Supernatural or Simply Science? New Paradigms in the Study of Miracles

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Throughout modern times Christianity has been greatly bashed by science and all the new discoveries. Many scientists believe that through recent findings and philosophies that they are able to contradict one of the strongest and most spiritually prominent religions in the world. But science is backed by little proof. Science bases their conclusions off of two things: observation and replication. There are things of this world that can clearly not be seen, for example the Lord, and also things that cannot be reproduced such as Christ’s virgin birth or his resurrection. These miracles are impossible and could only be done by the hands of a higher being. This is why science really does not have a say when it comes to miracles. Also secular scientists, even Christian scientists use the “scientific method” to obtain answers to their problems. However, the scientific method is applied to solve the discoveries of a natural world, not ones of a supernatural world. According to Professor Alister McGrath, “Science is neutral. It does not presuppose or imply atheism”. Thus, meaning that science as a whole does not answer the big questions of life or religion. We know that the miracles performed actually happened because: many people witnessed them, they were accurately transcribed by noble men, and the “hostile” witnesses provide no true answer in the argument against Jesus’s miracles. As we know, the Lord provided his people with many miracles throughout the Old Testament. These miracles date back to Moses, where God granted his people the ability to perform miracles and also interact with them. By interact, this means things like the parting of the Red Sea, or the tunnel of fire that allowed the Israelites to travel safely through the ni... ... middle of paper ... ...ll continue to grow. And the miracles that Jesus performed will never be able to be actually reproduced because if they were to try them back then it would be physically impossible ultimately showing Christ’s true power. Works Cited "Bible Gateway." BibleGateway.com: A Searchable Online Bible in over 100 Versions and 50 Languages. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013. . "Jesus vs. Scientists: Who's Better at Miracles?" LiveScience.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013. . "Miracles." Miracles, including List of Biblical • WebBible Encyclopedia • ChristianAnswers.Net. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. . "THE APOSTLE JAMES." THE APOSTLE JAMES. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2013. .

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