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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Shepherd That Missed Out

I've always wondered how some Christians can claim to believe the Bible when they seem to let science trump the clear words of Scripture.  Whenever they see a conflict between science and Scripture, they question the Bible first.  In the creation/evolution debate, these same people are certain that "science" has proven the Bible wrong so they reinterpret Scripture to force it to comport with "science."  

Sometimes, I want to ask these people when do miracles occur?  Did God really flood the world?  Was Jesus born of a virgin?  Did He really rise from the dead?  If science is to be the greater authority than Scripture, then Jesus becomes rather mundane.  There are some who might say that Jesus was a great teacher, but a non-miraculous Jesus could not have been a good teacher.  Before He raised Lazarus from the dead, Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life" (John 11:25).  If there is no resurrection, then His comment seems rather absurd.  On what grounds could He be considered a good teacher? If a person claims he can perform miracles but truly can't, then he deserves our pity and not our worship.

It's sad that people claim to believe the Bible but refuse to believe in miracles.  They must believe in some other god rather than the One who is Lord over His creation.  They don't know what they're missing!


Todd Williams said...

I can't say that I run into a lot of people who believe the Bible but disbelieve in miracles, although I run into hordes of people who just don't believe in either.

God recently did a miracle for my wife and I. We've struggled with infertility for 7 years, and even had one failed invitro attempt. We realized that we hadn't searched God's word concerning fertility, and we hadn't prayed very much at all during the first invitro process. We made the mistake of trusting in the natural, and the process failed us.

The first time around (invitro), they were able to extract 15 eggs from my wife (an incredible result, naturally speaking). 8 of these fertilized, but only 2 of these embryos were good enough quality to implant. The rest of them died. The two that were left were an A- and a B. (they're graded A, B, and C for quality and health) We were devastated when we heard we were not pregnant. It didn't work.

For the next few months, we searched scripture and found many places where God came through for infertile couples, and where he gave many promises for fertility for his people. We spoke those verses over our situation, and prayed every night for every aspect of the process...down to prayers asking God to choose the eggs, to assist the hands involved, to perfect the uterine lining, etc.

Well, we were surprised to hear during the 2nd invitro that they were only able to find 3 eggs (the drugs stimulate egg production, and we had expected to find many more). As it turned out, all 3 of these eggs were able to be fertilized, and all 3 turned out to be A+ embryos that were able to be implanted. The embryologist was dumbfounded, saying it was highly unusual and that we were very lucky.

We just found out a few days ago that it worked and that my wife is pregnant. We're ecstatic, and so thankful. Anyway, forgive the long post. Just wanted to add that I agree...miracles are real.

RKBentley said...


First off, congratulations! Psalm 127:3-5 says, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.”

Most people that I know who claim to be Christians don't deny the miracles of Jesus. However, there are many Christians who deny the miraculous creation of Genesis. Theistic evolutionists don't believe in evolution for any scriptural reason but because they feel “science” has proven the biblical account of creation is wrong. They seem to make science a greater authority than the Bible!

My question to them is, where do you draw the line? Science doesn't support the miraculous creation; neither does science support the virgin birth. If science is to be our guide, why do some Christians accept one miracle and reject the other? It seems rather arbitrary?

I've written before that the god of evolution is a slow and clumsy god. He is nothing at all like the God of the Bible who spoke the universe into existence. I know you've been reading my archives but I don't know if you've gotten to this post yet:

Thanks for your comments. God bless!!