Swallowed by Science?

Jonah 1:17 (NIV) But the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights.

I receive a lot of magazines, most of which I dutifully and joyously never read. I looked at one recently after I came home in the evening, and it had a question and answer department in it. One question was: "Dear Doctor So and So: What about the whale swallowing Jonah? Do you believe that?" And the good doctor replied: "Yes, I believe it. Science proves that there are whales big enough to swallow men." I folded the magazine, and laid it down, for that man had come up to bat, but he had struck out beautifully. For I believe that Jonah was swallowed by a whale, not because a scientist has crawled in and measured a whale's belly, and come out and said, "Yes, God can do that." If God said that Jonah was swallowed by a whale, then the whale swallowed Jonah, and we do not need a scientist to measure the gullet of the whale.... Whenever I find men running to science to find support for the Bible, I know they are rationalists and not true believers! Grant me God and miracles take care of themselves.

A. W. Tozer, The Tozer Topical Reader – Volume Two, comp. Ron Eggert, (Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread Publishers, 2007), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: "1104. Science; Miracles: belief in".

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