Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Walking on ice???

Sometimes believing the miracle is easier accepting the scientific explanation. I suppose some have so much trouble accepting a miracle because then they would have to accept that there is an omnipotent God. And to accept that would mean humans are responsible to Him.

Jesus may have walked on ice?

MIAMI (Reuters) - The New Testament says that Jesus walked on water, but a Florida university professor believes there could be a less miraculous explanation -- he walked on a floating piece of ice.

Professor Doron Nof also theorized in the early 1990s that Moses's parting of the Red Sea had solid science behind it.

Nof, a professor of oceanography at Florida State University, said on Tuesday that his study found an unusual combination of water and atmospheric conditions in what is now northern Israel could have led to ice formation on the Sea of Galilee.

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Stevin said...

I've heard similiar theories on the parting of the Red Sea by Moishe. I agree with you. Let's give G-d credit for His miracles. If somebody is that eager to prove the statements made in the Torah, and in your New Testament, they must give G-d the credit.
Well said.

Mary Ann said...

I agree with Stevin, very well said, jgf. People spend a lot of money trying to find the answer to something that already has an answer - God. Besides, if we're thinking completely logically here, walking on a floating piece of ice sounds rather hard. :)

Rebekah said...

So does this mean the guy believes they had ice-boats back then? Or maybe the fishing boat just slid along the ice. Or maybe they were ice-fishing.

The lengths people will go to disprove the miracles of the Bible. It sometimes takes a lot more faith that way!

jgf said...

One blogger commented that maybe why Peter got cold feet. :)

Son of Adam said...

so, standing on a peice of floating ice during a storm on the open sea isnt' a miracle?