Scientists who love to hate the Bible are on a new mission to discredit one of its most famous stories: the tale of Jesus walking to his disciples on the sea.
Here’s the theory, as reported by The Washington Post:
Such faithless notions are not new to the oceanography professor behind the attack on the accuracy of the story as told in Matthew 14 and Mark 6. The professor, Doron Nof of Florida State University, is also the guy who proffered a scientific explanation for the parting of the Red Sea. He always forgets a few details, though — like the “dry ground” in the Red Sea story, not something that could be explained by a strong and brief wind storm.
In the story of Jesus walking on water, Nof’s study says nothing about Peter walking on the water, too. Maybe that’s because Peter sank as his faith wavered, undermining the notion that ice was his steadying force.
Nof no doubt would argue that Peter slipped or stepped into a gap in the ice. People who don’t want to believe the truth of the gospel and the amazing power of God always will find a reason to dismiss them.
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