By Mike Shoesmith
In the video below we see how scientists have discovered ways to use sound waves to levitate solid objects, like screws and electronic equipment.
Interestingly this is a simplified example of at least a couple of events in scripture which show solid objects floating through water and air - two fluids through which sound waves are capable of traveling.
Is it possible God used the manipulation of sound waves to move this ax head?
2 Kings 6:5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.Come now, a swimming ax head? Please! And yet, that is exactly what we see happening with objects in this video, seemingly swimming in mid air!
6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.
And how about the Lord Himself and that whole walking on water trick? Could that really have happened? Well consider the fact that we are actually talking about God here - the creator of the universe! If fallible, comparatively weak-minded scientists can make things float should we not consider the obvious probability that God, the creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything therein could also manipulate sound waves to carry objects wherever he wished?
Much like those scientists who claim to find a brand new species of living animal simply because the scientific world has never seen it before (even though the locals have kept them as pets for centuries) it seems that it was never possible for ax heads to float and men to walk on water at the command of God but now - now that the scientists have made it work (though rudimentary by comparison) it is something to consider. Yeah scientists.
This evidence should silence the mockers who criticize Bible-believers claiming that book as the word of God because of accounts of floating ax heads and persons walking on water. Let it never be said again that metal objects can't float.