I so tire of hearing that word: unbelievable.
‘Did you see him catch that TD pass? It was unbelievable. Did you see her sink that 50 ft putt? Unbelievable. Did you hear about the guy who lost 50 lbs? Unbelievable. Did you hear about that lady from Miami who has 10 cats and how she feeds them on a dinner plate? Unbelievable.
You get the point. No, it is not unbelievable. Niagara Falls flowing uphill would be unbelievable. A marathon runner breaking records running backwards with his legs tied would be unbelievable.
However, men have no excuse for assigning ‘unbelievability’ to the words of scripture in general, and to Genesis in particular. There is nothing unbelievable about God making plants, animals, water, fish, trees, and of course man. There is nothing hard to understand or unbelievable about the four rivers flowing from that magnificent paradise.
There is nothing unbelievable about men watching sheep, tending crops, travelling, inventing, making music, and even killing others. It’s called life. I would much more respect people who say they do not like the message of scripture- but I have zero tolerance for they who say the account as written is not believable. It is not only believable, but the sacred scriptures are the ONLY account which is historically accurate, geographically perfect, and whose message stands the test of time and is relevant for every age of man.
It is no wonder the word of God is despised. As it was then, it is now, for the generation of the children of men are bent on heaving their own way. And what is this way? Ha! It is the way of Cain, that one wayed avenue which ignores street signs and is a danger to everything and everything in its path of selfishness. Cain was selfish.
And no, his life and times was not unbelievable, as some things never change. There is a WAY which seems right unto a man………….and if you are an astute reader, you know what follows.
The family of Noah, Pharaoh, the passover, the exodus, the exile, the kings, the temple, the dreams, the covenants, the silence, the promises, Gethsemene, Calvary, the Romans, Pentecost, the Gentiles, Patmos, all part and parcel of documented history, all credible, all believable.
And sure as expected, there are knockoffs of scripture, because everyone wants to lay claim to truth. Even commerce allows you to buy fake Prada. Nothing new here. But as there are bits of truth in everything, ‘bits of truth’ are but poison in camoflauge. Go ahead and drink a glass of water with a drop of antifreeze in it.
God’s word is undiluted in its message- entirely. There are not bits of truth, as it is all true. It is all believable. Has the sun changed his purpose? Has the moon diminished her cool? Has the north star moved? Do not whales still give birth to whales? Do not the oceans still stop at the shore? Does not rain from above still nourish the corn?
Does not nature preach the evangelistic message of the continuity of the Creator? Do not the seasons and the four winds sing of eternity? Of course. So stop crying that scripture is unbelievable. Yeah rather, it is more alarming that in todays age, there are still people who have not learned of history’s lessons and men’s recalcitrance- and who still cling to godlessness as if it were the cats meow- now that is unbelievable.