4 Reasons to Believe in Creation

4 Reasons to Believe in Creation

Those that believe in creation believe that the universe and all human life is the result of divine creation. For creationists, God is responsible for the creation of the entire cosmos.

While there are differing opinions among Christians regarding creation (e.g. young earth creationism, gap creationism, theistic evolution), almost half of Americans now consider themselves to be creation believers, with almost all of those acknowledging that God created the universe, as described in the Biblical accounts. A recent article in the Daily Mail states that:

“Nearly half of Americans believe God created mankind in a single day about 10,000 years ago, a literal interpretation of the Bible, according to a new survey that shows the view toward evolution in the United States hasn’t changed in 30 years. 

About 46 percent of people say creationism explains the origin of humans. Just 15 percent say humans evolved without the assistance of God.”  (Read the article)

With so many now believing in the creative work of God, it’s important to look at why creation continues to stand up, in spite of modern scientific theories which appear to contradict the Biblical accounts. We hope this list of four reasons to believe in Biblical Creationism will inspire your faith in God’s creative work, and strengthen it.


  1. The Bible Reveals Creation

The Bible states over 30 times that God created all life including plant, animal and human.

The first two books of the Bible are even specifically devoted to the accounts of God’s creative activity and our origins. Genesis functions as the foundational book of the Bible and tells the story of the beginnings of the universe, the earth and humanity. The accounts of God’s creation serve to help us understand the book we are about to read, and to grasp God’s redemptive plan for the world.

As a complete work, the Bible reveals the nature of God through his creation, and through his relationship to creation – from Genesis to Revelation.  The Primeval History laid out in Genesis 1-11 is referred to over 100 times throughout the New Testament alone, and is referred to by every New Testament author. The importance of the Genesis accounts of creation cannot be overstated.

A belief in evolution is a misreading of scripture as it cannot be reconciled with passages such as Genesis 1 or Exodus 20:11 which states:

 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”

 Beliefs in anything other than God’s creation of the universe are inconsistent with the omnipotent, omniscient and redemptive picture of God that the Bible paints.


  1. Jesus Confirmed Creation

Jesus referred to Genesis himself, on several occasions – always affirming his belief in the accounts as historical realities.

In Mark he states that:

“But at the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.” (10:6)

And in Matthew Jesus responds to the Pharisees questions on divorce:

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (19:3-6)

Jesus confirmed the accounts of Genesis: Adam and Eve were real people, as were Cain and Abel. Jesus also affirms the historical validity of Noah and the flood later on in Matthew.

For Jesus, the events described in Genesis were real events with real people. The historicity of The Primeval History is bound up with much of Christ’s teaching on theological matters. Understanding Jesus relies on our understanding of, and belief in, the creation narrative.


  1. The Authority of Scripture Relies On It

If we deny creation, or allege that some passages should be understood as mere myth or allegory, then we are putting the authority of the canon at risk for two reasons:

Firstly, if these stories do not describe events as they state, then what other parts of the Bible might be misleading? Deciding not to believe in the creation accounts of Genesis will inevitably lead to questions about the reliability of other parts of the Bible, and the Bible as a complete work.

Secondly, if the Bible is in fact unreliable, then we undermine our own belief in God’s inerrant word. If we do not subscribe to the creation accounts which appear throughout the Bible, then we open the Bible up to be considered full of errors and not divinely inspired – as Christians usually understand it.


  1. God’s Character is Grounded in Creation

The Bible reveals God’s nature through his creation. In the beginning we are created in his image. Throughout the Old Testament the people are called to be the people of a creative God and in the New Testament we see God revealed through Jesus, who was with the father at the creation:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:1-3)

The New Testament even closes with the promise of a new creation, in which God will carry out his redemptive plans and see his kingdom reign on earth. In order to understand God, we must believe and recognise him as the creator of the entire cosmos. The Psalmist wrote that:

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (19:1)

To exist within creation is to exist within the presence of God. God is deeply embedded into his creation.   




