As I was doing my daily blog reading, someone (can’t recall who) referenced this blog. When I clicked through, I read this story (edited for clarity):
A young man working in the army was constantly humiliated because he believed in God. One day the captain wanted to humiliate him before the troops. He called the young man and said: “Young man come here, take this key and go and park the Jeep in front.” The young man replied, “I cannot drive!” The captain said, “Well then ask for assistance of your God! Show us that He exists!”
The young man takes the key and walked to the vehicle … and begins to pray.
He parks the jeep at the place PERFECTLY — just as the captain wanted.
The young man came out of the jeep and saw them all crying. They all said together, “We want to serve your God!”
The young soldier was astonished, and asked what was going on? The captain, crying, opened the hood of the jeep and showed the young man that the car had no engine.
Then the boy said, “See? This is the God I serve. THE GOD OF IMPOSSIBLE, the God who gives life to what does not exist.”
I couldn’t stop myself … I had to comment:
Oh. My. Thor. If anyone TRULY believes this tale, they have been brainwashed beyond repair. Even when I was a Christian, I would not have put any credibility in such a tall tale.
(At this point, it’s still in moderation.)
While several people agreed their “impossible God” could accomplish something like this (one said they drove their car about 120 kms with no gas), one of the more sane ones wrote, “Please tell me no one really believes this.” That’s pretty much my sentiment.
There was also a comment from a woman who said she and her husband have been in the military for over 31 years (not combined), and the details of the story simply couldn’t have happened based on military rules and duties.
I’ve heard a lot of stories through the years of what “God” can do, but this one truly “takes the cake.”