MIRACLES?

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“I don’t believe in miracles”, he said; as he went on to clarify how scientific reasoning eventually brings all things into logical explanation.  He could not fathom how the Bible with all of its fantastic miracles could be true let alone believed by any right thinking person. He was especially flabbergasted by the story of Sarah conceiving Isaac at age ninety, but so was her husband Abraham for that matter (Genesis 17:17)! Mary conceived Jesus as a virgin, but I wasn’t about to go into that story.

Guinness World Records shows the oldest woman to date to give birth is Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara, who gave birth by caesarean section to twin boys, Christian and Pau, at age 66 years 358 days at the Sant Pau hospital, Barcelona, Spain on 29 December 2006. More recently CBS reported that Daljinder Kaur, who’s believed to be at least 70 years old, gave birth to a son named Arman (meaning “wish” in Hindi) on April 19, 2016. The baby was the first for Kaur and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, after nearly five decades of marriage. Kaur gave birth following two years of IVF treatment at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana

Oddly enough our conversation quickly went into the direction of creation.  He was a firm believer in the Big Bang Theory; a “theory” of collaborated scientific minds and mathematics which says that our intricate and ordered world and all life came to be through an ever-expanding explosion about 13.8 billion years ago.

THEORY a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural and subject to experimentation, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact.

Never mind that no explosion in the history of the world ever resulted in anything but disordered chaos and destruction. The “Big Bang Theory” is essentially the biggest miracle ever believed in by men!

Let’s face it folks. The cosmologist and the theologian both believe in miracles.

 MIRACLE a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.

My friend denies believing in miracles and in God yet claims to believe in the “Big Bang Theory” and the mathematical scientific collected thoughts of man.  I believe in miracles and that God’s spoken word is the “Big Bang” and that the collected thoughts of man (science) are in major mathematical and spiritual error.

In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.  At that time the greatest scientific thinkers of the day told him that he would sail off of the edge of the world because it was flat. Columbus went on to discover new lands. Science went onto discover that the earth was a sphere and suspended in space just as the Bible said.

He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. Job 26:27 

He sits enthroned above the circle (lit. Hebrew=Sphere) of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. Isaiah 40:22

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…Genesis 1:1-2

I will continue to believe in God, miracles and the Bible in conflict with the error of unbelieving men (“grasshoppers”).  I choose to believe in the miracles recorded in the Bible, the salvation in Jesus Christ and the eternal hope that is found in him rather than trust in the collective judgment of men.   Like Columbus, I will sail out like a “mad man” on faith and discover the Promised Land that the Bible speaks of for those who live on faith and believe in God and the miracles that only he can produce. The foremost being salvation to those who do believe and eternal life. What about you?

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