy to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, also to Noah. So, there are prophecies long before the Ark of the Covenant came in to being. So in order to sensationalize he is attributing things to the Ark that simply are un-Biblical. 

JD: David James with the reason that Bible prophecy does not come from the Ark of the Covenant.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

David James gave us some facts about Bible prophecy and its origins. The conclusion was that Bible prophecy does not come from the Ark of the Covenant. II Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture including Bible prophecy is God breathed given by inspiration of God. II Peter 121 says prophecy came not by the will of man but Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Peter also in his second epistle told us we have a more sure word of prophecy it’s the Bible. We must study God’s prophetic word to know his plan for the future.