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Big Bang Theory as Explained in the Bible

Big Bang Theory as Explained in the Bible

The Big Bang Theory has never been matched by any other scientific theory about how everything began. While the theory itself has been modified several times due to new scientific findings, two ideas remain constant: first, that the entire universe came from a single mass of energy that continuously expanded until it formed different galaxies, planets, and stars; second, that the universe is continually expanding everyday.

This article will focus on these concepts and how it corroborates the Biblical account of creation.


The Concept of Singularity

The Big Bang theory stipulates that around 13.8 billion years ago, the universe started out as a small mass with high density which expanded, and the collision and fusion of several substances paved the way for the creation of the galaxies, planets and stars. While this timeline does not provide an exact match for the biblical account of God’s creation in just six days, the Hebrew word used for creation is “bara,” which means to bring to existence something that has never existed before. Big Bang has not been able to deal with how that single dense mass that expanded to become the universe, came into existence. This can only mean that an eternal being, such as God, who exists outside our concept of space and time, is responsible for creating the dense mass that expanded. While the Big Bang theory provides an explanation for how everything came to being after the Big Bang, it still doesn’t explain how the big bang came about – someone had to push the button.


The Concept of an Expanding Universe

According to the Big Bang theory, there are two phases of expansion: the rapid expansion which lead to the universe as we know it today and a continuous but slower expansion as evidenced by the constantly changing distances between different entities. Both types of this expanding or stretching are revealed in Isaiah, which states,

“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches (Hebrew: natah) out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads (Hebrew: mathah) them out like a tent to dwell in.” (40:22)

In the original Hebrew text, both the verbs “mathah” (meaning the action has been done) and “natah” (meaning the action is still being done in the present) were used to denote both an ongoing and a completed action.

There are still some aspects of the Big Bang Theory that do not fit with biblical truth. For instance, the world’s end and the establishment of an eternal kingdom as prophesied in Revelations is contradictory to the “Heat Death” which is how the Big Bang is assumed to end. However, we have seen God’s hand on how He enlightened scientists at the perfect time so that portions of the theory can be corrected or supported by more evidence.

As Christians, it is important that we do not let go of our biblical foundations especially regarding Creation. Even before we had the tools and the technology to observe the stars, the planets, and the entire universe, God has equipped us with the truth through His Word. As new scientific evidences come up, it means that God is revealing more of His knowledge to us and He wants to equip us with more evidence so we can be witnesses to His unmatched power and glory. Just another fantastic reason why we should celebrate Creation Day!

How Many Of Each Animal Was On The Ark?

How Many Of Each Animal Was On The Ark?

Ask any man, woman or child who is even vaguely familiar with the story of Noah’s Ark how many of each animal was taken on board the Biblical boat and you will get the usual answer: two. This answer is usually given because of the instructions recorded in Genesis, which God gave to Noah:

 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.

– Gen 6:19-20

However, what most people don’t know is that later on in Genesis, God also gave Noah these instructions:

Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,  and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.

– Gen 7:2-3

This discrepancy between texts, begs the question:


How many animals was Noah to take onto the ark? Was it two….or seven?


At a glance, these two passages appear to offer contradictory information.


The Documentary Hypothesis

One manner used by Biblical scholars to resolve this apparent issue is the documentary hypothesis. The documentary hypothesis maintains that the Old Testament was put together from multiple sources which wrote independent of each other. According to this theory, an editor – or multiple editors – came along and fitted the texts together into one narrative which could explain any contradictions or duplicate material in the Biblical text (a noticeable duplicate often cited to support the documentary hypothesis is the two human creation stories which appear in Genesis 1 and 2). Biblical scholars who subscribe to the documentary hypothesis argue that God’s command to bring seven pairs of clean animals was a later addition to the original story in order to explain how Noah was able to sacrifice animals after the flood without risking the animal population’s future.


A Close Reading

While the documentary hypothesis may provide an explanation for the discrepancy in the two passages, the inconsistency may also be able to be resolved by a careful reading of what the verse says.

