Are the Miracles in the Bible Real?

Did you know that the walls falling down in Jericho is a historically verifiable truth? This isn’t some kind of fantasy conjured up by religionists over the years. Archaeologists discovered that in 1456 B.C. a catastrophic event hit the city of Jericho and the city walls came down.

Now, archaeologists call this “event” an earthquake, but that makes it no less of a miracle. Think about it: After six days of walking around the city, the Israelites walked around Jericho seven times on the seventh day. They blew the ram’s horn, they shouted, and all of a sudden, an earthquake happened right at that moment. Coincidence? Miracle seems like a better word.

It’s kind of funny how people labor to discredit the miraculous in the Bible. I’ve had people tell me that the crossing of the Red Sea wasn’t really a big deal because in that general location is a place called the Sea of Reeds where the water is very shallow, and the Israelites could have walked across the ankle-deep water. If that was the case, it makes it even more of a miracle because that means the whole Egyptian army drowned in ankle deep water!

So move away from the business of trying to discredit the Bible and just accept what it says as a revelation of the power of God.

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About Mac Hammond

Mac Hammond is senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a nondenominational church located in Brooklyn Park (a suburb of Minneapolis), Minnesota. Pastor Hammond also hosts the Winner's Minute and the Winner's Way television broadcasts and has authored several internationally distributed books . Mac Hammond is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living. Mac Hammond graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in English. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force with a regular officer's commission and reported for pilot training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Mac received his wings in November 1966, and subsequently served two tours of duty in Southeast Asia, accumulating 198 combat missions. He was honorably discharged in 1970 with the rank of Captain. Between 1970 and 1980, Mac was involved in varying capacities in the general aviation industry including ownership of a successful air cargo business serving the Midwestern United States. A business acquisition brought Mac and his wife Lynne Hammond to Minneapolis where they ultimately founded Living Word Christian Center in 1980.

2 responses to “Are the Miracles in the Bible Real?”

  1. Melanie Morse says :

    Nice! Or better yet that an earthquake caused a circular split that caused the walls that surrounded a city to collapse. It is odd how diligent folks will work to prove the biblical record wrong when believing is so simple and most times far more plausible.

  2. Shirley Tuttle says :

    I certainly enjoyed readying this. Rather funny how you pointed out they drowned in ankle deep water!! God Bless you Pastor Mac.

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