The Bible is full of unreasonable stories! Who in their right mind would believe all of this? From the first verse to the last verse, it’s just packed with things that boggle the imagination!
Take for example the thought that “God” existed before anything (“In the beginning God”), and that He created all that we see on earth, PLUS what we see in the sky (“God created the heaven and the earth”). How can it possibly be true that a “Being” can be alive in a vacuum, and that He “created” everything from nothing, even light? And to make things even more unbelievable, He wasn’t alone. And all it took to create things was for Him to just speak and things just popped into existence. Really?
And then, of all things, it tells of a snake that ate apples and TALKED so clearly and convincingly that a lady understood and believed it! Then it’s claimed that this was a bad thing, and that all evil on earth came from that one act.
There’s just more and more of this same kind of unreasonable stuff. The Bible tells of people living almost a thousand years. And there’s a story of a huge boat that saved lots of created stuff from dying in a massive flood that covered the entire world. It tells of how, after 120 years of working on this boat to get it ready, suddenly wild animals came out of the woods in pairs and just walked right onto that boat.
It all sounds so made up! Who would make up stories about a stone skyscraper, and suddenly different languages caused people to separate into groups and leave that skyscraper behind? How and why would someone make up such unbelievable stories; stories like three men being thrown into a furnace and not being burned, stories like a man being put into a den of lions over night and coming out alive, or a man who is swallowed by a big fish, lives in there for 3 days and then lives to tell about it?
Why would anyone believe that this “God” would allow “His Son” to become a human just to save us from ourselves by dying so that we can live forever? How ignorant does this “God” think we are anyway? The Bible says that we are made in “HIS IMAGE”. Really?
People may say that I am foolish for believing all of this and more, but I DO believe! Why? Because I have proof that goes beyond any reasoning that might say otherwise! Mathematical proof beyond any reasonable doubt, and personal proof from my own experiences tells me that the Bible is what it claims to be. I KNOW that the Bible is true! I KNOW that these unbelievable stories are real! I believe in the unbelievable! I believe in Jesus as the Messiah! I believe that He is God, the Creator! My Creator.
Let me share just one of these proofs with you. For me just this one alone is mathematical proof that is beyond any reasonable doubt. Check it out! (Be truthful with yourself.)
Professor Peter Stoner in his book, Science Speaks, gives us an illustration, but because most everything was too large (including an atom) he chose to use just the electron that orbits the nucleus of the atom.
The electron is one of the smallest particles of matter known to man. It is so small that if you lined up 2.5 x 1015 (2,500,000,000,000,000) single file you would end up with a line that is only 1 inch long. If we were going to count the electrons in this line one inch long, and counted 250 each minute, and if we counted day and night, it would take us 19,000,000 (that’s 19 MILLION) years to count only one-inch of electrons.
By using only 48 of the hundreds of prophecies pointing to Jesus as being the Messiah it was calculated that the chances of one person fulfilling them all by sheer chance would be 1 in 10157.
To help us understand how huge this number is he suggested taking 10157 electrons and pressing them into a solid ball. This ball, made entirely of electrons, would fill, not just our galaxy, but the entire known universe (MANY* TIMES OVER). We would mark just one electron, blindfold a man and send him out to find that one electron on the very first try. (In 1952 when Peter Stoner's book was originally published the universe was believed to be about 6 billion light years in all directions.)
* That universe would need to be filled with electrons about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times.
Professor Stoner then wrote: