I sat down in the theater chair, not really comfy as you might imagine, and not really prepped for what the documentary “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus” was going to cover and conclude. All I knew was that several ministers and fellow Christians whom I love and respect were excited to go see this special nationwide showing, so I wanted to see what all the buzz was about.
The documentary started out shockingly with several prominent archeologists who specialize in the study of Egyptian chronology claiming that there is absolutely no archeological evidence for the events of the Exodus. None. Zippo. The implication is that the Bible is a lie and you are a fool for believing God.
The only reason this shocked me is that over the years I’ve continually read about archeological findings relating to the Bible and every single time they have confirmed the Bible. Here’s the bottom line. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, every word of it (2 Tim. 3:16). It is truth (John 17:17). Science and archeology are of well-intentioned men dealing with their biases who will eventually discover evidence that agrees with the Bible, but in the meantime are quite happy to focus on postulations that don’t demand obedience to a higher power.
The ah-ha moment of the documentary for me was watching transfixed as the patterns of 6 aspects of Exodus — that supposedly don’t exist — perfectly aligned with the Egyptian timeline when the latter was moved about 200 years earlier. This made the date of the Exodus about 1450 BC which is what I’ve always been taught and which is easily calculated from the numbers stated in I Kings 6:1. Then voila! Suddenly the timeline of the Canaan conquest no longer needed the gaps archeologists had been inserting into it to make it fit their errant Egyptian one. It also lined right up!
Then it was bizarre listening to the unrecanting archeologists state that all the years of research — and their books and courses — could not be wrong. They couldn’t fathom considering the possibility of being a decade off, so no way 200 years.
Why? They fit the pattern of denial God clearly diagnoses in Romans chapter 1. “Even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge (verse 28),” lest they would have to obey, including in sexual matters. This chapter clears away the dust!
Same pattern admitted by noted evolutionist Aldous Huxley in Ends & Means: “I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning … We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.”
FUN FACT: Moose can kick in all directions with its front feet. This allows us to impersonate the archeologists who are stuck in de-Nile.