When did all of these amazing religious miracles and unquestionable proof of God’s existence suddenly cease to exist? Why? I mean, wouldn’t everyone on earth just be wowed into submission if a man were able to turn an entire river into blood in the twenty-first century? Heck, I once saw David Blaine levitate! Surely the Lord can top that, right?
Of course, Luke 4:12 answers this question, reminding (warning) us that God is to never be tested. How convenient. (The Wizard of Oz could have learned a thing or two from these tricksters.)
Meanwhile I find it interesting how many mainstream Christians are so quick to openly criticize and mock Mormon’s beliefs about Joseph Smith’s magic hat, glasses, and golden plates – calling him a con man and a fraud. If you take a step back and think about it critically for a moment, you might realize that the seemingly outlandish claims of Mormonism’s central prophet are nothing compared to the alleged magic tricks of Moses. Likewise, in a similar context, just as modern Christians quickly denounce the claims of Joseph Smith or L. Ron Hubbard as being frauds, the ancient Jews disregarded Jesus as a false prophet, a fake. History just never stops repeating itself.
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Remember: Don’t blame us, it’s in the Bible!
We didn’t pull any punches by adding this illustration and commentary to:
Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible – Vol #2.