The first passage states that Noah is “to bring into the ark two of all living creatures.” Here, God is instructing Noah to bring one pair of every living creature with him – every kind of animal on earth. This instruction is delivered with the specification that each pair be made up of one male and one female in order for each pair to repopulate the earth after the flood. The command here is universal: it concerns all animal life.

The second passage states that Noah is to bring “seven pairs of every kind of clean animal.” The distinction between the two passages is clear – the second instruction is bound up with the idea of ‘clean’ and ‘unclean’ animals. In this passage God instructs Noah to bring extra pairs of ‘clean’ animals. The command here is specific, referring only to ‘clean’ animals. This passage also confirms the instructions given in the first passage, stating that seven pairs of clean animals need to come aboard the ark, in addition to the one pair of unclean animals that has already been commanded.

The two passages differ because the second one is a command given in addition to the first passage – while the first instruction concerns all animals, ensuring that the pairs taken on board will repopulate the earth, the second instruction concerns only clean animals and is probably referring to animals for sacrificial purposes. This is indicated by the sacrifice Noah makes immediately after the flood:

“ So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives…Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.”

– Gen 8:18-20

If Noah took only the reproductive pairs then he would not have had any available animals to sacrifice. God knew this, and so gave a further instruction to ensure that all needs would be met.



What we have here is not a contradiction – it is two different instructions given by God, to Noah, regarding the animals that needed to survive the flood.

Each instruction has its own purpose – one reproductive, one sacrificial – and is given for its own reasons. God supplemented his original instructions to ensure that clean animals were brought onto the ark for the purpose of sacrifice.




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Living A Christian Life In A Culture of Consumption

Living A Christian Life In A Culture of Consumption


What is Consumption?

Consumption is an inherent part of the human condition. We all consume and we always will. Consumption is merely our need to use things in order to fulfil our basic needs as humans. However, we must recognise the difference between consumption and consumerism.

When most people think of consumerism, they think of shopping sprees and violent squabbles at Boxing Day sales. However, consumerism is much more than mere materialism. Consumerism is a much broader problem, and has now come to be the broader framework in which people view their lives and themselves: a person’s worth is determined in terms of ‘having’ rather than ‘being’. Consumerism is the force behind the culture of consumption in which we now live. While consumption is an action we must all take at times, consumerism has established consumption as a culture which has come to define our society in the wider sense.

Consumerism defines life individualistically – by what one has rather than what one experiences or who one shares it with. Within consumerism, a person’s achievements are measured by what personal possessions they have – reducing people to objects of consumption. Consumerism teaches us that we do not need education or experiences to be privileged – we can achieve this status by simply purchasing a large amount of material goods in order to achieve satisfaction, happiness and contentment.

The good life is but a purchase away.


A Family Affair

Families are also suffering under the culture of consumption as we appear to have lost our commitment to family values.

The boundaries between family commitments and career advancement have now blurred, and the marketplace now reigns as more and more parents choose work over family – often rationalizing that the higher income will naturally mean the better choice for everyone. People no longer hesitate to take work on Sunday’s and often take on as much work as they can. According to studies, the average amount of hours worked by all family members has increased by 11 percent since the 1970s and more than 30 percent work on weekends and holidays. These numbers are also in keeping with new numbers that suggest that the average amount of time parents spend with their children has declined by 22 hours per week since the 1960s. The increase in monetary work has also meant a decrease in the time spent in community involvement. Weekly church attendance has reached an all-time low and it is not uncommon now for neighbours to not even know each other’s names.

The culture of consumption tells us to work hard now, and make time for family later but this does not always come to fruition. It also fosters a culture of working hard until everything is done, when we will be able to ‘start living’. The idea is that if we work hard and make enough money, we will finally be able to buy all of the things we need in order to start enjoying life. The problem with that is that our children will grow up and our families will deteriorate while we are working. Life passes by whether we are ready to ‘start living’ or not.


