12 Stones, a memorial forever
When Joshua and Israel crossed the Jordan river into the promised land, God supposedly commanded him to take 12 large stones from the rivers bed and build a mound with them on the west shore. "That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them, that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever." (Josh. 4:6,7) Now, a memorial forever means just what it says; forever is forever. However, I can find nothing about this memorial of 12 stones in Israel today. Where were they located?
Suppose we consider the Lincoln Memorial. It stands today, but suppose it were torn down and the land used for a parking lot, or a farm field. 3,000 years from now would that building and statue still be a memorial having not been there for 3,000 years?
Worley October 1, 2009 Ex-minister.org
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