Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Speaking of the Flood

If the flood in Genesis was only a local one, covering just the Mediterranean valley, why didn't God just tell Noah to get up and travel for a few months to safety instead of building an ark for 100 years? And what about this animal nonsense?

There was a professor who explained that the Israelites actually crossed the Red Sea at a certain point during a certain time of year where the water was only knee deep. A student exclaimed "what a miracle!" but the professor replied - "Didn't you hear what I just said? It was only knee deep" the student replied - "No I mean it's a miracle that God could have drowned an entire Egyptian army in knee deep water".

Bottom line - taking the miracles out of the Bible leaves you with a picture of Christianity even harder to swallow. Just believe it or don't - systemization of disbelief is still disbelief. Hey - if miracles don't happen - no one would ever find out that you're wrong for believing in them since it takes a miracle to resurrect from the dead!

1 comment:

Pilgrimsarbour said...

GFF said...

If the flood in Genesis was only a local one, covering just the Mediterranean valley, why didn't God just tell Noah to get up and travel for a few months to safety instead of building an ark for 100 years?

That's a great point! Another great point is how the Egyptian army could have drowned in knee-deep water.

If the miracles did not happen, then we are without hope, for the resurrection of Christ prefigures our own. Might as well kill me now and get it over with.

Best,

Pilgrimsarbour