How a young apologist explains the wonders of God to an enlightened skeptic


I got this old joke via email recently and thought it was worth sharing. Reminds me of some of the people who comment here.

A boy was sitting on a park bench with one hand resting on an open Bible. He was loudly exclaiming his praise to God. “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God is great!” he yelled without worrying whether anyone heard him or not.

Shortly after, along came a man who had recently completed some studies at a local university. Feeling himself very enlightened in the ways of truth and very eager to show this enlightenment, he asked the boy about the source of his joy.

“Hey” asked the boy in return with a bright laugh, “Don’t you have any idea what God is able to do? I just read that God opened up the waves of the Red Sea and led the whole nation of Israel right through the middle.”

The enlightened man laughed lightly, sat down next to the boy and began to try to open his eyes to the “realities” of the miracles of the Bible. “That can all be very easily explained. Modern scholarship has shown that the Red Sea in that area was only 10-inches deep at that time. It was no problem for the Israelites to wade across.”

The boy was stumped. His eyes wandered from the man back to the Bible laying open in his lap. The man, content that he had enlightened a poor, naive young person to the finer points of scientific insight, turned to go. Scarcely had he taken two steps when the boy began to rejoice and praise louder than before. The man turned to ask the reason for this resumed jubilation.

“Wow!” exclaimed the boy happily, “God is greater than I thought! Not only did He lead the whole nation of Israel through the Red Sea, He topped it off by drowning the whole Egyptian army in 10 inches of water!”

” Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.”

1 Corinthians 1:27


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11 replies

  1. I like that! Out of the infants and babes! thank you

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  2. hahaha I think this is so great! People sometimes get so stuck into looking at one thing that they forget to consider the whole.

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  3. Absolutely love this!! Wonderful!!

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  4. I jusr luvved reading this, hard not waking my darlingmost wificle while reading this at 55am.

    For the record, they passed through the Reed Sea, not the Red Sea. Something lost in translation.


  5. Now that is a side splitter. Ok bad pun.


  6. Wonders will never sieze at Carl,


  7. Yes indeed, God sets the ones who seem little in the eyes of the world to the greatest throne in the kingdom. This is our Lord’s beautiful will.
    I love you.

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