Miracles

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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