Living to Consume

A common argument amongst people who overeat is that while alcoholics can give up alcohol, food-addicts cannot give up food. Going cold turkey is not an option and so it is more difficult to rehabilitate those who are addicted to food than it is for those who are addicted to substances such as alcohol. The same applies for consumption: because we have to consume to meet our basic needs, it is not as simple as ‘giving it up’. The problem, however, does not lie in the consuming to live, but rather, when we start living to consume.

Any critique of consumption must address the issue of idolatry. When we begin to start living to consume, we put material goods at the centre of our lives, rather than God. Buying things is not the issue – nor is collecting material goods. The issue is what priority we give those goods in our lives.

The culture of consumption encourages us to define meaning and assign value based on material goods. One’s identity can be defined by the clothes they choose to wear, the car they choose to drive and the things they possess.  No longer does the old adage “you are what you eat” resonate. You are what you consume.


Take Me to Church

Consumerism is the driving force behind everything in our culture. It undermines individuals as well as disintegrates families and communities with its silent, but deadly, presence. More recently, it has also been at work in undermining the Church and its influence. Shopping is now considered the number one leisure activity in the United States – a position that was once occupied by religion. Consumption is no longer simply an economic phenomenon – it is a worldview, a framework through which we interpret everything else…including God.

Much dialogue has taken place, particularly online, regarding the church’s recent decision to cash in on consumerism, often participating in capitalism, without even being aware of it. Because consumption has become so ingrained in our worldview, we barely even recognise that it’s happening, let alone question it.

With the advent of ‘church-shopping,’ churches have adopted a corporate model which employs marketing strategies and business values in order to be competitive within the church market. In order to add appeal, some churches are even cashing in on the consumeristic nature of their members – putting their logo on shirts, coffee mugs and other merchandise and making it available for purchase. Christian stores have also cashed in on the culture, offering Christian merchandise – books, CD’s and jewellery. Instead of striving to counter the culture of consumption, churches and Christians everywhere, are reinforcing it. If you love to shop –then you can now do so… in Jesus’ name.


Being a Christian Witness in the Face of Consumerism

Though ‘consumption’ has come to be a dirty word it doesn’t necessarily need to be. While the consumption discussed above has left behind it a trail of credit-card debt, bankruptcy and gum wrappers, the word needn’t be associated with such negative connotations. We are all consumers – participating in transactions for goods that we need. If we do it well, we can be healthy consumers, fostering a culture that contributes to meeting people’s needs and watching the human population flourish.

As Christians, we must lead the charge on consumption. We have participated in it as much as everyone else – we have been reckless and overindulgent in our consumer habits and have allowed too many issues to go under the radar, accepting them as part of the society in which we live.  Consumerism has now become so bound up with identity, that we cannot ignore the issue any longer.

Social media has further driven our consumer identity – we write status updates about our purchases, photos of us in clothing that we bought and take pictures of the food we are eating. By putting ourselves on display we are allowing ourselves to be identified by the books that we read, the brands we are wearing and the products we are buying. Consumerism has become the outer layer of our identity, and we are posting it on Facebook for everyone to see. We must be mindful about what messages we are sending, and what consumer habits we are putting on display.


So What Do I Do?

The following is a practical list, of steps to take in order to live a Christian life in a culture of consumption:

  • As Christians, we must intentionally be present on the front lines of the debate surrounding the culture of consumerism. And, most importantly, we must critique it – whether or not that makes us popular
  • In order to consume well, we must ensure that our consumption is about God – not about us. Christians cannot consume well unless they are first, wholly consumed by Christ. Christ must be at the center of our lives, instead of material objects
  • We must reflect a Christ-like approach to ‘things’ both in how we spend our money and in how we choose to give it
  • We must reflect deeply on issues of suffering, and how we can help with the resources that we have – no matter how big or small. We can pray to God that he is able to use us in helping those less fortunate
  • As Christians, we should take small steps to deny ourselves some comforts. This might be skipping a meal in order to buy one for a homeless person, or giving to the church on a regular basis. Denounce the culture of consumption in the name of Jesus Christ and put some of your resources to use amongst those who are suffering
  • Think about your daily bread – Christians should not aim to be poor, but should also not aim to be rich. Think about what you need in your household and re-evaluate areas where money is being spent out of consumerism


To indulge in a culture of consumption is to forget our identity in Christ. By filling ourselves with brands and products we are giving our identity over to the culture of consumption. We must live for God, in Christ, filled with the spirit. Only when we can do this will our true identity shape our lives.




