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I shouldn’t have to say this, but experience suggests I provide the following disclaimer:

The following makes a serious point through the use of humor, specifically, it exposes the absurdity of an argument–a literalistic reading of the creation story in Genesis–by applying its logic and premises to an analogous issue covered in Scripture–weather.

If you do not see the humor in this, good enough, but do not assume others should join in you adopting your humorless disposition. If, however, you dispute the point being made, you are free–as far away from here as possible–to make your case for where snow comes from. 

Recently Heather Goodman posted on her blog All Things Are Yours her courageous observations of how meteorologists daily launch an insidious attack upon the Word of God by claiming that “snow and hail are some sort of natural phenomenon, and that the snow and hail are formed SPONTANEOUSLY, during a storm – not stored up for the day of trouble, as the Bible clearly says.”

Goodman offers both incontrovertible biblical proof of where snow and hail actually come from as well damning proof of the godlessness parade of misinformation to which the innocent and gullible are subject on a daily–nay, 24/7 (damn you Weather Channel)–basis.

Friends, do not be deceived  The very truth of the Christian faith is at stake. As foolish as we may look in resisting the so-called “scientific consensus,” we are bound by Scripture, which does not err, since it is God’s Word. We are not free to “pick and choose” what parts of Scripture we agree with. Better to be mocked by man than disobey God.


Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Peter Enns (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of biblical studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has written numerous books, including The Bible Tells Me So, The Sin of Certainty, and How the Bible Actually Works. Tweets at @peteenns.