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Purity 101


     As a believer, you will undoubtedly face some uncomfortable moments of questioning or even ridicule about your faith in God and His Word. Others may question your faith in the Creation account, telling you that it is impossible that everything we see could have been made in only six days.
     They may question other biblical accounts, such as the story of Jonah and the big fish. "No man could survive inside a whale's belly for three days," they might say. "He'd be pickled by the stomach acid--it's scientifically impossible!"
     But did you know that the Bible is full of impossible things? Why would you try to pick and choose, saying, "I'll believe this but I can't believe that--it's impossible"?
     It was impossible for God to take on human form and be born as a tiny baby in Bethlehem's manger. It was impossible for Him to take upon Himself the sin of the entire world, dying in our place. It was impossible for Him to rise from the dead on the third day.

You can't be a Christian without
believing in the impossible.

    The Bible tells us that "with God, nothing shall be impossible" (Luke 1:37), and gives us hundreds of examples of godly men who believed God, even when faced with the impossible. Here are just a few:
     Abraham left his homeland to live out his days as a stranger in a strange land, trusting God to one day give that land to his numerous descendants (Genesis 12:1-7). He trusted God to give him a son when his wife was too old to have a baby (Genesis 15:1-6).
     Noah believed that God would destroy the whole world in a flood, when he'd never even seen a single


raindrop. (Genesis 6)
     Moses believed that God could use him to convince cruel Pharaoh to willingly release all the Jews from slavery--and give them gifts to take away with them! (Exodus 3:7-22)
     Joshua believed that walking around a city would make its walls fall down (Joshua 6:1-5).
     Elijah believed that fire could burn up water (1 Kings 18:22-24 and 18:32-38).
     Esther believed that God would protect her while she defied the king's rules, even though the former queen had been punished for similar disobedience (Esther 4:10-15).
     David believed that with God's help, a youth armed with a slingshot could defeat a huge giant in a full suit of armor (1 Samuel 17:33-37, 45).
     Mary believed a virgin could become pregnant (Luke 1:31-38).
     Peter believed that, if Jesus asked him to, he could walk on water (Matt. 14:28-29).
     Paul (and many other apostles) believed that the best way to save your life is to lose it (Mark 8:34-35).
     I want to follow in the footsteps of these godly examples. Whatever God says, I want to believe it. I believe that the Red Sea parted, that water came out of a rock, and that an axe head floated on water. I believe it took God six literal days to speak the world into existence, and I believe a man was swallowed by a fish and lived to tell about it.
     People may call me foolish, gullible, or primitive. Some people will never understand me, but after all--why should they? Like Abraham, I'm just a stranger in a strange land. I've thrown in my lot with those who are seeking a better country (Hebrews 11:13-14). But for now, I'll just keep on obeying God and waiting to see His promise fulfilled…because I believe God.

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