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Are Miracles Scientific?

According to Patrick Nowell-Smith a graduate of Harvard and Oxford, the only explanation for an event must have predictive capabilities otherwise it cannot be accepted as an explanation. Miracles do not have predictive capabilities and therefore can never be an accepted explanation for an event. Again, “science” insist that all events must happen within the realm of natural law. It can be predicted that when rain falls, people and things get wet and flowers grow. However, accidents happen all the time, no one can predict when they will have an auto accident or when they will fall and break their arm. If they could, they would not need insurance except for the years in which they will have an accident, but accidents are not miracles. In fact, miracles are scientific in that they happen due to a cause (the law of cause and effect) and they have a purpose i.e. they are not an accident. If a person knew the mind of God, then they could predict a miracle. The miracles in the Bible show how that God used His own creation to benefit His people in some way. The miracles in Egypt resulted in Israel being freed from slavery, the Red Sea parted to save Israel from the armies of Pharaoh. In the New Testament miracles were used to prove the truth of the words and claims of the Lord Jesus, that He is God. We can predict certain miracles that are to come based upon the Bible predictions, that those who believe on Him will live in heaven forever. To know God is to know that He will do what is necessary to work all things together for our good, and to know is true science.

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