Matthew 17:20

And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

Matthew 21:21

And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen.

In my own understanding (as a non Christian),

  • "moving a mountain" is a hyperbolic sentence where it means do something X where X in general point of view is impossible to happen. (and if it happen, it's not necessary whether there is a logical explanation or not).
  • The verse is talking about the power of mind where in a "religious way" maybe it will be something like this: (a) because God with me, I believe (have faith) that I can do it ---not--- (b) because I believe (have faith) in God, God will do it after I ask Him, although both (a) and (b) can leads to [nothing will be impossible to me].

As the two points above is a non-Christian thinking, that's why I ask the question here if there is a "deeper" explanation about the sentence in that verse then what is it according to the Reformed Church?

  • @4castle, I've edited the question. Now it's referring to the Reformed Church. I hope there won't be a different answer within Reformed Church itself ---> for example, Reformed-A say that "moving a mountain" literally means "abracadabra" where in a second the mountain move to different location (something like telekinesis) while Reformed-B say different things. Thank you for your suggestion. :). – karma Jan 1 '18 at 8:43

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