Mermaids are Biblically sound Apr 30, 2016 23:39:55 GMT
Post by PopeADope on Apr 30, 2016 23:39:55 GMT
Many famous historical figures, some of whose achievements known to all who have an elementary History education, and who are not deemed mentally ill have seen mermaids.
Christopher Columbus is one of them.
I remember walking into a cathedral and there was a picture of a mermaid on the wall with a shield and a sword.
I thought, that is scandalous and offensive to have such an image in the house of God.
However, scripture speaks of extremely weird looking beasts arising out of the water. Most of the ocean has not been explored, but also as there are spirits of land , there are also spirits of sea, and as Angels outnumber human beings, it is likely that ocean Spirits do as well.
According to every monotheistic religion, a huge part of God's creation, God prefers to hide from us, including himself.
Regarding mermaid corpses washing on land. . If there were to be a genuine one , it would probably be dismissed as a fake.
It could be on an extremely rare occasion, from or for whatever reason, a Celestial being takes the form of a material being and transfers from the spiritual to the Physical Realm.
Scripture says that angels will sometimes take the appearance of a poor person to test people.
In the Old Testament, Pharaoh's magicians were capable of turning their staff into a serpent as well.
If a staff can be turned into a creature, dust being turned into gnats, water being turned into blood, frogs coming out of nowhere to cover the land , that isn't all that much more far-fetched than a dolphin being turned into a mermaid on an extremely rare occasion.
There is also nothing biblical that would indicate Satan and his demons cannot take the form of Incarnate beasts.
The same would apply to good spirits. It could be spirits of the water occasionally manifest themselves to the optical lens in the form of a mermaid.
Or they transferred into this realm without wanting to and become a freak of nature that doesn't live very long.
The only reason to start making "could be" statements, is that many monotheists would rule out the possibility of these bizarre creatures.
Scripture has many instances of creatures materializing out of nothing or from an inanimatet object, so to believe in mermaids is less bizarre than believe in the Old Testament, and scripture gives plenty of basis that such a thing couldn't be ruled out
Just because no Christian on this Earth has seen a staff turn into a snake, water turn into blood, bread and fish materializing out of nothing, or dust turned into gnats, or a talking donkey, they still believe that there once was that in the world.
So, likewise, just because almost nobody sees a mermaid, it's not basis for disbelieving in them. If such a thing were basis for rejecting their existence, then you have just as much, if not more basis for rejecting scripture, no?
Point being, I Repent of thinking mermaids and fairies were a ridiculous concept beneath me, and mocking and making fun of people who believe them.
Since I'm supposed to believe in Scripture, that means I'm supposed to believe in things more bizarre , more impractical, more incompatible, and less realistic than mermaids and fairies.
What do you think?
Thing is, people even in the 20th century, who are not recognized as being mentally ill claim that a Mermaid corpse washed in from the Sea.
A scientist can examine it and say there's no sign this is a hoax, and put it in a museum for all to see, and many people still won't believe it's true.