In the Webster's dictionary, it says that a "paradox" means "something that's incredible, but true." That is a paradox. Something that's almost completely out of reason, couldn't be so but yet it is, that's a paradox. And I want to rest a few minutes on these words, a paradox.
Now, we have many things that we could refer to as paradox. One thing that I would like to refer to is, this world itself is a paradox. Its standing is a paradox.
Last night I was talking to my daughter, Rebekah, that's in high school. And I was studying here in the Scripture, and--and was telling her about reading this--this verse here. And she said, "Daddy, Joshua actually stopped the world, didn't he?"
I said, "I don't know what he stopped. He stopped the sun."
She said, "He could not stop the sun, because the sun doesn't travel."
I said, "The reflection of it travels across the earth though, and he stopped that."
She said, "Well, then God stopped the world."
I said, "Then to the agnostic, what happens if the world happens to stop and lose its gravitation? It would shoot through space like a--a star, and missiles of it would be falling for a hundred billions of years in space."
But the Bible said that the sun stopped, and held its place for a whole day. I believe it. I believe it. It's unreasonable and incredible, but it's the truth.
Pray tell me then, which is the top side of the world, the North Pole or the South Pole? How do you know, if you're in space? You say, "The South Pole's down, under us." They think the North Pole is down, under them. See?
William Branham, Sermon "Paradox"