Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Secrets of Ancient Man

Hello from the Ancient Man Team!

We realize that our online presence has been rather lacking for quite some time - but we are not gone! In fact, in the months of our absence, we have been hard at work! Our new book, the fruit of much labor, meetings, prayer, research, writing, editing, rewriting, more prayer, and more meetings, is about to be released!

Secrets of Ancient man, Ancient man, rebellion, ruins, cover

We are so excited about this next installment in the Ancient Man story. In the new book, you will find lots of intriguing and fascinating info about ancient cultures, cities, people and artifacts - all the things you loved about Genius. We've added more detail and more depth and some of our favorite evidences of God's design. Secrets is set up chronologically so that you can trace the history of ancient times more clearly as civilizations rose and fell throughout time.

But where Genius sought to defend the intelligence of Ancient Man and combat the secular evolutionary paradigm of slow progress - the main focus of this new book is different. In Secrets we focus on tracing the rebellion of ancient man - their desire to "make a name" for themselves as we see clearly in the account of Babel (Genesis 11). Join us again as we travel through time and immerse ourselves in the ancient cultures, seeking to discern the motivating factors and philosophical worldview that led the ancient people to worship, live, build, conquer, and create. We think you will find that ancient man has much in common with present-day man when it comes down to the heart, attitudes, and goals of life.

Excerpt from Chapter 1:
Knowledge. Wisdom. Understanding. Mankind yearns for these. We find ourselves enthralled with secrets, mysteries, and riddles. Man is seduced by the unknown and enticed by the offer of revelation. Perhaps this is why we pursue science so passionately and we seek desperately to unearth the remnants of our ancestors. It is seen in our religions, literature, philosophy and art. It is evidenced by our exploration of earth, the moon, and deep space. We have this innate impression that there is something we don’t know, something important that we must discover, something more to life than this.
God created mankind as finite beings, but Adam and Eve originally had a close relationship with the infinite Creator! He was the source of all the knowledge that they had; He was the lawgiver and provider of their needs. Yet an unavoidable characteristic of finite beings is ignorance. To be finite is to lack understanding and information that the infinite, by definition, must have. And to be finite is to be always learning more and adding to what knowledge has been acquired. God created mankind to desire knowledge and with the capability to obtain it, but He also created us to trust Him, and to trust that He has provided us with all we need to know.
For Adam and Eve, even while living in the splendor of God’s undefiled creation, even with the opportunity of talking to the infinite God, Satan was able use their finiteness to tempt them with knowledge that they didn’t have. Satan offered god-like status simply through acquiring knowledge – they would be like their Creator if only they knew more.
They were confronted with the reality of their own limited knowledge in contrast to the all-knowing mind of God. Perhaps some part of them was offended that God was withholding something from them. Perhaps their pride told them that they deserved to be equal with God. Perhaps it was just the human fascination with the mysterious unknown, the “what ifs” and the “why nots” that we all ache to answer. Satan made them the offer, a way to get beyond their mere humanity, the opportunity was right there in front of them. Reach out, taste, and know...
Ever since, Satan has been offering, tempting, and luring mankind to fulfill their desire to know. Yet the result of his offer never satisfies. It leaves us feeling even emptier than ever and more desperate to find the answers.
We have discovered that when you study the ancient cultures, you can see this desperation to find answers, to discover the unknown, to take Satan's offer and become "like God" throughout the centuries of time - right up to present day.

So we invite you to jump in again, search through the ruins, and discover The Secrets of Ancient Man.


Pre-order your copy from Amazon or Answers in Genesis today! Official release date is November 2.

5 comments:

  1. Hi. I loved "The Genius of Ancient Man". As such, I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of "The Secrets of Ancient Man". Does this second volume include the site of Gobekli Tepe? I hope so. Also, how many pages does the book have? Could you possibly post the contents page?

    I have one concern. I was looking through the sample pages on the Master Books website and it still seems your team are making use of Alexander Hislop's "The Two Babylons". I expressed my concerns about using misinformation via email last year and received a reply saying you'd no longer use him. But then on page 15 of your second book I find, concerning Nimrod, "These names point to a false man-god Trinity of Nimrod, Tammuz, and Semiramis". No, I don’t think they do. This unholy trinity seems to be Alexander Hislop's own invention. Please. Don’t pay homage to him. Again. It hurts your mission. I don't want that, because you're doing such great work for God's glory. Thank you. God bless you all. And thank you for this follow-up book.

    Christian

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    1. Hi Christian, thanks so much for your comment and your encouragement. We are so glad that you enjoyed the first book – I think you will find the second one to be even better! We do have a chapter that covers Gobekli Tepe! It’s one of the most fascinating sites in the new book I think. If you would like to see the table of contents, the Amazon preview allows you to check out several pages inside (the book is around 130 pages).

      In regards to your concern about using Hyslop, we do not reference his work anywhere in the new book; only this one sentence you mentioned is connected to his theories. It is in a section specifically focused on whether Nimrod could have been the leader of Babel. We see evidence of similar Nimrod-like characters in legends and cultures around the world, and that is the main point. Our purpose is not at all to promote Hyslop’s theories but rather to lay out the evidence we see that could point to Nimrod’s role at Babel.

      Thank you for your input and concern. Hope you enjoy the new book!

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    2. Hi Analea, you're most welcome. Thanks for directing me to Amazon for a greater preview of the book (I don't think it was there yesterday!) I'm very glad to hear there's a chapter that covers Gobekli Tepe. I'm doubly excited now. Thanks for addressing my concerns about Alexander Hislop. I'm glad you took my comment as constructive criticism. I absolutely agree that there's worldwide evidence of Nimrod-like characters in legends and cultures. It's good to know your team is showing such beliefs exist (even if you don't agree with the conclusions). Thank you for your integrity. I hope the book reaches Australian shores soon. Thanks again. God bless.

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  2. Praise the Lord! I just shared your post, and here's what I told my folks:
    "
    I'd wondered why their blog went quiet for so long. Now I know!
    Back when I started blogging, I would write about early people regularly. But it can be heavy going with how much idolatry they were infected by and the reality that the only ones willing to talk about them today believe in aliens/ghosts/new age. Yuck.
    Thank God, there's a Bible believing group willing to do the research and present the truth about our ancestors in a God-honoring and faith affirming way!"
    God bless, stand strong, and keep the faith

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    1. Hi Cheri! Thanks for spreading the word! Sorry we have been away from the blogosphere so long! We're hoping to get back on here posting more often again!

      It's such a blessing to hear your encouraging words! Thank you!

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