- Were the Plagues Caused by Nature?
- Moshe Ben-Chaim
A while ago, Time magazine published an article claiming
that the plagues in Egypt were caused by natural occurrences.
I am on an E-list with lost Jews and I wish to refute this. Are
you aware of any site/article which I can post? I have been looking
all over and cannot find what I need. I would appreciate any
help you can give me. Thank you.
- Mesora: If you request
affirmation by plague-critics from the Biblical accounts in their
own Bibles, they will not be able to explain such miracles naturally.
God created hail mixed with fire. The waters of the Red Sea "piled
like heaps" are also described as "walls on their right
and their left". Regarding the Death of Firstborns, how
can this be explained naturally,...a plague against bodies, but
not based not on genetics, germs or cell damage, but on the order
of one's birth? This is equivalent to saying that of a nation,
only those wearing red strings will die. There is no biological
connection between red strings and death. So too, there is no
biological connection between one's order of birth and this sudden
plague. This is certainly a Divine phenomena.
Each plague happened exactly as Moses predicted, and precisely
when forecasted. How could a man predict that frogs will engulf
a city, or that lice, locusts, hail, darkness, blood, beasts,
boils, and all the rest will occur when he says, and as he says?
The only explanation is that the Creator of all natural law intervened
and altered these laws, what we refer to as a "miracle".