THE BEST EVIDENCE
(Investigator 142, 2012
Anonymous' response to
Kirk Straughen (#141, p60) rejects the writer's claim that 'the best
evidence...would have been for the resurrected Jesus to write an
indestructible autobiography'. This on the grounds of the (materials)
being scientifically unavailable.
Since when did science
enter the picture?
JC performed many
miracles ranging from walking on water to raising the dead. His mother
was supernaturally impregnated and over the past 2000 years has
appeared in many countries fluent in all dialects other than her own.
His IVF donor father, the "Omniscient", created everything from a
talking snake to the entire universe, and his ten commandments carved
in stone endures in the sky.
unavailable?" Who needs science with family talents such as
SCIENCE NECESSARY PLUS ONE MIRACLE
(Investigator 143, 2012
Harry Edwards referred to
miracles reported in the Bible and asks: "Who
needs science with family talents like those?"
The short answer is that
everyone investigating anything disputed needs science!
I've heard people say,
"Prove it [the Bible] scientifically and I'll believe it." That is why
I investigate claims in the Bible one after another by comparing them
to scientific discoveries. The miracle stories too, often include
details that can be scientifically checked — about twenty have been
presented in Investigator.
Mr Edwards will recall
that before science confirmed Neanderthals as a separate species to
humans in the 1990s he himself recognized that Genesis implies people
besides Adam's descendants existed. Edwards, although an atheist, in
effect did what I've sometimes done — he used the Bible to anticipate
future scientific discovery.
Who needs miracles with
strong evidence like that? The answer is: Everyone needs at least one
The biblical reason is that
the whole world is deceived by supernatural
forces which distort our thinking and to get that stopped we need God's
intervention. Without this help all the evidence — even if
scientifically-confirmed Bible statements increased to thousands —
would be inadequate.
merely provide the
rational foundation for seeking the one necessary miracle.