Thoughts on Atlantis
1 Corinthians 3:18-20
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
The above scripture gives us a warning about two types of wisdom. The first is the wisdom of man that works according to the compiled wisdom of all mankind through out the ages, and the second that only comes from God the creator of all things seen and unseen. The carnal nature of man, if God never intervenes, will lead to total destruction. God as our creator knows how He made us and for what purpose. The carnal man was made to show man what would happen without God’s help. The spiritual man, Christ is to show man what he can be through God’s wisdom.
In the book of Jeremiah 9 there is a prophecy pertaining to what God is going to do through Jesus Christ at the appointed time in God’s plan. The prophecy reads:
22 Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.
23 Thus saith the LORD, 1)Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, 2) neither let the mighty man glory in his might, 3) let not the rich man glory in his riches:
24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
25 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;
26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
In the book of 1 Corinthians we read the fulfillment of that prophecy and how God has not called many wise men “after the flesh”.
1 Corinthians 1:7-31
17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, 1)Christ the power of God, 2) and the wisdom of God. (In the Spirit!)
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: (Fulfillment of Jeremiah 9:)
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
The turning of things upside down has put the carnal mind into confusion; by the way the Lord has done it. No longer will the man that seeks to be wise in this world have an advantage over the man that cannot read. No longer is the man with all the money going to be honored because he has money, and no longer are the scribes and Pharisees going to have the highest seats in the temple of God, because God is going to make Himself a New Temple to live in, the body of man. No longer will man go up to a natural temple to worship his creator but his creator will be inside of his heart, in his spirit, in his soul.
The wisdom of man is at war with the wisdom of God, but God has placed in the natural realm understandings of heavenly things by the things created in the natural realm. By studying the natural creation, we see spiritual things. An example is a dog or a pig, or a horse. All these things show us something about spiritual things.
King James Version (KJV)
19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
In looking around at the things we see in the earth, and the sky today, there are things in the earth and sky that we cannot explain how or why they are there. The pyramids around the world and how they were build with knowledge that we do not have even today, the drawings on the plains in South America and in the United States and in other parts of the world that can only be seen from the sky. Where did the knowledge on how to build and do these things come from? It is beyond our earthy knowledge. Even with being able to read all that is wrote in the pyramids, we are no closer in being able to understand these things than Adam in the Garden of Eden.
As we look around at all these things we do not understand, let’s look at the things we do not understand from God’s understanding. Why did God tell us about leaning to our own understanding? If man tried, what couldn’t man do? God said when Nimrod build the tower of Babel there would be nothing they could not do as long as they were of one mind.
King James Version (KJV)
11 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
God made the statement that there was nothing that they could not do as long as they were in agreement. Another place where men were doing supernatural things were in Egypt when Moses went before Pharaoh.
10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
13 And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
We see here that Pharaoh had men who could do the same supernatural things that the power of God could do through sorcerers. (Or, through the devil!) We have the same today, Men and women seeking to do supernatural things through the devil and not doing it through Jesus Christ. There are sicknesses and defects in people that God has allowed to happen to them because of the sin of the fathers to the third and forth generations and things that, because of our own sin that we commit against the commandments of God. Science has learned that there are things that are subject to other things that have more power. There is a law in God, everything is subject to the higher power. If you have something wrong with you and something comes along stronger that what you have, what you have has to submit to the thing stronger that what you have.
King James Version (KJV)
13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
The warning to lean to our own understanding is not only for the individual, but for mankind as a whole. When ever a country or a group of people operate out of one mind, or one accord, they can do almost anything they set their mind to do and God judges the whole because of them being joined together.
As we look at the remains of early mankind upon the earth, there are questions that we cannot answer. How and why were the pyramids built? What were the Nazca lines and figures of southern Peru in South America? Were there flying machines in early Indian culture, the like figures found in the graves of people who lived thousands of years ago, that looked like jet planes of today. We must ask the question, has God destroyed the earth more than once? Did man, in pass cultures, have the knowledge to build the Pyramids, have electricity, power sources that worked through the pyramids, have space travel to go to other planets, draw the figures all over the earth that can only be seen from the air.
I feel that man gained the knowledge to build, and do all these things not knowing that the things he was allowing was going to destroy his earth. There is scripture that tells us that if we do not keep all of God’s commandments, the land would spue us out, and in other scriptures God says, That the land would spue us out like the people who was in the land before us who had sinned!
That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.
I believe that God destroyed Atlantis because they were destroying the earth and they reached a point in time, like people in Noah’s day did, when God had had enough and destroyed them. They had the wisdom of men, but they did not want to seek after the wisdom of God.
Men today have forsaken God and do not want to answer to a God that tells them what to do. Our preachers tell men that God loves them, but they do not know what love is. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools! So God turned them over to a reprobate mind.
As we look at God’s plan for mankind, we have the life of Christ as our example to follow in our walk with God that we might bring out of our life praise to God for Him giving us the keys to life. When we follow after man’s wisdom, we tend to go the wrong way than the way of Christ. There were things that Jesus would not do? Why? If Jesus came back today, what would He not do, or partake of? I believe He would do nothing different than He did 2000 years ago. He would not partake of anything that would hurt or destroy anything. Just because the knowledge was not here to use, Jesus would not of taken part in any of it, but curse it as He did when He was here.
Mankind in the pass fifty-years has come to the revelation that he is living on a planet that he needs to protect and take care of that the planet will take care of him. There are people, who don’t care, but there are also people who do care but they are not willing to give up the good life to get to the place where they do not hurt their neighbor, or the earth.
There is a place in the Lord where we will be able to live without hurting anything that God created. We will travel in supernatural ways like Jesus did and some of the apostles. We will be fed in supernatural ways just by praying to God and it will be done. We will not have a need for doctors because we will be healed by the power of God and no one will be able to hurt us because we are protected by God’s angels, and none of the curses of the bible will happen to us because we will have no sin and Satan will not be able to temp us because we know, as Jesus, how to say it is written!