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  • The bible is a spiritual teaching. The fourth watch would be between 3 - 6am. Water often signifies chaos, and in this frame, the sea is stormy. At first the disciples take Jesus for an apparition or spirit. Storms also symbolise internal conflicts and fears. However, their fears were silenced, Jesus calmed the storm with his word, he rectified their mistake by making himself known to them, "it is I, be not afraid," and of course they knew his voice because they are his sheep. Hence, often external comments of the story represent the internal state of a person, i.e a right knowledge, opens the door to true comfort, especially the knowledge of Christ. He encouraged them against their fright. Nothing need be a terror to those who have Christ near them, not even death. So the actual logic of Jesus is less telling than the deeper reasoning, Jesus is divine, he has the fullness of God, why would he not be able to walk on the water, he isn't limited by nature as shown in his miracles?
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      Thanks for sharing! I agree Jesus isn't limited to nature. It's a mater of non-believers buying into it.
  • Well...approach it logically. Either Jesus did walk on water (as described in the ONLY account), or the account is false and Jesus did NOT walk on water. *** What if you don't want to do one of those two things, but something else? IMAGINING details CONTRARY to those in the account, and imagining that those details are true, is silly. If you do that, you're making up evidence and giving your imaginary evidence greater weight than the actual evidence. *** SO: it's reasonable to conclude either of these things (I'm giving both sides of the argument): ***A*** - the best evidence (in this case, the ONLY evidence) is what I accept as most likely to be true until equal or better contrary evidence comes along. ***B*** - the best evidence is so unlikely to be true (in my subjective opinion) that I can't believe it, and so I don't believe it, and so I conclude that it didn't happen...until and unless superior evidence to the contrary is discovered. *** Now: if you're wanting a logical explanation of HOW Jesus did this, we don't know because ***the evidence doesn't give us such information***. From the point of view of physics, SOMEHOW the pressure of Jesus' feet on the water was lessened to the point that said pressure was less than the surface tension of the water. From the physics point of view, any number of things MIGHT account for this.. We can generalize and present ideas such as: ***A*** Jesus being lifted (by some unmentioned means), not entirely into the air, thus reducing the force of pressing his feet on the water ***B*** Jesus' mass somehow decreasing ***C*** (closely related) Jesus' body density somehow decreasing ***D*** the contact area of Jesus' feet somehow increasing (consider, for example, water skis, increasing the contact area is one of the things that they do) *** etc. etc. There are quite a few general ways this can be accomplished in physics. Specific ways - well, we have nothing in the account to indicate any such.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      Thanks for sharing! Since the account says Jesus walked on water, then water it was.
  • When God is given the place He deserves, those who recognize Him realize He alone is a trustworthy source for explaining that which is beyond human comprehension. Isaiah 55:8,9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” In His omniscience, God has authored His Word with all-knowing forethought, so that its understanding is preserved for those genuinely searching. He is in the miracle business every day and has a purpose for every miracle He brings to pass. Mark 16:20 “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” A miracle from the true God testifies to the genuineness of the message and people associated with it. As originally inspired, God's Holy Word gives us perfect, logical insight as to how miracles come to pass. I Corinthians 12:7-10 lists the nine manifestations of holy spirit including word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith [believing], gifts of healing, working of miracles, and discerning of spirits. When a believer has God’s Word dwelling in him, he can listen for God's still small voice and hear if God is speaking to him by word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and/or discerning of spirits. God's message may reveal to him the necessary instructions to believe for miracles and healings to come to pass. Genuine miracles take place when believers listen to and follow instructions from the one true God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In a world full of uncertainty, a miracle-filled lifestyle can give us confidence that we are on the right track with Him. An inspiring poem in this regard can be seen by searching for "Sermons We See".
  • Mark 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

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