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Miracles

Quotations to stir heart and mind.

IF A MAN believes in unalterable natural law, he cannot believe in any miracle in any age. If a man believes in a will behind law, he can believe in any miracle in any age.
G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

IT IS MY OPINION that miracle is an essential element of biblical faith. … Miracle, however, is not to be understood in terms of the 19th-century argument between science and religion, but in terms of the biblical doctrine of Creation. From this perspective, miracle is strange and offensive not only to modern man, but to ancient man as well.
Millard C. Lind, "Reflections on Biblical Hermeneutics," in Kingdom, Cross, and Community

A MIRACLE in healing is not the conjuring of some magic, nor a disruption in the created order, or something supernatural. Rather, healing exemplifies the redemption of fallen creation, the restoration of the created order, the return to the usual, the normative, the natural.
William Stringfellow, A Simplicity of Faith: My Experience in Mourning

THE FITNESS of the Christian miracles, and their difference from these mythological miracles, lies in the fact that they show invasion by a Power which is not alien. They are what might be expected to happen when [nature] is invaded not simply by a god, but by the God of Nature: by a Power which is outside her jurisdiction not as a foreigner but as a sovereign.
C. S. Lewis, Miracles

GOD does not sell himself into the hands of religious magicians. I do not believe in that kind of miracles. I believe in the kind of miracles that God gives to his people who live so close to him that answers to prayer are common and these miracles are not uncommon.
A. W. Tozer, Rut, Rot, or Revival

IS NOT the most helpful way to approach the gospel miracles to place them within the ...

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