wisdom and the generally accepted explanation for all the miraculous stories in
the Holy Bible is that God has a magic wand. He just waves it around; and it
all happens. Could there be another explanation? A technical explanation that
doesn’t violate all the God-created laws of chemistry and physics and answers
the question How Did God Do It?
right up front that we look at the stories and incidents in the Holy Bible from
a different perspective than do most Bible scholars (not that we’re implying
that we are Bible scholars); and while the basic concept of this book may, at
first glance, appear to defy conventional biblical wisdom and perhaps seem
anti-religious (even blasphemous) to some, we assure you that this is not the
intent. Quite the contrary.
Nowhere in this book do we feel our theories
contradict the basics, fundamentals, tenets and doctrines of our world’s major
belief systems (particularly those of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths)
that are founded on concepts from the Holy Bible. Nor does this manuscript
contradict or call into question the concept of an all-powerful, loving God
(Creator, Divinity, Supreme Being) who created our Universe.
with the concept that there is a God of our Universe. Our Creator declares to Moses, “I am the God of
your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” (Exodus 3:6 TEV) This God is the basis of our
personal faith and of this book. We also accept that Jesus, the foundation of
Christianity, was indeed the Son of God (as described in the Gospels of the New
Testament). Nothing we propose violates these basic building blocks of the
Jewish and Christian faiths.
admit that we look at the stories, events and situations related in the Bible
from a somewhat different viewpoint, we feel that our observations and analyses
align quite nicely with the events related in the Bible. These
thought-provoking ideas that we have, for years, discussed and debated in the
conceptualizing and writing of this book, have actually enriched our faith and
reinforced our appreciation and awe of the God responsible for life and for
this divine planet Earth.
two groups of people who might be especially alarmed or even offended with this
book; and they are at opposite ends of the proverbial pole—atheists and (for
lack of a better term) the supremely/fanatically religious.
of course, believe there is no God. Since this book posits a God, the Supreme
Creator of our Universe, it would seem reasonable to suggest that atheists put
this one down and look for other reading material. That, however, is somewhat
fallacious thinking. Just because someone doesn’t believe there is a God, that doesn’t mean there isn’t. So atheists may want to explore
this book simply for the academic exercise. (For a related, thought-provoking
analysis along this line, we suggest Seeking
God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design by self-proclaimed
atheist Bradley Monton, Ph.D.)
other extreme we have the devoutly religious who not only believe in God, they feel that God must fit exactly into the mold
that they have been taught over the years. We once saw a bumper sticker on a
car that read, “The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it.” We looked at
that and commented that there was a person who had a firm foundation in what
he/she believes. For people such as them and other supremely religious folks,
there is very likely no compromise or wiggle room when dealing with their
concept of who or what God is and how He (or She) should be celebrated,
worshiped and adored. For this group, interpretations that fall outside the
(their) proverbial box are probably viewed as just plain crazy—even blasphemous
those freethinking people in the middle, particularly those of you who enjoy
the challenge of addressing tough, hypothetical questions with fresh eyes and
creativity, we think you’ll enjoy this book—even if you don’t necessarily agree
with our concepts. As you read on, we ask you to do so with two visions:
where you may agree and have an aha
moment and exclaim, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
the points on which you differ and consider how your reaction provides a firmer
foundation for your personal faith and beliefs.
enjoy what we hope will be a spiritually renewing experience, one that will
bring you closer to both God and to the amazing wisdom and inspiration of the
Holy Bible as you explore:
How Did God Do It?
- Walt and Rose Huber