In this study, I want to cover the crossing of the Red Sea.
The first thing I want to discuss is the lie that the Hebrews passed through the Reed Sea and not the Red Sea, which is promoted largely by some of the Hebrew religious leaders and is them saying that they don't believe Yahweh could have parted the waters of the Red Sea, which is blaspheme. In this pagan fairy tale, they say the Hebrews crossed through one of the Reed Seas or very large lakes to the north of the Red Sea, which are only a few feet deep and a "strong wind can part them".
The important Bible verses concerning this lie are:
Exodus 14:21-23, "And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea a dry ground; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
And the Egyptians pursued and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen."
And Exodus 14:27-30, "And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
And the waters returned and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the seashore."
First, note that it said three times in three verses that the water was a wall to them on both sides.
Do you really think those people would have called a few feet of water a wall, especially three times?
Second, in verse 29 it said, "And the waters returned and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all of the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them" and in verse 30 it said, "and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the seashore."
Now, let me get this straight, the Hebrew religious leaders don't believe Yahweh could levitate billions of tons of water and a few million tons of mud to make a passable bridge through the Red Sea but they believe Yahweh could cover all of Pharaoh's army, including their horses, drown them all, and wash their armored dead bodies up on the shore with a few feet of water? Kind of hypocritical, don't you think?
Listen, if anyone even mentions the Reed Sea when talking about this event, they are either ignorant and have not read it, they are stupid and are ignoring very important details, or they are a liar committing blaspheme so you need to just turn around and walk away.
It is VERY OBVIOUS that the details in these scriptures could not be them talking about Yahweh parting a few feet of water in one of the Reed Sea lakes. And this is one of very many reasons why I warn you to not just blindly believe the Hebrew religious leaders because they are very clearly not all of God; some are clearly servants of Satan and will lead you astray.
Listen, in the Law, it very clearly tells you that you will not add to or take away from the Law.
Because you adding to or taking away from God's Law is you saying that you are smarter than God and know better than God, is elevating yourself above God, you know, just like Satan did, and is blaspheme but many of the Hebrew religious leaders have an annual international blaspheme contest where they all get together and discuss what should be added to and/or taken away from the Law...in violation of the Law.
Do you really want to follow these people to Hell?
Some Hebrews are people of God but many are not, just like Gentiles. Do what Jesus said, "Be discerning."
Then I want to deal with Ron Wyatt's "report" about finding where Moses crossed the Red Sea. I saw his video several times and call bull crap.
In his video, he and others swam around showing you "coral encrusted chariot wheels, axels, and even chariots that were Pharaoh's chariots", you know, there, under water, with coral growing on them for 3,600 years.
Coral grows at .3 to 2 centimeters per year, I know, I researched it later. I don't just blindly believe anyone and question everything.
The Red Sea would have a faster growth rate for coral than most of the seas and oceans because it is at the equator, is warm water and is one of the most vibrant aquatic systems on earth with an abundance of food for coral but we will go with the slowest growth rate of only .3 centimeters per year knowing it grew much, much faster.
With a growth rate of only .3 centimeters per year for 3,600 years, that comes out to 1,080 centimeters or more than 10 meters or yards IN EVERY DIRECTION FROM THE WHEELS or about 20 meters or yards across for one wheel! That would be more than 1/5 of a football field wide and these were obviously experienced scuba divers so you KNOW they knew that.
Even at the slowest growth rate, do you think you would be able to see anything that looks like a wheel, axel, or even chariot today?
No, of course not. All you would be able to see would be a coral reef and, most likely, the coral would have grown at more than 1 centimeter per year in the Red Sea so it would be about 5 times larger or about 100 meters or yards across so that each reef for each wheel would be larger than a football field. You wouldn't be able to see anything that resembled a chariot, nothing.
Also, Ron claimed that the Hebrews fled into the Arabian Peninsula instead of into what we recognize as the Sinai Desert today.
