God is a Miracle Working God
By David J. Stewart
Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
I recently bought Cecil B. Demille’s 1956 epic movie, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner. Most people, like me, love the scene where God parts the Red Sea. The DVD movie is narrated by Katherine Orrison if you choose to turn on the commentary feature. I watched the entire 2:40 hour movie through, and then once again with the commentary turned on.
I was very saddened as I listened to Katherine Orrison’s horrible lack of faith in a miracle working God. All she does throughout the commentary is attempt to provide plausible excuses to discredit the miracles of God. This movie is the 5th highest-grossing movie in North America, with an adjusted total of over $1 billion in 2010
Katherine Orrison suggests that the waters in Egypt turned red due to a nearby volcanic eruption that spewed colored lava, thus changing the water’s color. She then speculates that the contaminated waters drove the frogs and locusts from their natural habitat into the Egyptian’s homes, and that the volcanic rocks were toxic and killed wildlife, making the rivers to stink. The fiery hail is also attributed to volcanic activity.
It is tragic that people refuse to accept the Bible as literal. The Bible tells us that the waters in Egypt were turned into literal blood, not just given a red color. The Bible says that God cursed the Egyptians with painful boils all over their bodies, which a volcano did not do. Orrison’s lack of faith in a miracle working God is disgraceful in a movie that meant so much to Cecil B. Demille (1881-1959). Mr. Demille believed that God could do the IMPOSSIBLE, and He still does today. Life itself is impossible without God. Look around you and you’ll see the impossible. This universe would fall apart in seconds if God stopped doing the impossible. Acts 17:25 says that God giveth to all life and breath.
It is not surprising to me that the hellhole of Hollywood would botch the Ten Commandments, attributing all of God’s miracles to natural occurrences. The truth is that these unsaved Modernists have no faith at all in the miracle-working God of the Bible. They are unbelievers in every way. Katherine Orrison attempts to explain away God’s miraculous power, trying to appease unbelievers, skeptics, atheists, and naysayers. To Hell with the naysayers if that’s where they choose to go! God is omnipotent!!! Nothing shall be impossible to God. I love what Luke 1:37 says… NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE! The Bible doesn’t say that all things are possible with God; but rather, NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE!!! In other words, God can do the inexplicable, the unexpectable, and the unimaginable!!!
Shame on Katherine Orrison for doubting God’s omnipotence. She speculates that a volcano turned the water to a reddish color; however, the Bible says that the water turned into literal blood and stank because of it. All the fish died because they can’t breath blood. It had nothing to do with a volcano as Pharaoh in the movie suggests. Katherine Orrison is no better than unbelieving Pharaoh who doubted God’s power and might. We ought not attempt to cater to the doubts of unbelievers by explaining away the miracles of God. If a person refuses to believe the Bible because it proclaims a miracle-working God, then they are doomed in their unbelief, for salvation itself is a supernatural act of God (John 1:12).
I’m tired of people trying to find natural causes to explain away the power of God. Such apostates feel that by attributing the enormous miraculous claims of the Bible to some plausible natural event, that they’ll earn the respect of unbelievers and naysayers who laugh at the Bible, mock God, and doubt God’s power. If you have to reduce God to the level of men to believe Him, then you have made man your god. It’s called Humanism and it’s of the Devil.
The frogs came out of the red Sea because God made them come out of the Red Sea, not because volcanic rock disrupted their natural habitat. The Red Sea parted because God caused it to part, not because of a dry spell, low-tide, or stepping stones that the Israelites walked upon. The Bible says that the Israelites walked across the Red Sea on dry ground, and the entire Egyptian army drowned when the sea fell upon them. The Bible says Pharaoh’s men and horses all ended up on the shore for Pharaoh to see what God had done. From the burning bush from which God first appeared unto Moses, to all the provisions God bestowed upon His people in the Wilderness, it was all wrought by the hand of a miracle-working God.
Leave it to Hollywood to explain away the Bible, diminish the awesome power of God, and make excuses in an attempt to satisfy the doubts of wicked men. It is sad.
We are living in times of woeful apostasy. I searched for further information on the Ten Commandments movie and found it being is sold on the website: FAMILY FICTION… because everyone deserves a good story. That’s what they advertise. The website further states, “Your Christian fiction information source.” That’s what the Ten Commandments and the miraculous power of God is to them… FICTION. That’s all it is to Katherine Orrison… FICTION. They don’t believe in a literal God who is capable of performing literal miracles. Certainly, we all have times of doubt in our life; but that in no way means that God is not still on His throne and able to do the IMPOSSIBLE.
Prayer is asking God to do the impossible, when all seems inexplicable, and all hope seems unobtainable. Truly, God’s greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:3, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.”