So What’s The Deal With Walking On Water?
Even if you didn’t grow up in church you have probably at least heard about this guy named Jesus and the fact that He walked on water…this is commonly referred to as a miracle.
So did this happen? Yet again we see people trying to attack the Scriptures, showing them to be a great work of literature—but not “holy” or “inspired” by God. (Isn’t it funny that it is always the Bible that comes under attack and not the Book of Mormon or the Koran? Maybe there is something to that…anyway…)
I referred to this article yesterday about the professor in Florida who said that Jesus probably didn’t walk on water…but rather sort of floated on a piece of ice. This dude says he has determined that the Sea of Galilee could have been frozen and had ice on it thick enough to support a human…and that Jesus could have just walked on the ice and appeared to have walked on the water.
But there are several problems here…
#1 - This is more of a curiosity question…but don’t you think if ice had been on the Sea that one of the Gospels would have mentioned it? This particular miracle is recorded in Matthew, Mark, and John…none of which talk about ice. Some might say they were trying to hide the fact that ice was on the lake…I would say that is a serious stretch.
#2 - In the book of Matthew we are told that Peter actually attempts to walk on the water…and he actually succeeds for a while, until he “sees the wind” and begins to sink. If this ice theory is true then what is the deal with Peter? Did he step on ice as well? And if so—did he not begin to sink but rather fall off the piece of ice and have to be rescued?
#3 - In the book of John we are told that Jesus was actually walking towards the disciples, who were in a boat. Keep in mind this was not a Coast Guard cutter—this was a boat with 12 men in it—were they rowing through the ice? Once again—don’t you think someone would have mentioned this?
#4 - Here is the kicker…we are told in John’s account of this miracle that the disciples had actually rowed out into the sea about three or three and a half miles…and Jesus came to them walking on the water. My question is was there THAT MUCH ICE on the Sea of Galilee? People, do you understand how cold it would have had to have been to create that much ice…and keep in mind IF there was that much ice—once again—how did that boat get in the middle of it?
People have been trying to disprove the Bible for centuries…and have not been successful. This miracle happened—I believe that with all my heart. Keep in mind that to a God who can bring the dead back to life…walking on water is a piece of cake!