Sunday, December 14, 2008

Proving Faith!

Sunday night I was trying diligently to watch the Discovery channel's special on the Exodus. Some of the information was incredibly intriguing so I really wanted to watch it, but I absolutely could not sit through it and I had to change channels. In short, the show "revealed" how the waters of the Red Sea parted due to a natural phenomenon that occurs when the winds blow so rapidly that they separate the water. (editor's (that's me) note: oh yeah, and the winds blow so hard that it just 'happens' to dry the ground under the water, and then the water just 'happens' to close in when the Egyptians are trying to recapture the Israelites. That kind of stuff is always just happening.) This drives me crazy! I realize the goal of science is to prove things, but why do they have to go and 'ruin' it by trying to prove it? I mean, it's a miracle. If you can prove a miracle then it is, by definition, not a miracle anymore. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you can prove it it's not faith, it's fact. Faith is "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1. Our entire belief is based on faith. Why must scientists and 'religious scholars' always try to prove everything? I don't mind them proving the existence of Biblical events, places and items, but it gets really frustrating when they try to 'explain away' miracles and other acts that can only happen under God's direction. Why can't they just have the simple, child-like faith that has worked so well for the rest of us? Trying to understand complex concepts? That's hard. Accepting it because God orchestrated it? That's easy!


Clare said...

I agree with you, completely. I read that the quails that fed the Israelites flocked through every year, so low to the ground you could catch them with your hand. Now some might think that explains away the miracle, but I just think it is God. At the creation of the world He planned those quail migrations so that it would be a miracle for His people. Yeah, maybe it is a "natural" phenomenon. But I see it as evidence that God had a perfect plan long before we came around!

kim said...