Exploring the possibility of living 38 hrs inside a Whale
After hearing the STORY of Jonah in the last post, some people are probably thinking that is absurd! How could someone live inside the belly of whale for three days? Is it ? We will take a look at this STORY from a scientific standpoint to see if it is in deed possible to survive in a whale's belly without divine intervention.
Oxygen IntakeThe whale is an air breathing mammal. It has nostrils on top of it's head and it voluntarily surfaces to take a breath when it chooses. Having said this, if a whale were to keep it's mouth closed after swallowing a person, it would stop any water from entering it's belly.
Anatomy of the Stomach
The Whale actually has 3 stomach chambers; the forestomach, main stomach, two connecting chambers and a pyloric stomach. The importance in this study of this stomach pattern is that the forestomach acts as a holding cell for later meals. A study performed on the systematic importance of the whale's stomach showed that there is little digestion in the forestomach, any digestion is caused by reflux of the main stomach fluids.
James Bartley and Jonah
When it comes to the word of God, we don't have to know things are physically possible to believe in them. That's what faith is all about; reading the word and believing what it says. If God were to reach down from Heaven for the whole world to see, his presence would be undoubtedly so, therefore eliminating the need for faith.