In my Bible (maybe he used a different one) and the Hebrew Chumash it very clearly states that, after they crossed the Red Sea, the Hebrews fought a battle with Amalek, who lived in what is the Negev Desert in modern Israel today, went to Mount Sinai, which Ron claims in is the Arabian Peninsula, and then returned to the Negev Desert to send spies into the Land of Canaan and then they wondered around in the wilderness for 40 years, which Ron says is in the Arabian Peninsula.
A little problem with that is that would have required the Hebrews to cross the Red Sea at least 4 more times and I can't find any mention of those 4 crossings in my Bible.
Either that or they would have had to cross over the old "King's Highway" 4 times which, when they finally did that, after the 40 years of wondering in the wilderness, they had to fight the people who lived in that area and that battle was recorded in the Bible and there is no report of those 4 other battles in the Bible along with the other battles from that time, which were mentioned.
Hey, I know, after the first crossing, God parting the Red Sea became common place and they just forgot to mention the next 4 crossings, right?
For some reason, I don't think so and OBVIOUSLY the Hebrews stayed in the Sinai Desert the entire time, you know, where Mount Sinai is. I don't think Ron Wyatt found anything but a way to make money by getting you to buy his videos and books and to donate money to him.
That is why I tell you to pay attention to ALL of the details because God gave us ALL of the details to shoot down bull crap like that. If the story doesn't fit with absolutely ALL of the details, it is a lie.
The truth is that Ron Wyatt didn't find crap but too many Christians ignored too many details to believe the story because it sounded good and they WANTED to believe it. That is called grabbing at straws and it is the worst thing you can do in dealing with scientists because, when they prove it false and prove that you were just grabbing at straws, it will automatically call EVERYTHING you believe into question and can be used by Satan's people to make it look like you have no credibility about ANYTHING and that you are just a stupid religious fanatic who will believe anything.
As a trained scientist, I am trained to pay attention to ALL of the details because those details mean things that are too often very important. Pay attention to ALL of the details, it is just how I just shot down evolution by pointing out how their fairy tale doesn't fit with important details in science. You see, evolutionists grab at straws too and that makes them easier to beat and makes them look really stupid.
Do you want to look really stupid?
No? Then don't grab at straws.
If you don't know something, just say you don't know it because evolutionists don't know everything either; no one does...except God.
While we are here, let's just finish off the rest of Wyatt's bull crap.
He claimed that he found the Ark of the Covenant under Mount Golgotha, you know, where Jesus was crucified. He made up a little story about how Jesus' blood had run down onto the Ark as our sacrifice. Bull crap.
Years before Ron's story, I saw an interview with Rabbi Chaim Richmond, who is the head of the Temple Institute, which is responsible for working towards rebuilding the Temple, and he is the high priest for the Sanhedrin, which was reformed almost two decades ago, on a Christian TV station in the US. In that interview, years before Ron said he had found the Ark of the Covenant, Chaim said that they had found the Ark and some of the Temple instruments in a secure chamber beneath the Temple Mount and the Muslims have been "remodeling" the Temple Mount, you know, digging to find the Ark of the Covenant so they can destroy it.
Chaim said that, before the Romans took Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple, the priests buried the Ark and some of the Temple instruments in a secret chamber beneath the Temple, you know, the way the Essenes buried scrolls in caves in the Dead Sea area to preserve them. They apparently left the less important instruments in the Temple to make the Roman soldiers believe they had gotten all of the Temple instruments and may have even left fakes or copies for the Romans to take as plunder. If they had not left something for the Romans to steal, the Romans would have searched much harder and probably found the Ark and what else they had hidden.
Also, concerning Ron finding Noah's Ark, after everything else he told us he found, I seriously question that he found Noah's Ark.
First, do you really think that Noah was the first person to build a boat or ship the way some people seem to think?
If you study history, you will find that every group of people who have lived near water, have built something to float and travel on the water, especially for commerce.
