The Great Pyramid or the Bible

We are asked as to the Great Pyramid. We would warn our readers against being deluded by the guesses and speculations that are being made as to the meaning of this structure. We are astonished that true lovers of the Word of God should be engrossed with it. Those who occupy the saints of God with it are doing them a great disservice, for they are turning them from the Word of God which is our only inspired and infallible guide. "ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, THROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS" (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Those who are sober-minded and who rightly divide the Word of truth need nothing else than the Word for their instruction and guidance, but the unstable and those who love sensations run after other things. Christians ought to be specially suspicious of any deductions drawn from the structure of the Great Pyramid since so much was made of it by the late C. T. Russell of Millennial Dawn fame.

The only thing that the Great Pyramid teaches, as far as we can judge, is that they knew and could do things 4000 years ago that we do not know and cannot do now. It is a great witness to the fact men have not progressed as much as they would like to think.

Two Scriptures are taken from their contexts and quoted by the pyramidists. Jeremiah 32:20, "Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even to this day, and in Israel, and among other men," but the next verse explains what these signs and wonders were: they were those that God gave when He brought Israel out of Egypt. They were the unforgettable signs of His power in the land that had oppressed His people. The other Scripture is Isaiah 19:20, "In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord." The Scripture does not say, there IS an altar there, which would have been the only correct thing to say if the pyramid had been referred to, but "There SHALL BE," it shall be there in the day which this chapter foretells, and we have only to read the chapter and see that it is plainly not this day. The Scripture explains itself. It tells of a day when the land of Egypt shall cry to the Lord because of oppression and He shall send them a Saviour, and in gratitude they shall set up an altar and worship Him (vv. 20-21). An altar is for sacrifice and worship, and the pyramid is certainly not this; and a pillar is a witness, and this God will have in Egypt. There shall be worship upward to Him and witness outward to men as to His righteousness and delivering power. It all refers to the day which lies in the future when the Lord of Hosts shall say, "Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance" (v. 25). It is a serious thing to tear texts from their settings and make them support our own theories.

The fixing of dates as to future events is a pernicious thing. The Lord Himself said, "But of that day and that hour knows no man, no not the angels that are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father" (Mark 13:32). And this was said in relation to "the great tribulation," that some of the pyramidists say has already begun. To the apostles who have given us the Word of God, the Lord said, "It is not for you to know the times and seasons, which the Father has put in His own power." And if this knowledge was withheld from them, it has not been given to us. If some extra-Scriptural knowledge had been necessary to our furnishing to every good work, the Bible would have warned us when and where to look for it. It has not done so, and wise shall we be if we rest satisfied with the Word of God, and seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost to rightly divide it. Days, months, years and numbers are given in it, but they have their relation to Israel and the earth, and have nothing to do with this church period. They will come into force after the church has been translated to heaven.

While we wait from the fulfilling of this our blessed hope, let us guard against these snares of the devil, who would turn us from the Word. His intention is to bring the truth of the Lord's second coming and the teaching of Scripture as to the future into ridicule and disrepute, and it is astounding how easily some true Christians fall into his snares.