"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways saith the Lord. For as the heavens
are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8, 9).
If the universe that God has made were the size of the largest
church auditorium, our earth would be, in comparison, smaller than
the size of a pea. On this tiny earth dwells approximately six
billion human beings, who would not be visible with a microscope.
Inside of each human there is a brain, the reasoning of which many
men have tried to match against the Wisdom of Almighty God.
There is a move today by many modern-day ministers, professors of
theology, and authors of religious literature to flood the pulpit
and literature with natural explanations to miracles written in
the Bible, in order to deny the supernatural power of God and to
make shipwreck of the faith of the children of God. Some examples
of their natural explanations to the Word of God are as follows:
1. Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:26-28). Men have
tried to explain the destruction of these cities as possibly
volcanic phenomena such as that which swallowed up Pompei.
However, since some geologists say the most recent volcanic
phenomena was before Abram's time, they feel it was an earthquake.
They say the "smoke of a furnace" that Abram saw might
have been that from the smelting for slag common in that land.
Some have explained Lot's wife turning to salt as merely her
becoming barren. The motive behind this human reasoning is to
cause one to believe that God does not have supernatural power to
punish iniquity. If they could get a person to believe that
"fire and brimstone" in Genesis 19;24 is not literal,
the "lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the
second death" (Revelation 21:8) would not be literal either.
Therefore a man would have no fear of being punished eternally for
2. Crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 14:21-22). The Rand McNally
Bible Atlas by Emil G. Kraeling, (Rand McNally & Co., New
York, 1956) states that those with a realistic knowledge of these
parts discount any effect of a wind on the sea level hereabouts.
The strongest gale would only lower the water level a few inches
on the northward side. Therefore they feel that the Israelites
made their escape by passing over the narrow spit of land between
that lake and the sea." The motive behind the above natural
reasoning is to deny God's supernatural delivering power. Egypt is
a type of sin. If God did not have power to deliver Israel from
Egypt, He would not have power to supernaturally deliver us from
the bondages of sin.
3. Smiting of the Rock (Exodus 17:6). The Bible Atlas calls this
the "Legend of the Rock." Other terms this book uses are
"Hebrew tradition," "such an old Hebrew
story," and "an old tale." This atlas states that
this incident probably happened in a limestone region like that
around Kadesh-barnea, not in a granite rock area like that around
the traditional Mt. Sinai. It mentions "Major C.S. Jarvis
describes how a petty officer by accident struck water from
limestone in this area." They would like a person to believe
that any limestone rock would have brought forth water if smitten.
The motive behind this is to get a person to believe that any
person crucified on Calvary would have been as good as Jesus for
the spiritual Rock that Moses drank of was Christ (I Corinthians
4. Jesus feeding the multitude (John 6:1-13). Modern day ministers
have tried to explain this miracle by saying that the people of
this day were quite selfish and had their food hidden in their
baskets. When the lad brought his five barley loaves and two small
fishes forward, all the people were convicted of their selfishness
and brought their food forward to be distributed by the disciples,
thus feeding the multitude. The motive behind this human reasoning
is to get a person to disbelieve that God can supply all man's
needs as stated in Philippians 4:19.
A geology professor once stated that every miracle in the Bible
had a natural explanation. This lie is being taught to students
throughout this country. These people cannot understand the things
of the Spirit of God because they are carnal (I Corinthians 2:14).
To them the miracles of God are foolishness but God has chosen the
foolish things of the world to confound the wise.
There are some miracles in the Bible that I believe God has put
there because He wants to prove that His wisdom is beyond any
human reasoning. The following miracles cannot be explained
1. Swimming axe head (II Kings 6:4-7). There is no natural
explanation for an iron axe head 7.86 times as heavy as water to
float on water.
2. Hezekiah's sun dial going back ten degrees (II Kings 20:9-11,
Isaiah 38:8). There is no natural explanation to the shadow going
back ten degrees. The Bible states the sun returned ten degrees.
This means that the sun must have moved over 16,300,000 miles,
instantaneously when Isaiah cried unto the Lord. Since the Lord
did this it is easy to believe that He created the universe.
3. Turning the water into wine (John 2:7-9). No chemist has yet
turned water containing only hydrogen and oxygen into wine which
contains carbon, hydrogen , and oxygen. Since God can do this, one
can believe that He can change a sinful man into a new creature in
4. Walking on the water (Matthew 14:24-30). The Bible states that
Jesus walked on, not waded, in the water. It also states that
there were waves, therefore the water was not frozen. The only
natural explanation for walking on water would be surface tension.
Assuming that the water had been perfectly still, just above the
freezing point, and that Jesus weighed 150 pounds, He would have
had to have feet 1.1 miles long and 0.3 of a mile wide to walk on
the water by surface tension. The fact that Peter started to sink
proves that Jesus performed a miracle. God has a force greater
than gravity that caused Jesus to walk on the water, and will
cause the church to be caught up to meet Him in the air (II
Because God has wisdom beyond our reasoning and the power beyond
our imagination, I can believe although it cannot be explained
naturally, that: 1) a virgin brought forth a child which was
Emmanuel, God in the flesh. 2) The blood of Jesus shed over 1900
years ago can forgive a sinner of every sin. (3) Baptism in water
in the name of Jesus Christ can remit every sin, never to be
remembered again. 4) Christ can today dwell within a mortal man by
the power of the Holy Ghost. 5) If a person walks with God he will
be taken from this earth to a home somewhere in heaven beyond the
imagination of men. 6) Every other promise in the Word of God is
The verse (Isaiah 55:7) preceding the text commands, "Let the
wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and
let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and
to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."
The only time we are ever asked to reason with God is found in
Isaiah 1:18, "Come now, and let us reason together saith the
Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow;
though they be red like crimson; they shall be as wool.