It seems to
reason that the divine Creator of the Universe would, in the beginning, install
all the laws of science and physics. It also seems logical that our God of
infinite wisdom (the Alpha and the Omega) would not violate these solid laws
because that would introduce chaos into the Universe, including our planet
Earth. Given this premise, how could all the seemingly miraculous events in the
Bible happen without violating natural law — and also without contradicting the basic beliefs of Judaism, Christianity
Bible from a different perspective (than you, perhaps, have been accustomed to)
might provide some insight into the questions posed here. Imagine a murder
trial. The prosecution presents an impressive circumstantial case against the
defendant, with everything appearing to fit the evidence available. Then the
defense takes the floor and presents the exact same evidence; but this scenario
doesn’t involve the defendant at all! The stated events and circumstances used
by the prosecution and defense lawyers were the same in both cases and both fit
their stories like the proverbial glove. This plot rolled out in a TV program
we saw a number of years ago, leaving us viewers to ponder which case (if
either) presented the truth.
Appealing or Appalling?
defense lawyer referenced above, we can view the Holy Bible from a different
perspective (than the one typical of the scriptural “party line”). We propose
rational explanations to biblical events that (we were told in Sunday School)
were the result of God being all-powerful and able to do astonishing (albeit
not necessarily scientifically based) things.
readers might find How Did God Do It? appealing; and others, perhaps, appalling.
That’s OK. We can appreciate both reactions. Whatever your stance, we issue a
challenge (provided you have read the book): “Show us where this book conflicts with the Holy Bible.”
“defense lawyers” in this case, we feel our concept (case) tightly fits the
descriptions and stories as related in the Holy Bible.