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Scientific Evidence for the Plagues

Scientific Evidence for the Plagues


Most people are familiar with the ten plagues of Egypt described in Exodus. The plagues precede the very famous account of Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery under the Egyptian Pharaoh. God rolls out the plagues in ascending order – starting with the mildest and building in severity as Pharaoh continues to refuse to grant the Hebrew people their freedom. Now, scientists and archaeologists believe that the plagues are not only genuine accounts, but that scientific discoveries can actually corroborate the stories.


Let’s take a look at the scientific evidence available for the plagues depicted in Exodus.



Researchers now believe that they have evidence of the plagues outlined in Exodus, suggesting that the plagues took place in an ancient city called ‘Pi-Rameses’ on the Nile Delta. Pi-Rameses was the capital of Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Rameses the second who ruled Egypt from 1279 BC to 1213 BC.

Evidence that the plagues may have taken place in Pi-Rameses includes an ancient water trough which is inscribed with markings, depicting a period of darkness. Climatologists have also observed a dramatic shift in the climate in Pi-Rameses toward the end of the Pharaoh Rameses’ reign – undergoing a radical move from a warm, wet climate to a dry one. Archaeologists also claim that the city was abandoned around 3,000 years ago – a fact which scientists claim could be attributed to the onset of the plagues.


The Ipuwer Papyrus

The Ipuwer Papyrus is an ancient papyrus scroll containing an ancient Egyptian poem called “The Admonitions of Ipuwer”. The Ipuwer Papyrus describes a series of events which take place in Egypt – events which sound uncannily like those of the plagues outlined in Exodus. The events include a river turning to blood, the men of the land behaving as wild Ibises and the land coming under great distress.

The Ipuwer Papyrus is thought by some archaeologists as a reliable corroboration of the Biblical accounts, since the texts appear to witness the events unfolding.


A Chain Reaction

Scientists who have sought to understand the nature of the plagues have now come to the conclusion that the plagues came about from a chain reaction of natural phenomena.

According to this theory, the events which take place in Exodus 7 through 11 are natural disasters, which take place in a natural sequence. In other words – the plagues can be attributed to a series of natural events which each in turn, trigger the next. While Moses and the Biblical writers attributed the plagues of Exodus to the miraculous work of God, this idea attributes them to a cause-and-effect concept, starting with the climate shift in Pi-Rameses.


First Plague: Water into Blood

 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.”

 The dramatic shift in climate in Pi-Rameses meant that the climate in the region suddenly went from warm and wet to extremely dry:

“Pharaoh Rameses II reigned during a very favourable climatic period…There was plenty of rain and his country flourished. However, this wet period only lasted a few decades. After Rameses’ reign, the climate curve goes sharply downwards….There is a dry period which would certainly have had serious consequences.”

  – Professor Augusto Magini, paleoclimatologist.

According to the chain reaction theory, this radical change triggered the first of the plagues we see in Exodus 7. Scientists agree that the rising temperatures of the new, drier climate caused temperatures to rise and dry up the river Nile. This in turn caused Egypt’s primary water source to transform into nothing more than a muddy waterway – conditions which paved the way for the Bible’s description of the Nile turning to blood.

Scientists attribute the red Nile to the manifestation of a toxic, fresh-water algae known as ‘Burgundy Blood”. This bacterium is known to have existed at the time of Pi-Rameses and is known for its characteristic action as it dies: it stains water red.


Second, Third and Fourth plagues – Frogs, Lice and Flies

“And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.”

 “for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.”

