Notice what Jesus said to his disciples when they saw him walking on the water : “It is I ; do not be afraid” (John 6:20). “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear,” wrote Mark Twain. The only way to master fear is to abide in the one who is master over every circumstance.
The Bible says that Jesus walked on water . But Florida State University oceanographer Doron Nof has published research suggesting he may have in fact been walking on ice.
‘” Peter now had a command from Jesus and his faith assured him that Jesus would enable him to fulfill the command, so he got out of the boat and walked on the water . This fear pulled him away from trusting Jesus.
The New Testament story describes Jesus walking on water in the Sea of Galilee , but according to a study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Doron Nof, it’s more likely that he walked on an isolated patch of floating ice.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters. 29 And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.
There’s a simple reason you can ‘t walk on water : Humans are so big that the force of gravity overcomes the so-called surface tension of water , making us sink. Using dyes and high-speed video, researchers have learned how the long-legged insects skate so effortlessly along the surfaces of ponds.
Mary Magdalene as trusted disciple For its part, the Bible gave no hint that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’s wife . None of the four canonical gospels suggests that sort of relationship, even though they list the women who travel with Jesus and in some cases include their husbands’ names.
One of the most famous and enduring miracles of all time comes from (who else) Jesus Christ —the epic feat of walking over water.
At God’s command, Moses held his staff out over the water , and throughout the night a strong east wind divided the sea, and the Israelites walked through on dry land with a wall of water on either side.
Peter , a Jewish fisherman, was called to be a disciple of Jesus at the beginning of Jesus ‘ ministry. He received from Jesus the name Cephas (from Aramaic Kepa [“Rock”]; hence Peter , from Petros, a Greek translation of Kepa).
Following the arrest of Jesus , Peter denied knowing him three times , but after the third denial, heard the rooster crow and recalled the prediction as Jesus turned to look at him. Peter then began to cry bitterly. This final incident is known as the Repentance of Peter.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus’ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years . They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.