Miracles

September 24, 2012

Briefing Outlines

I. Introduction
A. The miraculous assumptions of Christianity are a major stumbling block to its critics. This anti-supernatural view was pretty well summarized by the philosopher, Spinoza in the 17th century:

Miracles are violations of natural laws.
Natural laws are immutable.
It is impossible for immutable laws to be violated.
Therefore, miracles are impossible.

B. Seven Major Questions
1. What is a miracle?

2. How can a miracle be recognized or documented?

3. Does God perform miracles today?

4. Can Satan perform miracles?

5. Can a person be a good scientist and believe in miracles?

6. What is the purpose of miracles?

7. What is the nature of the natural?

 

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About Bill

Bill Crouse is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and has done graduate studies at the U. of Texas at Dallas in the History of Ideas. The ministry of C.I.M. is dedicated to defending the historic faith in a postmodern world.

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