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Miracles.There are hundreds of claimed miracles, but certainly the most significant was Christs miracles as described in the Gospel where Jesus performs signs

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Miracles Edward Cohen 1) A miracle can be explained in many ways and has evolved as an idea throughout the ages, many have tried to define it but often there are weak points that can be picked up on. However there are some essential facts for example a miracle is an event that cannot be explained by natural laws alone. It is something that is abnormal in our experience of nature and every day lives. Miracles are the direct sign that God still pays a significant part in the world as we know it and he cares for the creation he made and that he actually exists. There are hundreds of claimed miracles, but certainly the most significant was Christ's miracles as described in the Gospel where Jesus performs signs (the word miracle is not mentioned in the New Testament). ...read more.


Many would argue this explanation does not go far enough and that a miracle is a change for good that occurs to an individual against all odds, with an overpowering spiritual drive. Some would completely dispute Hume's claims and say that it is God acting but following laws of nature. The God who carries out this act must therefore surely be an all powerful, all knowing and most importantly all loving God of classical theism Many would argue against the existence of miracles and put it down to humans having insufficient scientific know how to explain an event so put it down to a supernatural being events are as a result of a lack of scientific knowledge. Nature is very unpredictable and we don't fully understand its mechanisms. Many put miracles down to sheer luck, just the right thing to happen to you at just the right time, however unlikely it may be, where is the line drawn from an extreme coincidence or a divine act from God. ...read more.


Holland tells the story of a child who clambers onto a rail track as a train is fast approaching only for the driver to have a sudden stroke and the train to abruptly stop, is this a miracle or incredible luck? . People who believe in divine intervention will say yes it must be and people who don't believe in it will say it could just as likely be luck as a miracle occurring. The notion that miracles act within the boundaries of law and nature often takes from the idea of a miracle, being a spectacular act of God. To sum up this idea of a miracle is entirely up to the people involved, such small miracles will not suffice for most in believing in a miracle. Many would accept a miracle has to be out of this world the coined phrase "awe and wonder" has been used top describe it and this fits most peoples criteria of a miracle. ...read more.

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