Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Jesus walks on ice?

These days it seems to be the in thing too once again try to debunk the divinity of Jesus Christ. Michael Baigent has a book out about just that. Most I’ve talked too have determined that he is just plain crazy and has no proof, just tons of speculation. At least he is making some cash right?

So here is yet another attempt to man Jesus merely a man. Did Jesus walk on water? Or ice? Some scientist now seem to think there was a chance that He found an ice patch:

Rare conditions could have conspired to create hard-to-see ice on the Sea of Galilee that a person could have walked on back when Jesus is said to have walked on water, a scientist reported Tuesday.

The study, which examines a combination of favorable water and environmental conditions, proposes that Jesus could have walked on an isolated patch of floating ice on what is now known as Lake Kinneret in northern Israel.

Um, right. Now here is what the book of John has to say:

John 6:18-20 (New International Version)

18. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19. When they had rowed three or three and a half miles,[a] they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified. 20. But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."

So, if you believe the Bible, and I do, the boys were three or so miles out in the boat on choppy seas. I believe that the fully divine Jesus walked on the water to the disciples in the boat.

But, just for the sake of argument, let's say it was ice. I'd say it still falls into the miracle category to ride a piece of ice miles out into the Sea of Galilea on some majorly choppy water. And on top of that he used the "ice patch" to get to the boat and got in (John 6:19).

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