Bible verse of the day #8


This is an interesting one; Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.

How many people have made atomic bombs before 1945? How many people walked on the moon since 1969? How many Europeans were in the US before 1492? I’ll tell you the answer, NONE! Whoever wrote that was an imbecile! But then again, this is the same book that tells us that when the sun sets it ‘hurries back to where it rises’ (Ecclesiastes 1:5) so what can you expect?

When I take a closer look the entire poem (I guess you could call it that) is filled with problems, in Ecclesistes 1:4 they say that ‘generations come and go, but the earth remains forever’ – what about when the sun expands in 5 billion years and consumes our planet? The ‘teacher’ that is supposed to be saying this ought to be fired.

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