Now, do you really believe that with the pre-flood people living from 500 to almost 1,000 years each over a period of 1,600 years with their one continent completely surrounded by water that no one had already built a boat or ship and traveled around the coast, especially for trade purposes?
Second, in the 1960s and early 1970s, before the God hating pagans had taken control of our government, NASA released a number of satellite photos of a very large rectangular object still on the side of Mount Ararat that was believed to be Noah's Ark. After the lefties took over our government, we have not heard any more about it.
Third, when I look at that ship filled with dirt and rocks sitting buried in the land, it looks much more like it was a pre-flood ship that was sunk by the Flood and filled with mud. It doesn't look like a post flood ship that somehow got filled with mud and then the wood became petrified. Therefore, I am still questioning whether that ship is Noah's Ark, with an open mind.
Don't be surprised to find out that Israel knows where the Ark really is and you can bet that, after the Battle of Ezekiel 38 & 39, they will go after it.
Now back to the Red Sea crossing.
Finally, remembering that Yahweh created the entire cosmos in just one Earth day of 24 hours, then you should know that for Him to levitate a few billion tons of water and a few million tons of mud to create a bridge across the chasm in the middle of the Red Sea, would have been nothing; mere child's play.
We humans became very proud when we finally succeeded at levitating a few ounces of matter a few decades ago and I could easily see a vastly superior being levitating much more water and mud 3,600 years ago than we can levitate today.
You have to understand that the Hebrews didn't even have the word levitation 3,600 years ago so they just said that God parted the water instead of levitating the water. They didn't even understand the concept of levitation. Merriam-Webster says the word levitation was first used in 1668 AD, about 3,000 years after the Hebrews crossed the Red Sea.
Because of this, I think what probably happened is that the Hebrews thought Yahweh was pushing the waters back or apart with the wind He caused to blow through the divided waters to dry the mud instead of Yahweh levitating the water but, if that wind would have been strong enough to drive the water apart, it would have blown all of the Hebrews and everything they had back to the Nile River.
Listen, when hurricanes blow with 200 mile per hour winds, it blows buildings apart and cars and humans away but it doesn't part lakes or rivers. The wind will drive water but it has not once been seen parting a huge body of water like the Red Sea.
Is it possible?
Yes, but I think there was more to it than the Hebrews realized and could have understood.
Note that there are several hints that the water was parted all night and the wind blew through the parted waters from the hot, dry Sinai Desert to dry the mud so the Hebrews could walk over on dry land.
Then you have the idiot God hating evolutionists who say that the Hebrews couldn't have crossed the Red Sea because there is a chasm half way across the Red Sea that very steeply goes down to more than 1,000 feet deep and would be impassible.
What, this being can levitate billions of tons of water but can't levitate a few million tons of mud to make a bridge over the chasm and dry that mud with those hot, dry winds from the Sinai Desert? Really? Kind of a stupid argument, isn't it?
But, hey, I told you they also grab at straws...ALL the time. Their entire fanatical religion is based on grabbed straws just like they claim the Christian religion is based on grabbed straws so you won't realize their fanatical cult is based on grabbed straws.
For an incredible being like Yahweh to part the Red Sea and make a mud bridge across the chasm for a few million ancient Hebrews to cross over and then destroy the entire Egyptian Army, the most powerful army in the world at that time, would be a piece of cake for Him. No problem.
BTW, did you know there were 3 more times that God parted water?
God parted the River Jordan for the tribe of Hebrews to cross into Canaan, Elijah parted the River Jordan just before He was raptured into heaven, and Elisha parted the River Jordan to get back into Israel, after Elijah left him.
Interestingly, when God parted the water for the Hebrews to cross into Canaan, a column of water grew some distance up stream to accommodate the water flowing into the river and, when He released the waters to return to their normal flow, that column of water slowly went down and you know the ancient Hebrews would have never thought of that as a means to control the additional water flowing into the river up stream while a few million people crossed the river.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.