“Miracles are not possible,” some claim. Is this true?
The success of modern science in describing the world in terms of cosmic regularity has led some to rule out miracles as an outmoded and impossible concept. This is an unwarranted philosophical assumption and not a scientific conclusion. Philosophy cannot dogmatically forbid miracles apart from proving that there is no reality outside of nature.
Once God's existence is granted as a possibility (and there is abundant evidence provided for it at this site), miracles can't be dismissed out-of-hand. Rather, whether or not a given miracle has occurred becomes a historical matter that calls for investigation.
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SIX SKEPTICAL OBJECTIONS most frequently leveled by critics of Christ's resurrection
Miracles are not possible.
Author: Rev. Gary W. Jensen, M.Div. Editor: Paul S. Taylor, Christian Answers. Used by permission.
References and Footnotes
- C.S. Lewis, Miracles (New York: Macmillan, 1960). Even atheistic philosopher Anthony Flew concedes that David Hume's objections to miracles involve “gross weaknesses.” [Anthony Flew in Gary R. Habermas and Anthony G.N. Flew, Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?—the entire transcript, Terry L. Miethe, editor (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987), p. 34.]
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