One aspect of apologetics is showing how archaeology can support Biblical accuracy. This presentation attempts to make Bible archaeology culturally relevant by showing how it relates to issues facing our culture today.
Atheists and skeptics accuse the God of the Old Testment as being an unjust, unforgiving tyrant. To answer these charges we examine the practices of the Canaanites and surrounding nations, including Sodom and Gomorrah, through archaeological evidence to show why God had to judge them and end their practices.
This presentation will cover two areas:
Why did God command the Israelites to utterly destroy whole cities? Archaeological discoveries can help shed light on this question.
Have Sodom and Gomorrah been located? Several sites have been proposed. Which one(s) seem to be the best candidates?
About the Speaker:
Bruce Barton has degrees in meteorology and theology, with studies in engineering and graduate work in atmospheric sciences. Mr. Barton was an instrumentation engineer in Research and Development for Weyerhaeuser Company until retirement.
He has a broad background as a teacher and speaker to groups of all ages in a wide range of subjects including science and technology, aviation, and Bible topics, particularly apologetics. He has been speaking and teaching on the creation–evolution controversy for ten years. He also serves as the vice president for the Creation Association of Puget Sound.
The Apologetics Symposium takes place the 1st Wednesday each month at Cedar Park Church in Bothell WA. The programs feature presentations from educators and scientists who are dedicated to defending the Bible. They are free to attend, and also available for viewing through live webcast or the recordings archived on our website.
See upcoming schedule of topics and speakers.