Here is Ron Wyatt's testimony about discovering the Ark of the Covenant. He seems to share a beautiful testimony with desire that souls will be saved - very sincere, humble and not sensationalist, sharing with calm reason. He relates that angels directed him that the 10 commandments should be shown to the world in the time of the Mark of the Beast, and that it is currently still under Calvary.
It makes sense to me that this would be true, and seems to match Ellen White's description of the matter. Of course those who hid the Ark wouldn't have had any way of knowing that they were hiding it under the hill that would become Calvary later, but God could direct them (http://www.whiteestate.org/issues/Ark.html);
"Before the temple was destroyed, God made known to a few of His faithful servants the fate of the temple, which was the pride of Israel, and which they regarded with idolatry, while they were sinning against God. He also revealed to them the captivity of Israel. These righteous men, just before the destruction of the temple, removed the sacred ark containing the tables of stone, and with mourning and sadness, secreted it in a cave where it was to be hid from the people of Israel, because of their sins, and was to be no more restored to them. That sacred ark is yet hid. It has never been disturbed since it was secreted."--4SG 114, 115 (1864);1SP 414 (1870); SR 195.
"With His own finger God wrote His commandments on two tables of stone. These tables were not left in the keeping of men, but were placed in the ark; and in the great day when every case is decided, these tables, inscribed with the commandments, will be placed so that all the world will see and understand. The witness against them will be unanswerable."--Letter 30, 1900 (19MR 265).
"The precious record of the law was placed in the ark of the testament and is still there, safely hidden from the human family. But in God's appointed time He will bring forth these tables of stone to be a testimony to all the world against the disregard of His commandments and against the idolatrous worship of a counterfeit Sabbath."--Ms 122, 1901 (1BC 1109).
"When God's temple in heaven is opened, what a triumphant time that will be for all who have been faithful and true! In the temple will be seen the ark of the testament in which were placed the two tables of stone, on which are written God's law. These tables of stone will be brought forth from their hiding place, and on them will be seen the ten commandments engraved by the finger of God. These tables of stone now lying in the ark of the testament will be a convincing testimony to the truth and binding claims of God's law."--Letter 47, 1902 (7BC 972).
hi sis ...could you point to me where in THE BIBLE does it say the ark would be found in the last days ( not disputing your claims , just prefer BIBLE evidence )?
It’s true that we should always base major doctrines on the Bible, but to suggest that you would almost refuse to believe any detail of prophecy at all except those that were given historically in the Bible, might actually be a form of doubt.
The Bible itself speaks of the gift of Prophecy, shows us what the tests of a prophet are and says, “Do not despise prophecies,” with the added qualification “Test all things; hold fast what is good.”
In other words, it is teaching us to carefully investigate all prophecies according to the biblical tests of a prophet, but it is teaching us not to despise something just because it is a prophecy. Ellen White meets the biblical tests of a true prophet. Her words and teaching are “according to the Law and the Testimony,” which is the qualification of true prophesying. One example of this is that she predicted the Civil War in America through having a vision that was witnessed by an entire congregation. That cannot be found in the Bible, but world events came to pass just as she predicted.
The Bible indicates that one of the ways God has communicated with man throughout history is through true prophesying, which shows us that He will continue to use that method until the close of time. It would be very sad to miss out on some of the blessings which God has for humanity in the end of time because of refusing to believe anything except what has already been written in the Bible centuries ago.
Certainly we must be extremely careful to avoid accepting false prophecies, but if something makes sense in every way, is perfectly logical and in line with scripture as well as meeting the other tests the Bible requires of true prophecy, there’s no reason not to believe it could be true.
To me it makes perfect sense logically that the most important piece of furniture ever made, which contains the 10 Commandments written by God, could be found at some time of God’s choosing. It's just lost somewhere, but everyone is interested in finding it - why couldn't it be found at some point? It especially makes sense that God would likely choose to allow it to be unveiled around the time when the world is making void His Law.
I pray that the Lord will give you insight as you study.
I don't believe this man even if he seems to be very sincere . Ellen White spoke about this:
With His own finger God wrote His commandments on two tables of stone. These tables were not left in the keeping of men, but were placed in the ark; and in the great day when every case is decided, these tables, inscribed with the commandments,will be placed so that all the world will see and understand. The witness against them will be unanswerable."--Letter 30, 1900 (19MR 265).
probation has not closed, the Sunday Law is not yet; how can you believe this lie Vicki?
They have not been placed for all the world to see yet so nothing he has said or done contradicts what she is saying here or in her quotes I shared above.
He seems to have discovered where the tablets of stone are, so that they can be brought out in the end of time, in fulfillment of her prediction, to serve as a witness and be "placed so that all the world will see and understand."
May the Lord bless you.
this is like deja vu, have we had this discussion before?
No, I've never had a discussion about Ron Wyatt before on here - you might be thinking of another discussion with someone else.
Ok, Thanks. May God bless us the the Holy Spirit
The Council of the Garden Tomb Association (London) totally refute the claim of Mr Wyatt to have discovered the original Ark of the Covenant or any other biblical artifacts within the boundaries of the area known as the Garden Tomb Jerusalem. Though Mr Wyatt was allowed to dig within this privately owned garden on a number of occasions (the last occasion being the summer of 1991) staff members of the Association observed his progress and entered his excavated shaft. As far as we are aware nothing was ever discovered to support his claims nor have we seen any evidence of biblical artifacts or temple treasures
He didn't go there looking for relics or souvenirs, he was looking for the Ark of the Covenant and tablets of the 10 commandments, which he was not allowed to bring out yet.
We should also keep in mind that to this very day the same battles are going on against the Messiah as when He walked the earth. In His own day the officials and theological experts totally refuted His claims to be the Messiah, based on all kinds of professional and convincing reasons, as do the theological experts of the Jewish nation today. Most professional organizations on earth are the very ones who fight against truth. For a discovery about the importance of Christ's sacrifice to be rejected by the official "authorities" is very likely just more of the same kind of ongoing rejection that Christ faced when He was on Earth - the same reason He was crucified to begin with.
The only way that the Ark of the Covenant could have been preserved safe for so many years would have to be with Divine protection and intervention to prevent people from finding it. God could easily do that. He will not allow hard-hearted doubters to find the Ark just to satisfy their curiosity or to allow it to be transformed into some kind of shrine for relic-worshipping pilgrimages.
Besides that it is obviously not God's intention to bring this to the world's attention until the end of time - just as you said from Ellen White's quotations. But that God would allow one humble Seventh-day Adventist to find and see it makes sense, to confirm our faith and give us an idea how Ellen White's predictions about this will be fulfilled.
Nevertheless, I understand that you may not see it as I do. I don't have a lot of time to get into discussions about this. I pray the Lord will bless you as you study.
You can find more on the subject at Anchorstone.com Nuff Sed
Interesting website Nuff Sed...thanks....
Pity people do not find faithful Ron Wyatt genuine.... I do... He discovered much for us in the end of days....
We just need the governments to stop being so religiously biased and let God speak....with archaeology