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 familiar and inescapable tension between the already and the not yet, kingdom come and kingdom coming, the new age inaugurated and the new age consummated? To the skeptical (who doubt all miracles), I want to say "but already we have tasted the powers of the age to come." To the credulous (who think that healing miracles are an everyday occurrence), I want to say "but not yet have we been given resurrection bodies free from disease, pain, infirmity, handicap, and death."
John R. W. Stott, Evangelical Essentials: A Liberal-Evangelical Dialogue
is the supreme miracle and the chief attestation of the truth of the biblical revelation.
Alan Richardson, Christian Apologetics
A MIRACLE is a sign of the
love of Jesus,
Who yearns to heal each one of us
So that we can become truly alive and grow in love.
Jean Vanier, Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John
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