 “And the Lord did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.”

The Burgundy Blood algae could have set in motion the second, third and fourth plagues described in Exodus – frogs, lice and flies. Frogs are known to be able to develop from tadpoles into adult frogs very quickly. They are also known to be able to speed up this development in times of distress. Scientists claim that the toxic algae present in the Nile would be more than enough to trigger this speedy development, as well as forcing the frogs from their water home and onto the land.

The subsequent third and fourth plagues are a result of the frogs also. With the deaths of these frogs, other insects would naturally have flourished in the absence of their predators.


Fifth and Sixth Plagues – Livestock and Boils

 “And the next day the Lord did it: All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.”

 So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on people and animals.”

Insects carry diseases – even today it is possible to contract dengue fever, malaria, lyme disease and many more diseases from an insect bite. After the deterioration of Egypt’s fresh-water source, the death of mass frog populations and the infestation of insects, it is only natural to assume that the next step in the plague ‘chain reaction’ would be disease and epidemics. The livestock first dies, before the people of Egypt break out in boils.


Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Plagues –Thunderstorm, Locusts and Darkness

“the Lord sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt;  hail fell and lightning flashed back and forth. It was the worst storm in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. Throughout Egypt hail struck everything in the fields—both people and animals; it beat down everything growing in the fields and stripped every tree.”

 “By morning the wind had brought the locusts; they invaded all Egypt and settled down in every area of the country in great numbers…They covered all the ground until it was black. They devoured all that was left after the hail—everything growing in the fields and the fruit on the trees. Nothing green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt.”

 “So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or move about for three days.

A major, natural disaster which took place 400 miles away is used to explain the seventh, eighth and ninth plagues of Exodus – a volcanic eruption.

Thera, a volcano that was near Crete is known to have erupted around the time of Pi-Rameses. Thera’s eruption is one of the largest known eruptions in human history, and its explosion sent forth billions of tons of volcanic ash into the atmosphere. While there are no volcanoes located in Egypt, archaeologists have recovered volcanic rock during Egyptian excavations. Tests confirmed that this rock originated from Thera, substantiating the claim that this eruption reached Egyptian shores.

The eruption of Thera was powerful enough to cause dramatic hail storms all the way to Egypt, atmospheric physicists confirm. This forms another sequence within the chain reaction. From the ash, the temperature would be expected to once again rise, increasing the humidity level with it. These conditions are known to foster the presence of insects, and may account for the locusts which appear in the eight plague described in Exodus. The dense amount of volcanic ash can also be blamed for the darkness which Egypt undergoes – thick ash could be responsible for blocking out the sunlight over a large area of land.

The huge global impact of Thera’s eruption has been documented in an ash layer found in the Nile Delta, as well as in the United States and Greenland. It is not hard to see how its eruption may have caused apocalyptic-style events to unfold in Pi-Rameses.


Tenth Plague – Death of the Firstborn

“At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well.

 The cause of the final plague, the death of all the firstborn is unable to be supported by scientific evidence. Some have speculated that the firstborn slept on the floor, inhaling more volcanic dust than younger children while others have suggested that a deadly fungus compromised grain supplies. However, these arguments have all been largely discredited and we may need to accept that God did not action this last plague through natural means, but rather manifested it miraculously.


Does Science Support the Plagues?

 While it appears that science does corroborate the accounts of the plagues described in Exodus, explaining them with naturalistic explanations should not be done so at the risk of missing the real point of the story. Exodus serves to show the reader that human history is carried out through the hand of God. God led the Israelites out of slavery and into the land he was preparing…because he is God!

God often acts through His creation – utilising natural law to manifest his miracles. In Exodus alone we see this several times including 10:13 where we are told that God brought the locusts by ‘an east wind that blew across the land all that day and all that night’. In verse 19 we go onto learn that in order to bring the plague to an end, God ‘changed the wind to a strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea’.

The plagues may have been brought about through natural phenomena, but we must still recognise that it was God who brought them about for his redemptive purposes.




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