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Subject: Why are some things not recorded in the Bible?


q.gif (1639 bytes)   Why was the greatest battle between Israel and the Giants never written about in the Bible?


a.gif (1659 bytes)   John 20:30-31 says, “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

Jesus did many miracles which are not written in the Bible, but the things which are written, clearly and convincingly get the point across—that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that we must believe upon Him to be saved from our sins and to have eternal life.

John 21:25 says, “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

This tells us why not everything Jesus did was written down—there was not room enough to record it all.  The Bible is a thick Book with the information that it contains.  How many times have you read through it?  How many verses of it have you memorized?

If there was not even room enough to record everything that Jesus did, it is obvious that there was also not room enough to record everything that other people and nations did.   When it comes to battles between men and giants, we do have some recorded for us in the Bible, one of which was between David and Goliath.  1 Samuel 17:45-51 says, “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.  This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.   And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.  And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.  And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.  So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.  Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.”

The thing that a person must be cautious about, is that the things that are written in other books, other than the Bible, may, or may not be true.  Things written in the apocryphal books conflict with things taught in the Bible, so that causes us to not accept what is written in them (the apocryphal books), unless it can be proved from reliable sources.  As the Scripture was being written, the devil was trying to counterfeit it with other books (like the apocryphal books, and others).  The Bible is the only Book that you can trust with absolute confidence that it is true.  Psalms 119:160 says, "Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever."      


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