The God breathed truth of the Bible is filled with a host of miracles that are simply inexplicable at a first glance. Some are entirely inexplicable. We trust the Word as truth because we know the power it contains: Origins, the Jewish kingdom, the prophets, the gospels, the early church, and Revelations. During the Exodus from Egypt, the tribes of Israel had fled towards the edge of the Red Sea. The Lord commanded Moses to stretch out his rod over the sea so that it would be parted to give Israel safe passage. This is phenomenon has some Christians scratching their heads and atheists saying this is why the Bible is fiction. However there is quite a bit of evidence that proves this did happen and the natural laws of physics show that it is possible.
We all have experience the vicious tendencies of nature through weather in some way whether it is hurricanes, tornadoes, or tsunamis. A great deal of the power comes from the force of wind. This is the underlying element of how the Red Sea was parted. I cite godsaidmansaid.com to give an example on the physics aspect:
A strong east wind, blowing overnight, could have swept water off a bend where an ancient river is believed to have merged with a coastal lagoon along the Mediterranean Sea, said study team member Carl Drews of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. While archaeologists and Egyptologists have found little evidence that any events described in Exodus actually happened, the study outlines a perfect storm that could have led to the 3,000-year-old escape. “People have always been fascinated by this Exodus story, wondering if it comes from historical facts,” Drews said. “What this study shows is that the description of the waters parting indeed has a basis in physical laws.” Drew and his colleagues used models that showed that a wind of 63 mph (101 kph), lasting for 12 hours, would have pushed back waters estimated to be 6 feet (1.8 meters) deep. This would have exposed mud flats for four hours, creating a dry passage about 2 to 2.5 miles (3.2 to 4 kilometers) long and 3 miles (4.8 km) wide. To match the account in the Bible, the water would have to be pushed back into both the lake and the channel of the river, creating barriers of water on both sides of newly exposed mud flats, which is exactly what the models show could have happened.
What this physics model cannot provide is made up for by the mountain of evidence from the aftermath. The Egyptians pursued Israel with their chariots through the Red Sea but the water came crashing down upon them once the Jews finished crossing. After extensive exploration, archaeologists have found chariot wheels, human remains, and horse remains at the bottom of the sea. Do not trust Snopes’ fact checking on this either considering the founder is an uber anti-Semite. The video evidence is irrefutable.
Finally, one of the most irrefutable examples I give is the autopsy of the mummy claimed to be the pharaoh during this time. Here is the evidence:
Although the internal organs had been removed during the initial mummification process, scientists were amazed to discover that massive injuries had been inflicted on this body. The pharaoh’s body had suffered extreme violence from external blows that caused massive loss of tissue and bone in three areas: the abdomen, the thorax, and the cranium (skull). The back also was severely damaged from a massive blow. The remarkable violence inflicted on the pharaoh’s body was unusual because most Egyptian pharaohs died peacefully or by poison. Yet the forensic evidence proved that this particular pharaoh had died during an incredibly violent incident, probably in water. This raises the obvious question: what could account for these injuries? If Pharaoh Merneptah died in an onrushing of seawater, and he had been trampled by panicking horses or crushed by overturned chariots, that could account for the injuries. As the Egyptian army pursued the escaping Hebrew slaves between walls of water in the Red Sea, the horses would have panicked as the sea suddenly rushed together again. Certainly, the soldiers and Pharaoh would have sustained terrible injuries as they drowned.
I had no doubts about the account preceding these findings because I believe in the literal truth of the Bible. It has changed me personally in so many ways and has given me the gift of eternal life through the message of Jesus Christ. For the skeptics though, this should suffice in at least considering that there is merit to the Bible. If you seek Me, you shall find Me.
Merry Christmas everyone.