“Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:”
Modern academia is at times a laughable misnomer. Those that are supposedly the most intelligent, educated, and informed among us are often the most amazingly (and willingly) ignorant. Take the field of cultural anthropology for example. This discipline is dominated by scientists and academicians who are absolutely committed to the Darwinian account of man’s origin and development. This they do in spite of the fact that libraries around the world contain books, written by their own ilk mind you, with titles such as Ancient Mysteries, Mysteries of the Past, and The World’s Last Mysteries. The word “mystery” applied to certain archaeological discoveries indicates that those things really shouldn’t be there—not if the evolution story is true. The concrete facts indicate that ancient man was never a stooped-over, half-human brute. On the contrary (and congruent with Scripture) he appears to have had an intrinsic brilliance and technological knowledge that in many ways exceeded our own. The mysterious megalithic structures are perfect examples. Some of these ancient buildings and walls are made up of stones weighing 50 tons or more, each cut into bizarre and complicated shapes and fitted against (and on top of!) one another with such precision that one cannot get a knife edge between them. When I look at images of these amazing accomplishments of the ancients, I see two important lessons here. First, and most obviously, the evolution story is a pagan nature myth that ought to be rejected outright. It simply does not comport with reality. Secondly, the bizarrely shaped stones and the brilliance, knowledge, insight, and raw power required to cut and arrange them speaks to me of another great mystery, namely, Christ and His church. We are after all “living stones”, being built together by God into a spiritual house, a holy habitation for God Himself (1 Peter 2:5; Ephesians 2:20-22). This plan was hidden in the mind of God from before the foundation of the world. It was, as Paul tells us, a mystery revealed to mankind in the apostolic age. I see the ancient megalithic mysteries acting as an object lesson, a reminder of Christ’s mysterious Living Temple on the earth (1 Corinthians 3:16). Just as the megaliths were comprised of uniquely shaped stones, the church is comprised of unique people. Our differences should not be cause for division, but God honoring unity. “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts,” wrote Paul, “to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful” (Colossians 3:15). May this be true of us in the local extension of our Lord’s Body and Bride. Amen!